This is a new fixed net system designed to provide a safe practice/playing area when space is of a premium.
It measures 10 metres x 6 metres when open and folds back to approximately 82 cm for storage against a wall. It is powder coated finish with protective foam pads over the metal posts.
A 2 Bay Cricket Lane is incorporated within the product. If not required, the division netting can be retracted allowing a full playing area of approximately 10m x 6m.
If desired, the whole playing area can be enclosed using a sliding front net.
Two people are required to extend the net for use. This takes only a matter of minutes to perform.
A variety of sporting activities can be undertaken in the net system:
THE UNIQUE FOLD AWAY, SPACE-SAVING CONCERTINA NET SYSTEM.
The net system was designed to promote cricket at grass roots level, primarily for use in schools where space is at a premium. The net system is either fixed to a wall, posts or a fence: it folds back to 50cm and extends out to 8m – 10m – 12m depending upon size ordered. Uses:
Sporting practice i.e. batting, bowling, catching or rounders.
Educational possibilities using numbered patches on netting for batters to aim at: helps children improve their mental arithmetic.
Out of school hours – clubs or community use.
Benefits to pupils/ participants:
Improve sporting skills and co-ordination.
Increased interaction with other children.
Improved team work
Increased fitness, confidence and mental well being.
Benefits for school:
Versatile, designated, space saving and safe environment to practice without affecting rest of playground.
Enhanced physical exercise area enabling concentration upon batting / bowling skills.
Opportunity to have facility to increase childhood activity for both boys and girls with view to reducing obesity levels.
Means of introducing cricket to schools which in past may not have facilities to use.
Reduction of travel time if had to use off site facilities previously.