Our backyard batting cage is made with the highest quality material available on the market. All of our accessories are designed for durability, built to last, and customized to your needs!
Gappsi ensures that your outdoor batting cage can stand the test of time. Our durable batting cage frames and nets will withstand heavy use and the elements. Gappsi offers the perfect batting cages for every level. From backyard fun to professional. We have the equipment to stock your cage for the best training experience.
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How to Select the Right Outdoor Batting Cage for Your Needs
Whether you’re using your batting cage for your backyard, school/university, or commercial facility, the first question you need to ask is. “How will we be using this cage?” That one question can save you thousands of dollars. Not to mention a lot of trouble, so be sure you know the answer.
Maybe you’re a homeowner who’s setting up a backyard batting cage for the weekend so the kids can play in the backyard. Maybe you’re a school or commercial facility and you need the cage up for a weekend tourney or fundraising event. Either way a temporary, above-ground batting cage is a perfect choice.
If you’re looking for a cage that will perform day in and day out for years to come, then you need a more permanent batting cage like an in-ground one.
Above-Ground vs In-Ground Batting Cages
Above-ground batting cages are generally temporary outdoor batting cage solutions, perfect for backyard cage use, corporate, or fundraising events. These types of cages usually install quickly. They are not designed to stay up for long periods time and susceptible to high winds. Most above-ground nets are considered portable, and can quickly be set up at any location with a flat surface. The exception to this rule is the Bolt-Down cages. As the name suggests, it needs to be bolted down to a concrete surface.
In-ground batting cages are for more permanent outdoor solution. To install these batting cage frames, you’re going to have to do some digging. The frames of these cages and nets can last for years. Many schools, universities, and commercial facilities benefit from side-by-side multi-lane batting cages that not only reduce the overall footprint of the cage but also help to reduce costs.
Determining Your Cage Size
Now that you know which TYPE of cage you need, the next step is determining what SIZE of cage you’ll need. No matter what type of cage you’ve selected, you’ll need a flat surface for your cage to occupy. Be sure to leave a minimum of 3 feet between the net and existing structures like sheds, garages, and houses to prevent damage and potential ricochet. Please don’t install your cage near trees and other objects like fences or telephone poles that can become potential ricochet points. If you don’t have much room, don’t despair. Other measures can be taken to install buffers inside your batting cage too. For example padding on the object itself using pole padding to deaden the impact. These steps can allow you to place your batting cage closer to a structure.
No one size fits all when it comes to batting cages, you may have space restrictions or may not need a full 70’ for pitching and just need a 40’ for hitting.
What Type of Netting Do You Need? What Twine Size is Right?
We recommend people buy the largest twine they can afford. A #42 Twine net is about twice as thick and twice as strong as a #21 Twine. The larger twined, heavier cages will snag balls better, look better, wear better, last longer, and you will be happier with them. You need a minimum of 60 lbs. of tensile strength.
Choosing the Right Artificial Synthetic Turf
No matter how big or small your home or facility is, installing artificial turf in your batting cages is a worthwhile investment. Synthetic turf is designed to withstand wear and tear that occurs when equipment is in high demand.
Gappsi carries many different varieties of artificial turf to choose from for your batting cages. Artificial turf is suitable for use in indoor or outdoor batting cages. You can choose padded or unpadded turf in a variety of materials to suit your needs.
Outdoor artificial turf often resembles spears of grass. Outdoor cages can be outfitted with permeable artificial turf that allows rain and other liquids to run off and then be absorbed into the ground underneath. Indoor artificial turf can also look like grass spears, or it may look more like carpet.
Artificial turf usually stands up to daily, continuous use for at least 8-10 years, with many installations lasting as long as 15 years. Artificial turf is resilient, and durable, and protects the flooring or ground in the cage from wear and damage. It requires much less maintenance than actual turf and holds up better to continued use.
If you have any questions about which turf would best suit your installation needs, our experts would be happy to assist you. Contact us today!
Batting Cage Install Smithtown NY
Our easy-to-use and easy-to-install batting cages. Choose to build it as an add-on with a sports game court. They are perfect for batting practice without the pain of chasing after the ball. Customize your batting cage with a variety of accessories and options. We can bring the field straight to your backyard!
A batting cage was recently installed in Smithtown NY. We installed 15-foot wide synthetic turf for the entire cage, with an insert of the basketball plate, the pitching machine will be in the back. It is a 14×17 batting cage. We installed silica sand in the synthetic grass and brushed it with a mechanical brush. This is the latest batting cage built by Gappsi in Smithtown NY.