The cost of a badminton or volleyball set increases with the durability of the poles that hold the net. Even kits over $100 have low-durability collapsable plastic poles. There are a bunch of plans on the internet but most use PVC, require ropes for support or simply look unsightly.
- Movable / non-permanent poles for either volleyball or badminton
- No ropes or wires to strengthen the pole
2 x 8′ 1-5/8″X8′ 16GA Line Post (galvanized pipe used for making chain link fences) $32
2 x 1-5/8″ Line Post Eye Top (end caps for line post) $4
4 x 2″ corner brace (connect post to net)$7
2 x 3/4″x5′ iron pipe (cut 10′ pipe in half) $13
2 x 44 lbs. lifting weight or umbrella stand (optional) – $20-$60
- Drive the iron pipe into the ground 20 feet apart using the sledgehammer while on a ladder. While driving it in, use a level on 2 sides to make sure the pipe is vertical.
- If using the optional weight, place that over the iron pole.
- Once the iron pipe is in the ground about a foot down, put the line post over top of the iron pipe and top it with the end caps.
- Attach the net using the braces.
- If there is a rattle with the outer pipe, use a small sliver of wood to shim.