Ebook from pro hitting coach, Rob Ellis
Finally an affordable batting cage you can own and still have enough leftover for a pitching machine. They're lightweight, but plenty strong for backyard use, and we have found that these "over the frame" cages work perfectly for High School and beyond. The netting is stretched over the outside of the frame, which means more usable space, and these cages can be used with ANY pitching machine to hit REAL softballs or machine pitch dimple balls.
All of our kits come with an L Screen to protect the pitcher and the pitching machine. We even include a tie down kit to better anchor your cage outdoors, and rubber caps so your cage won't scratch floors if used indoors.
With the exception of the EMT conduit poles, our cage kits come with everything you need to build a batting cage in less than one hour.
Standard weight: # 15 knotted nylon
High School: # 21 knotted nylon
Heavy Duty: # 36 knotted nylon
The net is made of 1 3/4" knotted nylon netting. It is treated with a special protective coating that resists weather, provides additional UV protection and improves abrasion resistance for years of use.
Our batting cage kit can be used with ANY ball including:
*we strongly urge purchasing our mid grade #21 or heavier grade #36 batting cage netting when using official balls
"The portable cages and L-screens are GREAT. We are extremely happy!"
- Kent Hollinger, Great Falls Grays 14U (Vienna, VA)
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Our prices are low because all our netting is made in the United States, in Louisiana, from an industry-leading company that specializes in fish and sports nets. You get a top-quality net and don't have to pay extra for our manufacturer to import netting from overseas!
We include our L Screen kit with every portable batting cage purchase. An L Screen protects the pitcher or pitching machine from batted balls during batting practice. Each L Screen comes with a water resistant sock-type net that slips over the frame like a pillowcase in a matter of seconds and laces at the bottom. The frame is made from ¾” EMT conduit pipes found at local hardware stores. The fittings from the L Screen kit assemble the same as the batting cage kit. Our L screen is 6' tall with a 3' x 3' cutout. You can use inside your cage, or on the field.
Over the Frame Netting:
There is less abrasion and stress on the netting due to its design. With traditional cages, the netting is tied to the frame or anchored to the ground and there is a tremendous force at those impact points, as the net cannot give, and it will either tear or wear down more quickly. Since our netting is over the frame, and not tied or anchored, it can give no matter where the ball is hit, and the impact is always shared between ball and net.
Also, since the netting is hung on the outside there is very little sag. As the weight of the net is evenly distributed over the entire frame, there is much less tension and wear at the corners and middle compared to cages where you hang the net on the inside.
Rubber Caps & Tie Down Kit:
For people deciding to use the cage inside on a gym floor, rubber caps are included to go on the ends of the poles to keep them from sliding. For outdoor use, we include a tie down kit. The tie down kit is a rubber rectangle with two holes, one goes on the 3/4" conduit pole, the other hole is filled with a 12" spike nail (purchased separately at a hardware store) that is driven into the ground beside the conduit pole. There are enough clips for the tie down and enough rubber cap fittings for each pole in each kit.
Our free-standing cages can be used outside or indoors. Unlike other indoor cages, no pulleys or cables are needed to attach the cage to the wall or ceiling. While most cages require you to use thick steel poles that need to be permanently set in cement, we use flexible EMT, and your cage can be set up in about 30 minutes. Another benefit to using EMT poles is that when the ball directly hits the pole it simply dies. The poles have far more give than steel, and ricocheting is reduced to a minimum as the batted ball's energy is absorbed by the EMT. When using inside, you may need to put rubber cups (included) over the ends of the poles to protect the floor.
What We Supply & What You Supply
What We Supply:
Batting Cage Netting
Steel Cage Corners & Hardware
Net-to-Cage Fastening System
Complete & Easy Instructions - SEE BELOW!
What You Supply:
3/4 inch EMT conduit tubing found at local hardware or building supply stores. Each pole needs to be 10 feet long. They are readily available from places like Home Depot or Lowe's or most local harware stores.
The number of poles needed for each batting cage are:
40' batting cage: 26 pieces
50' batting cage: 31 pieces
60' batting cage: 36 pieces
70'' batting cage: 41 pieces
10 MM Wrench
Purchase the 10' long 3/4" EMT conduit poles from a local hardware supply. You will need 26 poles if you select our 40' model, 31 poles for the 50', 36 for the 60', or 41 for the 70' batting cages. Note: This will include the poles to assemble your pitcher's L-Screen. OPTIONAL - If you choose to utilize the high wind clips (extra security if you live in a high wind area, you will want to alos purchase 10' or 12' long nails - 4 will cover the end legs or 10 for our 40 ft. model, 12 for 50', 14 for 60', 16 for 70'
Check the contents of the package we sent your to make sure you have the following parts:
Layout all of the fittings & pipes (3/4" EMT conduit) & assemble the top.
Attach the legs on one side of the top tightening all fittings as you go. CAUTION: Do not over tighten.
Roll out net along the length of cage and stretch over top and one side.
Attach legs on opposite side & pull net into place taking out the slack. Tighten all remaining fittings (you will need a step ladder).
Attach clip to bottom rope of the net on the outside. Note:This works best 10' or more from the end corner of batting cage.
Run rope over top of frame. Take care to run the rope as close to the frame as possible. You want the rope to slide on the frame, not the net.
Attach clip to bottom rope of the net on the inside.
Pull down on rope to lift bottom of net for easy access.
You will need to purchase three 10' x 3/4 inch EMT pipes from local hardware, Lowe's, or Home Depot.
As low as: $499.99