Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reasons to Invest in Backyard Batting Cages

By James M Peterson

At $30 to $40 an hour, renting out a batting cage can really burn a hole in your pocket. Backyard batting cages can help save you hundreds of dollars over time.

With an initial investment of around $200 for high quality cage netting and a steel frame, you can be well on your way towards becoming a better hitter than ever before. If you think about it, $200 is just five hours spent at the local cage, whereas if you have a batting cage in your own backyard, you'll be able to use it whenever you want, for as long as you want to.

A common misconception is that the break strength of the netting is directly related to its life span. This is not necessarily true. Break strength refers to the amount of load tension that may be placed on a strand of material before it breaks. Unless you're already playing in the pros, you probably won't have to invest in higher break strength, and anything over 100lb will work fine.

But what if you don't have a training partner to work with? There are a couple of ways to work around buying a thousand-dollar pitching machine until you develop the need to invest in one as well.

The old, toss-it-up-and-hit-it method may seem rather primitive, but there's no denying that it helps batters develop some of the essential skills required in batting such as hand-eye coordination and quickness.

When its form that you need to develop, an adjustable T ball stand will help you improve your stance, weight distribution, and grip.

Backyard batting cages will help you to do of all this without having to waste valuable training time and effort to go and find the ball after each hit.

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South Padre Island Nets, Inc. (SPI Nets) is a San Benito, Texas-based family-owned company that provides various types of netting products and accessories for sports, marine and industrial applications. Apart from backyard batting cage nets, they also have pro batting cage nets, fish nets, golf nets, soccer nets and more. For more information, visit or call 956.276.9598.

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