We have many options available to consider for the barrier netting used for basketball applications, both for private residential properties as well as for commercial, municipal, and organizational purposes. One recent customer of ours sent over a couple photos of his basketball netting setup that he installed at his house. His hoop and court area had a corner and a back-end that he needed to block errant balls from passing through, since there was a neighbor's fence on one side to avoid damaging, and then a small hill that caused the balls to roll an unnecessary distance from the court. His preference was a netting solution that would be dependably durable over time, but also be as minimally visible as possible. The best product match for his use was the #15 X 4" DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting, black color, square mesh with a rope bordering around the perimeter edges.
The #15 X 4" nylon netting is the best selection because it has a larger mesh size of 4" square, making it great for large objects like basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs. Also, it has a thin twine thickness of 1.8mm. So combining those 2 characteristics means that you have the largest mesh size option possible, made from the thinnest twine thickness available, which very much minimizes the overall amount of netting material within the entire area. That makes it as "invisible" as can expected, but at the same time it retains a high durability due to the high tensile strength characteristic of nylon material. The #15 is only 1.8mm thick, but has a tensile rating (breaking strength) of 144 lb./twine. Very strong, very lightweight, and very dependable for basketball barrier nets. 100% Made in USA.
Our customer also utilized the In-Ground Steel Poles that we have available at gourock.com to purchase. He used a series of our poles, in conjunction with some of our Bungee Ball Straps, to get a very even and taught netting appearance throughout the entire area. These are also great to moderate the amount of netting displacement, movement, and reaction to wind.
Here are a couple of photos submitted to us demonstrating the finished product and installation.
It looks really great John!! Thanks again very much, we appreciate your business and feedback!!