Basement Batting Cage By tony | Published on February 6, 2020April 9, 2020 Maybe you’re spending more time at home these days. You’re probably also spending more time with the kids too, and you’d like them to burn off some more energy. Maybe you wouldn’t mind burning off some more energy. Let us recommend a basement batting cage for just that purpose. Batting Cages Are For Everyone! Here’s the thing. Taking cuts in a cage, feels great. If you haven’t hit a baseball or softball in ages, you won’t believe how good it feels, but as soon as you make contact with that baseball or softball, you will want to do it again. And again. You’re going to come out of the cage breathing deep. Maybe you found your rhythm, (ping, ping, ping) maybe you didn’t (ping, whiff, whiff whiff, ping) but that rhythm is there. If you didn’t find it, you will. Taking swings with a bat and ball feels great. Making contact feels great. Getting in the rhythm feels unbelievable. Our bodies crave it and we don’t even know it. Basement Batting Cages Work in a Small Spaces Of course, this photo is showing you a large space, but stay with me here. The footprint of the net, tee and caddy isn’t very large. And it doesn’t have to be. The great thing about putting up a cage in your basement is that you can do it in just about any space. You don’t need a giant open area to start taking cuts in. You can grab a screen, a ball caddy, a few baseballs, and a tee, and get set up in an area about 10 ft by 10 ft. (Incidentally, we have a Stay At Home Hitter’s Bundle all ready to go.) Batting Cages for Medium Sized Basements Medium sized basements with exposed rafters are a perfect place to hang one of our static basement cages. They’re as simple to install as just few drilling a few hook screws into some exposed rafters, hanging the next, and start swinging. If you need to get the cage out of the way, you can just unhook it from the screws and store it until next time. You can find our Static Basement Batting Cages here.) Batting Cages for Finished Basements If you don’t have exposed rafters in your basement, you can install a few overhead cable lines (at least a foot away from ceiling structure, and at least 3 feet away from lights that you would like to keep functional) that span from wall to wall. (Never install directly in to drywall. Wood headers that span from stud to stud are best.) Clip some snap hooks to the border rope and ceiling rib line of your net, then clip it to your overhead cable lines. Now you’ve got a net. Now you’re getting back in to the swing of things. When not in use, you can collapse your net along the cable lines against one wall. Check out our Basement Batting Cage Kit, and select the Collapsible feature.) Batting Cages Are The Perfect Stay At Home Project Setting up a basement batting cage is a great stay at home project and can be as easy or as complex as you like. But don’t be afraid. are intimidated, we are here to help. Feel free to leave questions in the comments below, or reach out to us at email@example.com or by phone M – F 9 am – 5 pm CST.