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Frequently asked Questions

I placed an order, when will my order arrive?

Estimated delivery times appear in the shopping cart.  We monitor closely this time schedule. Stock items usually ship within a 24 hour time frame (excluding weekends/holidays) while custom net fabrication time ranges from 6-10 business days depending on the size of the order.  Multi piece or a large order of custom nets will be assessed ARO.  We will contact you if the assessed time is longer than 10 business day to ship. (Please note delivery schedules indicate time that the product will ship out and are not indicative of arrival date).

Do you build your own nets?

We have our own in-house net fabrication facility.  Our net builders can manufacture a wide variety of custom nets.  If our website does not show an item that interests you, please call us toll free for a custom quote

866.243.6387.

When will my credit card be charged for my order?

Credit cards will be processed one business day prior to the items ship date.

If the item I am interested in shows "out of stock," when do you expect it in?

Please call us at 866.243.6387 so we can give you an estimated delivery date for any "out of stock" items you may be interested in.

Do the batting cages come with frames?

Our batting cages are sold as net only. Different installation options for batting cages appear on our web-site.

What are the differences between Dyneema, polyethylene and nylon netting?

Dyneema is a netting with a high molecular weight, it is a type pf polyehtylene with a weight to strength ratio unmatched.  Polyethylene is a light weight, extruded netting that is rot and water resistant, but no as heavy and durable as the nylon fibers in nylon netting.  Nylon is at the forefront of custom nets.  Additives increase its resisntace to UV and elements, but it is not naturally rot or weather resistant.  It does however present the higheststrength to cost ratio of any netting.  It's ideal for impact usage.

What the difference between Square hung netting and diamond hung netting?

The main difference in the Square and Diamond hung netting is the appearance.  During the manufacturing process, the knots are tied to present a "square" look to the netting or a "diamond" look to the netting.  The netting itself has the same quality features as mentioned above.

What do the difference netting sizes mean and how does it affect strength?

Generally netting is gauged using a number system #15, #21, #36, etc. This system represents only the amount of filaments in a twine, #60 carries many more filaments than #36 but they both use the same type of filaments. As gauge size increases change in filament quantity also increases which increases the breaking strength and thickness of the twine. Thickness also helps with abrasion resistance as it yields more surface area.

What kind of netting material do you build your cages and panels from?

We use only high quality knotted nylon and polyethylene netting.

What are differences between golf barrier netting and golf impact netting?

Twine gauge and mesh size. We use #15 X 1" treated netting for golf barriers. Although this material is sometimes used for direct impact of golf balls we do not recommended it. It should be used over long distances such as golf ranges. Golf impact netting has a woven 7/8" mesh size and is designed to have golf balls driven right into it.

Can golf balls be used inside a batting cage net?

Batting cages are built from baseball mesh netting which is larger than golf ball mesh netting. Golf impact panels can be ordered to place inside your batting cage net. Combination baseball/golf cage net can be custom quoted.

Can I order any size-batting cage net, golf cage net, or barrier I want?

Yes. Barrier netting is built to order so any dimensions you require can be produced, minimal quantity may apply. Golf cage nets and Batting cage nets can also be built to any dimensions you require. If you require a custom quote please give us a call toll free at 866.243.6387

Does SPI Nets install nets?

We are not installation contractors. However, we work closely with a installation company with many years experience properly and professionally installing sports netting. Together we can provide a complete turn-key net installation solution.  Call us at 866.243.6387 if interested in a full service turn-key netting project.

Do I always need a rope-border installed on my barrier net?

Rope bound nets generally have an increased overall life span, ease of use, and installation. SPI Nets recommends to have rope or vinyl edging with grommets installed on your nets for structure and durability.  Netting panels without borders are only recommended if you are modifying an existing net.

Can I use hardballs with a pitching machine in your batting cages?

Hardballs can be used with our nets however it is recommended whenever possible to use foam balls or seamless balls particularly when using a pitching machine. Adhering to this practice will greatly increase the life of your net.

What are South Padre Island Nets, Inc. normal hours of operation?

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Weekends and Major Holidays: Closed, please check our contact us page for full details. Feel free to give us a call for custom quotes or product information during our normal hours of operation.

During the times that we are closed we do offer the option to leave a voice mail and a representative from our sales staff will call you back as soon as possible.

Can photos of our installation be posted on your website?

We encourage customers to send any media they may have regarding our products after installation. Photos, electronic or mail, will be posted on the website.

Does higher break strength mean a longer lasting net?

A net's break strength is determined by the amount of load tension that may be placed on a strand of twine before that strand breaks. It does not directly correlate to the net life span. Additional information is in our netting reference guide; please consult it for further information.

Is there a warrancty on your nets?

The manufacturing process of netting can cause knots in the meshes to fail which can create holes.  This will be noticed within the first few weeks of use.  Contact us of any noticeable defects.