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Home batting training
« on: April 19, 2020, 10:07:16 PM »

For those of us not blessed with huge gardens or personal batting cages, has anyone found an affordable option for practising in a small outdoor space at home?

Had a look at the Aero net/ball on a string but at 150+ it's a bit more than I can or would want to spend.
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 10:17:16 PM »

You can put a ball in an old sock and suspend it by a rope from the top side of a door frame.
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 11:23:08 PM »

You don't need the net with the ball on the string, just a tree branch or similar to hang it from. Something like this works fine :
https://photos.app.goo.gl/oxTAGX9D2nibRKwd6

You could put up a small bit of netting to stop the ball swinging too high. Much more fun than shadow batting. You can get the ball on a string for a few quid
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 02:46:22 AM »

I used to to the ball and sock thing on the clothesline and put a big beach towel behind it.
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 11:22:44 AM »

I used to to the ball and sock thing on the clothesline and put a big beach towel behind it.

Hi mate, how do you do this?
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 08:36:18 PM »

For those of us not blessed with huge gardens or personal batting cages, has anyone found an affordable option for practising in a small outdoor space at home?

Had a look at the Aero net/ball on a string but at 150+ it's a bit more than I can or would want to spend.

I have one of these. It isn't the same as having a net but I find it enjoyable to get out in the garden  to have a hit.  Very easy to set up
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 09:21:18 PM »

I have one of these. It isn't the same as having a net but I find it enjoyable to get out in the garden  to have a hit.  Very easy to set up

I caved and bought one, have to agree!
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 08:50:45 PM »

I caved and bought one, have to agree!

I was surprised by how sore my arms were after not picking up a bat in anger for 2 months!
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 09:42:01 PM »

Glad I'm not alone there 😅
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Re: Home batting training
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 11:20:47 PM »

Hi mate, how do you do this?

@sevman26 you put the towel back from where you are hitting the ball. We have a clothesline that comes out from the house so I put the ball in the sock on the line furtherest from the house and the towel close to the house and hit it as hard as I want into the large towel. It works pretty well.
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