Practice area in the house or garage?

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Nov 15, 2019
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We have a bownet in the basement and put an old mattress behind it to protect the wall. She has broken a window though.
 

Strike2

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Nov 14, 2014
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Bownet in the garage using Lite-Flite balls for T and soft-toss work. A miss with those won't put a hole in your drywall or massive dent in your garage door. Also used baseball and golf ball sized whiffles with a speed stick.
 
Nov 18, 2022
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We used a tarp for pitching, lot bigger and cheaper then bownet.

I bought the cheaper powernet and hung the tarp to stop the balls- drops them right into it so they are not rolling all over the place- and she can easily pull it into the back yard and pitch full instance with no catcher needed


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Jul 1, 2019
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Bownet in the garage for hitting. Yes there have been a few that missed and put a hole/dent in the wall/ceiling over the years. I'm raising ballplayers, drywall can be replaced. When you figure the overall cost of the several travel seasons including flights/hotels/week+ long stays in CO and Cali, private lessons, etc, the cost for a some sheetrock and paint are pretty minimal. Do what you can to minimize damage, fix it when you're watching them play in college.
 
May 16, 2016
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Don't worry about it. Sheetrock is cheap and easy to fix. You will spend more money protecting the sheetrock than it would cost you to fix it.

When she puts a hole in the sheetrock have her sign the hole with her autograph as a badge of honor.
 
Jul 14, 2018
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I have an 18’ x 10’ space that’s pretty clear in my basement. It’s set up with a pitching mat on one end, bow net and tee on the other. DD can hit off the tee any time. Pitching in a short space doesn’t help with location, but she works on spins and her takeoff.

I keep threatening my wife that I’m going to rent a 50’ shipping container and have it dropped next to the driveway for three months during the winter. They’re like $150 a month for a full-sized lane to pitch and hit. No-brainer, am I right?!


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Jan 25, 2022
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Bownet in the basement. There's a 10ft high wall of shelving holding mostly storage totes. Several have been busted. A few of those I' e turned around and my wife will eventually find them. :)

DD also did archery when we lived at our previous house. Oddly enough, it was me who put scratches on the wall.

And a few holes.

And busted baseboard trim...
 

LEsoftballdad

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Jun 29, 2021
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I have an 18’ x 10’ space that’s pretty clear in my basement. It’s set up with a pitching mat on one end, bow net and tee on the other. DD can hit off the tee any time. Pitching in a short space doesn’t help with location, but she works on spins and her takeoff.

I keep threatening my wife that I’m going to rent a 50’ shipping container and have it dropped next to the driveway for three months during the winter. They’re like $150 a month for a full-sized lane to pitch and hit. No-brainer, am I right?!


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If you can get heat and light in there, I'd do it.
 

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