Best volleyball nets for your garden: everything that you need to know

Playing volleyball in your garden can be a lot of fun. It can be a great way to entertain the kids or have fun with friends. You just need a ball and a net to get started. Here we are going to discuss the best nets. We talked about the best pool volleyball and beach volleyball nets here.

 Best grass volleyball net 

Franklin Sports has a great volleyball net. They come in different editions (from a cheap starter set to a decent Olympic pack). It is a great set overall, especially if you decide to upgrade to the more expensive sets. I just don’t like the boundary lines as they are quite flimsy. Therefore I would buy other ones so that you don’t have to use the ones that are included. 

They offer the best entry-level net and this can be a great way to get started. The ball that is included with this net is made out of plastic PVC and is not that much fun to play with for volleyball players with experience. Therefore I would upgrade as the entry-level set is more for children or people that want to have a quick casual game. The ball and the lines that are included in the entry-level set are quite useless in my opinion. 

The professional edition has a bigger net and the poles are more sturdy. If you plan to leave the net outside for a few weeks, I would opt for this option. The wind can tear down a net quite easily and the professional edition has more supports for the net so it will keep standing, even during a light storm. The ball that is included in this set is also much better and won’t frustrate club volleyball players as the ball in the beginner set would.

They also have a special set that pays tribute to the famous Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh. This can be a great gift for club volleyball players as the ball is also carrying her name. 

If you already own poles, the following net is great as it follows the regulations. It is quite easy to install and has metal eyelets to make it last for a long period of time. The net also doesn’t sag when you install it properly. This is really important as cheaper nets tend to do this and it ruins the game as a net has to be tightened properly. It measures 32ft on 3ft. 

The net is made out of nylon and also has a band on top of the net, making sure that the net will last long. 

Before you start playing in the grass it is essential that you check if it is not too slippery. Especially after some rain grass can be hard to play volleyball on; Cutting the grass can help with this.

Best volleyball kits: net with lines, ball, and pump

Having everything in one package makes it easy to get started. This product includes a net, ball, pump, and lines. A lot of other products just include cords as lines. It can be easy to trip over them and if you dive over them, it can be quite painful. The following product uses pieces of fabric as lines and these are less abrasive when you touch them and more flexible so you are less likely to trip over them. 

You also get a carrying bag for free when you get this product. This makes it easy to store during winter. We all hate it when we lose pieces of a product and this bag makes sure that everything is stored together.  The net measures 32′ x 3′ and has bright colors so it is easy to see, even when the sun is shining.

The main disadvantage of this net is that you can’t adjust the height. Men and women play at different heights in official games and it is not possible to adjust this net. This is why you can’t use it for badminton.   

Given that the previous net is not adjustable in height, you might want to take a look at the following option. It can be used for badminton as well and includes everything we discussed before. What I don’t like about this set is that the boundary lines are quite narrow. Other than that, it is a good set that also includes a carrying bag so you can take it with you if you travel or visit friends. 

The net is stabilized with cords so it is able to be used in situations where there is a lot of wind. It is quite easy to set up the net, you just have to combine some poles. The paint on the metal might get dinged if you have to set it up multiple times though. The net is 30′ long and about 3′ high. 

You might already have a ball but it never hurts to have another one as balls don’t last that long and you can always lose one. The ball has the official size, it is obviously no Mikasa quality but is good enough to play with. The included pump didn’t have a needle in the unit that we got. It might be an oversight but it is possible that you have to buy this separately, which is quite annoying. Other than that, it is a pretty good set and value for the money. The net will probably last one or two seasons. It is not sturdy enough to last a very long time. 

To conclude, we can state that you have to think about quite a lot of things when you get a volleyball net. From the size to the adjustability and ways to store it. Luckily, there are several kits out there that make it easy to get everything at once. Given that these are quite affordable, they are a great choice for people that just want to play volleyball from time to time. 4-way volleyball nets are becoming more popular now as well as it allows players to compete individually instead of in a team. We have discussed this net here.