Whether you want to play volleyball in your backyard, at the park, in the pool, or on the beach, you want to make sure you make the right choice in buying the best volleyball net.
When shopping for a volleyball net system, there are a few questions that come up time and time again. So we have created this page to answer the most frequently asked questions so you can make the right choice and be confident in your purchase.
What should I consider when buying a volleyball net system?
There are several things you should consider when buying a volleyball net system. This includes the size of the net, how portable the system is, the brand, the skill level of the players, what features and accessories are included, and of course your budget.
The size of the net can be an important consideration because you might not have space in your backyard to accommodate a regulation-sized net.
Portability is important because many people prefer to be able to easily dismantle the system and set it up any place they want. Most volleyball systems you see fall into the portable category.
The skill level of the players planning on playing can aos9 be important. If you’re just looking to have a bit of fun in the backyard, a basic, inexpensive set can be good enough. More serious players, on the other hand, require a net system that is very well-constructed, adheres to professional standards, and is easy to play off of.
Some manufacturers include things like a ball, pump, and scoring systems. This can be useful, though keep in mind that it’s often better to buy these items separately – at least in the case of the volleyball because the quality usually isn’t the best.
As far as brand goes, we recommend buying from Park & Sun, Vermont, Cobra, and Baden. These companies have been manufacturing some of the best volleyball net systems for years, so they definitely know how to design and build one that will last.
What usually comes with a volleyball net system?
A volleyball net system usually comes with everything you need to get started and playing right away. This includes the poles, net, stakes, and guylines. Some also come with a carrying bag, especially if the system is designed to be portable, as well as a volleyball and pump.
How should I take care of a volleyball net system?
Volleyball net systems can cost several hundred dollars, so you definitely want to maximize the number of years of use you can get out of one. While the manufacturer’s instructions will usually tell you how to best care for the net system, here’s what we recommend.
In the months in which you play volleyball the most, which will usually be summer, you can set the system up and leave it in place without worrying that it will be worn out by the elements. It’s not worth taking the system down because frequently dismantling all the components will cause more wear than the weather could. In the off-season, though, it’s best to dismantle everything and store the system away.
Can I just buy a volleyball net?
You sure can just buy a volleyball net, though many people opt to buy a complete system instead. As mentioned, this is because just buying a net is only useful in instances where poles are already installed, such as in public spaces, or as a replacement when the net from your system has worn out.
How high should the volleyball net be?
The regulation height of a volleyball net for men is 2.43m (7 ft. 11 5/8 in), and 2.24m (7 ft. 4 1/8 in) for women. This also includes the regulation net height for beach volleyball.
Net height can also vary depending on the age group playing.
The height of the volleyball net for boys aged 13-14 is 2.24m (7ft. 4 1/8 in); and 2.13m (7 ft) for boys aged 12 and younger. The height of the volleyball net for girls aged 13-14 is 2.24m (7ft. 4 1/8 in); 2.13m (7 ft) for girls aged 11-12; and 2m ( 6 ft 6 3/4 in) for girls aged 10 and younger.
Some of the better models are designed to be easily adjusted with push-pin locking systems, which makes them easy to switch between the regulation net height for men, women, and mixed volleyball games, as well as for younger players.
Can I use the same volleyball net for badminton?
Volleyball nets and badminton nets are not the same, so you will not be able to use the same net. A badminton court is shorter and smaller than a volleyball court, which makes it challenging to effectively use the same net. Volleyball nets also have larger holes, which is a problem for badminton because the shuttle will pass through the net.