Clamps can be very smart tools for many tasks. My net was broken because the flexible rubber attachment was worn off. Clamps can be found many places today and they can be reused as
I put a clamp on each side that makes the net a few cm shorter but still enough. The mechanism for folding the net together was also broken so it folded together when
it should not. It is not fun to always remember what side to use. I used a large clamp that makes this permanent deployed unless you remove the clamp again. After much use it is many times unavoidable that there will be many holes in the net because
the hooks get twisted into it and it is a pain to get the hooks out again. I have had to cut the hook out some times. I just use some rope and seal the holes in a simple way. The result is that the net will get slightly smaller but it will still have functionality.