Home Run

Beacon Athletics Outdoor Batting Cage uses heavy-wall galvanized steel to hold up to the most inclement weather. Their frames are designed around 3-inch OD schedule 40 galvanized pipe uprights. The nets feature heavy-duty end panels, vinyl reinforced joints, grommeted hanging points in the top section (perimeter and center), two large over-flap doorways and fully grommeted bottom edge for staking. An optional lead rope can be sewn into the bottom hem. Prefabricated, coated steel cables support the premium nets and speed up installation. Cages ship complete and ready to install in standard or custom sizes.

Beacon Athletics: 800-747-5985

Nothing But Net

No application is too large or too small—field goal nets, backstop and foul ball netting, batting cages, soccer field barrier nets, rink protective nets and windscreens are just a few examples of products Carron can custom-manufacture to your specifications. In addition, Carron Net Company has a full line of standard basketball, volleyball and tennis nets, soccer goal nets and more in stock and ready for order.

Carron Net Co. Inc.: 800-558-7768

Shoot and Score

Draper Inc. offers 10 different outdoor basketball backstops, including both stationary and height-adjustable units, and back-to-back backstop systems. Draper outdoor backstops, rims and backboards are stocked, so orders can be filled immediately through a Draper dealer. In addition, Draper offers official-size high school and collegiate football goalposts, outdoor volleyball nets and posts, and soccer goalposts and nets for youth, club and official levels of play. Rounding out Draper's line of outdoor products are various models of park and player benches, bike racks, tetherball and tennis fixtures.

Draper Inc.: 765-987-7202

Safe Shots

Goalsetter Systems' new line of collegiate basketball goal pole pads provide improved protection and safety, and allow you to showcase your team or company pride. The pole pad is 72 inches tall and fits 4-, 5- and 6-inch square basketball goal poles. The 1.5-inch closed cell foam is covered with 13-ounce all-weather vinyl, enabling the pad to withstand the worst of weather, and it will not absorb water. The pad is secured to the pole with four Velcro straps. The number of pad colors is unlimited. The mascots/team names of 27 institutions are available. Custom logos, company or school names also can be printed.

Goalsetter Systems Inc.: 800-362-4625

Safe Solution

Think safety. DuraNetTM basketball nets' open design can help eliminate players from getting entangled in the net. American-made, the nets save you time and money. Some have been up for years of service. Various models and styles available.

Appleseed Recreation: 800-977-0671