How to Set Up a Volleyball Net

By Jen Weir

Volleyball is a lively and social sport that can be played indoors or out. Whether you play on an organized team or enjoy a pick-up game every now and then, knowing how to set up the volleyball net is a necessary skill. Instructions may differ slightly from net to net but as long as the net is secure and at the proper height, the game can go on.

Step 1

Use an allen wrench to remove the floor plates.

Step 2

Place the upright poles in the floor sockets. Adjust the posts to the correct height.

Step 3

Attach the net to the hook on the post without the winch.

Step 4

Attach the other end of the net to the winch cable.

Step 5

Turn the handle on the winch until the center of the net reaches the desired height; 7 feet 11 5/8 inches for men or 7 feet 4 1/8 inches for women.

Step 6

Attach the middle and bottom straps on both ends of the net to the poles.

Step 7

Adjust the height of the ends of the net by adjusting the position of the straps. The ends of the net should be no more than 3/4 of an inch higher than the center of the net.

Step 8

Tie excess rope or strap onto the poles to prevent a tripping hazard.

Step 9

Secure the protective pads around the poles.

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