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    We Found Quality Sports Goods, Jersey Printing & CSK Swag At This Street Near Chepauk Stadium

    Arun posted on 10 April

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    Head to Wallajah Road near the Chepauk Stadium to pick up affordable, quality sporting equipment and print custom team jerseys.

    Games Period

    Being on the same road as the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium {aka Chepauk Stadium}, Wallajah Road sees a lot of sports fans especially cricket fans, throughout the year. So to cater to them, over the years plenty of independent sports stores have opened on that street. Now these aren’t like any regular sports stores, they’re very similar to stores like Sportus; they stock goods for almost all sports, with a large emphasis being on cricketing goods. Swimming goggles, footballs, boxing gloves, carom boards, inner compression wear and badminton rackets are just a few of the many goods you can hope to find.

    The sports stores are of different sizes with the larger ones in flashy showrooms offering higher priced goods and extra services {seasoning cricket bats, restringing badminton rackets}, whereas the smaller ones offer the best prices and allow haggling {cricket bats starting at INR 1,000}.

    So there’s quite a bit of range to play with if you’re looking for sports equipment; Badminton rackets for example start at INR 150 and go up to INR 20,000 for the more professional brands like Yonex. Speaking of brands, you must know that you won’t find Nike’s and Adidas’s but more common and affordable brands like Nivia and Champion that have been around for a long time. So if high end brands are what you’re looking for, you’re better off shopping online or at branded outlets.

    There’s also stores that focus on gym equipment {dumbbells, etc}, boards and tables for table tennis and pool, medals and trophies for award ceremonies.  Cricket players will have in all probability heard of Wallajah Road because of all the cricket equipment available; there’s everything from abdominal guards to entire cricket kits. Definitely worth checking out if cricket is what you’re playing. All in all a short walk up and down the road will give you a sense of what to find where.

    Sports Equipment

    A large part of Wallajah Road has been made redundant in the last few years thanks to online shopping, better quality sportswear and shoes are available online at cheaper prices. There’s even export surplus stores like this one that have great sportswear. Having said that there’s something about holding a new cricket bat in your hand and seeing if it’s the one for you that just feels right. That’s what we recommend going to Wallajah Road for, to pick up quality sports goods like bats, balls and rackets for reasonable prices.

    Not only that, almost all sports stores on Wallajah Road do jersey and t-shirt printing {including sublimation} for prices starting at INR 150-300 per jersey. The jerseys have customisable dri-fit fabric, colour, and printing method based on design and budget. To top it off, you can end your hunt for sports merchandise with a nice big meaty meal at Nair Mess that’s just a short walk away {and maybe even buy a CSK jersey on your way out!}.

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      Chepauk Station Road, PWD Estate, Balaji Nagar, Triplicane, Anna Salai, Chennai

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        Wallajah Road

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