November 14, 2018

Backyard Batting Cage Net, Customer Review and Photos

Gourock.com supplies a line of Batting Cage Nets that are designed with private users in-mind, and they are really popular and functional for all types of backyard netting installations.  These nets are available in a selection of overall dimensions so that people can consider full-size nets, or nets that are more compact in sizing for smaller sizes and areas.

These nets are Gourock's Home-Style PolyPro Batting Cage Nets, and they are available to view/order directly through our online store:
https://www.gourock.com/bbcages.html

Some of the features of the PolyPro Batting Cage Nets are:
  • 2.5mm X 1-3/4" (#36 HTPP 160 lb./twine)
  • Square Mesh PolyPro Cage Netting
  • Raschel Braided-Knotless Mesh Construction
  • UV Stabilized, Black Color
  • 3/8" 'Overlock-Stitched' Sewn HDPE Rope Borders (all edges + ceiling) 
  • Entrance Door in Corner
  • 6" Installation Loops on all corners and each end of top center support line
  • Sizes: 10' X 10' X 40', 10' X 10' X 60', 12' X 12' X 35', 12' X 12' X 55', 12' X 12' X 70'
These batting cage nets are great for both outdoor and indoor uses and installations, and with the selection of sizes available you can get a batting setup that works for your particular space.  The installation and hanging for the netting can be accomplished in a variety of methods, with a very popular approach being the Cable Suspension technique.  We offer some good context on this sort of batting cage netting installation method here:

Here is a recent review from a new custom of ours from the last couple weeks that used the Cable Suspension Method of installing his new 10' X 10' X 40' PolyPro Batting Cage Net in his backyard.  He utilized 4" square steel posts in all 4 corners, with his tensioned cables spanned between them.  It looks really nice, and here are his notes and photos that were sent our way.

Thank you again Jonathan - we appreciate your business very much, and especially your great feedback!


Josh,
Buddy! Thank you for your guidance and counsel regarding the best batting cage/net setup for my son’s practice needs. The Gourock #36 Polypro exceeds my expectations and is all that you promised and more. Attached is a panoramic image of the system in my backyard. We will have years of positive practice success thanks to you. 
Be well
Jonathan



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 12, 2018

Gymnasium Netting and Gym Divider Nets

Gymnasium netting and gym divider nets are available to be prepared to your own preferred custom dimensions, which can be entered into the Online Custom Netting Calculator. Containment nets and divider nets for gymnasiums are supplied for commercial, university, municipal, and professional applications. Barrier netting and divider nets are often used for many gymnasium, basketball court, arena, and pavilion locations. There are five recommended netting types and sizes used for gymnasium barrier purposes, all of which are available according to your own custom sizing. 

For gyms and gymnasiums that are multi-sport and need to account for golf and small object containment, the recommended netting type is the 3/4” mesh size knotted nylon. The 3/4” mesh nylon netting will contain errant far-distance golf balls as well as very close range direct shots, and is also used for golf cage containment nets, indoor golf divider nets, window protection, and similar multipurpose golf netting uses. 3/4” mesh is a good netting choice for badminton, racquetball, and table tennis (ping pong) uses. It also functions well for all other larger balls/objects as well. 

Gymnasiums and gyms that focus on activities that use medium-sized balls such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, and tennis should most consider the 1-3/4” mesh nylon netting. 1-3/4” mesh size is a multipurpose sports netting product that is used for a wide range of protective netting uses, including baseball hitting nets, batting cage nets, structural barrier and protection (windows, ceilings, scoreboards, lighting), bleacher and spectator netting, divider nets, impact netting, kicking nets, and general multipurpose sports barrier netting applications. 1-3/4” also functions very well for larger balls/objects as well. 

A gymnasium that has a primary concern regarding larger balls/objects like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football can use the 4” mesh nylon netting. The 4” mesh nylon netting is very functional and dependable for soccer netting, basketball barrier netting, volleyball containment nets, football barrier netting, and general purpose sports netting applications that feature larger objects. 4” mesh nylon netting is very popular for soccer and volleyball training facilities, for football field goal catch nets, and for scoreboard barrier nets. 

Most net options are black in coloring, but for gym netting installations that may require some alternative colors, consider the 1” mesh and 2” mesh knotless nylon netting selections. These two options can be supplied in Black, White, Grey, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Tan and Magenta/Red. The 1” mesh knotless nylon netting is popular for hockey and lacrosse barrier and impact nets, multi-sport containment nets, and long-range golf barrier netting. The 2” mesh knotless nylon netting is popular for high-abrasion soccer barrier uses, basketball barrier nets, high-abrasion football barrier nets, and other general-use sport netting applications. 

For customized shape requests, sizing and supply questions, gymnasium netting quotations, or other particular gym netting inquiries please feel free to Contact Us and we can assist.











-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 5, 2018

Sports Training Facility Netting

Sports facility barrier netting is available to be prepared to your own preferred custom dimensions, which can be entered into the online custom netting calculator. Containment nets for sports training facilities are supplied for commercial, university, municipal, and professional applications - and are chosen for barrier netting installations for both outdoor and indoor settings. Gourock.com supplies five recommended netting types and sizes used for sports facility barrier purposes, all of which are available according to your own custom sizing - featuring 100% Made in the USA nylon netting and craftsmanship. 

For sports training facilities that are multi-sport including golf and small-ball drills, the recommended netting type is the 3/4” mesh size knotted nylon. The 3/4” mesh nylon netting will contain errant far-distance golf balls as well as very close range direct shots, and is also used for golf cage containment nets, indoor golf divider nets, window protection, and similar multipurpose golf netting uses. It also functions well for all other larger balls/objects as well. 

Sports facilities that focus on activities that use medium-sized balls such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, and tennis should most consider the 1-3/4” mesh nylon netting. 1-3/4” mesh size is a multipurpose sports netting product that is used for a wide range of protective netting uses, including baseball hitting nets, batting cage nets, structural barrier and protection (windows, ceilings, scoreboards, lighting), bleacher and spectator netting, divider nets, impact netting, kicking nets, and general multipurpose sports barrier netting applications. 1-3/4” also functions very well for larger balls/objects as well. 

A sports facility that has a primary concern regarding larger balls/objects like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football can use the 4” mesh nylon netting. The 4” mesh nylon netting is very functional and dependable for soccer netting, basketball barrier netting, volleyball containment nets, football barrier netting, and general purpose sports netting applications that feature larger objects. 4” mesh nylon netting is very popular for soccer and volleyball training facilities, for football field goal catch nets, and for scoreboard barrier nets. 

Most net options are black in coloring, but for sports facility netting installations that may require some alternative colors, consider the 1” mesh and 2” mesh knotless nylon netting selections. These two options can be supplied in Black, White, Grey, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Tan and Magenta/Red. The 1” mesh knotless nylon netting is popular for hockey and lacrosse barrier/impact nets, multi-sport containment nets, and long-range golf barrier netting. The 2” mesh knotless nylon netting is popular for high-abrasion soccer barrier uses, basketball barrier nets, high-abrasion football barrier nets, and other general-use sport netting applications. 

For customized shape requests, sizing and supply questions, sport netting quotations, or other particular training facility netting inquiries please feel free to Contact Gourock and we can assist.











-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 2, 2018

Basketball Barrier Netting and Poles

Netting for basketball courts and for general basketball barrier purposes is available from Gourock.com, and is a very popular solution for containing basketballs within the playing area.  When installed behind the hoop or along the side of the court/playing area, the basketball barrier netting keeps missed shots and passes from rolling down hills and into the wood, or from flying into the street and a neighbor's property.  The intention with the barrier netting is to minimize the frustration of constantly chasing errant balls, making the basketball court space a more effective area to play in.

At Gourock.com we supply basketball netting that is prepared according to any preferred dimensions that you need for your area - so you're able to get the protective coverage needed for your particular needs.  Generally speaking, the most recommended netting types for basketball containment purposes is the 4" mesh size nylon netting, or the smaller 1-3/4" mesh size nylon netting.  If you are concerned with basketball exclusively, than the 4" mesh is a great consideration.  If you wish to block basketballs along with smaller balls as well (tennis, hockey, baseball, etc.) you can go with the 1-3/4" mesh size nylon netting and have a very multipurpose containment netting setup.  With Gourock you can use our convenient Online Custom Netting Calculator to price out and securely order the netting that you specifically prefer.  This means that you don't have to make accommodations for nets that are mis-matched for your practice space, and you can get a barrier netting setup that not only functions extremely well but also looks great as well.

We also offer a really convenient netting installation product called the In-Ground Steel Poles.  This installation system features a steel ground sleeve/anchor that twists-down into the soil, and incorporates a 2" steel pole assembly that then slides into the ground anchor.  Gourock.com offers the pole and anchor setup in 4 different finished heights:  8', 10', 12', and 14'.  With the range of heights available, you can get the most effective barrier netting installation for your specific basketball practice area.  If the netting is further away from the court or driveway area, you can consider going with something like the 8' high poles and netting.  For nets and poles that are to be closer to the hoop or court, the 10' high and 12' high poles are very popular - along with the corresponding netting to match.  And for maximum area coverage, the 14' high poles and netting do the job very well.

The poles are recommended to be spaced out at 10'-12' intervals in most cases, in order to properly support the netting along the length needed.  The Gourock.com site provides some great examples of the poles and nets that are installed at a variety of different court, driveway, and other general outdoor basketball practice areas.  

Here is an example from a Gourock customer that installed the 14' high In-Ground Steel Poles around their private home basketball court space.  The netting that was used for this installation was the #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, square mesh pattern, with a 5/16" rope bordering around the edges.  They needed the barrier netting coverage to secure the area directly behind the hoop - and then also extending around one of the corners as well.  This is a really nice and effective barrier netting setup that allows them to get the protective coverage that they prefer, and with very durable netting materials that look attractive and perform excellently.  A nice final touch with the use of our Bungee Ball Attachment Straps to secure the netting to the poles, allowing for a taught fit, and to minimize the movement of the netting from wind.

Take a look at the series of photos below for a good reference on how you can accomplish a basketball netting installation at your own home, park, or school - and for additional online references on the materials used for this project, see these links at the Gourock.com site/store:



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 28, 2018

Backyard Soccer Netting

Soccer netting is a popular product offering that we supply at Gourock.com, and you have several different quality options to consider for your project.  The nylon netting available through Gourock.com is very functional for containing and blocking errant soccer ball shots, and provides longterm durability as a dependable soccer barrier material.  Featuring 100% Made in the USA materials and craftsmanship, the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting that we have available for soccer barrier net installations is available for you to order according to any custom dimensions that you require.

For soccer-specific applications, the most recommended netting to consider is the 4" square mesh knotted nylon.  We have two different twine thicknesses available in the 4" mesh size, which are a #15 (1.8mm) and a heavier #30 (2.3mm).  There are some great benefits to consider for each of these twine thicknesses, and they are both popular for all types of soccer netting installations.  For instance, if your soccer netting needs to be as minimally visible as possible, go for the #15 twine.  Situations where the light-weight #15 X 4" netting is preferred include gymnasium ceiling and lighting protection, indoor barrier netting around spectator areas, residential netting installations that are accounting for a view or neighbors, and miscellaneous general-use soccer netting projects.  In other cases, the soccer barrier netting that is most recommended for higher-abrasion installations (such as schools, parks, facilities, and stadiums) is the heavier #30 X 4" nylon.  The thicker #30 nylon is also fantastic for full-time outdoor soccer field barrier netting installations, higher than average UV exposure locations, and other general municipal, commercial, and professional soccer netting applications.

Gourock.com mails out free netting samples, so if you'd ever like to take a look at the different soccer netting options we have available you are invited to contact us and request that the samples be mailed to you.

Many of Gourock's netting customers are private residential individuals that need to contain soccer balls within their property and practice area.  Oftentimes, this consists of a flat barrier netting panel that is suspended between a series of poles, supports, or cables/wires.  We have a lot of information available to provide you about these types of barrier netting and soccer netting projects on our Gourock.com site.  However, we also see many people that require a more unique or personalized barrier netting setup.  
Here are some photos showing a Gourock soccer netting customer that had developed a unique training area that incorporates some outer walls, and also the #15 X 4" knotted nylon netting to keep the soccer balls within the space.  The #15 X 4" soccer netting is a great choice for this type of project, since it's lightweight twine thickness is great to install overhead (the ceiling netting) as well as being minimally visible so that it doesn't distract from viewing the players or the play action.





-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

September 21, 2018

Custom Batting Cage Facility Netting

Gourock specializes in the supply of custom netting productions, built per-order to meet your custom sizing requirements.  Featuring the highest quality material, DuPont® Type 66-728 Twisted-Knotted Nylon, the custom netting products we ship out to our customers are 100% Made in the USA with expert craftsmanship.  Many commercial sports training establishments require netting for a variety of different uses, and with Gourock.com these types of nets can be fabricated to match the custom dimensions and sizes needed for the area.  A very popular type of netting construction for indoor sports facilities is as an enclosure to block/contain baseballs and softballs, especially if the facility is going to be offering batting practice and pitching/fielding practice.

Most people are accustomed to seeing the common batting cage netting "tunnel" design, which incorporates side walls, end panels, and a ceiling net.  This sort of enclosure design allows for hit and thrown balls to be well contained within a particular area.  Gourock.com offers custom built batting cage enclosure nets that are available to order online according to any particular height, width, and length needed.  We offer our Online Batting Cage Netting Calculator to make your sourcing as efficient as possible, and there are 3 different twine thicknesses to consider having the enclosure built from (#21, #36, and heaviest #72 twine thicknesses).

However we also supply very customized enclosure nets as well, and have incorporated many different types of features into the finished product, including:

  • overlapping entrance doors/flaps
  • customized end panels
  • customized tapered, angled, and notched shapes
  • additional rope lines where requested
A good example of this type of netting production that is available from Gourock.com is this following job that was done in the last couple weeks for a baseball facility in New York.  This customer had some pretty custom requirements needed within the design of the netting enclosure so that it would fit and be functional for their existing space.  So on this netting production and shipment you can see that it includes:
  • #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
  • a custom "open end" end panel, since the netting is being installed right next to a concrete wall/barrier
  • a pair of custom overlapping entrance areas (5' netting overlap) on the right and left side panels
  • a customized flap/door incorporated into the end panel for use with their pitching mound when needed
  • extra wide width sizing to create an overall larger enclosure area
We worked with this customer's initial sketches that he faxed over, and then refined the design as shown.  From the initial quoting and correspondence through to the shipment of the netting out to New York was within 2 business weeks.  We also supplied the cabling hardware and clips that they are spanning across their facility to suspend the netting from.

We invite any sports facility manager to contact Gourock about custom netting needs, and we offer a convenient online option to forward us any drawings or sketches that you'd like to have looked-at and quoted!



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

August 16, 2018

Outdoor Barrier Netting for Backyards and Sports Courts

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of custom nets that are constructed to your own preferred dimensions, which works out very well for different barrier netting projects that people have at their home properties, backyards, and sport court areas.  For many of these types of projects, the best netting solution is one that contains typical sports objects and balls such as basketballs, hockey pucks, baseballs/softballs, tennis balls, soccer balls, lacrosse balls, volleyballs, etc.  Fortunately through Gourock's website you can locate the best-fit mesh size net for your particular needs, and in a variety of different twine thicknesses as well.

For instance, if you are concerned only with blocking larger objects for such sports as soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, and dodgeball - you may want to most consider a netting with a larger mesh size, such as the 4" mesh nets that we have available.

Alternatively, if you'd like to have a functional netting barrier for sports that have smaller balls/objects such as baseball, tennis, hockey, and lacrosse - then a good fit is the 1-3/4" mesh size netting that we supply.  The 1-3/4" is a great multipurpose mesh size since it functions really well for both the smaller balls, as well as the larger object sports as well.

And then if you need to consider even smaller objects, such as golf balls, you can go with the 3/4" mesh size netting, or the 1" mesh size as well.  The smaller mesh nets such as these 2 mesh sizes are also selected for situations where people would like to block/contain all of the different balls or objects that may be flying around the space - and also would like a barrier against leaves or debris as well.

The custom netting supplied by Gourock is 100% Made in the USA, and we offer very quick mfg. turnaround times for your specialized sizing preferences.  You can order right online using the convenient Online Custom Netting Calculator which allows for a variety of different supply options and shipping options.  We ship netting out to thousands of customers per year, ranging from small private home users all the way up the largest professional, industrial, and commercial entities in the country.

Here are a couple of great examples of recent backyard netting installations that two of our customers from last month finished up.  They do a really nice job of showing a couple of different installations that utilize a very similar installation approach, but with different overall function needs and sizing requirements:

Example 1:
This netting supply was for a customer's private home backyard in New York.  They have a full-size soccer goal back there to practice shooting drills with, and of course that means that there are errant shots that were passing the goal.  He has a 7' tall fence lining the property, however it was not tall enough to contain the missed shots effectively.
So his goal was to get another 7' of containment clearance above his existing fence, and at the same time protect the fence itself from the consistent impacts of soccer balls.  The best netting match in this case was the #15 X 4" knotted nylon netting, with a rope bordering around the perimeter edges.  The 4" mesh size is perfect for soccer barrier applications, and the #15 twine thickness is great to keep the overall netting installation as minimally-visible as possible.  As you can see from the following two photos, it certainly is a great looking mesh selection.  The netting in this project is 14' tall X 50' wide.
For the installation approach, he purchased Gourock's In-Ground Sleeves (for 2" poles) and set them at 12' spacing.  He then sourced 2" diameter poles from his local fencing supplier, which are then slid down into the in-ground sleeve for support.  Connecting the netting vertically down the poles was accomplished using the Bungee Ball Attachment Straps that we also have available.

Thank you again Chuck!  It was very nice working with you, and the finished project looks really great!



Example 2:
This netting and materials supply was for a customer in New York that has a backyard sports court and hockey rink that needed barrier netting around it to contain hockey pucks and basketballs.  As you'll be able to see in the photo below, it's a multipurpose rink that also incorporates two basketball hoops as well.  He already had his rink walls surrounding the play area, so was seeking to get netting made that would extend up over the existing walls, and overlap them slightly to avoid any gaps.  He did not need netting to go all the way down to the ground, as the plan was to connect the bottom of the netting to the walls themselves.
The best match for the netting in this case was the #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, square mesh, with a rope bordering around the perimeter.  This is a great choice for general hockey puck barrier, as well as for basketball barrier and any other typically-sized object being used within the sport court area.  There were 3 netting panels needed in total:  One of them at 8' X 122', and then two of them at 8' X 35'.
For the installation approach, he purchased 22 of Gourock's In-Ground Sleeves (for 2" poles) and set them at relatively equal spacing intervals.  He then sourced 2" diameter poles from his local fencing supplier, which are then slid down into the in-ground sleeve for support.  Connecting the netting vertically down the poles was accomplished using the Bungee Ball Attachment Straps that we also have available.

The project looks really great Corey!  Thank you again, and it was nice working with you!


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

August 13, 2018

Custom Nylon Netting for Industrial Applications

Gourock.com supplies custom nylon netting to a wide variety of customers that have unique applications and uses for the materials that we have available.  Oftentimes, the nets we ship out are used for more traditional jobs such as stadiums, gymnasiums, and sports fields.  Other very popular needs are for bird exclusion, pond barrier, and golf range/fairway barrier uses.  But aside from some of the more typical types of netting installations, there are always many industrial situations where the nylon netting we provide is meant to solve a very particular set of circumstances.

Typically we see a lot of these more specific needs within the broad range of general industrial netting applications.  Nylon netting is really well suited for many industrial locations such as warehouses, processing facilities, construction sites, municipal locations, and business/retail complexes.  Gourock.com has a pretty wide range of twine thicknesses and mesh sizes available to consider using for your unique needs - and the netting is prepared per-order so that you have the ability to get nets made to your own preferred sizing and dimensions.  Some examples that we have experience in are:

  • pallet rack and conveyor belt nets
  • railing and loft barrier nets
  • debris barrier and containment uses
  • lighting protection nets
  • warehouse divider netting
Recently, we had a customer at a commercial business/retail location that was experiencing a series of problems with the brick facade of their building.  Due to some construction design issues they were occasionally having pieces of tiling becoming dislodged from the wall of the building and falling a couple of stories down to the sidewalk below.  The facade was going to be reinforced and fixed, but in the meantime they needed to ensure that a loose tile would be able to freely fall down and cause safety issues for the pedestrians on the ground.

Their preference was for a strong material that had a larger mesh size, and a minimally visible appearance.  The best match was the #15 X 4" DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  The #15 twine thickness features a 144 lb. tensile strength rating, and the 4" mesh size keeps the amount of material per square foot to a minimum.  The tiles are all about 12" square, so the mesh size of the 4" functions very well to contain them close to the wall in the event they come loose and fall down.  The netting was basically intended to be a debris cover to protect anyone down on the sidewalk and to keep the falling tiles as close to the facade wall as possible.

Here is a short series of photos demonstrating this unique usage of the nylon netting that we supply at Gourock.com - and you can always feel free to order online through our Online Custom Netting Calculator or contact us for a quote if you prefer!



-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

July 17, 2018

Netting at Coors Field in Denver - Colorado Rockies Stadium

This past February we supplied a custom netting production for installation at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.  Coors Field is the home to the MLB's Colorado Rockies baseball team, and is located in downtown Denver.  The need for this particular netting was unique, as the intention was for a dependable bird barrier running along the entire centerfield mezzanine-level staircases - and since the area was pretty clearly exposed to the outside street and sidewalks, the bird barrier netting needed to be as visually unobtrusive as possible.

The solution for this request was a custom-colored nylon netting construction that would closely blend-in with the surrounding infrastructure.  All of the steel at Coors Field is painted a specific green color that is known as "Coors Green", so it was requested that the netting be fabricated to match that color pigment as to remain as camouflaged as possible when installed.

The goal over at Coors Field was to completely block-off the mezzanine stairwells to keep small birds from entering and nesting in those areas.  Also, the netting would be a multi-purpose barrier to prevent various and miscellaneous objects from being able to fall or passed-through the existing rails.  the best match for this type of installation, taking into account the custom coloring, was the #26 X 1" square mesh braided-knotless nylon netting.  The 1" mesh size functions very well for small bird barrier (as well as general-purpose containment), and the mid-weight #26 twine thickness (2.2mm) provides for long-term durability in terms of exposure and abrasion.

Each net was constructed to particular heights and lengths to match the open areas that needed to be blocked-off, and there was a total of 231' of netting required to cover the center-field stairways.  Each net was colored to the custom "Coors Green" pigment, and featured a 5/16" rope bordering sewn-in around the perimeter edges.  The netting was then installed on-site by the local contractor in-charge of the project - and they clipped the netting tightly between tensioned cables.

Gourock.com specializes in supplying custom netting solutions for many different types of industrial, commercial, and municipal locations.  Professional stadiums as well as collegiate facilities are also very well served by using the barrier netting supplied by Gourock to best handle their particular needs.  Coors Field is a great example of a high-profile commercial location that required functional and dependable netting that needed to be as minimally visually obtrusive as possible.  Here is a series of photos that show the netting and the installation context from around the stadium - and as you are doing your research into custom netting solutions please feel free to contact us at Gourock.com and we can take a look at what you're aiming for.


















-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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