Use our care guide to ensure maximum performance over time with Gilbert.

Care & Maintenance


The official ball of professional Netball across the world. Used in all major competitions such as Netball World Cup and the Superleague. SHOP ALL NETBALLS
Inflation ·       Ensure that the inflation needle is smooth, and there are no sharp edges which could damage the valve
·       Pull the ball into a rough ball shape – if you just put the needle into the valve without pulling the ball into shape, the bladder can be damaged, or get trapped in the folds of the ball.
·       Moisten the inflation needle using glycerine or vegetable oil. It is essential you do not overinflate, as the netball will never return to its optimum shape. We recommend only using a stirrup pump and pressure gauge, as this can avoid over inflation. Inflating balls using a compressor or airline is not recommended as it can lead to over inflation, causing the performance properties of the ball to change.
Air Pressure Netballs should all be inflated to 10psi. This is the optimum level of inflation – lower will mean the ball is not hard enough resulting in poor performance, higher will result in the ball being too hard and risk going out of shape.Every time you use the ball we suggest checking the air pressure. Due to the natural materials used in the ball, changes in ball pressure can occur.
Cleaning From a general hygiene perspective, it is advised that you regularly clean your netball thoroughly with soapy water, using standard hand soap. Netballs should then be dried with a soft hand towel to remove moisture, to leave the ball as dry as possible.
Storing After your game is finished, it’s important to continue to look after your netball to ensure its shape and materials aren’t compromised – to maximise your performance on the court. This means storing your ball in an ambient and dry environment – preferably not in the boot of a car as if a ball gets too hot, it could deform.