Baseball Batting Station

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Introduction: Baseball Batting Station

Homemade batting station I made for my son. Supplies bought for less than $10 at Lowes. Just find the pile of scrap/defective pieces in the back in the lumber department. They range from 25 cents to a couple of dollars.


Post is a 4 x 4 (.50)
Top is a 2 x 4 (.25)
Bottom is a 1 x 4 (1.00)

Bungee is attached to hook screws on the top and bottom boards. Bottom board is attached to the 4 x 4 post and buried about 3-4 inches (more if your post is long enough). I ran the bungee through a golf ball and have another bungee (on the ground in the pic) with a real baseball. Can also be modified to include a softball as well.

This is just like a tee except you don't have to chase or pick up balls. Plus, if you open your hands too quickly, the bat will bounce back. This forces the hitter to keep his or her hands inside and follow through.

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    route4569
    route4569

    7 months ago on Introduction

    I’m going to build this for my son. Just curious if the balls are adjustable on the bungee or do you have a knot? Also do you need to cement it in the ground?

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    welchjr
    welchjr

    Reply 7 months ago

    I wrapped a small bit of wiring around the bungee at the bottom of the ball so I can just unwind it and adjust it up and down when I need to. I’m glad you are building this. It really is a great tool.

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    welchjr
    welchjr

    Reply 5 years ago

    That looks great. I hope it has been beneficial.

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    welchjr
    welchjr

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks. Makes it a lot less time consuming than a tee, right? I've used this from little league all the way up to my varsity players. My 9 year olds hitting improved tremendously after he started using the golf ball.