May 29, 2020

Basketball Containment Netting and Barrier Nets

Basketball Containment Netting and Barrier Nets

At Gourock.com we specialize in supplying netting and custom nets that are used for a very wide variety of different applications and purposes.  Over the years, a very popular need for netting is behind basketball hoops at residential locations to contain errant balls and shots.  Some typical situations are that a family or property owner has a really great hoop and laying area on their driveway or sport-court area, however their enjoyment of using it is greatly diminished by continuously chasing after and retrieving basketballs that end up flying over into a neighbor's place, down a hill or into the woods, or out into the street.

Barrier netting is a fantastic solution to these issues, and at Gourock.com you can get basketball barrier nets fabricated according to any sizing that you need for your area of coverage.  We supply them per-order, built to your own specific custom dimension needs, with fast turnaround and very high quality materials.  As you get researching different options for barrier nets, we suggest taking a good look at the #30 X 4" knotted nylon netting that we have available.  This is a highly-durable DuPont® Type 66-728 Nylon that features a twine thickness of 2.3mm and a tensile strength rating of 334 lbs.  The 4" square mesh size makes it an optimal selection for blocking basketballs, as well as blending into the background and minimizing its visibility when hung up.  This is a 100% Made in USA netting selection, and is generally produced with a 5/16" braided Dacron® rope bordered edge that is sewn-in around the perimeter of the mesh.

In a lot of the residential basketball barrier applications that we supply netting for, the area in question already has a fence around the space.  However, typical property line fences are only 6' in height (or so), and they don't block nearly the amount of errant basketballs as needed or preferred.  A really great and efficient approach to this problem is to use netting above the existing fence to extend containment coverage.  We suggest mounting, bolting, or otherwise affixing a series of posts to an existing fence - and then spanning a netting panel across the overall area.  We often see different customers achieve this by using conduit or EMT, steel tubing or poles, wood posts, or even strong/rigid PVC tubing options.  These materials you can pick up locally at a hardware store, or a fencing materials supplier.

Once the tubing extensions are dependably mounted or attached to the existing fence, you can have the netting panel made to fit the exact space required.  This allows for a really level and professional looking netting installation that functions extremely well.  The #30 X 4" knotted nylon netting is very well prepared for full-time outdoor usage, as it is UV resistant and also bonded against moisture - so you can depend on it being perfectly functional for many years.  We also suggest attaching the netting to the poles themselves by utilizing some Bungee Ball Attachment Straps every 12" or so.  These function in a very similar fashion as a plastic zip-tie, however they are re-usable and easily adjustable.

Here is another recent customer-provided photo of their basketball barrier net that did this exact project - and it looks really great!  This setup utilizes the #30 X 4" nylon netting between their installed support posts.  Take a look at the following photo and you can get really good context on achieving a fantastic basketball barrier netting solution, and making your playing and shooting area much more enjoyable!

Many thanks again Philip!  Your netting installation and approach is super nice, and we at Gourock.com greatly appreciate your netting order!







-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

May 8, 2020

Basketball Barrier Netting and Basketball Hoop Containment Nets

Basketball Barrier Netting and Basketball Hoop Containment Nets

Here at Gourock.com we have always supplied lots of barrier netting and containment nets for many different types of uses and situations.  One of the great benefits of utilizing barrier netting and containment nets at your location is that it dramatically enhances the functionality of your area by blocking different types of objects from leaving the space.  For instance, many of our customers have situations where they have a great practice and play space for different types of sports - however the balls are always rolling away to some outside area like a hill, pond, street, neighboring property, or into the woods.

This is a particularly prevalent situation with basketballs and basketball hoops.  It's never a fun time when the basketball is constantly being chased or fetched after a missed shot or during play, making the time spent shooting hoops a bit more annoying than necessary.  Fortunately, by utilizing netting around the basketball practice area you can significantly improve the functionality and enjoyment of the game!

Gourock.com specializes in the supply of basketball containment nets that are prepared per-order according to any height and length you need to cover.  The most typically selected netting types for your project and usage are the #30 X 4” and #15 X 4” knotted nylon netting options.  You can view these selections on out site here:
https://www.gourock.com/basketball-netting.html

We do have other options available as well, but these are the majority of the orders for basketball barrier purposes.  For instance, if you also want to block smaller objects as well (tennis, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, etc.) you can size down to a 1-3/4” mesh size for the project.  We supply netting that is 100% Made in USA and prepared per-order to meet your own custom netting size requirements.

Here is a photo sent to us from a recent customer that needed to block basketball shots from consistently going over his fence and into his neighbor's property.  A great approach to this project is to brace/bolt/attach some tubing or poles to the exiting fence, and then span nylon barrier netting between the supports.  As you can see from this example, a series of posts were affixed to the fence and then the netting was suspended between them - providing the containment coverage needed to alleviate the errant basketball issue.  In this case, the netting is the #30 X 4" knotted nylon (with a 5/16" rope bordered edge around the perimeter of the mesh), and our customer utilized the Bungee Ball Attachment Straps that we have available to connect the netting to his poles.

There are many different approaches to hanging and installing netting, and this is a great example of taking advantage of an existing structure to get a great barrier netting result.  In this particular case the netting doesn't need to go all the way to ground level, since the point is to achieve some expanded barrier coverage above the fence-line specifically.  So the netting was ordered to a sizing that allows for coverage up to the tops of the poles, with enough to overlap the fence a couple feet.  At Gourock.com we can facilitate any sizing at all that you need for your job - so you can get the netting that works the best for your exact space.  Feel free to get in touch and we can always assist!

Many thanks again for your netting order and the photo of your installation Chris!  We appreciate your business, feedback, and great photo of your finished project!






-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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