Test In-Progress: Spornia Compact Hitting Net 85 Posted August 6 I practice year round. The net I had was not bad, just difficult to set up so I just left it up. After about a year and a half the netting deteriorated from the weather which I expected. Had it been easier to set up and take down it would probably have lasted much longer. I’ve seen these but wasn’t sure if they were really worth the extra money.