Each year we try to attend or exhibit at tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the technical textile industry. This year, we’ll be attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow in Salt Lake City, UT. The conference runs from August 5th-8th and Jason Mills will be walking the floor the 5th-7th.
The event will present the latest summer market products in the outdoor retailer equipment industry, including innovations in outdoor sports apparel and products, ranging from camping to yoga. The tradeshow is one of the most comprehensive and largest outdoor sport show of its kind catering to a specialty audience. In addition to exhibits, attendees will also be able to attend educational sessions and training opportunities, events, and see the Open Air Demo.
We’re excited to see some of the innovations on hand at the show and we’ll even be bringing along some of the new screen fabric ideal for outdoor applications. This material has a porosity tighter than no-see-em porosity to prevent ticks and nymphs from penetrating. It is also UV, FR and water resistant. We believe there is nothing else like this on the market. If you want to talk to us or have us stop by your booth, reach out to us beforehand via email.
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With the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament having just recently wrapped up, it’s a good time to talk about how polyester and nylon knit mesh plays a major role in modern tennis. As you might imagine, the game itself wouldn’t be very interesting or playable without a net. Heck, you could play it with your hands, but if there wasn’t a net, it just wouldn’t be the same game. But before we get into what makes a “quality” net, let’s take a quick look at the history of the game.
The game of tennis dates back several thousand years. It is believed that European monks created the game in the 12th century as a form of entertainment during religious ceremonies. It wasn’t until the 16th century that rackets and a net were introduced (tennis actually plays a major dramatic role in at least one Shakespeare play). In 1874, the U.K.’s Major Walter C. Wingfield was the first to patent the equipment and rules that are much like the ones used today.
Since the beginning of the modern game, players and court owners have been on the lookout for technology that can make the game more exciting and easier to play. Polyester and nylon have made clothing, shoes, and even rackets, lighter, stronger, and more responsive. At Jason Mills, we also know that the netting used for tennis court nets across the world couldn’t and wouldn’t stand up to the wear and tear unless they were made from some pretty amazing materials. We offer 100% Polyester and Nylon netting in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses which can be used for not only Tennis applications but also for all of your sports netting needs, like soccer, baseball, and golf.
So next time you’re watching a match, just remember, all those great 5-set cliffhangers wouldn’t be possible without the kind of history that tennis has – and without the high quality polyester and nylon sports netting we provide at Jason Mills.