There are 3 main factors determining the quality of a batting cage. Net material, twine size and method of construction, in order of importance.
You will mainly see either polyethylene or nylon cage nets, they both have different qualities.
This cage is constructed from polyethylene. Poly is cheaper than nylon and doesn’t absorb water, preventing shrinkage and can maintain its strength longer in wet environments, compared to nylon nets.
Polyethylene is overall weaker than nylon and has a shorter lifespan. However, due to the lower price this net is a great option for entry-level hitters, family use, or residents of a wet climate if kept outside.
2. Twine size
Refers to the diameter of the twine in the netting, the larger the #number, the stronger and more durable the net is. Keep in mind that nylon netting is about 40-50% stronger than poly, when comparing the same twine size.
This is a #24 knotted poly netting. It is great for lighter use and entry-level hitters, or for buyers prioritising budget. This net should last around 2-3 years, before potentially needing repair.
Each fiber is treated with TWO chemicals to protect the premium polymer blend (polyethylene) against the sun and enables the netting to retain its strength for a longer period of time.
3. Method of construction
Refers to whether the cage is “knotted” or “knotless”. Knotted nets are always stronger than knotless ones.
All of our batting cage nets, are knotted. This means that the twine intersection point is tied in a knot.
It’s important, since majority of the net tears occur in the intersection, and in knotted nets that point is twice as thick, making it less likely to break down.
Pick the best size for your needs:
- 30′ (requires 18 poles) – for young beginners and/or small yards
- 40′ (requires 23 poles) – for teen players and/or small yards
- 50′ (requires 23 poles) – good for all ages
- 55′ (requires 23 poles) – good for all ages
- 60′ (requires 23 poles) – most popular and versatile
- 70′ (requires 28 poles) – best for live hitting with live pitching
- Free shipping to continental US
- 24 twisted poly netting – 2-year limited warranty
- Full rope borders
- Three top ropes to minimize sag
- Door for easy entry and exit from the batting cage
- End caps for your frame poles to prevent gouging or marring the ground
- 1 1/2" powder coated steel frame corners
- Net hangers
- 18' tie down ropes
- Rope stakes
You will need to purchase:
You will need to purchase 10' lengths of 1 1/4" (ID) EMT poles from a local home improvement centre.
The exact amount of poles for different dimensions is specified above and in the assembly instructions.
Lowes Sku # - 72717 - Home Depot Sku # - 580023
**We recommend using ground stakes to secure your frame in windy locations.
How to assemble the cage:
Assembly instructions for each cage size: