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Enclosure for swingball

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lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 17:39:57

We have a small garden that has to double as a football pitch and home for swingball. Unfortunately it can't cope with taking the swingball in and out of the ground. Someone suggested getting a permanent enclosure embedded in the ground that you could just slot the swingball in and out of.

Has anyone got any idea where one could buy such a thing?

The swingball we have at the moment is although we could always get a new one if that would help.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Jul-16 17:48:03

One of the things for putting a rotary washing line in might do the job.

RaisingSteam Wed 06-Jul-16 17:55:12

You can get one with a weighted base you fill with water- still takes a lot of hammering.

lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 17:56:25

SoupDragon that would be great. I can't seem to find them online though. Do you know what I should search for?

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 18:00:22

Google rotary washing line , you get all sorts f different types.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 18:01:03

Rotary washing line spike

lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 18:03:58

* WankersHacksandThieves* Genius! Thank you.

They don't seem to be flat to the ground which might be a bit dangerous for football though. Hmm...

Watto1 Wed 06-Jul-16 18:05:11

How about a parasol base like you those big white ones you see in beer gardens? You can fill them with water or sand and they're portable so you're not tied to one spot in the garden.

idontlikealdi Wed 06-Jul-16 18:06:43

Swingball In the base that you fill is on offer in toys r us at the moment.

lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 18:10:14

Looking at I see the question

"Is it flush to the ground?"

was answered with

"No. [..] if you need a permanent hole for your washing line then either get a hammer in or concrete in tube."

One step forward...

Any ideas how to get one of those?

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 18:28:09

It's the same thing, just not a screw one. We have ours concreted flush so that you can cut the grass right over it. They are the cheapest sort. Even b&q or the like should have one.

yomellamoHelly Wed 06-Jul-16 18:28:19

We got a mooki one that came with a water-filled base. Hasn't been an issue.

PolterGoose Wed 06-Jul-16 18:30:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 06-Jul-16 18:45:07

But with the Base, the OP would still have to move it when they are playing football or its still a tripping hazard. That's what I took from the post anyway.

Portobelly Wed 06-Jul-16 18:48:00

Length of scaffold embed in concrete.
Make sure it's level. But easy enough to do with fence post concrete mix

lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 19:19:37

WankersHacksandThieves Yes. I will be forever dragging it around. This may be my lot however smile

lesshaste Wed 06-Jul-16 19:20:49

Thank you everyone. I know my options now. I will go down to B & Q and take a look what they have that goes flush with the lawn and otherwise get a swingball with a base.

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