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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

Tennis Nets

What's the difference between tapered and non-tapered tennis nets?

The purpose of a tapered tennis net is to prolong the life of the product. This is accomplished by cutting the net in a way so that it is 42” at the posts, but tapers down to 36” in the middle. The tapered cut prevents (or minimizes) how much of the bottom of the net rubs against the court along its centre....Read More

How long will a tapered or non-tapered net last?

It’s impossible to say just how long a tennis net will last regardless of whether or not it’s tapered. The lifespan of each product depends on the court surface and weather conditions, among other variables....Read More

Should you use a vinyl or polyester headband?

The best option for your court depends  on your court surface and personal preference. If you’re using a soft court, you can still opt for a polyester headband. However, it is important to realize that it will get dirtier more quickly and will require more frequent maintenance. If you’re using a hard surface court, you can easily choose between a vinyl or polyester headband. However, a polyester headband is likely to resist abrasion and last longer....Read More

Netting Kits

Do they have roped borders?

No, the borders are raw mesh and can be cut exactly to the size required.

Does each kit come with poles?

No, this kit comes with the netting only.

What is the break strength of the twine on this netting?

Our golf range netting kits possess the break strength of 105lbs.

Is this netting suited for direct impact?

We have specific netting kits that are designed for direct impact and possess the break strength of 335 lbs. When making a purchase, be sure to consult one of our experts.



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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