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Indoor Home Batting Cages Made Easy

Easily install a batting cage at home in your basement, garage, or pole barn, with just a few simple steps.

1. What Size Should Your Net Be?

Indoor Home Batting Cage - Basement

First let’s determine what size net you need for your available space.

  • Try to stay at least 1 foot away from walls and ceiling structure.
  • Stay a minimum of 3 feet away from unshielded lights and windows.
  • When determining the height of your net add an extra foot of sag on the ground to help prevent baseballs and softballs from escaping.
  • Pro Tip: Use NetShield to knock baseballs and softballs down flat so you can use every inch of the space you have.

2. What Kind of Net Do You Need for Your Home Batting Cage?

#36 Nylon Net - 1-7/8" Mesh Size. Perfect for baseball and softball.

Netting is available in two types of material.

  • Poly: Less durable than nylon. More of a backyard, hobby type of material.
  • Nylon: More durable than Poly. Probably 90% of our customers order nylon.

Gauge refers to how thick the nettting. The higher the number, the thicker the net, the longer the lifespan.

  • Little League: #21
  • High School/University: #36 – #42
  • Commercial: #60

  • Pro Tip: #36 Nylon is our most popular netting. Great for getting your kid through high school.

3. How to Order Your Net

For custom net sizes, visit our Net Calculator and receive an instant quote.

  • Standard Size Nets are available in 55 and 70 foot lengths at 12 and 14 ft widths. They can be made to work in spaces smaller than that without affecting their performance. (But you may not love the appearance of excess netting bunched up.)
  • Need a Custom Net? Plug in your dimensions and receive an instant quote from our Custom Net Calculator, or check out our Standard Size Cages.

4. How To Install Your Home Batting Cage Net

Typical overhead cable line assembly for installing indoor batting cages.

We prefer to install overhead cable lines spaced 6 – 8 feet apart, that span from wall to wall. (This means a 12 foot wide standard sized net would be suspended from 3 overhead cable lines.)

  • NEVER INSTALL DIRECTLY IN TO DRYWALL.
  • Wood Wall Structures: Install wood headers that span from stud to stud to create attachment points for your net.
  • Concrete Block Wall Structures: Anchor directly into solid or hollow concrete walls.
  • Check out our Batting Cage Installation Hardware here.

Now that we’ve got you warmed up, you can check out our Batting Cage Quick Start Guide, or dig deep into all these topics with our Netting & Installation Guide.

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