Like many schools, Coastal Christian High School was confident a local contractor would capably install their new backstop netting system. They had worked with Beacon Athletics to design the system — just like ones we have designed for schools, colleges and professional teams across the country. Our backstop nets truly deliver an MLB-quality experience. But, like any installation process, even the best design and highest quality parts rely on a contractor who shares the same commitment to quality to get you the best result.
Unfortunately for Coastal Christian, the initial installation did not go as expected. And improper installation left the nets sagging, something that was recognized by a Beacon employee who was onsite. They contacted Coastal’s athletic director, Mike Scheffel, to discuss the options. We suggested one of our ballfield project consultants could step in to help fix the problems. After a thorough review of the situation, our consultant concluded that due to their contractor installing the poles incorrectly, a new net would be needed. But the good news was he would be able to install the new net in a single day and then make necessary adjustments to bring the backstop system up to the professional quality they had expected. [continued below …]