Tag Archives: curtain dividers

Motorized Divider Curtain and Netting Systems from Keeper Goals

Motorized Divider Curtain System

Listen to discussion about Motorized Divider Curtains with John Moynihan

Motorized Curtain Divider

A divider curtain or net is attached to the ceiling and can be raised or lowered using a motor. The net or curtain folds up as it is raised and is then stored in the ceiling area. A button on a key switch motor is used to move the net.

Fold-up System – Folds the nets up to the ceiling like an accordion. It can store the net closer to the ceiling. This system has been found to work better and last longer than the Roll-up system.

Roll-up System – Rolls the nets up into a structure in the ceiling like a shower curtain

 Advantages

  • One person can easily raise and lower the curtain or net.
  • It is stored in the ceiling area so it is out the way and doesn’t require a storage area on the ground.

 Disadvantages

  • It takes time to raise and lower the divider curtain or net.
  • This system is more expensive than others.
  • It will need maintenance over time.
  • The building must have the proper design needed to install the motorized system.

 Material Options

  • Vinyl curtain with Snyder Mesh top
  • Flex-mesh curtain with vinyl base
  • Netting with D-rings sewn into it and weighted base
  • Most commonly we use 1-3/4 inch or 1-1/2 inch mesh
  • Curtains are better option for motorized systems than nets

Transcription of the Audio

John – Another way to divide up courts is to use a motorized system.  Motorized systems can be used with either netting, flex mesh material that is easy to see through, or vinyl with a Schneider mesh or flex mesh top. These systems rise from the ground up to a point where they attach in the ceiling. The good part about it is all the netting or curtain stores up in the ceiling area and you can press a button with a key switch motor to lower or raise the curtain to get it out of the way.


John – The downside of the system over the others is that it is more expensive to do a motorized system and there is some maintenance that is involved with it because parts can wear over time. As far as the curtain, you can use any type of material, but normally you must have some weight at the bottom of it. Most commonly, we use a 1-3/4 inch or 1-1/2 inch mesh. If you are using netting, but we often suggest flex mesh which holds the shape better and does not stretch over time like netting does. Flex mesh is also easier to see through than traditional nylon netting.


JohnThe different types of motorized systems include a fold-up system that folds the netting to the ceiling like an accordion and a roll up system where it rolls up, kind of like a shower curtain to a structure up in the ceiling. We have found that the fold-up curtains and netting work longer and better than the roll-up system. The advantage of other roll-up system is that it can store closer to the ceiling. In all cases, there might have to be bridgework put in the ceiling or we have to attach it to Joyce Structure. So building plans and pictures of the area are needed in order to get any kind of pricing on these.

Different types of Walk-Draw Curtains from Keeper Goals

 Listen to full discussion with Keeper Goals owner, John Moynihan

Budget Track Curtain Divider

What are the different types of Walk-Draw Curtains and what situations do you recommend them in?

Walk-Draw system with netting on a cable

  • Ideal for use when the walls are strong enough to suspend the cable under tension
  • We would suggest putting a roller on the cable that connects to the net
  • Least expensive curtain system
  • This system is easy to use and the curtain can be pulled quickly from wall to wall

Walk-Draw system on tracking (Two types of tracking: Budget and Steel)

Budget tracking

  • We recommend this system with a lower ceiling (20 feet or less)
  • This tracking is best used for Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal or Soccer
  • The tracking is suspended from the ceiling
  • This tracking system needs to be supported every 8 feet
  • The Rollers on net allow an easy pull to the other side
  • Divider Curtains can be used using vinyl with mesh on top allowing you to see through to the other side
  • 4 inch mesh is recommended

Steel tracking

  • This tracking is recommend for a higher ceiling (20 feet or higher)
  • This tracking is best used for Lacrosse, Baseball or Field Hockey
  • The steel track has a larger capacity that will hold strong and continue to roll even with dents
  • We recommend that this system is supported every 10 feet
  • We have weights that may be added to the bottom of the net so balls will not pass under
  • We provide extra netting that can be added to bottom to prevent balls from passing under as well
  • 1 ½ to 1 ¾ mesh is recommended if younger kids are playing to avoid their feet getting caught in the net

Transcription of the Audio

Cody – This is Cody Johnson and on today’s segment we’ll be talking with John Moynihan more about the walk-draw divider curtains that we sell at Keeper Goals. We will be talking specifically about the different types of walk-draw divider curtains that we sell and the different situations that we recommend them in.

John – There are different types of walk-draw divider curtains or netting systems.  The first one is a walk-draw system with netting on a cable You would do this when the walls are sufficiently strong enough to suspend the cable under tension from point to point and we would suggest putting a roller on that cable that the net would connect to like a shower curtain. You would then pull that net across to the other side. This is a least expensive way to do a curtain system.  The advantage of it is it’s fast and it’s easy, but the disadvantage is the wall has to be strong enough to hold that cable.  Also, if the span is too long, there’ll be sag in the cable and you might not be able to use that.  Sometimes we do things like center support that cable or run two runs of cable so you could divide up the net and move it in two different directions but support that cable in the middle.


John –  Another type of walk-draw system is on tracking.  There are two different types of tracking. Budget  and Steel.  We use the budget tracking system with a lower ceiling height, normally 20 feet or less, and it is used for volleyball, basketball, futsal or soccer. The budget track gets suspended from the ceiling.  This track has to be supported about every 8 feet and there are rollers on that track that make it easy to pull a net across to the other side.  You can also use this track when you’re doing it with a divider curtain, using vinyl and then some mesh on top or a curtain with a flex mesh track curtain on it.  Flex mesh is easier to see through and it holds its shape better than traditional netting over time.


John –  If there’s a higher ceiling or you’re using it for lacrosse, baseball or field hockey, then we suggest using a better track that can take dents a little bit better than the budget track.  It’s a steel track and it has a larger capacity that will hold and if it does get dented, the rollers still, at times, can work through that.  That tracking needs to be supported every 10 feet and it will allow you to bring back a net or a curtain or a flex mesh curtain back and forth.  Some of the different option on those is you can weight the bottom of the net or curtains with chains so balls don’t pass underneath it or you can take extra net to have it on the ground so people don’t roll it up.  On any of those systems, we recommend 4-inch mesh for futsal, soccer, basketball or volleyball.  But at times, people might get their feet caught in that net, especially if young kids are playing in that area and so a lot of times we use smaller mesh, either an inch and three quarters or an inch and a half. We suggest using it for lacrosse on those systems.