The Side Barriers are specifically designed for use with The Net Return Golf & Sports Net. The Side Barriers insure that mishit balls never leave the hitting area. If using the Net Return indoors or in an area where errant balls are a safety concern the Side Barriers are required. If you are an accomplished golfer or using the Net Return outdoors where safety is not a concern the Side Barriers are not required. Understand also that the Side Barriers can be added at anytime and are not required for use with the Pro Series net.
The Side Barriers are made of polyester netting, setup in under 5 minutes (using Velcro color coordinated tabs) and can be easily stored in transported in the Net Return duffle bag. Each Side Barrier is individually cut and sewn by hand.
Each pair of Side Barriers weigh approximately 6 lbs., are 7’4” high and extend out to 11’ in length. They are sold in pairs (right and left), can be extended straight out or setup on wider angles as needs dictate. Each set of Side Barriers are extended out by using sandbags, two are provided (one for each Side Barrier) or if using outdoors they can be extended and staked (stakes are not provided).
When extending out the Side Barriers to their max distance (approximately eleven feet or so) you may also want to weight (sandbag) or stake the back of the frame. Extending the Side Barriers to their maximum distance can often lift the back of the frame off the ground by several inches. The weighting or staking of the rear of the frame will eliminate this.