BANDANAS & TENSORS
Most players also wear some type of ankle support and/or a couple pairs of firm sports socks for extra support while jumping and landing, and in case the Takraw ball hits the ankle instead of the foot (or shoe) in the course of play. For the forward players who do a lot of jumping, Knee Tensors are frequently used for injury prevention – keeping joints, tendons and cartilage warm and snug while protecting the surface area from possible falls as well. Those who are the primary spikers may also wear some type of wrist support since after jumping up, flipping in the air and executing a spike they often land on their feet and hands. Some players also like to wear a bandana on the head to keep sweat from running in the eyes while playing and to soften the impact of the ball on the forehead.