A Wheelhouse Batting Cage is...
- A Wheelhouse backyard batting cage is priced with the family in mind. A complete system including netting, connectors, a complete L-screen ($190 value), and shipping starts at a little less than $700. There is no installation kit to buy, no holes to dig, no cement to pour (one set of instructions said buy 10 bags of cement), no expensive heavy duty poles to purchase, no turnbuckles to buy, and no cables or carabiners to contend with. The frame poles you will need to buy separately and are readily available at places like Lowe’s and Home Depot.
- Additionally, our backyard batting cages are DURABLE and will give you years of trouble-free use. Since we started in 1998, none of our clients have had a hole in the net due to hitting nor has the netting deteriorated due to water or UV from the sun. This is due to the unique design we invented and the high quality of knotted nylon netting. The netting is draped over the frame and not attached anywhere to the frame. Because of this, the net can give, there is less wear and tear and abrasion on the net, hence longer life. Even we have been surprised. While we can't say for certain how long your net will last we are hearing that a lot of nets last between 5 and 10 years before some minor repair is needed. The most likely repair is from animals chewing on the net!
- Furthermore, our cages are PORTABLE! Two people can put up the cage in under 30 minutes, my son and I have put up a 50' cage in fifteen minutes. This works out great for a team practice. With help from your team, it will go up in minutes! It comes down in even less time. The L-screen is portable too, its support legs come off and the screen folds in half. You can put them up and take them down for winter and/or take them on the road with a travel team and give your team valuable pregame hitting practice. Because the cage is portable, it most likely will comply with your neighborhood's CC&R's.
- Easy to Assemble
- Another important aspect of our batting cages is the assembly instructions are easy to follow. We can put up a 50' batting cage up in about 15 minutes. It may take you longer the first few times. But it really is easy. On the other hand, our competition's instructions are lengthy and complicated, involving snap hooks, turnbuckles, aircraft cable, cutting tubing to certain lengths and requiring some to have a "swedge" ends while others don't. And the list goes on. Our system requires no cutting or no additional hardware to buy. You just buy the standard 10' long 3/4" EMT poles and you're ready to go. You will need a 7/16" wrench, we use a ratchet or socket wrench, assembly goes faster that way. That's it. Check out our assembly video or our snapshots of assembly.
- Our batting cage will fit your yard. Does your yard taper? Is your ground uneven? Is your yard too short? Not a problem! Put up as few or as many sections as you like, up to the length of your cage. Each section is 10' long. It automatically fits the contour of your ground. It can be adjusted to fit narrower confines and can even be tapered to fit odd shaped spaces. While the standard width at the bottom is 14', you can easily move the poles in to 12'. Need it narrower, bend the roof pole up this will be bring the leg poles in. Need it even narrower? Still not a problem, cut the roof pole down and taper that end. We have had clients taper one end down to 8'. I do suggest putting the pitcher at the narrow end.
Our cage comes with a complete L-screen
- Free L-screen - a $190 to $250 value.
- This is a 7' wide, 6.5' tall, with a 3 x 3.5 foot cutout.
- This is a pillow case style and thus is twice as thick.
- Includes extra twine so you can lace up the bottom edge.
- Everything is included - net, connectors, and poles.
- Lightweight and very portable. Easy to move.
Indoors or Outdoor Cages
You can use a Wheelhouse backyard batting cage indoors or outdoors. Not only does it make a great outdoor batting cage, it can be taken indoors during inclement weather or during winter to keep your players in shape. Utilize existing space and create an extra hitting station. Some move it to a gymnasium or other indoor facility. The image to the right is the cage we loaned our cage to my son's High school team, we put duct tape on the bottom of the poles to avoid marring the floor. You can also get rubber leg cups to fit on the bottom of the poles. Oh, yeah, we never got the cage back!
Be forewarned, it has been reported by some of our clients that our backyard batting cage is a neighborhood magnet. Take it to your team practice - be the envy of the rest of your team! We have some teams where five players on the same team have our batting cage. Save hundreds of dollars on coin operated machines and hours traveling to a hitting facility. Leave it up all year long. If you can't play in the wintertime due to inclement weather or can't move your cage indoors, we do recommend at least taking the net down.
Sagging Net vs No Sagging Net!
Another benefit of the design of our backyard batting cage over a traditional (in cement) cage is less sag. With our ten foot sections and the the netting hanging over the frame there is considerable less sag. Traditional cages normally have three or four frames to support the netting. The weight of the netting causes tremendous sag. It is not uncommon for a 12' high traditional cage to only have 9' of height clearance. Look at some of the pictures on the web. Some cage manufacturers only display drawings of their netting, of course with no
sag! The picture below, on the left, was taken at one of our local high schools. The frame is 12' tall and the net barely cleared a 7' L-screen there was so much sag! Compare to the image below, on the right, with our cage and only a 10' frame.
SAVE MONEY - There is a one year warranty on our batting cages. This is why Wheelhouse could be one of your best investments. In most cases, other vendors only have a 60-day guarantee. Buy a Wheelhouse Batting Cage - NOW