Hi everyone! Sports toys are common the older your son gets, and my son is now 12, in 7th grade, and has mandatory sports. So this year he took volleyball and got really into it and wanted a net at home. It was on his Christmas wish list so we got it. It came in a HUGE rectangular box (tall and skinny) and he guessed what it was right away so I had to say it wasn’t and put the gift wrapping so it looked like it was a tent for my husband, who goes camping. Then Christmas day we had Shawn open my husband’s present for him, which was really his volleyball net.
Anyway, we ordered the Easton Platinum Volleyball Set specifically because it was ranked so high – and I noticed on Amazon they have a note that says there is a newer version of this product and it points to a Sportcraft SP Platinum Volleyball Net. I wonder if the company was bought out or something? It’s about $30 less expensive, so that’s good!
Our volleyball net wasn’t too heavy. Shawn took it out of the box and laid it out in the front yard and then took it around to the backyard. Unfortunately when he did this, he tangled it all up a bit so his dad had to help him get it straightened out. It takes two people to set up because one needs to hold the poles in place and the lines, etc.
Shawn hasn’t gotten to play a lot with it because his brother just switched shifts at work (he’s the other volleyball player in our family) but I know this summer they’re going to get a lot of use out of it when school is out.
It’s a good size volleyball net – you need room for both the net length and the lines that pull it out to the sides. Ours isn’t drooping or sagging at all. Holding up well. I DID try to go play with him but the volleyball is so HARD! Shawn said I wasn’t hitting it in the right place, and I agreed – I’m a golfer. I don’t volleyball.
Let me let you hear from him on this here:
It looks like the Sportcraft SP Platinum Volleyball Net hasn’t accumulated as many reviews since it’s newer, but what’s there so far is a solid 4 stars (almost all 5 stars).