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Tape Not Sticking?  Is Your Floor Secretly Wet?

Tape Not Sticking? Is Your Floor Secretly Wet?

Wood, even a sealed wood gym floor, is porous. This natural porosity means that the wood will absorb and release moisture even if it has a hard finish on it. Wood swells and shrinks, based on temperature and humidity and it can hold water for a long period of time and release it slowly. If […]

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Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Savvy coaches that coach volleyball on basketball court floors realize that the temporary lines laid out with paper tape to create a volleyball court can be written on. This is a great feature for managing practices. Marking things like inbound positions and other court-specific locations can be quickly written directly on the floor tape. It […]

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“Walk Off” then “Walk On”

“Walk Off” then “Walk On”

In an odd flip of obvious meaning, the floot mats used to protect gym floors by having someone walk on the mat before walking on the floor are called “walk off” mats. We’re guessing that the term relates to the act of “walking off” grit and dirt from a shoe’s sole before stepping on to […]

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Setting Up Outdoor Courts? Don’t Forget This Tip

Setting Up Outdoor Courts? Don’t Forget This Tip

Whether you are building permanent volleyball courts outdoors or just creating temporary playing spaces, this tip needs to be part of your planning. If your space has the flexifility, always orient your court(s) north-south. ┬áThis will both minimize the time that sunlight is in players eyes and also equalize the problems caused by the sun […]

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