If you're a fan of baseball, then you know that a batting tee is an essential tool for practicing your swings. But if you're new to the game, or just looking to improve your batting skills, you may be wondering how to use a batting tee properly. In this blog post, we'll explain the basics of using a batting tee and offer some tips on how to get the most out of your practice sessions. So whether you're just starting out in baseball or looking to take your game to the next level, keep reading for all the info you need on how to use a batting tee like a pro!
Types of Batting Tees
First, let’s take a look at the different types of batting tees. There are single tees, triple tees, low ball tees and portable tees.
- Single tees offer one batting tee on a stand. At G Tee, our single tees are available with ground-gripping stainless steel base plates or high-density polyethylene plates for use on multiple surface types. Whichever base you go with, it’ll stay in place throughout the duration of your practice so you can work on swing and stance without having to move the tee back into place each time you make contact. Our tees have seals and bushings at the core, too, to keep the ball at your desired height for consistent swings and hits. They’re available in three adjustable telescoping upright sizes, including 18”-30”, 22”-41” and 26”-53”.
- Triple tees have one solid base with three tees mounted to it. Just like the single tees, G Tee triple tees are available with stainless steel or high-density polyethylene base plates, and they’re also made with seals and bushings at the core to keep your tee in place swing after swing. They’re available in three adjustable telescoping upright sizes, including 18”-30”, 22”-41” and 26”-53”.
- Low ball tees include 10”, 13”, 16” and 19” for the perfect swing for anyone, be it little leaguers, MLB pros perfecting their low swing, and everyone in between.
- Portable tees are perfect for traveling. Their lightweight feature may sacrifice some stability, but you’ll be able to take it with you on the road, in the air – anywhere you go.
Using the Batting Tee
No matter which type of batting tee you choose, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind for proper use. First, make sure you’re standing in the correct stance prior to swinging. This is important so that you can make quick adjustments for where the ball lands in the strike zone. Working on a constant stance will also help you determine when something’s off so you can fix it before swinging.
Next, focus on your swing. When taking your swing, make sure to keep your eye on the ball and swing through the tee. Avoiding contact with the tee itself will help you develop a more consistent swing, ultimately improving your batting skills. Check out this article for tips on how high your batting tee should be and how to improve batting accuracy.
Finally, don’t forget to practice! The only way to get better at batting is to practice as often as you can. Set up your tee, net and other training aids in your yard or at the ball park and get to practicing!
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