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3 Most Popular Indoor Batting Cage Systems

At Practice Sports we offer three main types of indoor batting cages. The CurtainCage, the Track & Trolley, and the AirCage, are designed to fit a variety of uses and budgets.  Let’s take a close look at all three types of cages.

CurtainCage Indoor Batting Cage Net

Varsity Shop

The CurtainCage is our most popular batting cage and is found in gyms, facilities, and homes across the country. The setup is simple. The net is attached to three cable lines that span the length of the cage from wall to wall. This allows the cage to collapse against one wall for easy storage. Roller wheels can be attached to allow the cage to glide along the cable lines with greater ease. You can find CurtainCages used in a variety of home applications, including basements, garages, and pole barns. They’re used in major facilities and gyms as well. Occasionally our customers need to raise the cable lines to help maximize overhead space, and we created the LineLift Kit to help with those With the LineLift kit the batting cage net is suspended from the raised overhead cable lines by vertical drop lines. This allows your 12 ft net stay suspended at 11 ft (allowing for a foot of sag on the ground to help contain escaping baseball and softballs) while the cable lines can be raised to any height. We also offer the ShellCage, which provides a “Shell” net that encompasses a large open space. Divider curtains are then suspended by cable to allow multiple lanes to be created. A large open space can be created by simply collapsing the individual curtains against one wall.

The Track & Trolley Indoor Batting Cage Net

track&trolley

The Track & Trolley Indoor Batting Cage Net operates under the same principal as the CurtainCage net. The net is suspended on trolleys that run along three lines of track that span the length of the cage. This track is either attached directly to the ceiling, or to threaded rod suspended vertically from the ceiling. The trolleys run smoothly along the track to easily collapse the cage against one wall. Becoming more popular every year, the track and trolley system gives the indoor batting cage a much cleaner, more professional appearance, however, it is more expensive than the CurtainCage Indoor Batting Cage System.

AirCage Indoor Electric Retractable Batting Cage Net

Pottstown

The AirCage is our indoor electric retractable batting cage and is primarily found in gyms and facilities nationwide. The AirCage is custom built to securely fit into your ceiling structure. It boasts the lowest profile of any electric retractable cage in the country, which helps maximize the overhead space of your facility. At the press of a button the frame and net drop down to instantly transform the space into a hitting cage. While most home batting cage net enthusiasts find the AirCage to be outside of their budget, it’s often a great choice for gyms and other multi-sports facilities.

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3 Comments

  1. Kevin Johnson
    Posted July 29, 2016 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    New gym at Alburnett HS , Alburnett IA
    Wanting to research options of installing cage
    I’m the softball coach
    319-361-7243

    • Posted July 29, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink

      Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for contacting us about the batting cage. Since the various options are easier to discuss over the phone, I just gave you a call and left a message. I’ll also be sending an email to discuss if this will be for outdoor or indoor use, the type of material & size of netting and the different options available. Here are some general questions:
      Is this for indoor or outdoor use?

      If for indoor use, did you want a cable system that allows you to slide the net back and forth or did you want an electric retractable system that raisees and lowers to and from the ceiling?

      If for outdoor use, did you need a frame? If so, we can discuss the different options available.

      Do you happen to know the size of net you needed? Also do you have a preference on netting material?

      Thanks again,
      Cory Schneider | Sales Manager
      Practice Sports, Inc. | 14706 Giles Rd. Omaha, NE 68138
      800.877.6787 ext 805 | 402.592.2000 | Fax: 800.577.3046

  2. Norm Gardner
    Posted September 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Looking to do an indoor hitting cage at our high school. We have the cages and want to retrofit them to hoist in the air when we are not using them. Do you have any options for existing cages?
    Thanks.
    Norm Gardner
    American Fork HS
    801-362-5588

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