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A portable pickleball net made with recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber

News International-French

28 Jun 2018

Pickleball Central and the Composite Recycling Technology Center announce availability of a portable pickleball net system. The SwiftNet will transform the experience of setting up a pickleball net, making pickleball more accessible to players around the world. The new net system uses a patent pending design to radically change how quickly and easily a pickleball court can be set up.

A portable pickleball net made with recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber

Released under the Pickle-Ball brand, the SwiftNet addresses all of the major concerns the pickleball community has had with prior portable net systems. The new system is easier to transport, easier to set up, more durable, and provides players with a better on-court experience.

Pickleball is a rapidly growing sport with over 3 million players in the US and the sport continues to grow significantly on a global basis. Municipal, scholastic, and private athletic facilities are addressing the growing population by creating spaces within their venues for pickleball play. The portable SwiftNet is a breakthrough solution to this fast-growing sport, allowing players and institutions to quickly set up tournament caliber courts in as little as 180 seconds.

These innovative nets are sustainably made using recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber, which makes them about half the weight of other portable net systems available. With its unique carbon fiber boom and pole design, the SwiftNet can be set up by one person, in under three minutes. The main structure will not bend or rust and is much stronger and more durable than competing products. The SwiftNet portable net system provides the stiffness similar to a tournament net with a much simpler tensioning mechanism, and automatically sets and holds a true 36” and 34” height. All the structural and carbon fiber components are made and assembled in Port Angeles, Washington.

A portable pickleball net made with recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber
David Walter, CEO of the CRTC, said “The CRTC is honored to have worked closely with Pickleball Central on the development and launch of this excellent product into the market. We believe customers will appreciate how quickly the lightweight system sets up and how it responds like a tournament net. It is an excellent offering that is helping to keep scrap carbon fiber out of landfill, creating jobs, and giving our customers far more places to play in this rapidly growing sport.”

Edward Hechter, CEO of Pickleball Central, stated “Our goal is to serve the ever growing community of pickleball players, coaches, ambassadors, and tournament directors. In our 12-year history, we’ve never found a product that is as revolutionary to the sport as this one. It will make the sport more accessible, and provide a better on-court experience. Partnership with the amazing team at CRTC to produce this net system has been so rewarding, knowing that we are producing a world-class product right here in Washington state.”