Volleyball Nets and Poles from Park & Sun Sports

Set Up Instructions for the
Spectrum Classic Volleyball Net System 


Park & Sun volleyball nets and poles are used at some of the largest

annual tournaments around the country.


The Spectrum 2000 and Spectrum Classic net systems, in existence since

the late 80's have become two of the top purchased models on the

market today for both sand and grass professional, amateur and

recreational users. 


The Spectrum Classic volleyball set comes fully loaded with 

everything needed to set up regulation sized outdoor volleyball nets and

poles. 


Equipment Included with the
Spectrum Classic Volleyball Nets and Poles System


The heavy duty 1800 denier equipment bag opens and closes with a

zipper and comes with carrying handles good for convenient storage

and transporting the net system to the car and to or from its final

destination, your playing area.


Inside the bag, you should find the following six (6) major pieces of

equipment

  • 5/16th inch double guy lines with padded pull down handles which allow for quick adjustments  which help the net stay tight
  • 12 inch steel stakes with their own storage bag
  • Lay down court lines (5/16th inches in diameter) with pre-measured boundary measuring 60 feet in length by 30 feet wide with corner anchors and cord winder
  • Two Telescopic "Aircraft- Aluminum" outdoor volleyball poles two inches in diameter; a push button locking system that adjusts to three different net heights: men's official net height, women's official net height and co-ed official net height.
  • Comes with a regulation size net made by Spectrum (32 feet long by 3 feet high) The net is made of nylon and 3 inch net sleeves on the top and bottom along with reinforced corners and side sleeves to even the net tension
  • 3' x 32" Professional sleeve net with 3" bindings


How To Set Up Your
Spectrum Classic Volleyball Nets and Poles


After you've taken everything out of the heavy duty bag and laid it out

on the ground you'll want to inspect your potential playing area.


Here are some things you want to watch out for...


First, look around the ground area, where you plan to set up your

volleyball nets and poles to make sure there are no potential hazards

that could ruin your volleyball playing plans.  

 

You want to make sure you set your court up on an even level playing

ground or surface.


There's nothing worse than realizing after you've set your court up that

you are playing on a hill.


You can spend your time playing volleyball or spend it chasing your ball

down a hill, which would you prefer?


You'll get more exercise than you bargain for every time you or one of

your friends have to run down a hill to chase a ball, each time it gets hit

out of bounds during your match. 


Second thing to look for before setting up your court, make sure

you aren't about to set up on top of gopher holes or sprinkler

heads. 


I can't begin to tell you how painful it is to stub your toe while running for

a ball, especially playing with no shoes on!

Let's talk painful, shall we?


A twisted or sprained ankle or a cut toe will quickly ruin someone's great

picnic, outdoor camp or volleyball tournament experience. Try to 

avoid that possibility if you can. 


Lastly,  check for any broken glass, sharp objects or large

rocks on the ground and 2-3 inches below the sand surface, to avoid cut

toes or feet or any such injuries.  


If you know you'll be playing on sand, be sure to bring a rake or

something that you can use to sift through the top 2-3 inches of sand on

your playing surface. 


Stubbed toes or cut feet usually occur from objects that are unseen

below the surface of the sand.

Knees often get cut when diving on the sand when a player lands on the

wrong spot at the right time. 


I highly advise keeping shoes on while looking for glass and rocks so

your feet don't get cut before setting up the net. 


Once you are sure you're setting up on a flat, clean and clear playing

surface, start unwinding the outdoor court lines, which are also known as

boundary cord on to your playing area.


Unwind the lines from their yellow H shaped holder and let them fall to

the ground on the playing area. 


These outdoor court lines are pre-measured with center pole markers

and come with anchors for the four corners. 


Outdoor Court Lines
Spectrum Classic Volleyball Nets and Poles


The first step is to place your outdoor court lines on the playing area.

Find one of the four corner markers, on the court lines and place it on the

ground where one of your court corners will be. 


Its easier to set up your service line of one of your half courts first.

So once you've placed your first corner marker, look for the second

corner marker which is the one that will create the endline or service line

on one of the half courts. 


Walk with the second corner marker to a location across from the first.

You'll know you've done this correctly because you'll see the beginnings

of the end line or backcourt line begin to take shape. 


Now go back and grab the third corner marker and place it in the

ground in front of the first corner marker. 

You'll know you've done this correctly if you can tell you've now placed

three of the four corners needed to create a large rectangle. 


Once you've placed the fourth corner marker down, in front of the

second corner marker, you will see the shape of a giant rectangle, in this

case known as the boundary lines of your regulation sized outdoor

court. 


Setting Up Park & Sun Spectrum Volleyball Nets and Poles


Pick up the two poles which should still be rolled up within the Spectrum

volleyball net. 


Its easier to walk to the middle of the court, and place the poles on the

ground, then unroll the net picking up one pole and walking with it while

unrolling the net, back to pole marker on each boundary line.  . 


You'll know you've done this correctly when the net is fully unrolled and is

laying on your playing surface, parallel to both endlines of the

boundary cord and perpendicular to the sidelines of the boundary

cord.  


Both poles should now be laying at opposite ends of the net, on the

ground, at the halfway mark of each of the sidelines on the boundary

cords. 


Next, pick up one of the poles and push the button to adjust the

volleyball net height you plan to play on. 


To play on a women's net height pick the first hole, the one on top of the

other two holes,  which will set the net at 7 feet 4 inches.

Easy to do because the holes are all pre marked and easily identified on

each pole. 


Press on the button while pulling the top part of the pole up slowly until

you've picked the correct hole then release the button which will lock the

pole into place. 


To play on a coed net pick the second hole which will set the net at the

official coed height which is 7 feet 8 inches. 


If you plan to play on a guy's net, pick the third hole which sets the net at

its highest height option which is 8 feet, the official height for the men's

net. 


Now lay the first pole down and walk over to the other side and repeat

doing the same with the other pole. 

Pretty convenient, right? 


Now go over to where your equipment is laid out and pick up the guy

line attachment.


Unroll and unwind until you have the swivel clip in one hand and you'll

pick up one of the poles at the top in the other hand.


Clip the swivel clip  onto the top of the outside of the pole onto the large

eye bolt, then lay the pole down and grasp the guylines, two in each

hand and back up as you extend them out to 45 degrees, about 8-10

feet apart.  


Then take the loop for the ground stake in your hand and slide the "Pull

Down" handle down until its about two feet from the top of the pole. 


Now its time to take the ground stakes out of their bag.  Take hold of one

stake and insert it into the loop at the end of the guyline before inserting

the pointy end of the stake into the ground at about a 30 degree angle

facing the court.


Bring a rubber mallet as a part of your set up tools.  The mallet is not

included but especially if playing on grass, it's best to use a rubber

mallet or small hammer to make sure each of the ground stakes are

driven firmly and securely beneath the grass surface.    


Working on one pole at a time, once the second stake is driven in to the

ground pick your pole up so its standing upright.


Go to the opposite end of the net and repeat, the procedure. 

Take out and unravel the guylines then clip or hook the swivel clip onto

the eyebolt located at the top of the pole.  


Once done, lay the pole down and pick up the guylines, two in each

hand and extend them out to 45 degrees, about 8-10

feet apart, you'll be backing up two or three steps in order to do this.


Then take the loop for the ground stake in your hand and slide the "Pull

Down" handle down until its about two feet from the top of the pole. 


Get the two remaining ground stakes out of the bag and one at a

time insert it into the loop at the end of the guyline before using the

mallet to drive  the pointy end of the stake into the ground at about a 30

degree angle facing the court.


Once you raise the second pole, begin to pull down on the guy lines

handle until you can see the net start to tighten across the top and

bottom.


Walk across the lengthen of your now erect net and do the same on the

other pole, adjusting the guyline handles until the poles are upright and

centered. 


Create Maximum Tensioning on Spectrum Volleyball Nets and Poles


Some times even the best nets begin to have a droop in the middle and

sink  or fall well below their designated official net height.  


To keep the net nice and taut all the way across the entire length, follow

these instructions to create maximum tensioning. 


Now that the net is set up, the poles should be about 8-10 inches outside

of the boundary cord on each side. 

 

But to create a tight net, which is also called creating maximum tension,

place or lean the bottom of one pole, temporarily inside the boundary

line about 14-16 inches so its still erect but now you can work on

adjusting the guyline handles without struggling with the existing

tension. 


Now go back to the guyline handles hanging down on the guylines and

begin to pull down the handles, even more.  


Return to the pole and replace the base back to its original position,

outside of the courtlines, so its back to being erect and centered.

This process, will help create a tighter net and help maintain the net at its

desired playing height. 


Park & Sun Spectrum Classic Volleyball Nets and Poles
The Final Step


There's one last final step after confirming that the net tension is at

maximum and that the net height is perfect for both teams. 


Start playing volleyball!

Time to have fun.


For those of you who'd like to see one of  Park & Sun volleyball nets and

poles actually being set up, I included a great video produced by Rick K

who explains step by step exactly how he sets up his volleyball nets and

poles.


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