These Unique Portable Batting Cages In Easy Installing Kits
Most portable batting cages are real compromises! Check out this money saving kit with a ton of room and a 60-90 minute 1st-time installation!
Here’s an affordable portable batting cage kit 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 indoor high school baseball when other systems won’t work.
The netting is stretched over the outside of the stable trapezoid-shaped frame (wider at the ground than at the ceiling), which means more usable space. Tough? Yes! These cages can be used with ANY pitching machine to hit REAL softballs or machine pitch dimple balls.
Portable Batting Cages In A Kit With Bells & Whistles
All of our kits include an L screen to protect the pitcher and the pitching machine. This alone will save you a couple hundred dollars We even include a tie-down kit to better anchor your cage outdoors, and rubber end caps so your cage won’t scratch indoor gym or floor.
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.
Continue reading below. I’ve even included the instructions if you want to see how easy this kit is!
I absolutely recommend this portable batting cage.
Some Money Saving Benefits To Consider
- Large & Tough Enough For Team Use
- Trapezoid Shape Offers Stability & Huge Area
- Shape Offers 10′ H x 10′ W at top,14′ W At Ground
- Reinforced Corners & High Impact Areas
- 2 Yr. Pro-Rated Frame Warranty 1 Yr. Net Warranty
- FREE High Wind Clips, Indoor Rubber Foot Caps & L Screen Kit
“The portable batting cages and L-screens are GREAT. We are extremely happy!”
– Kent Hollinger, Great Falls Grays 14U (Vienna, VA)
Why Buy Our Portable Batting Cages Kit?
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!
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 steel EMT, and your cage can be set up quickly. Another benefit to using EMT poles is that when the ball directly hits the pole it tends to die. The poles have far more give than fence post steel, and ricocheting is reduced to a minimum as the batted ball’s energy is absorbed by the EMT. When using inside, we suggest you use the rubber cups (included) over the ends of the poles to protect the floor.
We include our L Screen kit with all portable batting cages purchased. 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 the same 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 it 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.
The net is Made In USA Quality 1 3/4″ weather treated knotted nylon netting.
All are dipped & treated with a special protective coating that resists weather, provides additional UV protection and improves abrasion resistance for extra years of use.
Younger Players: #15 knotted nylon – recommended for youngest players and for whiffle balls
High School Ages: #21 knotted nylon – a better grade that’s good for most backyard or occasional team use
Heavy Duty: #36 knotted nylon – for heavier and full-time team users
*we strongly urge purchasing our mid-grade #21 or heavier grade #36 batting cage netting when using official balls
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.
Instructions To Complete The Portable Batting Cages Kit
What We Supply:
- Batting Cage Netting
- Steel Cage Corners & Hardware
- Net-to-Cage Fastening System
- Complete & Easy Instructions – SEE BELOW!
What You Supply:
- These inexpensive standard 10 foot long 3/4 inch flexible EMT conduit tubes/pipes are readily available from places like Home Depot, Lowe’s or most local hardware 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:
- 40′ Cage (1) Net – (4) Corner Fittings – (6) Side Fittings
- 50′ Cage (1) Net – (4) Corner Fittings – (8) Side Fittings
- 60′ Cage (1) Net – (4) Corner Fittings – (10) Side Fittings
- 70′ Cage (1) Net – (4) Corner Fittings – (12) Side Fittings
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 the cage and stretch over the 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).
Instructions For Our Portable Batting Cages Door Assembly Instructions
Attach clip to bottom rope of the net on the outside. Note: This works best 10′ or more from the end corner of the batting cage.
Run the rope over the top of the 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 the clip to the bottom rope of the net on the inside.
Pull down on the rope to lift the bottom of the net for easy access.
Our Portable Batting Cages Pitcher’s L-Screen Kit Instructions
- 1- 1 ft. by 3/4 inch EMT pipe
- 2- 3/4 inch T fitting
- 3- 3/4 inch L fitting
- 2- 3/4 inch F4 fitting
You will need to purchase three 10′ x 3/4 inch EMT pipes from local hardware, Lowe’s, or Home Depot.
These pieces are included in the list of poles needed for each portable batting cage length (near the top of this page).
- Cut each 10 ft. EMT pipe into three pieces using a hacksaw.
- 1- six-foot long
- 1- three-foot long
- 1- one-foot long
- Using cut pieces and 1 x ¾ EMT drum kit, assemble using the diagram as a guide.
- Tighten all screws after assembly.
- Pull the sock net over the frame.