If you don’t want to deal with broken windows or damaged property, then it’s best to practice baseball in a wide open field. However, if you have to travel miles to find such a field just to play baseball with your pals, chances are other people might beat you to it. You might eventually consider shifting to a less rigorous sport out of sheer frustration.
This is where a batting cage net comes in handy. This enclosed practice area consists of a frame, net, and L-screen. The metal frame holds the net in place and gives the case its shape, while the L-screen serves as the pitcher’s shield. Such a setup allows you to practice your batting skills all you want without having to worry about damaging neighboring properties.
Batting cage components often come in bundles. However, some stores unbundle the items and sell them individually according to buyers’ needs. If that is the case, be sure to ask about what materials each component is made of and whether the size of the net gaps are designed in accordance with all safety standards.
The diameter of steel poles must be at least 8.625” to ensure optimum strength. Depending on the size of your backyard, you can choose a single cage with a 12’ x 14’ x 55’ cross-section of a double cage with twice the width of a single cage. Installation is best done with the help of a professional to ensure a more durable structure.