Best Batting Cages In Metro Detroit

August 29, 2014 8:00 AM

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Batter up! Don’t get thrown a curveball this season. Practice your swing at a local batting cage to improve your game. Each place has its own recipe to help hitters attack the ball and raise their batting average. From machines that throw up to 85 miles per hour to instructors offering classes, players will find just what they need to hit it out of the park!
Macomb Batting Cages
18810 Kelly Court
Clinton Township, MI 48035
(586) 846-4372
www.macombbattingcages.com

Macomb Batting Cages has it all. Seriously, this is the place that is focused on helping players become better. The center boasts seven indoor cages designed to help get that swing just right, and even features an infield to work on fielding and pitching. The instructors work with individuals to teach technique and improve skills. Try out the virtual batting simulator, it throws a fast ball at up to 95 miles per hour, and does help to improve your swing in real life too.

Midway Sports & Entertainment
22381 Van Born Road
Taylor, MI 48180
(313) 277-9156
www.midwayfun.com

Raise your batting average by practicing your swing at one of the eight batting cages at Midway Sports & Entertainment. The batting cages at this complex are ready for solo players or for the entire team. The machines are ready for action, and operate using a variety of baseball and softball pitching speeds, from turtle slow to rabbit fast. And when the gang is finished hitting, check out the other options available. Midway has rock climbing walls, a driving range and mini-golf. Daredevils will love flying sky high on the bungee contraption, while kids will delight in an action-packed water fight. Go-karts that will surely bring out your inner speed demon and are available on site, and definitely don’t forget the bumper cars.

SportWay of Westland
38520 Ford Road
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 728-7222
www.sportwayinc.com

Step up your swing by perfecting it at this well-maintained facility. The cages at SportWay are available for a reasonable rate and provide a fantastic way to spend some time with friends or family. Helmets and bats are available free of charge. Then explore the other activities SportWay of Westland has to offer – enough to cover a full day of fun. Check out the awesome miniature golf course or live out unfulfilled dreams as you cross the Indy 500 finish line in a go-kart.

Sport-n-Fun
30749 Grand River Ave.
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 471-5100
www.sport-n-fun.com

Sport-n-Fun truly lives up to its name. This entertainment complex features seven batting cages that can be rented by the hour or per pitch. Bring friends, family or a date; everyone is guaranteed a grand time while working on their swing. Before calling it a day, check out the other activities like go-kart racing or bungee jumping “trampoline” style. Test your skills at the wildlife-themed putt-putt golf or head inside for some arcade action.

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Grand Slam Baseball Training Center
3530 Coolidge Highway
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-7100
www.facebook.com/GrandSlamRoyalOak

Grand Slam Baseball Training Center features both baseball and softball cages, and includes six different types of batting cages for players to test their skills. Practice your pitch by taking advantage of the personal or group instruction offered, then show off your new skills by trying out the slow or fast cages. Speeds vary from the “Sunday driver” of around 30-35 miles per hour up to the “NASCAR racer” that reaches between 70-75 miles per hour, so players can practice hitting a variety of velocities. Just remember to keep your eye on the ball.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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