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Porter Athletic Company: Building Quality for Over a Century

Whatever the need, Southeastern Surfaces & Equipment is dedicated to providing only the highest quality products. Porter Athletic Equipment Company is the world leader in manufacturing athletic equipment. Porter started manufacturing gymnasium equipment shortly before the turn of the century and their experience is evident in the quality products they offer.

Porter’s dedication to state-of-the-art innovation and research and development has resulted in products that are used in competitions throughout the world, including NBA championships, Olympic Games, the NBA All-Star Game, NCAA Final Four Tournament, Pan-Am Games, the Goodwill Games and the World Basketball Championship Games. You’ll find Porter equipment in top-ranked professional arenas, major universities and countless schools, park districts and YMCAs around the world. SSE installation technicians have years of experience with Porter Athletic Equipment in a wide variety of facilities, providing seamless and trouble-free installations.

Easy & Affordable Purchasing

Southeastern Surfaces & Equipment is happy to offer the very best in athletic equipment manufactured by Porter Athletic Equipment Company. We’re also proud to be the only basketball equipment provider on contract with NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance). NJPA is an organization that provides national cooperative contract purchasing opportunities for its members. Members include all government, education and non-profit agencies throughout the nation. This means you’ll save both time and money using Southeastern Surfaces & Equipment as your single source athletic equipment solution.

Basketball Backstops

Porter manufactures backstops for both indoor and outdoor use and Southeastern Surfaces & Equipment offers them all. From portable indoor and outdoor backstops to fixed gooseneck and vertical post systems, Porter builds quality into every product they make.

Set up for the portable system is an easy process with both the spring and mechanically assisted configurations and easy to cycle from stored position to full set up quickly. The spring system assures simple set up even in the event of a power failure. Available with custom graphics, these backstops offer the industry’s finest quality and features.
Our gooseneck and vertical post options let you build your own system. First, choose either the gooseneck or vertical post then your backboard and your goal. Available in a variety of height adjustments and either Super Duty or Back-to-Back vertical post systems, you can have the utmost in safety and strength no matter how hard you play.

Our knowledgeable representatives can help you select the right backstop for your particular need.

  • Competition-grade Portable Backstop Systems
  • Recreational-Grade Portable Backstop Systems
  • Gooseneck & Vertical Post Systems

Physical Education Equipment

Through Porter Athletic Equipment, every gym can become a place where students can build strong minds and bodies, discover the power of teamwork and experience the thrill of competition. With Porter’s comprehensive catalog of products, Southeastern Surfaces and Equipment has everything you need to provide a rewarding athletic environment suited for top quality physical education.

Our physical education equipment includes:

Basketball Equipment

  • Backboards
  • Goals & nets
  • Wall & Column Mount Basketball Systems
  • Overhead System Facility Accessories
  • Gym Accessories

Field Sports

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Volleyball Equipment

  • Full net /stand / padding packages including Judge’s stand and available padding, power-line net antennas and more
  • Storage Systems, accessories and training equipment
  • Floor Sleeves and anchors
  • Nets
  • Portable & recreational systems
  • …And so much more

Wall Pads

  • ImpactSafe, SuperSafe and FireSafe pads
  • Mildew & rot resistant
  • Custom sizes, custom graphic printing and 14 vinyl colors options available
  • Wall Pad Attachment Clips
  • Molded Electrical Outlet Inserts
  • 2-Sided Corner Pads
  • 3-Sided Column Pads
  • I-Beam Pad
  • Stage Pads


Versatile, multifunctional and impressive; SSE provides a variety of scoreboards for all the major sports. From multi-sport options packed with features to affordable tabletop models, Southeastern Surfaces and Equipment offers smart solutions for scoring basketball, volleyball, wrestling, karate, and other indoor sports. Options include:

  • Multi-Sport Digital Scoreboard
  • Indoor Tabletop Scoreboard
  • Seiko Portable Shot Clock
  • Seiko Table Top Scoreboard


SSE is a licensed, insured and fully bondable FL WBE covering the Southeastern US.
Contact Us today for your pending project.