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Home Batting Cage Basics

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We’ve been answering questions about home batting cages since 2001, but we still get more questions about how to install a home batting cage than any other topic, so it’s a good chance to review the subject.

Home Batting Cage Size

You can put a batting cage up in almost any size room. As long as your player has room to swing without their swing feeling encroached even smaller rooms can give you a hittable playing area, especially for soft toss drills.

It’s a good idea to stay at least 12 inches from walls and ceiling structure, and at least 3 feet away from windows and light fixtures. So if you do have a smaller room and want to maximize your playing area, you should consider installing NetShield in addition to your netting. It will help knock down baseballs and softballs.

Also be sure to add an extra foot of netting to the height to help prevent baseballs and softballs from escaping.

 

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Home Batting Cage Net Material

36 Nylon is by far our most popular netting. Nylon is more durable than poly, making it almost always worth the extra money. If your batting cage is in a smaller area though, it’s a good idea to upgrade to a thicker gauge. 60 Nylon is our recommendation for commercial facilities, but if your room is small, the thicker gauge will help knock down the baseball or softball, allowing you to maximize your playable area.

You can receive an instant quote on your custom batting cage net with our Net Calculator.

How to Install Your Home Batting Cage Net

Overhead cable lines spaced every 6 – 8 ft that span the length of the net, will give you enough attachment points to keep the ceiling of the net out of the way.

Anchor your cable lines into studs or wood headers if your room is drywalled. You can also anchor directly into block.

NEVER ANCHOR INTO DRYWALL ALONE.

Turnbuckles will help add enough tension to the cable line to support the net.

There’s no one way to attach the net to a cable line, but we like to use carabiners. You can space them apart every 1 – 2 feet/ If you plan on retracting your net to the wall, we’d recommend attaching the snap hooks to some roller wheels.

 

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Read more about batting cage net installation hardware.

Even a small batting cage will give your player the opportunity to work on hand eye coordination year round.

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