Netex backstop nets offer tough protection with near-perfect visibility
With balls travelling an average of 92 miles per hour, and spectators hanging on every pitch, you need a combination of strength and visibility in your baseball backstop netting to protect spectators, while offering them near-perfect views.
The incredible strength-to-weight ratio of our premium #15 Dyneema®, double-knotted backstop netting ensures that no ball gets through, while the twine’s low profile offers unimpeded views from the stands. Netex was the first to design, develop, and use #15 Dyneema backstop netting, and we continue to offer this high-performance, near-invisible netting to the baseball industry.
We tested the safety of our nets at an NHL-approved testing lab
We wanted to know just how strong our near-invisible backstop netting was, but because Major League Baseball (MLB) does not have a testing protocol for netting burst and break strength, we had to turn to professional hockey to find out.
Our Dyneema backstop netting can stop balls thrown by the world’s fastest pitchers.
We took our #15 Dyneema design to a testing facility in Colorado where they test nets destined for the National Hockey League (NHL). Technicians set up a pitching machine and fired balls travelling more than 100 mph at the net to see how it would stand up. At the end of the test, the netting received a certified break and burst strength of up to 104 mph. Strong enough to stop a ball thrown by the world’s fastest pitchers – with a view that ensures spectators won’t miss a single play!
Our baseball netting stops balls from the MLB to Little League
You’ll find our baseball netting on Major League, Minor League, Little League and college baseball playing fields, including the Anaheim Angels, the Tacoma Rainiers, and the Vancouver Canadians. Check out some of our projects.
We also supply and install field equipment and training products, such as batting cages and pitching screens, sport turf, DuraEdge™ field clay and LED sports lighting for teams, schools, and sports associations across North America and Asia.
“Whether it be field screens, custom backstops, or custom batting cages you won’t find a better product than what Netex has. They will outperform and outlast any other nets… Mark (Wilson) knows his stuff and his knowledge and quality of his work is unmatched in the industry.”
Tim Huber, Head Coach
Augustana University Baseball Program
Netex can design, engineer and build your custom baseball netting project
Netex can engineer a custom solution for almost any netting problem. Our experience and expertise – along with our drive to innovate – mean that our design, fabrication, and installation methods lead the industry for quality, aesthetics, and netting solutions that last.
Our solutions don’t stop at our sport netting systems. For example, when we found out that trainers were frequently hit when throwing practice pitches – even though they were standing behind a pitching screen – we designed a better one to protect them. Our pitching screens are used by teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, who told us that prior to buying them, a screen had never lasted more than one year at their training facility in Clearwater, Florida. They now have Netex pitching screens that are in their fifth year!
All of our Dyneema netting has a 15-year limited warranty against UV degradation and a 2-year workmanship warranty. Our support poles have a conditional, 2-year warranty.
You’ll find the features and specifications for some of our baseball netting products in the PDFs below. Please contact us if you have any questions, or to get a quote.