That would work. A home made medicus bat would work. A rope bat would work. But I suspect the ball on the end and the challenge of hitting the ball with the ball would keep them using it much longer. Photo 28 of 31, AnalysisI posted another thread about using a towel with a knotted end for working on swinging when in the hole for LL games - seems like the same results could be achieved for alot less money.