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How to Choose Between a Polyester and a Vinyl Headband on a Tennis Net

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 26, 2021 11:59:50 AM

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The headband on a tennis net is the small cover that runs along the top edge. Overtime, headbands need to be replaced, and the most common materials used are vinyl or polyester.

At minimum, a headband should have at least two layers of material secured together by four layers of double stitching. Yet, beyond those requirements, how do you decide between headband materials? Let’s dive in to explore how the material of a tennis net headband impacts play.

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Topics: Sports Netting, Tennis Equipment, Tennis Nets

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Receives New Safety Padding in Gymnasiums

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 21, 2021 10:01:05 AM

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It is commonly believed that if everyone viewed the world through the eyes of children, society would be a much better place. Despite being at more preliminary stages of development, children see no value-based distinction amongst varying ethnicities, genders, or socioeconomic backgrounds. Implementing this child-like acceptance and celebrating the differences of each individual, the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGC) has created a safe space for children and teens aged 6-18.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Gymnasium

Equipping the Next Generation: Collaborating with Science North

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 14, 2021 3:23:25 PM

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While books will always be an important educational resource, museums present an opportunity to reflect on history and nature in an interactive way. One might conclude that the true value of information is often unrecognized until it is put into practice. As a hands-on company, Sport Systems strives to take information and turn it into tangible products that serve a purpose. Putting our drive into practice, our team eagerly accepted Science North’s invitation to build customized seating solutions in one of their newest exhibits.

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Topics: Benches, Custom Fabrication

More Than Just Luck: St. Patrick High School Renovates Secondary Gymnasium

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 6, 2021 10:33:52 AM

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For many people, a reference to the “saints” may conjure up a very specific image. For example, some might associate the title with religious beliefs or medieval artwork. Others, however, may connect the word to a pop culture or sports reference -- such as the film Rudy or the New Orleans Saints. For the people of Thunder Bay, Ontario, however, the term serves as a reminder of St. Patrick High School.

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Topics: Basketball Equipment, Sports Equipment, Custom Padding, Gymnasium, Digital Print Pads

How Sturdy Are Free-Standing Ballet Barres?

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 28, 2021 2:42:32 PM

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For many successful athletes, training begins at an early age. Over the course of their careers, many players go through numerous pieces of gear and equipment due to their growing size or from the wear and tear of the game. While ballerinas have a similar experience in their discipline, one item that is able to withstand the test of time is a ballet barre. An investment in a high-quality, durable barre does more than simply save you money in the long run; a long-lasting barre serves as a constant reminder of all the years your dancer has sacrificed in perfecting their craft.

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Topics: Fitness

Choosing the Right Stall or Chin-Up Bar

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 23, 2021 10:27:24 AM

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A common recommendation for treating sore muscles or back pain is to stretch. Whether afflicted with scoliosis, frequently spend nights sleeping in an odd position, or struggle with the
task of tying your shoes, the discomfort of back pain can be frustrating and limiting. While CrossFit Journal describes the beneficial use of stall bars for active individuals, it also notes its therapeutic abilities (Harmsen, 2006). With this in mind, we would like to highlight three of the stall/chin-up bars that we offer, and how they meet each type of need.

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Cobourg Collegiate Institute Upgrades Indoor Bleachers

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 14, 2021 4:42:32 PM

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Loyalty and commitment are two highly regarded values, expressed through service, contribution and fidelity to our families, communities and institutions. Established in 1798 by United Empire Loyalists, the town of Cobourg, Ontario continues to deepen its sense of commitment towards its own community. Mirroring the spirit of the town, Cobourg Collegiate Institute has also embraced the value of loyalty as one of the school’s guiding principles.

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Topics: Bleachers, Seating Solutions, Courtside Seating

Customized Accessible Ramp for Lincoln Park Civic Arena

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 7, 2021 12:00:00 PM

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Located in what is known as the Downriver collection of communities in the greater Metro Detroit areas, Lincoln Park, Michigan was the site one of our recent projects. Working closely with the team at C&M Associates, this project took place at the Lincoln Park Community Center – a hub for local activity. 

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A Padded Tactical Training Room for Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 31, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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Montreal-Trudeau International Airport is the largest airport in the province of Quebec and the third-busiest airport in Canada. Servicing roughly 53,000 passengers daily, the airport is one of the main gateways into Canada with over 65% of passengers on non-domestic flights.

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New ADA Accessible Bleachers for Keene High School New Hampshire

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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Back in beautiful New England, a recent project landed our products in the welcoming state of New Hampshire. We worked once again with our partners at A Plus Athletic Products, who proudly serve the Granite State and surrounding areas. A veteran-owned company with over 25 years’ worth of experience in the seating industry, A Plus is always a great resource for us in New England. A Plus recently came to us with a new project for Keene High School, home of the Keene Blackbirds, with a prestigious athletic history including a handful of 2016 State Championships in
swimming, diving, and cross-country skiing.

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