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How Netting 101 Works

For the past 40 years, we at Sport Systems have dedicated ourselves to designing, manufacturing and installing industry leading athletic infrastructure and equipment.  Over time we have fielded thousands of questions from our wonderful clientele, and found that time and time again, many of the questions people have when purchasing Sports & Containment Netting remain the same.

We found that in order to find the proper netting system, we typically have to answer the same core group of questions. 

Here they are:

What factors should I consider when buying netting for my facility?

When in the market for netting for your sports facility, there are a few key features that should be of interest to you before making a purchase...Click To Read More

What is the difference between Square Mesh and Diamond Mesh in netting?

A common question as most of us can recall a time or situation where we have seen both the diamond hung design as well as the square hung design with regards to netting. Here are a couple of ways to tell the difference, and the advantages to each...Click To Read More

What is Break Strength and Burst Strength when it pertains to netting?

Testing the strength of the net is done in a couple of different ways; break strength testing and burst strength testing. Here we will explain the differences between the two types of testing...Click To Read More

How far apart should my poles be for a barrier netting installation?

Your poles should be no more than 50 feet apart.

What do I need for poles for a netting barrier?

Some of our barrier netting systems come with poles, otherwise we recommend hydro poles.  These can be obtained and installed by your local hydro company.

What is a ground sleeve?

A ground sleeve is an item that allows a post system to actually be removed from the ground.  When installing posts for barrier netting, rather than cementing the post directly into the ground, you can install the ground sleeve in cement.  Leaving you with a semi-permanent and versatile post solution.

What types of sports netting do you supply and install?

Enclosing areas such as hockey rinks, tennis courts, golf driving ranges and fairways and baseball fields are a few of the most popular types of netting we design and install. This being said, there is never a one size fits all approach to netting as the barrier needs vary from sport to sport. To remedy this we carry three main varieties of netting, each designed to fulfill certain requirements for a particular application or sport...Read More

Do you supply complete practice nets for golf?

Our golf practice net is perfect for those looking to hone their skills off the links or indoors during the bitter winter months. These practice nets allow the user to easily set up either indoors or outdoors and can be used in both commercial and residential settings...Read More




Netting 101 has been designed to serve as a road map to make it easy to navigate through these core questions.  Some of the above questions contain links to other pages.  These pages contain video, commentary, photos, and links to related articles which are all dedicated to teaching you about the topic at hand.




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