A Complete Gymnasium Upgrade for Ecole Secondaire Catholique Garneau

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 8, 2019 4:57:25 AM


    Named after one of the most prolific Canadian writers of the nineteenth century,François-Xavier Garneau, the École Secondaire Catholique Garneau follows this historical Canadian’s lead on continuing to develop French Canadian culture.

    Located in the east of Canada’s Capital, the school’s motto revolves around the words of Michael Montaigne who said, “The gain of the study, it is becoming better and wiser.” Today, École Secondaire Catholique Garneau invites students to engage in a perpetual momentum of improvement, progress,and wisdom through the pursuit of knowledge and excellence.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Gym Divider Curtains, Bleachers

    Choose Our Outdoor Gooseneck Basketball System

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM


    Our connection to basketball runs deep here at Sport Systems. In addition to cutting our teeth in the industry by designing and selling basketball hoops back in the late 1970s, our headquarters is located in the hometown of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the game we all love so much.

    While much has changed over the past 40-or-so years since we began this journey in the athletic equipment industry, much still remains the same. We continue to specialize in basketball equipment including, hoops, backboards, complete indoor and outdoor systems and so much more.

    Working so closely with one sport for an extended period of time has afforded us the ability to experiment and test a large quantity of products and solutions. This testing has led the way for our internal development of our own line of basketball products, specifically in the outdoor space.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

    New Basketball Systems for Knox Christian School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 16, 2019 4:00:00 AM


    In a picturesque rural setting with Lake Ontario to the south lies the city of Bowmanville, Ontario. Home to roughly 40,000 residents, Bowmanville is located just 75km (47 miles) from the great city of Toronto and offers a tranquil community as part of the Greater Toronto area.

    Travelling just north of the downtown core is the Gaud Corners community and home to the Knox Christian School, where one of our most recent projects took place. With deep roots in the community, Knox Christian School has been an admirable educational institution since its inception in 1957, providing students with strong academics and opportunities to grow spiritually in the Canadian Christian community.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Wall Padding

    Guarantee Basketball Safety with these Products and Accessories

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 18, 2019 4:37:40 AM


    The NBA Finals may have just recently come to a close, but the spotlight on player and spectator safety with regards to basketball is something that never truly goes away. As one of the fastest-paced indoor sports and one of the most popular here in North America, safety is always of chief concern for coaches, planners, facility managers and operators alike.

    While there are a number of safety precautions and products that already likely exist inside your gymnasium such as strategically placed wall padding, we wanted to touch on some of the basketball-specific items than can go above and beyond protecting both players and spectators.

    With the action centred on the court, as operators we must not forget how much is above the floor level. With a variety of moving parts, adding additional layers of safety overhead is something we all should think about.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Athletic Facility Safety

    Introducing the 3rd Generation of Aut-O-Loc Basketball Safety Straps

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 21, 2019 4:00:00 AM


    Celebrating over 30 years of gymnasium safety, the revolutionary Aut-O-Loc safety system  has undergone a massive transformation. Since releasing the third generation of their patented technology in 2017, facility owners and operators across Canada and the United States have been taking a second look at their existing Aut-O-Locs and assessing whether or not they are in need of an update.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Athletic Facility Safety

    Basketball Systems for Next Supply’s New Gymnasium

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 12, 2019 3:14:00 AM



    Taking the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by storm, the team at Next Supply has revolutionized how hydronics and plumbing supplies would be made available across this fast-paced region. By dividing the GTA into succinct zones based on neighborhoods and traffic zones, they have created a number of full-service locations across the region and have filled those locations with the very best industry talent in Toronto.

    The result has seen the decentralized business model embraced by those who have come to love the company, the people and what makes them different from the rest.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Wall Padding

    New Basketball Systems for George Brown College

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 22, 2019 4:12:00 AM


    After working closely with the good people at George Brown College in Toronto back in 2016 and 2017, our paths crossed once again this past summer. Initially, we got paired with the college when their St. James Campus was looking to replace their existing basketball systems but were faced with a huge logistical challenge.

    Situated on the sixth floor of the building, the gymnasium at the St. James Campus was thought to be inaccessible to large equipment such as basketball systems. Fortunately, our team was able to come up with an innovative solution that would allow the systems to enter the building normally, without the expense of crane rentals and window removal.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment

    Is Your Athletic Facility Safe?

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 17, 2019 5:40:00 AM

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    Athletic facilities are popular for a variety of events. Some facilities are designed for multi-purpose use while others are designed specifically for sporting events. Regardless of how your facility is used, safety is always a key concern, especially considering the high volume of people using the equipment.

    From spectators using the bleachers to athletes using the basketball backstops again and again, routine inspection and maintenance is a must. Just as wear and tear occurs on a vehicle, any athletic facility also requires attention.

    When you consider the frequency, weight and movement that occurs on bleachers during an event, the necessity of routine maintenance quickly becomes apparent. Basketball backstops, which can weigh several hundred pounds, also pose a great concern if neglected. 

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Athletic Facility Safety

    Bleachers, Basketball Systems, Volleyball Equipment and a Gym Divider Curtain for St. Lawrence College

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 30, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    Operating across three campuses in eastern Ontario, St. Lawrence College (SLC) is one of the province’s leading institutions when it comes to applied arts and technology. Home to roughly 7,000 full-time students, SLC specializes in programs such as applied science and computing, baccalaureate nursing, business, community services, justice studies, applied arts, health sciences as well as skilled trades and tourism.

    As the institution continues to experience exponential growth, 2018 was the year that saw exciting projects come to fruition at the school’s flagship campus in Kingston. As part of the Hello Future Capital Project, renovations and a new build to the Student Life and Innovation Centre got underway after over 80 percent voted in favour of supporting the project in a student referendum.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Gym Divider Curtains, Volleyball, Bleachers, Our Work

    Motorized Ceiling-Suspended Basketball Systems for a Residential Facility

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 4, 2018 4:00:00 AM


    While we do indeed spend the bulk of our time working primarily with commercial and industrial clientele such as municipalities, colleges, universities and school boards, we do dabble from time to time in the residential space.

    Outside of smaller padding or gym mat orders we often receive from private customers, we do get other large projects suited for homes, home gyms and backyards across Canada and the United States. We have supplied custom “Tar Heel blue” wall padding for a UNC fan, some bleachers and benches for a California resident, residential quiet room padding in the province of Quebec, among many others.

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    Topics: Basketball Equipment, Custom Solutions

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