I purchased this product a couple of years ago. The net deteriorated after being outdoors, and no replacement net is available. There are springs that attach the net to the frame which are connected with black strapping. The black strapping has all torn, so the it's not held tight at the bottom of the net. Therefore, it's tension is lost. I tried to work with STX on getting a replacement net but not available. They were going to sell me a new one at a discount, but with shipping costs, it was the same price as buying new at SportStop. Now, I'm buying a Brine one, which has a replacement net available. I think we would be fine if we kept it covered, but we didn't know. My advice, buy the cover with it, or buy a Brine and be willing to replace the net if it's not protected.Pros:
Great for practicing.Cons:
Sell a replacement net.