Building a batting cage in your home can be a little challenging yet fun process. Backyard batting cages can be built inside a garage or outside according to the space availability.
Here are few simple steps to help you set up batting cage easily in your backyard
Find The Best Place
Determining the best area for building the cage should be your initial step. An obstacle-free and even area should be chosen to practice smoothly.
Space should be at least 40 feet long and 15 feet wide.
Set Up The Wood Posts
Make sure you choose the 4 inches by 4-inch posts as they are the strongest. Optimally, the cage should have a post at each side to strengthen the foundations. The posts should be 12 to 14 feet long and placed along the sides. For example, a 40-foot long cage would make use of three posts situated at the ends. Typically, the posts are only 10-12 feet above the ground, and, the rest of it is cemented under the floor. Because of this, outdoor cages are slightly larger to accommodate this length difference. For indoor cages, you might want to use anchor hooks and adequately secure the base along the floor of the cage.
Set Up The Net
Drape the net over the posts and even it out on each side. The practice is to leave the excess net on the ground instead of cutting it out.
Clip the nets with the eye bolts and make sure not to stretch the net tightly as this will slow down the ball rather than rebounding it.
Wind It Up
To end the process, the final step is to secure the ends of the net to the ground to stop the ball from rolling under the net.