How to Replace a Net Cable

If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having a broken net cable, it is not always necessary to purchase a new net!  If your net has seen better days, it might be worth the investment in a new one.  But, if you feel your net still has life left in it, you have the option of replacing the cable rather than the whole net.

Assuming your cable has broken on an end near the post, you can replace the cable using a few easy steps:

  • Lay out the new cable as straight and flat as possible.
  • Tape the new cable to end of the old cable as securely as possible – you may need to pinch the end of the cable as small as possible under the tape to ensure it goes through the headband easily.
  • If you are working alone, you may need to secure one end of the net to the post with twine to gain leverage.
  • Pull the cable through the net until the taped portion is safely out on the other side.
  • Dispose of the old cable and tape and enjoy your functioning net!

If you would like a visual representation of these steps, please watch this video below for the full tutorial!

If you have any further questions about broken net cables, new nets, or any other product knowledge, please contact 10-S Tennis Supply at 800-247-3907, or visit 10-s.com!  You can also text in your questions or orders to our new text line, 954-800-6790 and someone will be happy to assist you!

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Information about Tuffy windscreens, or any other products, can be found at 10-s.com, or by giving a call at 800-247-3907 to the friendly and capable staff at 10-S Tennis Supply!

10-S Tennis Supply Product of the Week: 10-S Teaching Cart Caddy

From time to time, we here at 10-S Tennis Supply would like to present (or remind our customers about) a product or maintenance tool that we feel is really top-notch!  This week’s edition focuses on a new product in our line – the 10-S Teaching Cart Caddy!

Why do I need this caddy?

The 10-S Teaching Cart Caddy is designed to make your life a little easier.  You don’t have to worry about where to put your phone, keys, water bottle, clipboard, or tablet when you are out on the court!  This handy product keeps all of your effects organized in one place for easy retrieval.  It quickly attaches to the back of almost any teaching basket, making it a convenient organizational tool for any court or facility!

 

 

 

 

You can find this caddy, as well as a full range of teaching carts, on our website, 10-S.com, or call and speak to a Customer Service Representative at 800-247-3907!

How To Prepare Courts For a Looming Hurricane or Tropical Storm

A detailed guide to preparing sport courts for a storm

Written by Rich Buerkle, COO, 10-S Tennis Supply

Storm-Prep-ImagesAs the 2017 Hurricane season moves in to full swing, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the best ways to storm-proof your sport courts.  For all properties, your sport courts or sporting facilities are an asset you want to protect.  The better you pre-plan when a bad storm is looming, the more likely you are to decrease the damage sustained and therefore minimize any expense incurred to get your facility back up to par.  Many of the tips shown here are very cost effective to enforce – it’s just a matter of taking the time to protect your investment before it’s too late.

As we’ve seen in year’s past, both tropical storms and hurricanes can pose a real threat in the southeastern coastal states especially, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.  Those threats include damage to all types of sport courts (tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, Pickleball, basketball, volleyball, etc.), their surrounding fencing, amenities and lighting.  It is recommended that you take the following steps to prepare for an impending storm.

Tips for Windscreens

  • Many of the most important storm preparedness tips surround the area of securing windscreens around your facility.  During heavy winds, windscreens can act almost as a sailboat sail, catching strong wind gusts and potentially damaging your fencing.  It is not uncommon for a windscreen to pull over a fence completely when bad winds are blowing through your area.  This is why this portion of storm preparation is often one of the most important for safeguarding your facility.
  • If your facility has windscreen be sure to order plenty of extra windscreen ty-raps, fastening rope and snaps before the storm season approaches.
  • As the storm makes it way towards your facility, remove, label and store your windscreen.
  • If it is not practical to remove your windscreen or you don’t have adequate storage, the following process will reduce stress on your fencing:
    • For 6-foot windscreens:
      • Cut the ty-raps along the bottom and sides of the windscreen.
      • Roll your windscreen to the top of the fence.
      • Fasten and secure with rope.
  • For 9-foot windscreens:
    • Cut the ty-raps along the top and bottom of the windscreen.
    • Roll your windscreen to the middle of the fence.
    • Fasten and secure with rope.

Tips for All Types of Sport Courts – these include Hard Courts (asphalt and/or concrete), Clay Courts & Synthetic Turf Courts

  • Remove all tennis and/or Pickleball nets.
  • Remove cabana awnings.
  • Remove all unsecured court benches, tables and chairs from cabanas or viewing areas and secure in a safe area.
  • Remove all court equipment from fences (liner brooms, squeegees, etc.).

Tips for Standard, Sprinkler Irrigated Courts

  • Roll the courts the day before the storm is expected to compact the Har-Tru as much as possible.  This will reduce the amount of material that is lost during the storm.
  • If high winds are expected, water the court before the storm to reduce the amount of material lost due to the wind.
  • If the irrigation system is on a timer, be sure to manually shut off the system so that it does not turn on during the storm.
  • Remember to turn the timer back on after the storm has passed.

Tips for FDC HydroCourt Subsurface Irrigated Clay Courts

  • Shut off water to the control boxes +/- 12 hours before the storm and open the drain pipe on the control boxes.  This will allow the system to fully drain and prepare the FDC HydroCourt to receive the torrential rains experienced with most hurricanes.
  • Remember to turn the water back on and close the drain pipe after the storm has passed – specifically after there is no longer any standing water on the court.

Please remember, 10-S Tennis Supply offers a full line of windscreen accessories to help get you through the hurricane season.  Visit us online at www.10-S.com for all of your sport court needs.  Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. is also available to help you get your sport facilities in top notch shape – regardless of the weather.  Visit us online to see more ways we can assist with making your facility even more desirable to new residents – www.Fast-Dry.com.

Article By Rich Buerkle

 

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800-247-3907
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10-S Tennis Supply Public Service Announcement

Is Your Ball Mower Acting Up?

If your ball mower is not working properly, we at 10-S Tennis Supply can help!  No one wants using a piece of court equipment to be more frustrating than useful (as seen in the video above) – so it might be time to replace the whole unit, or at least some of the parts!

Don’t let this happen to you – shoot us a text, send us an email, or give us a call and we’d be happy to help!

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How to Install New Lines on a Clay Tennis Court

Installing new line tapes on a clay tennis court on your own can be a daunting task!

Will the lines be straight?  How will I know where to mark the court?  Will all the nails be even?

These are all good questions and concerns for anyone attempting to lay new lines.  However, 10-S Tennis Supply and Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. have you covered!  With a little preparation and know-how, you can make sure the job gets done right – with correctly and securely fastened line tapes!

  • Please be sure to take all the time necessary to properly measure and mark the court for the line tapes.
  • After you have measured out a line, use a nail to mark the spot.
  • Snap chalk lines on the surface to ensure your line tapes will be laid in a straight line from point to point.
  • Roll out the line tapes, securing the corners with nails as you go.
  • Fill in the remaining pre-punched holes with nails (use every hole available).  With the exception of the corners (or places where lines overlap), only hammer in the nails until ¼” remains above the surface.  This way, the nails will all be set into the ground with the same pressure when you roll the lines.
  • Take a roller and roll down the lines.  All of the nails will now be fully – and evenly – set into the ground.
  • Trim the excess ends of the line tapes so that every line and corner is crisp and straight.

For a full tutorial on how to install new line tapes,  check out this video showing you the proper methods and techniques!

If you are in the South Florida area and would like an estimate for professional installation of lines, or about building/resurfacing any court, please contact Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. toll-free at 800-432-2994!  If you would like to purchase line tapes, nails, or any other equipment from anywhere nationwide, call 10-S Tennis Supply toll-free at 800-247-3907 to get an estimate or to place an order!

10-S Tennis Supply Product of the Week: 10-S NeverRust Net Posts

From time to time, we here at 10-S Tennis Supply would like to present (or remind our customers about) a product or maintenance tool that we feel is really top-notch!  This week’s edition focuses on a new product in our line – the 10-S NeverRust Aluminum Net Posts!

What makes these posts so special?

We are so glad you asked!  The 10-S NeverRust Posts were specifically designed so that you get a durable, aluminum post that is light enough to make installing or replacing these posts easier than ever!  In fact, they are the lightest on the market – while still being quality posts.  The reinforced inside ensures durability, while the aluminum material means you won’t have to worry about rust – even in salty coastal or high-humidity climates.   2  7/8″OD external wind post featuring galvanized lacing rods, available in black or green.

 

 

You can find these net posts and more on our website, 10-S.com, or call and speak to a customer service representative at 800-247-3907.