You asked about tricks for temporarily repairing tennis nets where the net
cord/strap has come apart from the top of the net.
Here are a couple of ideas:
Take an awl or a leather punch and make holes in the Plastic tape at the top
of the net. The holes should be about four inches apart and located half way
between the top and bottom of the tape. Use old racket string (the left
overs when rackets are restrung are fine--you can also get the left overs
from any racket stringer) to lace through the holes. Before you do, pull the
net cord up into the space inside the Plastic tape so the racket string
catches and holds it. This fix is almost invisible if you use the right
One time, our tennis team played an away match at a HS with the same problem.
I took regular adhesive tape from the first aid kit and wrapped it around
the top of the net, holding the Plastic tape and the top net cord together.
This is a short term fix and will not withstand the elements like the racket
string. If you can get white duct tape in a narrow enough width (to go
through the holes in the net cord), it would last longer.
Hope these help.
Received on Sat Sep 09 2000 - 16:58:37 CDT