Problem Solver - August 2011
Find a printable version here

Ease Sports Equipment Storage

A lot goes on behind the scenes at sports facilities. Keeping a handle on everything from housekeeping to storage of balls and nets when they're not in use can present a logistical challenge. But there are solutions that will ease problems.

Q: Our gymnasium provides space for many different kinds of sports, from basketball and volleyball to indoor soccer and more. With the constant switching from one sport to another, we need an easier solution for bringing the right equipment out of storage, and putting it safely away. What should we consider?

A: You can find wheeled storage carts that will meet your equipment handling needs. Manufacturers offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes for carts that are made to handle this type of equipment. Many materials—including vinyl and canvas liners, as well as polyethylene bodies—are available. In addition, you'll be able to find a wide variety of colors, so you can easily match your facility's look. You can even buy different colors for different sports, so users can easily identify the right cart.

If you can't find the exact type of cart you want in the manufacturer's listings, you can ask about customized options. Custom specifications, whether they're longer, shorter, taller or wider than the existing options, can generally be easily accommodated.

Once you have the carts, storage is simplified. Simply wheel out the appropriate cart. Then, when play is over, put the equipment back in the cart and easily roll it back into storage.

Q: We'd like to get storage carts for our athletic equipment that also carry our school's mascot. Is that possible?

A: You can use your cart to further boost school spirit by getting it customized. Look for a manufacturer that offers screen printing, an option available if you go with a vinyl or canvas cart. You can include your school's name, logo and colors.

You can also use screen printing to further specify what goes in each cart, if your facility is home to a wide variety of sports.


Royal Basket Trucks: 800-426-6447