Fixing a broken tennis net

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Captain Karma, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Captain Karma

    Captain Karma Rookie

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    Hi ,

    Does anyone know how to fix a broken/ torn net ? The ball goes through the net because of a hole in it. Any mending recommendations ?

    Thanks in advance.
    T
     
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  2. idono1301

    idono1301 Semi-Pro

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    I've seen those plastic zip ties used. Another court had shoelaces used to tie them up
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Buy some strong white string at the hardware store. I imagine you know what to do with it.
     
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  4. illzoni

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    Actually, the net is black string. Try to find something similar?

    I have used black zip ties to close a cut (the entire height of the net has been cut) in a net. But string would look much better.

    I've had to repair a couple of local nets which were sagging from the tape. The tape is a strap folded over the cable. The black net is held between the halves of the tape and stitched in. The stitching seems prone to failure and the net sags away/below the tape. I've used white/nearly clear zip ties and a hole punch to lift and retain the net in approximately the same position as original. I punch holes in the tape intermittently at the same level as the previous stitches. I hold the net up between the halves of the tape, thread the zip tie through the hole & net, and loosely secure the zip tie over the top. After I've done all the zip ties, I go back and snug each up while ensuring they're level, rotate the head near the punched hole, and snip off the excess. It ends up nearly invisible from playing distance.
     
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  5. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Buy a netting needle it should come with instructions and if it does not look it up on YouTube. Load it up with some black nylon string zip zip zip and you're done.
     
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  6. esgee48

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    Use cable ties aka zip ties. Also call Park & Rec so they can replace the net from Inventory.
     
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  7. Captain Karma

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    Wow that is some really great info there. Many thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks to the rest of you for sharing as well. Thank you. :)
     
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  8. illzoni

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    I saw string today at Tractor Supply that looked right except they didn't have black. It should be easy enough to find. I might have to find some myself and do a better job on the net I cobbled together with zips.
     
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  9. illzoni

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