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Opening Baseball Facility, Not Sure Where to Start

Hi,
We are in the process of opening a facility and aren’t exactly sure where to start. We do know that we would like 2 tunnels inside our building which is about 4,000 square feet. We’re open to any suggestions.

Thanks,
Dusty

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Hi Dusty,
Thanks for contacting us regarding the facility. Here’s a rough breakdown of the netting options. You can go with 2 basic netting setups – fully enclosed individual lanes or a shell net covering the area for both tunnels with a divider net to split the shell into 2 lanes.

Individual Lanes:
This will just be 2 tunnels that will be completely independent from eachother. This will allow you to slide the tunnels separately so you can move them out of the way independent from the other. There are no real advantages to this setup other than the ability to slide the tunnels separately.

Shell Net with Divider:
This will be a large net covering the footprint of both lanes. A divider net will be used inside to create the 2 lanes. This setup will allow you to slide the divider net while allowing the shell net to stay in place so you can utilitze the entire are of both lanes as well as allow you to slide the entire shell net out of the way.

Depending on your building dimensions and construction the best and most efficient way to hang these nets is with a cable system. Typically the cables would span from wall to wall with limitations restricted to the distance between the walls and wall structure (limitations of distance; around 100′ max distance between walls and limitations on wall structure; including the walls that can’t be anchored to or that cannot take a horizontal load from the cable tension). There are ways around these issues, for example, we can anchor cable lines from the ceiling using truss brackets or beam anchors. Again this will all depend on building dimensions and structure.

A good starting point would be for you to provide an overhead sketch of the facility layout or the netting area in relation to the weight side along with the dimensions of the building. Any pictures you could provide would also be helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks again,

Cory

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