Preventing a basketball from going over my fence.
June 29, 2007 3:33 PM Subscribe
How can I prevent a basketball from going over my fence and into my neighbor's yard?
posted by creative to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I just got a basketball hoop for my backyard, and it's super cool, tons of fun, and all sorts of other good things.
Only problem is, despite having a pretty good sized area, the ball ends up going over one of my fences and into one of my neighbor's yards a couple of times per game. As you can imagine, this is ruining some of that "tons of fun" I mentioned earlier.
If the ball goes over the right side fence, it's no big deal. I can easily walk around and get it since I'm quite friendly with that specific neighbor, and it's easily accessible. But, if it goes over the left side or back side fence, I have no way of getting it other than waiting until that neighbor happens to stroll around their backyard and notice a basketball there, and then realize they should throw it over to my side.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has gone through this themselves, or prehaps just happens to have some kind of idea to prevent this from happening.
The fence, by the way, is a 6 foot high wooden fence. Every ball that has made it over so far is within 2 feet of the the top of the fence. Besides getting an 8 foot fence (this 6 foot one is brand new) or stockpiling 10,000 extra basketballs, what can I do?