Many schools have old broken posts that don’t work. Be sure to select the posts specified in the notes.
In some schools it matters which side each post is set.
If there are metal snap-close hooks and/or carabiners and maybe chain on ONLY ONE END of the net, this end is to be attached to the post WITHOUT a winch. (Ropes are needed for winches.)
Snap-close hooks and carabiners allow that end of the net to be easily hooked DIRECTLY to the post. (BYPASS any white ropes that are on the posts.)
Snap-close hooks are stronger than the blue carabiners and should be used on top whenever possible.
The chain allows you to place the hook or carabiner on whatever chain link allows the end of the net to be vertical above the sideline (except Danforth Rec nets that extend 1’ beyond the sidelines).
Some nets have red straps on the lower net cable. They can be tightened like a belt buckle. Insert the loose end of the strap up through both buckles and then down through just the bottom buckle. Pull tight.
On some posts, the height can be adjusted by loosening the black knob. Align the bottom of the yellow section with “Senior Boys” (243 cm) for Competitive and Intermediate play and “Junior Boys” (235 cm) for Recreational play.
When taking down the nets, be sure to LEAVE THE SNAP-CLOSE HOOKS, CARABINERS and RED STRAPS ATTACHED TO THE NETS.