We used to sell a 10-foot wide batting cage. We don't sell one any longer, and there's a good reason for that. Our goal at Batting Cage Inc is to make better hitters, not worse. The problem with a 10-foot wide batting cage is it just doesn't give you enough room to make your swing natural. The first thing that happens is some young man, or some young lady takes a full swing at a baseball/softball, their bat and their backswing ends up hitting the net. As soon as that happens, they start changing their habits and shortening their swing. The next thing you know, they start creating bad habits in a cage that should be developing good habits.
We recommend at least 12 feet wide; the fact is we think 14 foot wide is better. You want to have a hitting environment that's at realistic as possible, and as close to a game situation as possible. We won't sell one any longer. We understand that there are other companies out there selling 10-foot batting cages; we know that they not as expensive, and there might be a purpose for it, but in general, they're going to outgrow it very quickly. It'll cause bad habits, and you won't develop a good habit like in a normal game situation.
Why do we practice? We practice so we're better at game time, we want to step up to the plate and be confident that we have a better swing.
Below are the top three cage systems that we'd suggest to someone looking for a 10-foot wide cage.