How to Install Chain Basketball Nets

    Position a stepladder underneath the goal. Move the goal to its lower position if it's adjustable. The rim should be around eye level; otherwise, your safety may be compromised.

    Attach the S-hooks to the rim's inner hooks. Most basketball rims have 12 inner hooks. Once the S-hooks are attached, use a pair of pliers to crimp the S-hook to the rim's inner hooks; make sure they're secure.

    Hang the chain net on the crimped S-hooks. Use the chain loops from the net's widest opening. Attach one loop at a time until the net is installed.


  • Be careful when handling the chain net; chain basketball nets get tangled easily.


  • Use caution when working on a stepladder; if you aren't comfortable with heights, ask someone to help you.

Things Needed

  • Stepladder
  • S-hooks (included with chain net)
  • Pliers

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