All Douglas® Tennis Nets meet USTA requirements for official size (42’ x 3’6”). Netting is 1-3/4” square mesh braided solid core polyethylene, unsurpassed for durability and weather resistance. Vinyl bottom tape and side pockets of headbands are polyester based and won’t shrink, mildew or rot when exposed to the elements. All headbands have been lock-sewn with four rows of thick, #32 white polyester thread. The side and bottom tapes are double lock-stitched with black polyester thread. All Tennis Nets include 1/2” Fiberglass side dowels.