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Category Archives: DIY / FAQ

NetShield – New Heavy Duty Batting Cage Impact Mesh

For those of you building a cage in a confined space, Practice Sports is very proud to present NetShield, an easy and  cost-effective solution for protecting walls, HVAC, and windows. Standard batting cage netting is not designed to be installed ‘trampoline tight’ so it allows some push-through from baseballs and softballs. That’s the reason is [...]

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Barrier Net Installation Tips for Basketball Courts and Multisport Courts

A lot of our customers use netting to enclose an outdoor basketball court. We call this type of netting barrier netting. You can receive an instant quote on a baseball or golf barrier net using our Custom Net Calculator. Of if you’d like to enclose the area with a larger mesh size, like basketball or [...]

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Custom Ceiling Brackets for CurtainCage Cable Kits

When choosing to use a CurtainCage system (wall to wall cable kit) which allows you to slide the net on cable lines, sometimes cable lines can’t be anchored into wall whether it’s due to obstructions on the wall or longer gaps between walls.  When this is the case, we have options to anchor the cables [...]

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7 Best Tips to Install a Batting Cage + 5 DON’T DO’s…

Indoor Batting Cage Installation Kits How do you build an indoor batting cage? What hardware do I need? We get this question DAILY at Practice Sports. And we’re here to help you identify the best installation method for your needs. We’ve installed batting cages for over 15 years, so understand the nuances for what makes a [...]

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The Custom Windscreen FAQ

We’ve been getting a lot of interest in our custom windscreens and so we wanted to take a little bit of time to address our most common windscreen questions in one convenient blog post.   What sizes of windscreens are available? We can build windscreens to virtually any size. Our Custom Windscreen Calculator is the [...]

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Batting Cage Turf FAQ’s

Here are some questions we get asked fairly frequently regarding our turf options. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below please feel free to contact us. What is the most economical option for someone with a limited budget? We have several different options that are less expensive but will still offer some floor [...]

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Installation Guide for Outdoor Artificial Turf

Installing synthetic turf outdoors is a process. While not incredibly technical, there are key steps to ensure your turf area looks good, performs well, and doesn’t get washed away. 3 Keys to success: Proper excavation Solid base Anchoring the turf Excavation / Installation of Base Foundation The first step is to clear the area for [...]

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How to Buy Custom Sports Netting

With the Custom Net Calculator from Practice Sports, we’ve made it easier than ever to buy custom sports netting. The first step to building a net is to select your mesh size. Your mesh size will depend on the sport that you’re creating your custom netting for. Baseball and softball, for example, requires a mesh [...]

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Baseball Mound to Plate Distances for each League

With the various leagues & associations throughout the country, it can be difficult to keep track of the various regulation distances between baseball pitching mound/rubber to home-plate. We’ve compiled this guide to help batting cage academies better prepare their facility for local teams.             Official Major League “Mound to Plate” [...]

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Indoor Ceiling Barrier Netting – How to Order / Measure

Ordering the correct size netting panel for proper coverage can be tricky. It’s critical to measure correctly, and consider any angles that may require extra netting. Yes it’s time to brush off that dusty book of knowledge from high-school geometry you thought you would never use in real life!Remember the Pythagorean Theorem? Of course you [...]

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