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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Top 5 Ways to Tell if Your Hard Court Needs Resurfacing

Here at 10-S Tennis Supply, we know the thought of resurfacing your court can be daunting, and you might not know if it’s entirely necessary.  Have no fear – we have developed a list of red-flags to help you make the right decision!  As time goes on, the luster begins to fade on your once brand new tennis, basketball, Pickleball or shuffleboard court.  So, how can you tell if the time has come to resurface your asphalt or concrete court? We are here to help!

Top signs your hard court needs to be resurfaced:

  1. Cracks and root damage are growing by the day
  2. Water stays on the court for hours after a rain
  3. Mold and mildew are starting to take over your court
  4. Paint is faded to the point you can see the blacktop or concrete underneath
  5. Lines are disappearing into the surface – you can’t tell if a ball is in or out


If any of the above sounds like your court’s current situation – or your courts look more like the “Before” image than the “After” image, it’s time to resurface!

For those “Do It Yourselfers” out there who want to tackle the resurfacing project at your facility, 10-S Tennis Supply can provide you with the tools and materials to get the job done right.  In fact, we have two primary products you should consider for repairing cracks and low areas – NovaCaulk and NovaBond.

Information about these 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!

If you are located in south Florida and would like to hire a Certified Tennis Court Builder to complete your resurfacing project, consider contacting our sister company – Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. at 800-432-2994 or visit Fast-Dry.com for more information.

If you are located outside south Florida and would like to hire a Certified Tennis Court Builder to complete your resurfacing project, feel free to give us a call at 800-247-3907.  We may be able to recommend a company, or direct you to someone in your area through the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA).

7 Tips to Choose the “Perfect Bench”

A nice spot to relax is something we all seek from time to time…whether it’s during a changeover in tennis to take a quick breather or at the park while the kids play.

But how much time was spent deciding which bench to use at that particular venue? 

It’s not something the majority of people would spend a lot of time thinking about, but there are a number of factors that go in to selecting the “PERFECT BENCH.”

1.)    Location

Probably the most important factor to consider first is where the bench will be located.  If its outdoors and exposed to the weather, that will require a particular type of bench to withstand the elements.  If you envision a cover overhead, you may choose to go with a bench with a built-in canopy or awning.  If you need benches for an indoor facility, say a locker room, you may find that a wooden bench is more aesthetically pleasing.  Start by thinking “Where will this bench be located?”

2.)    Durability

The locale will often determine the durability you are looking for in a bench.  If a bench is exposed to outdoor elements such as sun, rain, wind, ocean air, etc., you will have to take into consideration how long you’d like the bench to stand up for over time.  For example, a bench made of recycled plastic or high-density polyethylene may be your best bet for longevity.  These also give you the additional bonus of never needing a new coat of paint, since the color you choose is the actual color of the material the bench is constructed out of.  PVC and Vinyl benches can also last the test of time – and if ordered in white will keep cool on hot days.

3.)    Color

The color you choose will oftentimes be based on the other aesthetic features of your surrounding area.  For an example, if you have a green fence, with green windscreen and green amenities such as trash receptacles and water fountains, a green bench is probably right up your alley.  The colors available range from white, gray, green, natural wood, cedar and brown – the choice is yours!

4.)    Size

The size of the bench you are seeking will depend on its use – i.e., how many people may use the bench at one given time.  If it’s a bench used for spectators during a soccer or basketball game, the longer the bench better.  If the bench is used for one or two tennis players to take breaks during changeovers, a shorter bench will likely work just fine.  Lengths vary from 4-feet to 8-feet long so choose accordingly.

5.)    Style (Back or No Back?)

The style of bench is easily determined by the purpose it will serve – specifically in terms of the direction you would like people to face.  For example, a bench located between two tennis courts would likely be used from both sides – therefore a bench with no back, accessible for sitting from both sides, is your best bet.  Now envision a park bench facing a pond where you may take the kids to feed the ducks – this would better lend itself to a “classic park bench” style with a contoured back – for comfort.

6.)    Portable or Secure

Do you need the bench to be portable or secured to a fixed location?  If you’d like a portable model, those are typically shorter/smaller and lighter weight, for ease of transport.  A secured bench may be ideal for a high traffic area where it’s important that the integrity of your landscaping/ornamentation is maintained.  Benches that can be secured are readily available.  These are typically fashioned to install bolts through the legs, into the ground material beneath, for example a concrete sidewalk.  Securing a bench will also provide added security to those sitting there since it will not move or flip over.

7.)    Material

All of the factors above will leave you with a number of bench options – once you’ve narrowed down your needs.  The final step will be to determine the material you are most interested in.  The materials available include wrought iron, wood, plastic, recycled plastic (some of today’s recycled plastics even resemble lumber), PVC, aluminum and polyethylene.

10-S Tennis Supply is a premier supplier of benches that will fit every need.  Check out our online store and see just how easy it is to choose your bench.  We’ll even deliver it direct to you!  Visit us at www.10-S.com to view our large selection of Benches or search the keyword Bench in our search bar.

Own a Beautiful Home Featuring an Award Winning Fast-Dry Tennis Court

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this landmark 1.59± acre estate on the Intracoastal Waterway epitomizes Boca Raton’s resort lifestyle at its finest.

A true paradise on the Intracoastal Waterway is found in this extremely rare estate-sized property of 1.59± acres in a prestigious downtown Boca Raton address. Capturing expansive waterfront views, an exotic landscape brimming with tropical fruit trees sets the stage for the impressive residence designed by prominent architect Herbert S. Newman, a Yale University faculty member and recipient of an AIA lifetime achievement award. The classic Old World traditions of Addison Mizner are reinvented as strikingly modern sculptural forms to give this stunning residence a unique character all its own.

The luminous pool, award-winning championship tennis court, and 250± foot seawall with two yacht docks complete the perfect picture for indoor/outdoor resort living and grand entertaining. Here, there are virtually limitless options to suit every preference, with proposed architectural plans available to build a new dream estate or compound. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this is a landmark property of immeasurable appeal.

Location

Northeast 5th Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida. Boca Raton’s prestigious new “Mansion Row” is within walking distance of the beach, Mizner Park’s world-class shopping and dining, and the legendary Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Property

This landmark 1.59± acre estate fronts 180± linear feet of shoreline featuring protected mega-yacht dockage in a no-wake zone minutes from the inlet, with unobstructed access to the ocean for world-class yachting and fishing. The grandfathered, L-shaped full service dock could be reconfigured to accommodate an even larger 100+ foot-long vessel. An Old World-inspired courtyard preludes the residence at the end of a long Chicago brick-lined stone drive. Expansive Intracoastal views are the focus of the indoor and outdoor living spaces culminating in the spectacular pool patio. Sweeping waterfront lawns open from the north-south hydro tennis court, built in 2003 by Fast-Dry Courts.  This court was the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, given by the American Sports Builders Association (formerly the U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builders Association).

Residence

Dramatically stated in sculptural forms with a hand-made imported barrel-tile roof, this understatedly elegant residence is beautifully scaled in a total of 8,100± square feet with open living areas, 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, and a 3-bay garage.

Main Level: Soaring to a 2 story vaulted ceiling, the columned reception room introduces the seamlessly flowing living areas, all taking in the wide Intracoastal vistas. Inlaid with white marble, authentic Cuban tile floors add comfortable warmth to the bright open atmosphere. A barrel vaulted ceiling arcs over the window walled living room, opening to the poolside loggia, also featuring a fireplace. Water views continue into the skylit conversation nook and rotunda-style formal dining room. At the heart of the house, the chef’s kitchen has custom cabinetry, European provincial tiles, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, gas range, and dual Miele dishwashers. An open flow continues into the waterfront breakfast bay and generously scaled family room with architectural built-ins, columned niches, and glass doors leading to the pool patio. In the south wing are 2 waterfront bedrooms plus full and half baths. Served by a separate hallway, the west wing contains 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths in addition to a laundry room with dual washers/dryers.

Upper Level: Completely devoted to the indulgent private realm of the master suite, this level is served by a dramatic bridge hallway, open to the living areas below, atop the spiraling sculptural staircase. Capturing sweeping Intracoastal views from an elevated perspective, the expansive master bedroom features a sitting area in a window lined circular bay. Vaulted ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness and grandeur. There is also an office plus a bonus room which opens to a private waterfront balcony with stairs leading to the pool area. Accompanying the luxurious master bath, oversized his-and-her closets include a gallery of closets with mahogany fittings.

  •  8,100 approximate square feet
  • Architectural style: Contemporary, Mediterranean
  • Property features: 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 1 Partial Baths

To view the full listing, along with additional photos, click here: http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/property/boca_raton/landmark_boca_raton_estate.cfm

Listing courtesy of:
Premier Estate Properties, Inc.
Agent: Joseph Liguori
Office: 866.281.3884
MLS #: R3252875

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