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"We love the durability of our Senoh system."

We love the durability of our Senoh system. The design of the net system allows us to crank the net tight every day giving us a consistent net height and creates a predictable bounce for ball played in the net.

Kevin Hambly, Head Volleyball Coach, University of Illinois

"I looked for a system that was easy to work with and would be durable and last for years. The name that came to the top was Senoh! I have been very impressed with..."

When our old volleyball system started to fail, I looked for a system that was easy to work with and would be durable and last for years. The name that came to the top was Senoh! I have been very impressed with the equipment and the service has been outstanding. The rep was here and in no time we had our equipment installed.

 

Tom Johnson, Athletic Director / Facilities Manager, Inver Hills Community College, MN

"As a college coach, I have moved from place to place. The decision to change over existing net systems to Senoh has never been a difficult one..."

I have been fortunate enough to view the game of volleyball from about every aspect possible. In doing so, I have had the opportunity to utilize numerous pieces of volleyball equipment as a player, official, high school, club and college coach‚. As a coach and player, you always want to use and play with the very best equipment. As a facilities manager, you want durable, reliable and affordable equipment, not to mention, you want equipment that by its design, is simple to operate, maintain and, if problems arise, responsive customer service.

 
As a college coach, I have moved from place to place. The decision to change over existing net systems to Senoh has never been a difficult one, moreover, never one that is hard to sell to our administrators. Whether installing the in-floor sleeves or retrofitting existing floor sleeves, Senoh has always had the answer. Convincing our institution to switch to Senoh's all steel uprights leaves only one question- why didn't they go with Senoh in the first place?
 
There are many things as a player, coach, official and manager that you depend on in order to be successful in this sport. The one constant should always be- Sports Imports and Senoh net systems.
 

Tim Cowie, Athletic Director / Facilities Manager, former high school volleyball coach, current college volleyball coach, Davidson College, NC

"The first time I used a Senoh product, I was sold on it..."

I have been in the recreation field for over 23 years. Rarely have I ever been so excited to use a product or service. The first time I used a Senoh product, I was sold on it.

 
Senoh products are easy to train staff on. After 10-15 minutes of instruction, staff know how to set them up looking like they are ready for Olympic play.
 
Volleyball coaches and player actually get excited when they see we use Senoh standards. I have literally seen volleyball players who are new to our leagues, high-fiving each other when they see we use Senoh products.
 
I rarely give a product such a resounding endorsement, but Senoh products deserve it.
 

Ted Mittelstaed, Athletic Director/Facility Manager, City of Bellevue

"Twenty-nine years ago I made the single most important purchase of my young career and I didn't realize then what a value it was..."

Twenty-nine years ago I made the single most important purchase of my young career and I didn't realize then what a value it was. It was also the turning point of our program. We went from picnic volleyball throwing the ball back on the first contact to power pass, set and hit volleyball.

 
No more panic attacks while tightening the nets waiting for the screech of the screws ripping out of the hardwood and the standards hitting the floor. With Senoh set-up is a breeze. It's the perfect set-up!
 

Sue Gozansky, Former player and current college volleyball coach, UC Riverside, CA

"Thanks to the great help from Senoh reps. I was able to get the order in and everyone..."

As the other net system died I got permission to get bids. Thanks to the great help from Senoh reps. I was able to get the order in and everyone, our player, refs, and competitors absolutely were ecstatic as were our administrators when they saw it and how great it looked. No one was happier then me who believed we had made a huge step for our program. It will be around long after I will. Thank Senoh! We love you!

 

Steve Dallman, College Volleyball Coach, UMKC

"We love Sports Imports because of the Attack II machine. This machine helped move our girls from average volleyball team to an exceptional volleyball team..."

We love Sports Imports because of the Attack II machine. This machine helped move our girls from average volleyball team to an exceptional volleyball team.

As we played each game, more and more people noticed how much our girls had improved over the previous year. We finished our regular season 14-0 and finishing the season with a 35-7 record. We swept both teams we played in the first two rounds of the state tournament. In the second round, we set a state record for individual digs in a match. The knights mid-summer dream had come true not only had we make it to state, we were playing for the championship.

Sherry Carlson, Former volleyball player, highs school volleyball coach, Our Redeemer's Christian School, ND

"If form follows function, the beauty of the Senoh system is in its simplicity. Senoh was the innovator when developing the sleeve below the floor protocol..."

I have not followed the recommendations of mentors, nor friends and have put great deals aside to buy and promote your products because I believe your system is the best.

If form follows function, the beauty of the Senoh system is in its simplicity. Senoh was the innovator when developing the sleeve below the floor protocol that used no cables or guy wires. Everyone else just got in line. The uprights have a streamline profile and are simple to adjust. The net is easy to attach. The tightening system is solid and you can really crank the net light without worrying about something going incredibly wrong. When dealing with aged group athletes, you need a strong and safe system—it's all about safety.

With Senoh, you watch the game, not the equipment.

Robert Buck, Co-founder, USA Michigan Volleyball

"I love Senoh for its quality, simplicity, reliability, longevity and accurate net heights..."

I love Senoh for its quality, simplicity, reliability, longevity and accurate net heights.

I coordinate all the adult sports programs for MSCR and we use 25 volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts on a regular basis. Previously, only 7 volleyball courts had Senoh equipment.

Three years ago we replaced [the other equipment] with Senoh equipment, which made all the players, coaches, custodians, gym supervisors, officials, budget manager and repairman extremely happy! [Sports Imports] made the process of measurements for the custom sleeves efficient. [They] processed the order and shipment with promptness. [They] scheduled the installation at my convenience, to not disturb school classes. [They] personally helped install the equipment and provided training for set up. [Their] attention and service could not have been more prompt, professional, or improved in any way. [They] always treated me as if I was the only customer [they] had.

Some of our Senoh equipment is 30 years old and has never needed maintenance or repair.

I especially appreciate the fact I never have to worry anymore about canceling and rescheduling matches due to broken parts. The officials are so happy with the Senoh referee platforms that they hardly mind being yelled at by players! [Our previous] referee platforms were not securely attached and the platform would slide down the pads after a short while. By the end of the three match (3 hour) evening, the officials were standing at a 20% slant and some had been injured when their platform slid off the pads.

I looked at the value when I bought the Senoh equipment and Senoh sweeps all the competitors 25-0, 25-0, 25-0. Senoh's refurbishing system also allowed me to upgrade some courts to brand new equipment at a 50% savings. IN this age of obsolescence, it is refreshing to have a company like Senoh produce such quality equipment.

Rita Kelliher, Former volleyball player / Athletic Director / Facilities Manager, Madison School & Community Recreation, WI

"They last forever-- # 1 in quality. I have a fifteen-year-old system..."

They last forever-- # 1 in quality. I have a fifteen-year-old system.

Patrick Dorywalski, Former Volleyball Player / Business Manager, Steven's Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

"With Senoh, I know that things are going to run smoothly. I can focus on my team..."

As a coach, I try to stay positive with my team and ask of them on to give their all. The one thing I do not have control of when entering the match, the one thing that will drive any coach to the brink is the quality of the net. A loose, poorly assembled net can cost a team big.

With Senoh, I know that things are going to run smoothly. I can focus on my team and not on balls bricking over the net.

This system lets the coach coach, the players play, and the game run smoothly!

Mauricio Diaz, Current volleyball player, coach, and official, Southwest-Miami High School, FL

"There was no surprise when my boss told me how helpful the Senoh folks were to her..."

There was no surprise when my boss told me how helpful the Senoh folks were to her. She needed to know dimensions of the system's floor plates for a brand new gym floor. They were eager and personable. Knowing the Senoh system, I could do that. No tough act to follow here.

Maryrose Reynolds, Athletic Director / Facility Manager, West Chester Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, NY

"I basically love the Senoh system and Sports Imports for the quality and customer service that I have received over the past five years..."

I basically love the Senoh system and Sports Imports for the quality and customer service that I have received over the past five years. The uprights adjust for all levels. Since we are using them in a recreational facility, we accommodate community, students and children; the safety, efficiency and durability of the equipment was key for us.

We now have been open six years and our tennis and volleyball standards work good as new.

Lori Sabatose, Athletic Director / Facility Manager, Clarion University of PA, Clarion, PA

"After several discussions I promised them that, if the right floor sleeves were installed (from Sports Imports) we would not have the problems..."

A new floor was in order and some administrators were going to leave the floor sleeves out! After several discussions I promised them that, if the right floor sleeves were installed (from Sports Imports) we would not have the problems of the past. I called Sports Imports and they immediately sent the information followed by a visit from a rep.

Lisa Herb, College volleyball coach, UW Eau Claire, WI

"Needless to say, when I got the Senoh volleyball standards my life changed..."

Needless to say, when I got the Senoh volleyball standards my life changed. I never thought I'd be prone to kissing a volleyball pole but having a simple system to put up--that not only looked good, held the net up and didn't require three rolls of duct tape was a thing of true beauty. I love Senoh for many reasons: it saves time (I need all the coaching time I can get to help my teams), it makes opponents shake in their boots because it's a serious lookin' system, it is strong and able to withstand hard hits and an occasional player hangin' themselves up, and their salespeople know what they are talkin' about and stick around to help you.

I love Senoh! You will too!

Kathy Goodlett, Former volleyball coach / Athletic Director / Facilities Manager, Mesquite ISD, TX

"My first job was to raise the expectation of the team. I called Sports Imports and got immediate feedback..."

As the new coach of a long neglected team that had slipped into mediocrity I was determined to get the equipment necessary to improve the team. We had substandard equipment and we played substandard volleyball.

My first job was to raise the expectation of the team. I called Sports Imports and got immediate feedback. Every e-mail was answered, every phone call returned, and every concern addressed. We replaced the old ratchet with a reliable and smooth operation ratchet that allowed us to control the height of the net with precision.

The team at Sports Imports did a great job of being flexible with installation that I expected. When the team used the nets during practice this summer the change in attitude and expectation was palpable. They were using the best equipment and would be expected to raise their level of play to be worthy of it!

We‚'ve got Senoh and Sports Imports behind us so we can feel confident.

John Howell-Sanchez, High School Volleyball Coach, Northland High School, OH

"With Senoh I can set up 2 courts and use the velcro attachments to tighten the nets by myself in 10 minutes. At 50 plus..."

Administrators made a decision 16 years ago to go with the less expensive brand, which I will not name. The poles are heavier and rust in damp conditions. It can be dangerous to whoever lessens the tension on these, as a brake switch has to be disengaged.

With Senoh I can set up 2 courts and use the velcro attachments to tighten the nets by myself in 10 minutes. At 50 plus, I appreciate the lightness of the poles and the ease at which they go up. Thank you for such a great product!

Jim Glessner, High School Volleyball Coach, Volleyball Official, Norwayne High School, OH

"Senoh volleyball systems hold up through years of use and are safety oriented which is a primary concern..."

Senoh volleyball systems hold up through years of use and are safety oriented which is a primary concern when dealing with schools and students. Why try other brands when Senoh is so durable and lasting?

Jeff Ellsworth, Athletic Director/Facility Manager, Bowie Junior High

"Some people have asked me why I want to purchase a Senoh net system rather than a cheaper system. The strength and durability as well as..."

Some people have asked me why I want to purchase a Senoh net system rather than a cheaper system. The strength and durability as well as ease of set-up are unparalleled and superior to any other system out there. So I tell them, why wouldn't you want to buy a system that is built to last a lifetime. I am happy with the one Senoh net that we have and would never use anything but Senoh products.

Gregory Roberts, , College of the Redwoods, CA

"I have never had a piece of Senoh or Sports Imports fail me. My coaches and teams love Senoh and Sports Imports..."

In my position, I appreciate and value equipment that is durable, dependable, functional, and adaptable to skill levels. I have never had a piece of Senoh or Sports Imports fail me. My coaches and teams love Senoh and Sports Imports equipment. We purchased an Attack volleyball machine this past year. Winning the volleyball tournament near the end of our season was not a coincidence. My coach saw a definite improvement in team play with the addition of the Attack machine to her practices.

I have learned if you're using Senoh or Sports Imports equipment, you're using the best.

George Klinger, Athletic Director / Facility Manager, Stonybrook Middle School, Indianapolis, IN

"My story is simple. It really is the first question that I ask when I help rebuild a team or a program: "Got Senoh?"..."

My story is simple. It really is the first question that I ask when I help rebuild a team or a program: "Got Senoh?" because if the answer is "no", I know that I need to help raise money to purchase Senoh, or know that I will be dealing with big headaches in the days and weeks ahead by using substandard equipment. To me, the bar has been set very high, and there is not much incentive other companies can offer me to switch to their product. When you know you can have the very best, why look anywhere else? So, my recommendation is when you've got Senoh, you know you've got it for life.

Gary Lee, Volleyball player, college volleyball coach and club coach, Millersville University, PA

"We have used the same Senoh standards for the entire length of our programs history..."

Our program is 21 years old. We have used the same Senoh standards for the entire length of our programs history, with one rejuvenation in 2002. When I was told that the new equipment that normally accompanies a new facility had to go out to bid and Senoh was not coming in under bid, I said I didn't want new equipment: keep the "old standards". I will probably retire from coaching before we retire the old standards in the new gym.

Gale Lackey, College volleyball coach, Wesleyan University, CT

"I wouldn't mind working another 25 years with Senoh, the system that makes my job so much easier and..."

When I first started in this position, I didn't know any better and I just put up the existing net that was here. Soon after, it was obvious that a replacement was needed and the school received the Senoh System. What a difference! We have had this system ever since and I consistently am told by the referees, other coaches and players how great the net is. I have always told them that this is the best quality system there is.

I wouldn't mind working another 25 years with Senoh, the system that makes my job so much easier and the volleyball program run smoothly. Senoh is the best!

Diane Rivera, Athletic Director/Facility Manager, Prescott High School, AZ

"Now you ask me why I like Senoh...because it's the best..."

I have been involved with the sport of volleyball for almost 30 years. I have run many leagues and set "the nets up" thousands of times over the years. I have used many different types of systems and have found over the years that the Senoh system is the best.

Now you ask me why I like Senoh...because it's the best. It's the only system. The quality and customer service are #1, just like the equipment.

David Litz, Volleyball player, high school & club volleyball coach, official, Trabuco Hills High School, CA

"The consistent quality of Senoh systems is in direct contrast to ever other system I have seen..."

In my 30 years of volleyball, I have seen many gyms with many different kinds of equipment. The consistent quality of Senoh systems is in direct contrast to ever other system I have seen. I would have nor want no other. At my present institution a Senoh system has been in place 20 years and it still meets the needs of both my men's and women's program.

Dave Herron, Athletic Director / Facilities Manager / college volleyball coach, Northland Baptist Bible College, WI

"We love the quality of the Senoh nets in terms of ease of setting up the nets and..."

I love Senoh and Sports Imports for a variety of reasons. Our school is impressed with the service provided by Sports Imports. We love the quality of the Senoh nets in terms of ease of setting up the nets and taking them down, as well as getting great performance while in use.

When my school was looking into replacing our old net system, Sports Imports sent a representative to our school to personally look at our existing system and accurately measure the holes in the floor. One reason this impressed me so much is that our school is basically in the middle of nowhere, so making the extra effort to meet us in person make the company stand out.

Sports Imports discovered that our previous net system had been poorly implemented. They adjusted the holes so they were all consistent and this has made such a difference when trying to set up the net for a varsity match.

Safety was a major factor in our decision to go with Senoh. Our Senoh system is easy for the girls to set up themselves and I have no fear of anyone getting hurt while trying to carry the poles.

I am impressed with their performance of the net system for competitive play. We played a total of eight matches on the net and never had to make a single adjustment to the net tension. This speaks volumes to the quality of the system. I would whole-heartedly recommend Senoh nets to anyone considering a new net system for their gym.

Bob Berrigan, Former volleyball player and high school volleyball coach, Odessa High School

"For as long as I remember, I have always used Senoh equipment, from middle school to high school..."

For as long as I remember, I have always used Senoh equipment, from middle school to high school, playing in college and now coaching at the high school level.

It only takes a few minutes to put everything in its place. The poles are very sturdy and have never had to replace them. I can't even tell you how old they are.

One of the best aspects is the freestanding official stand with padding. It is easy to roll onto the court and it takes a lot less space than other official stands especially when storage is an issue.

I would definitely recommend this system to anyone interested in buying a new system.

Betty Cameron, High School volleyball coach, volleyball official, Hilliard Davidson High School, Hilliard, OH

"Sports Imports provided us with such a durable and maintenance-free product that we never had any problems..."

Although the Senoh volleyball net system we used in college was the same as high school, I did not appreciate the quality of the system until I recently began coaching for a high school that uses a system manufactured by another company. Now I realize how lucky I had been. Sports Imports provided us with such a durable and maintenance-free product that we never had any problems! Now, before every match, I worry! Not necessarily about being organized or prepared for the match, but if the hook on the pole will break during the match or if the official will fall off the stand because the duct tape securing the stand to the pole just won't hold him up! Therefore, we have begun fundraising and we look forward to the day of installation of our new Senoh volleyball net system!

Beth Loehfelm, High School volleyball coach, Forest Hills Central High School, MI

"The conversion to the Senoh product resulted in outstanding improvements in..."

The conversion to the Senoh product resulted in outstanding improvements in the areas of equipment performance, safety, durability, ease of set up and aesthetic appearance.

I cannot offer enough praise for the outstanding customer service provided by Sports Imports. Sports Imports provided consultants to assist in the selection of the components of the net systems and to coordinate the best solution possible for installation.

Barbara Overton, College volleyball coach, Simpson College, IA

"We know that we can rely on Senoh and Sports Imports to help make our volleyball season successful..."

Our "love affair" with Senoh and Sports Imports has been going on for nearly 20 years. We won a grant from the Women in Sport Foundation, guess who we called! Joe Nelson at Sports Imports was our new best friend. I appreciate him so much because he is knowledgeable enough to help with layout. We didn't have much room, so we had to plan carefully. And of course, the basketball coaches needed to be consoled about "putting holes in their floor."

When we visit other school where they have some other brand of equipment, I tell the players, "Look, it's going to take them an hour to get their net to the right height." With our Senoh equipment, I know that we practice at an accurate height and also that it won't take us three days to set up for a match.

We know that we can rely on Senoh and Sports Imports to help make our volleyball season successful. The excellence and stability that they provide symbolize the excellence and stability that we strive for in our program. Thank you for helping us grow and perform well!

Ardis Cook, High School volleyball coach and official, Galesburg-Augusta, MI

"The Sports Imports staff are great to talk with when planning a facility as well as when installing their net system into an existing system..."

I have coach for 23 years at many levels. During this rime I have come to know and love the Senoh net systems. I like the ease of "set up" and "take down" plus storage is never a problem.

The Sports Imports staff are great to talk with when planning a facility as well as when installing their net system into an existing system.

The longer I coach the more I come to appreciate Senoh and Sports Imports. Thank you for putting quality into your product.

Sarah Pelster, College volleyball coach and former player, Shenandoah University, VA

"The system looks professional. The athletes are proud of it..."

Volleyball coaches and players like practicing and playing on a tight net to simulate game like conditions, we don't have to worry when the officials measure our net for official height, we do training drills using the net--it is great!

The system looks professional.

The athletes are proud of it.

Our female coaching staff (aging staff I might add) can set up and take down with no problems.

We can set up courts in one gym in record time-my record is 7 minutes for 2 courts.

I have coached here 21 years and it has been cost efficient, I am the one who asked to have this system installed a long time ago--thank you for making a great product.

Diane Rouzee, Current volleyball player and coach, former volleyball player, Grand Island Northwest HS and 'G.I. Vikes' Club Volleyball, NE

"I am so impressed with the quality of your product that if any coach in the market for a net system asks my opinion, I always tell them to buy Senoh..."

I've been around Tech a long time, and know that net system we have used for the past 20 plus years. The gym we have at Tech has been opened since 1980, and what I find absolutely amazing is that we have had the same Senoh system for 24 years!

I am so impressed with the quality of your product that if any coach in the market for a net system asks my opinion, I always tell them to buy Senoh. I tell them that not only will it last a long time, but it's simple to always get the correct net height in seconds, Congratulations on making such a superior product!

Marilyn Tobin, AD, College Volleyball Coach, Volleyball Official, Montana Tech, MT

"The decision to go with the Senoh system turned out to be a 'no-brainer' for the..."

The decision to go with the Senoh system turned out to be a "no-brainer" for the AD who saw the quality in the system. I have to say that Sports Imports did more for us than just ship volleyball standards that were simple in design, easy to set up and practical. They made sure I was happy and successful in using the product. What a novel idea! That customer service started a partnership that is still here today.

Not all companies have qualified representatives, good customer service or understanding of their products. When you find customer service that is there for the long haul, through the thick and thin you go back to them and count on them to do what they say they will do. Sports Imports has proven to me and to my colleagues that they meet and exceed the expectations of the volleyball community.

I want to work with people who are more than just a supplier for goods and materials. I want a company who is resourceful if I have questions, who will design a plan for me in my unique facility, who is committed to give me and my organization the very best product on the market. I want a company that remembers who I am and I know when I call them that they care about the quality of their product and service they provide to me. Sports Imports has proven that to me over the past 29 years.

Kathy Goodlett, Athletic director as well as high school, college, and club volleyball coach, Mesquite ISD, TX

"After comparing AAI (Spalding) and Schelde, I think I'm losing my mind..."

After comparing AAI (Spalding) and Schelde, I think I'm losing my mind. We know you guys and we've never had a problem with the Senoh equipment so we're going to stick with it.

Waseem Akhtar, Commissioner, Gotham Volleyball League, NY

"We have owned our Senoh system since 1982..."

We have owned our Senoh system since 1982. It has made a tremendous impact to our total volleyball program. It is, no doubt, the best system to own in the world! There is no problem in ordering replacement nets and other Senoh equipment. We had our system refurbished in 2006 and it looks and performs as good as new.

Marty Bielicki, Head Coach, Martin County High School, Stuart, FL