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DIY Batting Cage

So you want to build your own batting cage? You are probably wondering where to start (don’t worry most do!), so we will give you some recommendations on best practices, and different hardware setups we offer based on where you are putting the DIY batting cage. A home DIY batting cage can be revolutionary for training, especially with many facilities and schools closed down because of the COVID-19 virus. Let’s get the ball rolling to have your own training facility in your backyard, or right in your home!

Ultimately, you have two options to start thinking about and gauging what space will be the most optimal for you. If you have the room for an outdoor cage, this is most likely the best option, as you don’t have to worry about natural indoor restrictions. You can get more room in your tunnel, especially height and length, to track ball flight. But if you don’t have the room outside, or live in a cold climate and want to practice year round, an indoor cage is a solid option as well. Let’s start outdoors!

DIY Backyard Batting Cage

There are essentially two variations of backyard batting cages, above-ground and in-ground. The obvious difference between the two is that the in-ground cage is much more durable and heavy duty. Above-ground is sensible if you do not want permanent poles in the ground, and are doing lighter-duty activities.

In-Ground nCage                                 Above-Ground YardCage

     

Take a look at our backyard batting cage hardware variations: https://practicesports.com/playbook/6-most-popular-outdoor-batting-cage-kits/

*Don’t worry, we have instructions for all of our batting cage kits, and we offer free phone support during installation if you run into troubles.*

The In-Home DIY Batting Cage

1) Basement / Garage DIY Cage with Rafters

Basements or garages with exposed rafters are a perfect place to hang one of our static basement cages. They’re as simple to install as just drilling a few hook screws into some exposed rafters. 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.)

2) Basement / Garage DIY Cage without Rafters

If you don’t have exposed rafters in your basement or garage, 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 into 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 into 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.)

Don’t let all of the closures slow down your training and progress. If you would like a custom quote, please call 1.800.877.6787 or email jake@practicesports.com.

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