Netballers – get out and active in the fresh air this summer!
The clocks have gone back, lighter nights are here and better weather upon us which means more time spent outside in the fresh air. Many of you will be searching the internet for BBQ’s, heaters, football nets and even Crazy Catches. So why not add a netball post to your garden furniture? Most females play or have played netball and a lot of competitive men out there will be dying to show us how much better they are – as it is just like basketball after all – isn’t it?
Well to put to bed a few myths the netball ring is smaller than a basketball ring at 15” diameter as opposed to 18” for the latter. Plus in netball we don’t have the advantage of a backboard. So gentlemen, the challenge is on!
Over the last few years the range of netball posts available for home use has grown massively as has the quality. Gone are the days where the pole was rickety, leaning to one side and the ring swings round when the netball hits it.
Now you can get a netball post that easily wheels around so you can not only use in the garden, but on your drive or even on the street, if it’s not a busy road of course. There are many inferior productS out there that we won’t touch, we carefully select what we offer and here are our top three recommendations for you:
- NET1 NETBALL SYSTEM
The NET1 Netball System is the market leader for home netball posts and it outsells its nearest rival by four to one. It is fairly easy to see why, first of all it has the most solid base around and not only can you fill it with sand or water but you can peg the base down if you are on grass or a similar surface. The base also has more than adequate wheels to enable you to easily move around.
Secondly, the pole comes in robust sections which avoids any bend giving you a constantly accurate height, plus you get pole padding which is not absolutely necessary for practising outside but just in case a competitive dad or brother decides to get involved the safety aspect is there!
Next is the fact that it has five height settings, and ok most of you probably won’t use them all, but it is an advantage if you have younger kids as the height can go up very gradually as their strength and ability increases. It finishes off with a sturdy ring with hooks for the net so there is no messing about trying to tie knots and tape it on.
The instructions are easy to follow even if you’re not a DIY expert.
Netball UK Score: 10/10
Feefo Score at Netball UK: 5 STARS!
- GILBERT NETBALL POST
All in all a decent offering from Gilbert, a good solid base with wheels, three height adjustments for the ring. It also features the hooks for the net, again making it easy to attach.
The advantage of the Gilbert Netball Post is that you can easily disassemble it, so if you want to move it by car, take on holiday or even take to a tournament for practice you can do this easily.
It doesn’t have quite have the build quality of the NET1 and as many height adjustments, but you won’t be disappointed, plus if you need a more transportable option this is the one for you.
Netball UK Score: 8/10
- Sure Shot Prime Shot Netball Post
A tidy new addition for the Sure Shot range, this is an impressive improvement. The Prime Shot Netball Post is more sturdy and much better quality all round than the garden netball sets out there and features a better round ring with no ties.
Ideal for youngsters starting out this post goes as low as 4ft while you can also extend to the full height of 10ft to cater for every age and level.
Easy to assemble with simple instructions.
Netball UK Score: 8/10
- We try and test all the products that we sell to ensure we offer you good quality, realiable equipment. You can read our opinions on every product and also independent reviews by our customers.
- You get FREE DELIVERY on all three posts we have reviewed
- If you order before 3pm you will receive the next day (see terms and conditions for full delivery information).
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