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

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Since 1736, Gourock has been a worldwide source for rope, twine, and netting products. Visit our site at www.gourock.com for a wide variety of netting products and customized applications for all types of nets - as well as our secure online store for easy and convenient purchases!