Choosing a Windscreen for Your Athletic Facility

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 28, 2017 7:04:02 AM


    As part of our custom netting department, we are proud to introduce windscreens as one of our newest product lines. Used to block the wind, sunshine, noise and/or debris, these finely netted screens can be found on baseball diamonds, tennis courts, municipal parks, recreation areas, golf courses, industrial sites and ski resorts.

    While these screens can be extremely versatile for any location or facility, there is a bit of homework that needs to be done before selecting the right solution.

    Available in a number of different configurations, buyers will first need to identify the right windscreen product to address their unique needs. Our windscreens are available in a number of different fabrics, lengths and configurations. Below we will break down our main products, giving you additional insight into the buying process before purchasing a screen.

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    Topics: Golf Netting, Sports Netting, Netting Barriers, Windscreens

    Baseball Safety Netting for Brampton’s Duggan Park

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 19, 2017 4:01:00 AM


    In the name of safety, our team was once again involved in a vital project aimed at reducing the risk of injuries to both spectators and players. The project was brought to our attention last year as we were contacted by officials with the City of Brampton, a suburban neighbourhood located in the Greater Toronto Area.

    As a sports-focused community, the City of Brampton has produced several professional-level athletes such as NHL stars Rick Nash and phenom Tyler Seguin, among many others spanning across a variety of sports.

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    Topics: Sports Netting, Netting Barriers, Our Work

    Custom Netting Barriers for City of Longueuil Parks

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 18, 2017 4:01:00 AM


    Situated along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from the great city of Montreal is the city of Longueuil, Quebec. As one of Montreal’s largest suburbs, Longueuil is home to many of Montreal’s commuting community, as most residents travel to Montreal for work each day.

    As such, Longueuil is home to a variety of community and recreation-focused facilities and parks, making it one of the area’s most desirable neighbourhoods.

    Through our RFQ service, the municipality reached out to our team to design, supply and install several netting barriers across the city’s many parks. With the spring season getting underway and anticipating the upcoming busy baseball, soccer and other sports seasons, our team immediately got to work on the project.

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    Topics: Sports Netting, Netting Barriers, Our Work

    Unique Shooting Lane Divider Netting for Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 15, 2017 5:25:07 AM


    One of our recent projects brought us to the picturesque Canadian prairies to the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame located in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.  Wrought with humble beginnings back in the 1920’s, today this high school is one of the premier private Catholic education institutions in the country, committed to developing young men and women to become purposeful leaders with virtuous character and a global mindset.

    Known for their competitive spirit and propensity for victory, the Notre Dame Hounds are renowned for their athletic prowess.  In 2006 the school’s athletic programming yielded more than $1.6 million in academic and athletic scholarships to American and Canadian universities.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Sports Netting, Sports Equipment, Netting Barriers

    Exploring Alternative Netting Applications

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 26, 2017 4:02:00 AM


    Generally speaking, we all have some sort of an idea as to what constitutes sports barrier netting.  As a large portion of our business, custom netting solutions for sports applications are vital for the safety and well-being of both participants and spectators.

    Coming in all shapes and sizes, our netting barriers can be found in parks, athletic facilities and sports fields across Canada and the United States.  Ranging from portable or permanent barrier netting solutions surrounding soccer pitches and baseball diamonds, to lining golf fairways and driving ranges, our netting solutions span across a wide variety of uses.

    Aside from its most conventional use, there are a surprisingly large number of other applications our custom netting department is tasked with each and every year.  Here are a few netting applications we can design that you may not have thought about.

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    Topics: Golf Netting, Sports Netting, Netting Barriers

    Get Your Netting Fix with Our Netting Kit This Winter

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 1, 2016 5:17:23 AM


    With snow flurries in the forecast, winter is upon us (most of us anyways) and with that comes the busy season in hockey rinks and ice surfaces across Canada and the United States.

    As the fastest game on ice, hockey is also considered to be one of the most high-impact sports on the planet and with good reason.  In addition to quick-moving skaters and errant hockey sticks, the game is centred on a gliding puck that at times, can be travelling at over 100 miles per hour.

    While the majority of hockey rinks are equipped with boards and proper spectator protection using heavy-duty glass, the risk of spectator injury in the game is still rising due to deflected pucks.  With up to 12 sticks being on the ice at any time, the risk for a deflected puck to clear the boards and head into the crowd was and is still, very high.  In fact, it was not until 2002 that the National Hockey League finally made a ruling stating that all ice surfaces were to be equipped with additional netting surrounding both goals above the height of the glass.

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    Topics: Hockey Equipment, Sports Netting, Netting Barriers

    Netting and Pole Padding for Ottawa’s First Archery Tag Facility

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Sep 1, 2015 4:00:00 AM


    A new and rapidly growing sport has just touched down in Canada’s capital region as Archery Games recently opened Ottawa’s very first Archery Tag location. Archery Tag is a sport that resembles dodge ball, but without the balls. In this intense game, participants are equipped with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows.

    Two teams are separated by a ‘safe zone’ and are equipped with specialized targets. Each team battles to tag opponents with their arrows and also knock out the five discs that make up the opposing team’s target. Much like dodge ball, players are eliminated once tagged with an opposing arrow, but are eligible for return when a target spot is knocked out or when one of their teammates is able to catch an opposing team’s arrow.

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    Topics: Sports Netting, Netting Barriers, Our Work, column padding

    Complete Netting Barriers for Every Application

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Apr 16, 2015 6:35:43 AM


    Our netting department is one of our most versatile product lines, with applications across a number of sports and general uses.

    While we carry traditional sports netting such as hockey goal netting, soccer goal netting, volleyball netting and the like, we also provide our customers with completely customized barrier netting solutions. Our barrier netting solutions are also used in many sports applications, to reduce the risk of flying objects and protecting spectators and equipment.

    Enclosing areas such as hockey rinks, tennis courts, golf driving ranges and fairways and baseball fields are a few of the most popular types of netting we design and install. This being said, there is never a one size fits all approach to netting as the barrier needs vary from sport to sport. To remedy this we carry three main varieties of netting, each designed to fulfill certain requirements for a particular application or sport.

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    Topics: Golf Netting, Sports Netting, Netting Barriers

    The Ultimate Sports & Containment Netting Solutions [VIDEO]

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Nov 27, 2014 5:30:00 AM

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    Topics: Golf Netting, Sports Netting, Netting Barriers

    Three Factors To Consider When Buying Sports Netting

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jun 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM


    When in the market for netting for your sports facility, there are a few key features that should be of interest to you before making a purchase. Whether you are buying barrier sports netting, golf course netting or industrial and other netting, these will help you make an informed decision for your facility or netting project.

    UV Resistance

    Nothing damages a net more than the sun and its harmful UV rays. Much the same as salt does to metal, UV rays will penetrate a fiber and break it down over time.

    All of the sports netting carried by Sport Systems is UV protected for outdoor use and we recommend Dyed Black color for reflecting sunlight, and adding to the life cycle of your sports netting.

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    Topics: Sports Netting

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