Batting cages are a great place to get ready for your upcoming baseball season by keeping your hand-eye coordination sharp; if you're not preparing for a career with the Arizona Diamondbacks, though, you can still go to the cages with your friends and hit baseballs and softballs. There are many places Throughout Phoenix to try your hand at sending balls flying into the night sky.
Casey at the Bat
Casey's Sportsworld (caseyatbataz.com) features the Mudville Training Facility, a state-of-the-art place where young baseball players can work on their pitching, fielding and hitting skills. Sponsors of the Casey's Crushes 13U baseball team, the facility is available for hourly rental by local teams, and individual lessons are available by appointment.
A completely indoor facility, Inside Pitch (insidepitchaz.com) has camps and clinics for baseball and softball teams as well as individual players. They have a fitness studio and ten batting cages, although you can bring a portable pitching mound into a cage if you want to practice your pitching instead.
Also an indoor facility, The Cages (thecagesfacility.com) features two pitching alleys and seven batting cages. Each cage has a machine that can also be set to throw curveballs or to simulate fast-pitch softball. In addition to daily rental fees, The Cages offers a monthly membership that allows players to come in for a half hour each day to work on hitting or pitching.
Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park
For those who aren't as serious about baseball but want a fun night out with the family that might include a session or two inside a batting cage, Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park (fiddlesticksaz.com) also features a driving range, a go-kart track, bumper boat pool, a video arcade and a pair of miniature golf courses.
Other Indoor Options
If you're looking for an indoor batting cage without the noise of an arcade, or you don't need other sophisticated baseball training equipment, Bataway (10002 N. 12th St, Phoenix, AZ; 602-997-7798) is another choice. Baseball Palace Indoor Batting (1919 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, AZ; 602-997-7255) is an additional no-frills choice that has cages available for individual or team workouts.
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