How To Install A Tennis Net
1. Install the tennis net posts and pipe anchor, making sure the anchor is installed flush with the tennis court surface and that the pin is parallel to the tennis net line to avoid twisting the tennis center strap.
2. Begin installing your tennis net by connecting the loop end of the tennis net cable to the tennis net post cable hook/cleat on the dead end post. If you are installing your tennis net onto an internal wind post, you may have to cut the entire loop and any excess cable from the other end of the tennis net cable - as well as remove the vinyl coating near where the cable will be attached to the winder - depending on which internal wind post you are installing. Pull this end of the cable over the top of the winder post, lining up the cable with the winder mechanism. Feed cable into internal wind post mechanism and begin winding until the net is a little over 3′ above the tennis court surface at the center.
3. If you are installing your tennis net onto an external wind post, connect one loop end of the tennis net cable to the post cable hook/cleat on the dead end post. Take the other cable loop and hook it onto the pin on the crank assembly and begin winding. Continue to crank the post so that the tennis net is a little over 3‘ about the surface at the center.
4. Fit dowels/side stakes if available into side pockets.
5. Install lacing cord at each end by making a 2″ knotted loop on one end of the lacing cord. Run the other end through both grommets in the headband and around the post, through the 2″ loop and back around the post in the opposite direction. Continue wrapping the cord around the post, through the lacing bars if available, and through the grommets on the side band, applying equal pressure as you wrap. Tie off the cord at the bottom of the post. Repeat for other post. Finally, install the center strap and adjust it to maintain a net height of 36″ at center.
6. When you‘re finished, the tennis net should be fully extended so that it completely fills the space between the two net posts. The tennis net height at the center of the net should be 3‘ and the post end 3′ - 6″ above ground.
7. During the off season or when winterizing, either remove the tennis net or at least loosen the tennis net cable and center strap. It is best to remove tennis net post, too, and plug the sleeves with sleeve covers to prevent moisture and dirt from collecting in the open hole.