6 Backyard Batting Cages for Inspiration
Maybe you’ve been thinking about setting up your own batting cage in your backyard. Maybe you want to build your own batting cage or buy a batting cage package and assemble it in your yard. You’ve thought about the space constraints, how you're going to build it, which products you might put in there - maybe a batters box? An L-screen? Maybe even a pitching machine?
But how do other people’s backyard batting cage build outs look? What should a backyard batting cage look like, how can you best utilize the space you have in your yard, and how can you best utilize the budget you have to work with?
If these are questions you have been asking yourself, read on, because in this article we will go over 6 of our favorite customer’s backyard batting cage build outs that may serve as inspirations for your future build!
The batting cages we feature in this post will span from inexpensive build outs (Less than $1,000) for youth players, to high end quality batting cages complete with all the bells and whistles ($10,000).
Without further ado, let's see some of our favorite customer's backyard batting cage build outs!
Marc's 26 ft. Custom Backyard Batting Cage
Our first and one of our favorite overall buildouts is from one of our customers, Marc. Marc needed a place for his kids to play ball and work on their swing during the pandemic, so he decided to build out a batting cage in his backyard!
To make room, Marc had to get rid of the existing gazebo and fireplace, before digging out holes for the support beams and pouring concrete (see pictures below).
Then they leveled the ground, installed the cage and installed a 450 watt flood light so they could play anytime! Oh yeah, did we mention that they live in sunny Southern California? So they can really train year round.
Check out Marc’s custom backyard batting cage buildout below!
- Jr. Hack Attack Pitching Machine
- Cimarron 7x7 Commercial L Screen
- #42 gauge Black Twisted knotted nylon 1 3/4 inch mesh square hung net
- 6’x12’ batting mat
The cage itself is pretty much a DIY batting cage, the poles were purchased separately and installed, then a #42 net was hung from the poles, creating an awesome and sturdy cage! This cage is an estimated 36' L x 15' W.
Let us know what you think of Marc's custom DIY batting cage in the comment section below, and let us know your plans for your backyard cage!
Bryan's 26' Backyard Power Alley
Next on our list is Bryan's backyard batting cage. Originally, Bryan had built a DIY 12' x 26' batting cage out of old chain link fencing and used a canvas tarp as a backstop (very intuitive!) with a jugs soft toss machine. However, his town got hit by a hurricane, and the DIY batting cage was left in ruins.
Then, he opted to purchase a batting cage from Anytime Baseball, going with the Heater Sports Power Alley 22 ft. backyard batting cage. In the picture below, you can see his new batting cage setup with a batting tee, throw down home plate, and the Jugs Soft Toss machine. Not a bad way to practice!
We almost forgot to mention, Bryan's son made All Stars this past year (after breaking 4 wooden bats)! Having a batting cage sure makes a difference!
Like Bryan's backyard setup? Here's a list of the products used in his batting cage:
- Heater Sports Power Alley 22 ft. Backyard Batting Cage
- Heater Sports Flop Top Travel Tee
- Jugs Soft Toss Machine
Matt's Backyard Xtender Batting Cage
Next up we have Matt's backyard batting cage. We love how simple yet effective this setup is, with only having to purchase one packaged product, this 24' Xtender batting cage and the Basehit pitching machine can really give your kids what they need to start practicing on a consistent basis.
Matt works as an aviation rescue swimmer for the United States Navy and is a firm believer in hard work and putting in practice at anything you do. He wanted to teach these values to his children, so he provided them with this backyard batting cage where they are able to put in consistent practice.
He also told us that when he is out on deployment, his wife can easily help operate the pitching machine and help get the kids the practice they need even when he's gone! We really love the simplicity of the Heater Sports Basehit pitching machine for this reason.
Now his son is switch hitting, has taken up catching, and his daughter gets in the cage sometimes to practice too!
Check out Matt's batting cage setup!
Thanks for sharing your batting cage setup, Matt! And thank you for your service!
Like Matt's backyard batting cage setup? Check out which products he's using in his cage:
Charlie's Baseball Barn
Next up we have a very unique batting cage setup. Charlie converted his 80' barn into a DIY batting cage facility, equipped with turf, netting, L-screens, pitching machines, and more, creating a place for kids in his local area to come and train.
Charlie told us that 12 local baseball teams, from ages 8u-17u, use the Baseball Barn to train. Considering that Charlie built and paid for this himself, this is pretty awesome! We applaud Charlie and people like him that give back to their local communities and that give back to the sport of Baseball. Thank you Charlie!
Check out Charlie's DIY Batting Cage / Baseball Barn!
Like Charlie's Baseball Barn? These are the products he used to build out his batting cage setup.
- #42 batting cage netting
- Tanner Baseball Tee
- Atec M2 Pitching Machine
- 7x7 Protective Screens
Tony's Backyard Turf DIY Batting Cage
Next we have Tony's DIY backyard batting cage. We really love how he utilized this small space to create an awesome batting cage!
Even with a space constraint, he found a way to fit in a nice sizes batting cage by setting up his own DIY batting cage with poles, netting and turf.
And if you look closely, you can see where he painted a DIY batter's box, threw down a home plate mat, and put a rubber backstop to protect his netting, all while creating a strike zone. Very innovative, Tony!
Check out Tony's DIY batting cage below!
Like Tony's batting cage setup? These are the products that he used to build his DIY backyard batting cage!
- Heater Sports Pro Curveball Machine with Ballfeeder
- Baseball Ball Caddy
- Batting Cage Mat
- DIY Rubber Backstop - Similar to this rubber backstop
- DIY Batting Cage & Netting - Similar to this batting cage
Chris's Lakeside 70' Batting Cage
And saving the best for last for this monthly feature, one of our customers, Chris, really knocked it out of the park with this one. This has got to be one of the coolest batting cages... ever. And not just because he picked the best batting cage, (mastadon batting cage, hack attack pitching machine, etc) but also because of the view, and that custom bench in front of the batting cage.
Check out Chris's backyard batting cage setup below!
Based on the pictures they sent over to us, it doesn't look like they were limited on space, so they did it right and went with a 12' H x 14' W x 70' L Mastadon batting cage.
This backyard batting cage is perfect for Chris's two sons, ages 14 and 15, and their teammates! Sometimes their varsity teammates will even crank up the Hack Attack pitching machine to 90 mph and get in some reps.
The only thing missing is a roof for that bad winter weather!
To build out this ultimate backyard batting cage, the following products were used: