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<h1>Tennis Nets</h1>

Tennis Nets

You can select your new tennis net from sportsequip in a number of ways. Simply click on the product sections to view a list of each type of net, or use the product filters to narrow down your search to only those that meet your requirements. If you need help understanding some of the unavoidable jargon, just scroll down to find some useful explanations.

Alternatively, you can speak to us on 01858 545789 and we'd be happy to help.

Tennis Nets

sportsequip.co.uk sells the widest range of Tennis Nets available in the UK, including types used at major events such as Wimbledon, The Olympics, the US Open and many other ATP & WTA events.

You can choose a headband made from traditional cream 'canvas', white spun polyester or vinyl coated fabric. All 3 types come sewn to a range of nets, made from 2.2mm to 3.5mm twisted or braided netting, with either 2 or 4 rows of stitching.

All our tennis nets come with an integral plastic coated steel headline wire, with a loop one end and a pin the other, for fixing to the most common type of UK tennis posts. Singles tennis nets, a made-to-measure custom net service and double loop headlines are all also available.

Choosing the right tennis net

The two main decisions to make when choosing a new tennis net are the headband type and the net thickness. In addition you then also need to decide whether you also want the extra strip of netting along the top of the net - Double Netting Top, more of which below.

Headbands (the white band that runs across the top of the length of the net) are available in either a traditional cream / white 'canvas' type material or a wipe clean vinyl material. Each has their own benefits, such as aesthetics, maintenance or durability. Find out more on our net buying guide.

Netting thicknesses - Tennis nets are manufactured in a choice of thicknesses, 2.5mm and 3.5mm. In simple terms the thicker the netting, the more durable the net. Some tennis nets come with the standard two rows, or double stitching along the headband, some offer the alternative and stronger four rows - quad stitching, and these are best for heavily used courts, further increasing durability of the net.

Contact our sales office for further details on 01858 545789.

Headband Options

  • 'Canvas' headbands - Cream coloured; hard wearing with a traditional textured finish.
  • Spun polyester headbands - White; woven from treated yarn to enhance visibility, maximise durability and minimise distortion.
  • Vinyl coated fabric headbands - White; durable and easy to keep clean.

Headband Stitching Options

Over time some nets fail because the stitching holding the net to the headband deteriorates. In most cases the whole net is tired and ready for replacement, but it can be frustrating if the netting is otherwise in good condition. This is the time to consider a 'quad stitched' replacement.

  • Standard double stitching - Two rows of stitching hold the headband to the netting. Ideal for domestic and lower use courts.
  • Quad stitching - Four rows of stitching are used, providing additional strength and prolonging the life expectancy of the tennis net. Recommended for clubs, schools and all heavily used courts.

Double Netting Top

Another option to consider is the Double Netting Top, a double layer of netting covering the top six rows of mesh on the tennis net. Whilst less commonly seen in the UK, this type of net is extremely popular in the USA in particular. It reinforces the area of the net most likely to be struck by the ball during competitive play, especially when serving. The double layer of netting helps provide extra durability to the net and can extend its lifespan.

Netting Options

  • 2.2mm twisted - The thinnest netting, using coiled polyethylene fibres. These nets have no edge reinforcement and are the cheapest nets available. For low use courts, particularly those prone to vandalism. Also be aware that these nets may not always have the black reinforcing tape to sides and bottom edge, standard on all other types.
  • 2.5mm twisted - Low cost entry level nets for low use domestic and public courts. Come both with or without the edge tapes.
  • 3.5mm braided - The best weight; all quality nets use this stronger interwoven polyethylene fibre. As seen at Wimbledon and other major international tournaments.

Other Available Options

  • Singles tennis nets - 33' long nets, available off the shelf.
  • Special length tennis nets - we can make any non-standard length to order, up to around 42' 9".
  • Double loop headlines - These fit continental manufactured tennis posts, not common in the UK, so made to order only.

Have a question?

We understand that buying a new tennis net can be complicated!

You can find more information on our blog, or simply call us for expert advice on 01858 545789.