If you’re new to the world of sports facility management, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer number of decisions you have to make and the amount of equipment you’re responsible for keeping up to date. The experts at Golf Range Netting have been in the business of evaluating, designing, and installing custom sports netting systems for more than 25 years. We’ll break down the basic steps for most sports netting needs.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to sports netting. The very first thing we do is gather information on the type of sports a facility plans to host. Most sports require some form of barrier netting to block a sport ball from leaving the field or striking objects like scoreboards or lighting. We also take into consideration the level of play, which typically falls under youth, collegiate, or professional. As athletes grow in strength, the balls they throw, hit, or kick move at higher speeds and require stronger netting. Finally, the size of the ball or object will determine the mesh size needed. Mesh size is how large the holes are in the netting. For example, football and soccer typically use 4” mesh netting which would allow smaller balls, like softballs or baseballs, to sail right through entirely defeating the purpose of the net.
Once our team has gathered information on the sports, level of play, and other needs we also evaluate the physical location to take into consideration any surrounding environment or buildings. We also consider if the sports netting system will be installed inside or outside.
From there, we move onto the design phase and craft a system that will work for your sports netting needs and budget. We understand netting is just one part of a sports facility and simply can’t take up all your available budget. We work hard to stay within price constraints while delivering the best possible netting system to best fit your facility’s unique needs.
While there are many variables to consider when evaluating a facility for sports netting needs, our experts have experience designing and installing sports netting across the country for nearly every type of sport. Give us a call today for a free consultation at 866-938-4448.