Want to improve your hitting skills in a short period of time? The batting cage is your answer. A batting cage can greatly assist you with the power in your swing and increase your batting average.
Batting cages will keep the balls in an area where they can easily be retrieved and confined to a small area. They are relatively safe, unless one gets hit by an errant pitch from the pitching machine.
The following considerations should be taken into account when shopping for a batting cage:
1. Batting cages should be purchased based on the batter. For instance, if the batter is in the pros he will need a large batting cage. Size does matter.
2. Find out what the batting cage is constructed of. PVC pipe and cotton netting will not last more than a couple of years. Aluminum piping and nylon netting will last for years to come.
3. Believe it or not, a batter can have challenges when batting in the open after practicing in a batting cage. This is due to the way the nets are affixed to the batting cage. The inside of the batting cage should be open enough to alleviate a batter’s mind from getting use to the space restriction.
4. Ensure you are getting your money’s worth from batting cages. Make sure you add in fuel charges too. It might be better to buy a batting cage instead of renting time if you find the costs are greater.
Choosing the right batting cage will greatly enhance your batting average. But make sure the benefits outweigh the costs. If you do decide to purchase a batting cage, see about charging others to use it. This might offset your costs.