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Are You Considering Installing a Batting Cage in Your Backyard?

Are You Considering Installing a Batting Cage in Your Backyard?

Installing a batting cage in your backyard can be a great way to practice your swing and improve your batting skills. However, it's important to consider some additional factors to ensure that your batting cage is safe, sturdy, and can withstand the elements.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when installing a backyard batting cage:

Local Regulations 
Check with your local government to see if there are any regulations or permits or HOA permission required for installing a backyard batting cage. Some areas may have restrictions on the size or height of structures in residential areas.

Choosing the Right Netting
The type of netting you choose for your batting cage is important. Make sure you choose a netting material that is durable and appropriate for the type of balls you will be hitting. Age of your players, amount of use, and weather conditions can be determining factors for choosing the right net.

Like any other backyard structure, a batting cage requires maintenance to keep it in good condition. Make sure to regularly inspect the netting for holes or tears and replace any damaged sections as needed. Keep the frame clean and secure to prevent rust and corrosion.

Always prioritize safety when using a batting cage. Make sure the area around the cage is clear and free of obstacles. Wear appropriate safety gear such as a helmet and batting gloves when using the cage. Be sure to also follow proper swinging techniques to avoid injury. Make sure the net has 6"-12" on the ground to ensure ground balls will not get through the cage.

The cost of installing a batting cage in your backyard can vary depending on the size and materials you choose. Be sure to set a budget before starting the project. Consider purchasing a pre-made batting cage kit to save time and money as well as achieving professional results. Batting Cage Inc. has a vast array of batting cage sizes and packages to suit most any lot size and budget.

Weather Conditions
When installing a batting cage in your backyard, it's important to consider the potential impact of weather conditions such as wind and snow. If you live in an area with high winds, make sure to install your batting cage in a location that is sheltered from the wind. Consider adding additional support to the frame, such as using guy wires or adding sandbags to the base. You may also want to choose a heavier netting material to prevent it from tearing in strong winds. In areas with heavy snowfall, make sure the frame is sturdy enough to handle the weight of snow and ice buildup. We recommend you remove the netting during the winter months to prevent damage from wind, snow and ice.

Additional Items to Consider
Some of the most popular Batting Cage items to consider are: 
  1. Batter's Turf Mat - the ground area in the batter's box can quickly ruin your grass, become muddy and get deeply rutted from intense footwork in a small area.
  2. Pitching L-Screen - this is an absolutely essential item to protect whoever pitches to the batters. 
  3. Hitting Tee - Coaches emphasize Tee work practice now more than ever. Using this tool allows a hitter to keep working on their form when no one is available to pitch. Batting Cages Inc. now carries Tanner Tees which are some of the highest quality Hitting Tees on the market.
  4. Pitching Machine - The quality repetition that pitching machines provide allows batters to quickly improve and refine their hitting skills. There are a variety of machines available on the market. Batting Cages Inc. carries a significant variety of machines to fit most budgets and applications. We are proud to manufacture BATA Pitching Machines which are made in our facility and are manufactured with all U.S.A. parts. Each BATA model have an industry leading 10 year warranty making it one of the longest lasting machines on the market.
Do you have some questions or need some additional help? Give Batting Cages Inc a call (800) 463-6865 and we can help you find the right cage and any additional products you might want to include. We also have all-inclusive "Ultra Batting Cage" packages which makes your online shopping a breeze. We look forward to helping you in anyway we can!
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