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Top 10 Best Backyard Batting Cages For Home Use In 2023

Jul 28, 2020 0 comments

Best Backyard Batting Cages for this Upcoming Season

Considering putting a batting cage in your backyard? If you have, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of options out there and that it can seem a little overwhelming determining which options are the best for you. Lucky for you, we created a list of the top 10 best backyard batting cages to help you decide which batting cage is right for you, your kids, and your backyard.

1. Trapezoid Batting Cage

 

Fortress Trapezoid Bating Cage with Inner netting

 

Learn more about the Trapezoid Batting Cage

One of the simplest yet most effective batting cages on the market. Fully equipped with a galvanized steel frame for maximum durability and strength, this frame can hold its own against the hardest of hits. One of the most unique features here is its freestanding frame. The support poles are outside of the netting and at an angle, so there is no need for anchoring and set up is a breeze. Let’s look at what it offers:

Pros

 

  • Great for all ages
  • Frame: Galvanized steel frame offers easy set up
  • Steel Material: The steel design offers great support and weather-proofing
  • Size Options: Offered in 35-foot, 55-foot, and 70-foot options

 

Cons

 

  • Its unique frame structure makes it susceptible to wind damage

Tip: Try using a 9 hole pitching net with your batting cage to give your pitcher additional practice. This will also act as a strike zone for your batter!

 

#2. Heater Sports PowerAlley Baseball & Softball Batting Cage

 

Heater Sports PowerAlley Baseball Batting Cage

 

Learn more about the PowerAlley backyard batting cage here

Easily one of the best choices for those on a budget. Though it only comes in a 22-foot length, it’s lightweight fiberglass frame offers a super quick set up. One of the key features is the built-in pitching machine harness. This allows the pitching machine to remain outside of the batting cage, giving the batter the entirety of its length to react.

 

Pros

  • Great for ages 6 and up
  • Easy Set up: Shorter set up times thanks to its lightweight and small design
  • Pitching Machine Harness: built-in harness allows a batter to use the full batting cage
  • Reaction Time: Increase your reaction time with the shorter tunnel length

 

Cons

 

  • Smaller size makes it more difficult to track ball velocity off of hits
  • Fiberglass frame comes with decreased strength and durability

 

#3. Fortress Ultimate Baseball Batting Cage

 

Fortress Ultimate Baseball recctangular Batting Cage
 

 

 

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This batting cage comes in four different length sizes; 20-foot, 35-foot, 55-foot, and 70-foot. It’s designed with steel construction and includes the #42 poly twine netting for increased durability.

Pros 

  • Strong Net: #42 poly twine offers the strongest netting available
  • Easy Set up: Designed carefully for easier installation
  • Steel Poles: Reinforced steel poles increase durability and maximize the lifespan

Cons

  • No door to enter the batting cage
  • Some users complain of the net sagging on the top of the batting cage

 

#4. BATCO Foldable Batting Cage

 

BATCO Foldable Batting Cage setup outdoors

 

Learn more about the BATCO foldable batting cage here

The BATCO Foldable Batting Cage certainly differentiates itself from the rest with its open-ended structure. Its design allows it to be used anywhere; on the field, in the gym, or your backyard. With an ultra-wide 18-foot make up, it allows batters to better understand where their hits would go. If you're going to use this batting cage for a commercial application, we recommend using an Iron Mike arm pitching machine.

Pros

  • Extended Width: Creates ample room for ball tracking and movement
  • Indoor Use: It’s open design makes it perfect for indoor use
  • Easy Movement: Built-in wheels allow ease of movement

 Cons

  • Not sturdy when it comes to outdoor winds 

#5. Cimarron 55’ Complete Batting Cage

 

Cimarron 55’ Standalone residential Batting Cage

 

Learn more about the Cimarron complete backyard batting cage here

A seriously heavy-duty batting cage that gets the job done. With a 2-inch thick steel frame and #42 polyethylene twist netting, this batting cage can withstand some of the toughest conditions, especially its net. It’s also very versatile and comes in multiple sizing options. Cimarron sells a few other awesome backyard cages that we didn't have room to include in this article, make sure you check them out here.

 Pros 

  • Great for all ages
  • Durable Net: Increases lifespan of netting and withstands tough conditions
  • Ceiling Support: A center rope supports the batting cage ceiling

Cons 

  • High price point

#6. Heater Sports Xtender 24 ft. - 72 ft. Batting Cage

 

Learn more about the Heater Xtender batting cage here

Heater Sports has produced a top-of-the-line batting cage that can be shipped to you and set up without breaking a sweat. It is designed with steel tubing and a flexible fiberglass frame that makes it lightweight, portable, and durable. The Xtender comes in 8 different lengths from 24 feet all the way up to 72 feet, so you can buy the precise length you need for the space you have.

This batting cage is not only easy to set up but it is also built to last. The flexible fiberglass frame can take plenty of hits without resulting in any damage. It also comes with foam padding that gives the frame added protection. Whether you need a compact or full-size batting cage, the Xtender is a solid investment built with high-quality materials.

Pros

  • Easy Setup and Portable
  • Length options give great choice
  • Affordable

Cons 

  • Due to lightweight can struggle if left out in outdoor conditions 

#7. Jugs Hit at Home Complete Backyard Batting Cage

Jugs Hit at Home Complete Backyard Batting Cage with L Screen

 

 

Learn more about the Hit at Home batting cage here

A great choice for saving money while maintaining quality is the Hit at Home Batting Cage. With a length of 45-feet, this batting cage can fit in almost any backyard. Its steel construction and durable net make it a good option for anyone that wants to set and forget. Throw in a batting cage mat and a portable pitching machine and you'll be good to go! 

Pros

  • Durable Construction: Steel frame #27 netting create a sturdy structure
  • Tough Net: Ultra-strong polyethylene netting is tough and lasts long

Cons

  • High price point for some people

#8. Cimarron the "Rookie" Complete Batting Cage

 

Cimarron Backyard Complete Batting Cage 

Learn more about the Rookie backyard batting cage 

The Cimarron backyard batting cage comes with everything you need to setup a batting cage in your backyard; durable net, strong frame, and the hardware to put it together. This residential batting cage is made with 1 1/2 inch galvanized steel tubing and comes with a polyethylene netting. This home batting cage is easy to assemble and will last you many seasons to come! 

Batting Cage Features:

  • Utilizes durable #24 twisted polyethylene netting
  • Netting is treated with UV protection
  • Comes complete with everything you need for a full residential batting cage
  • Easy to setup 

#9. Heater Sports Home Run Backyard Batting Cage

 Learn more about the Home Run batting cage here 

Big dreams on a small budget? The Home Run backyard batting cage is the right batting cage for you. Turn a small portion of your backyard into your kids dream baseball training ground. Save yourself time and money by not having to take the kids to the local batting cage, but instead watch them work on their swing from the comfort of your home. 

Pros 

  • Mobility: Freestanding and moveable cage allows for quick and easy transport
  • Cost-Effective: A price of less than $200 is a great option for its value
  • Great way to do solo batting practice

Cons

  • Lightweight design may affect sturdiness, especially against the elements
  • May wear down from excessive transporting

#10. The Pro Backyard Batting Cage Complete Kit

ProMounds Backyard Batting Cage Complete Kit

Learn more about the Pro Backyard batting cage kit here

Last but not least is the ProMounds Complete backyard batting cage kit, on of our personal favorites. This was actually our top pick from last year, and although we updated our list, this is still one of our favorites! A complete backyard batting cage kit, turn-key all in one solution with quality and budget in mind, we couldn't leave this guy out. Now all you need is a pitching machine and a baseball l screen and you're ready to go! 

Pros

  • Great for all ages!
  • Extra-Wide: An extra 1.5’ of added width creates a spacious environment

Cons

  • One of the more expensive options on the market

    Final Thoughts

    Ready to pull the trigger? Look at our entire line of batting cages here.

    Still need help? Take a look at our batting cage buyer's guide and our top 6 ideas for backyard batting cages

    No matter what you decide, only you know what’s right for your needs. Pick one that will last long, is durable, and has all of the room required for you or your child to perform efficiently and effectively. Play ball!

    Amanda DiSilvestro
    VIP CONTRIBUTOR

    Kevin King

    Kevin King is the founder of Anytime Baseball a Dodger fan and a lover of all things baseball.


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