So, you need a baseball tee but don’t know where to start. We get it, it’s a daunting process. Even with ample research, it can be hard to figure out just which tee is perfect for you or your player. This Ultimate Guide will get you started on the path to making the right choice. We will discuss:
A batting tee is a simple tool used to work on hitting baseballs. It consists of a base, stem and ball holder. The base, which is usually shaped like home plate, anchors the tee. The stem is an adjustable staff that connects the base to the ball holder. The ball holder does exactly what it says: holds the ball!
Batting tees are necessary because they help you develop the important skills within hitting. As opposed to working with live pitches and working on timing, the batting tee lets you work on pure mechanics and form. By slowing the ball down (to 0 MPH), you can work on the motions and movements that will give you the best chance at hitting the ball far. It’s also a great opportunity to give your bats some use so they are better in-game. It’s a great way to get reps in a smaller area while working on your hitting. It’s easy to use, accessible, and valuable at every age and skill level.
There are a variety of batting tee types. Finding the right one is essential for getting the most out of your batting tee experience. Some types are:
- Classic tees. These are the standard tees you think of when you hear “batting tee.” They are effective, tried and true. They work very well and are perfect for all ages, skill levels and sizes.
- Hybrid tees. Hybrid tees hold the ball from the top using an extended arm around the strike zone. The hybrid tee helps correct players who may have a choppy swing on a regular tee. It is effective for anyone who needs to work on hitting, though.
- Training tees. These often expensive tees connect the ball to the training machine and therefore require no retrieval of the ball. It’s great for getting in hundreds of reps at once, without having to get the ball every time.
- Concept tees. Concept tees help you work on a specific facet of your game. There are many types, but they all work on forcing you to think about the mechanics of your swing and the way you swing the bat.
There are lots of things you should look for in a batting tee, but here are some of the most vital ones:
- Durability. This is a no-brainer. A batting tee gets abused by players constantly, so ensuring that you get a durable tee is important. You may think getting a cheaper one is fine, but they won’t last as long and you will lose money having to replace it over and over again. Get a well made, weighted tee to get the absolute best experience.
- Stability. Hitting a ball off of a tee that just moves when you hit it defeats the purpose. You can buy weights for unstable tees, but ultimately, just getting a weighted tee at the beginning prevents you from taking an unnecessary step. Keep in mind that heavier tees are harder to transport! Lightweight tees are great for use wherever you are in the world, but those tend to be less stable. However, they have their own benefits! Try to find a balance between ease of use and stability when choosing a tee.
- Portability. As mentioned, moving a tee can be a lot of work. They can weigh up to 10 pounds and are sometimes large and bulky. Keep this in mind when choosing a tee! If you are getting one for little kids to use to get the basics down, there’s no need for a “pro” weighted tee. However, heavier, fancier tees are going to require a lot of muscle to move around, so be prepared to put in the elbow grease.
Versatility. Getting a versatile batting tee is only for those who need it. However, lots of batting tees are suited for use in other sports like softball. If you need to use one tee for a variety of different players, investing in an adjustable tee that can accommodate different heights is vital. Lots of tees are very versatile, so finding one that isn’t a one-trick-pony is a good idea.
- Personability. You need to work with a company that provides what YOU deserve: good customer service. Ensure you’re buying from a company that can assist with warranty, repair and maintenance issues. Buying a tee isn’t easy, and working with a bad company can make it even harder. Make sure you focus on your needs and interact with a company that can help you!
The G Tee checks every box on your list. It’s durable, easy to transport, versatile, stable, and our customer service team is excited to work with you!
- Durability. The G Tee is durable and can withstand hundreds of hours of practice.
- Stability. Due to the wide, stable base, the G Tee doesn’t move when you’re batting! he G Tee’s base is 12”x12”. A wider base gives more stability, especially when the additional weight post is added. Get a live-game feel every time you step up to the tee with the G Tee’s stability guarantee.
- Portability. The best part of the G Tee is that, even with a wider base, its design still makes it easily portable. The G Tee is completely portable, assembly or disassembly takes a matter of seconds.
- Versatile. However, the G Tee has 3 telescoping uprights in adjustable sizes, 18″-30″ , 22"-41", or 26"-53”. This flexibility among the different uprights gives the G Tee a better range and therefore easily usable for multiple types of players. The G Tee has a more flexible use and can give professional tee access to a wider range of players
- The biggest benefit of the G Tee, however, is its uniquely designed flexible rubber G Tee cup. The G Tee cup allows the hitter to more accurately hear and feel the ball on impact. This gives a more accurate hitting experience and game-like repetitions, leading to better training and better game-time results. Our technological take on the classic flexible rubber cup is unique to the G Tee alone, meaning you can’t get this experience from the Tanner Tee.
- Reliability! The team at G Tee is always ready to help you find the G Tee product that works for you.
In terms of base stability, range of motion and height, as well as the unique rubber G Tee cup that gives the most realistic batting experience, the G Tee wins. The G Tee is the best tee available on the market: shop our full catalog to find every baseball tee accessory you need. That’s why the G Tee…what Pros use.
G Tees are the best in the business. It’s a family-owned business that cares more about people than profits. We will continue to use their products within our program for years to come.
G Tee is a quality product that I cannot do without in my bullpen. Using the G Tee pitching aids with my pitchers has helped with their visualization and precision. The functionality and performance of the G Tee products are top of the line. Joe and his staff are genuine, hardworking people who not only know how to make a legitimate product, but give you customer service that is outstanding!
Since its inception, the G Tee has been the most practical, durable, and user friendly tee we have trained with. The variety of heights, and now the options with the base, allow for stability and superior variety with pitch locations. As always, their customer service remains A+. The G Tee has had a tremendous impact on the development of our players and the overall offensive production of our team.
I absolutely love the G Tee! Tee work is the best work for my swing and I find that the G Tee is the best tee I have ever used. It is extremely easy to set up, and easy for me to take on the road. I am constantly traveling the world and the G Tee is easy to break down and put in my bat bag. I love how I can work on low pitches as well as high pitches to help perfect my swing! G Tee is an investment that you won't regret.
We have been using the G Tee Pitching sticks at the University of Oregon for over a year and they have proved to be an invaluable tool in helping our pitchers improve their location on all pitches. They are extremely durable, portable and easy to set up. The G Tee Pitching Sticks are a “must have” in any coaches program that is serious about improving their pitcher’s location.
I love quality products and the G Tee guarantees exactly that! Speaking as a former collegiate and professional player, we want products that can help set us up for success. The G Tee is dependable and reliable, with the best engineering to ensure quality for years to come. Match this product with the guys behind it and I can assure you we are lifers with the G Tee. Our kids we train through lessons, camps and clinics will have this product in hand as we train for success.
I have been coaching baseball since 1990 and directing camps and participating in camps since 1998. I have used many different types of batting tees over the those years and some are reliable for a period of time but there are none as durable and reliable as G Tee Batting Tees. I believe the integrity and durability of their product is a direct reflection of the integrity of the ownership and management of their company. They are always professional and responsive with getting you your orders in a timely manner. The warranty they provide also is another aspect of the integrity they have in standing behind the quality and durability of their product.
The G Tee is the best tee that is available period. I've used the same tees and attachments going on 5 years now! I personally love the low ball attachments because you can practice hitting pitches that are actually being thrown in the games. Learning to use your legs and attack low pitches improved my hitting drastically. These attachments are not offered on any other tee. If you are looking for a tee that is approved and used by professionals look no further, the G Tee is for you!
In the eight years as the head coach at Biola University, we have gone through many hitting tees. Typically at the end of each season, we would dispose of all the hitting tees because they were literally in pieces by the end of season. Each year we had to start all over with a new set of tees! It wasn't until we ordered our first G Tee that we were able to begin a collection of tee sets that have lasted over three years and counting! We absolutely love G Tee and won't be using any other product!
I've been using G Tees ever since I was little. They last forever, and I can easily take them with me wherever I go. They're the best tees in the game.
As the hitting coach here at Ole Miss softball we have been blessed to use G Tees on an everyday basis. These tees were a big part of us breaking every offensive record held here at Ole Miss and us hitting over .300 as a team in 2015. I would highly recommend these tees as they are a great tool to help high level softball/baseball players.
Never before in my 20 years involved in amateur and professional baseball, have I dealt with such a great tee. The G Tee is by far the best one: durable, easy to adjust, and the best thing about the G Tee is the quick snap on adjustment for low ball. The G Tee does it all, and it will give you success in hitting if properly used.
A Tee is not just a Tee. Top 3 reasons why the G Tee is an effective hitting tool. 1. Portability. 2. Low Ball Training. 3. Durability. The G should stand for GANGSTA.
We exclusively use the G Tee at RHINO Baseball Wisconsin and Premier Athletics for all our TEAM practices and private lessons. We like to integrate multiple variations of tee work, and the G Tee’s versatility allows for that. The durability and consistency are second to none. Great product, great people, we are excited to be a part of the G Tee family!
I have been coaching for over 20 years, and the G Tee is the first batting tee that has withstood the everyday rigors of practice. Many tees I have used in the past have broken during the season, and the G Tee is the first batting tee that didn’t break throughout its use during a season! I also love the short tee that can be used for lower pitches. I would recommend the G Tee to anyone who wants an excellent quality batting tee that will last for years. I've coached for over 20 years, the G Tee is the first tee that has withstood daily rigors of practice.
At Stetson University, we love utilizing the G Tees. The G Tee is a durably reliable and efficient practice tool.
The G Tee has truly changed my opinion of those annoying hitting tees that fall over constantly on a mishit. In my 23 years of playing softball, this is the most logical hitting tee that I have used. Not only is it durable, but it is easy to assemble when using the different tee attachments, extremely portable when traveling from my practices and personal hitting lessons, and stands upright with the help of the 10 lb. weight. So happy that I was introduced to the G Tee; will never use another hitting tee from this point forward.
I have been using the G Tee for a few years now. I can honestly tell you that the G Tee has allowed our players to get quality swings on this tee and very durable as well. Hitting off a tee is a very important aspect of hitting and the center building block for being a great hitter. I have been very pleased with the G Tee and recommend it to everyone and every team.
The G Tee is a major part of our total hitting program and helps set the solid foundation that my team requires to compete in one of the toughest JUCO softball regions in the nation. The G Tee was one of the first team equipment purchases I made when arriving at Vernon College and it’s one that I don’t believe you can go wrong with.
I absolutely love my G Tee Batting Tee!! It’s so nice to travel with as it’s able to break down quickly and become very compact. With my lifestyle, I’m always on the go and need something that I can tote around easily with. I also appreciate how durable it is!
Our coaching staff believes the G Tee is a must in any hitting coach's arsenal. The G Tee gives you the ability to work various zones of the plate and various heights of pitches. The feature to raise and lower the G Tee assists all coaches in creating effective as well as unique training sessions. The design is very durable and travels easily as well. The days of setting tees on a bucket or milk crates are over. The G Tee will be a big help for the softball program here for many years.
We use the G Tee here at our softball program at the University of Arkansas for one reason, it is hands down the best tee on the market. The durability of the G Tee will allow them to be used year after year. Where other tees have to be replaced annually, The G Tee will be with you season after season. It is a great American made product that is made by a family valued company. I highly recommend anyone in baseball or softball at any level to give The G Tee a shot.
Our players absolutely love the G Tee. We’ve taken thousands of swings off of it since we got it, and it still looks like it just came out of the box. It blows away any other tee we have ever tried.
I would like to thank you and your company for coming up with such a remarkable hitting tee. Not only do I coach at the junior college level in southern California, I also teach private lessons to big leaguers and to little leaguers. The flexibility in your tee for various heights from as low as 16 inches to 53 inches is amazing. I have had at least 15,000 to 20,000 swings on my personal G Tee and it still looks brand new. I love the no tipping over and the durability. I love this tee so much that I have shared this info with some of my big league coach friends and players. If you love to hit, and hit various locations high and low, I would highly recommend the G Tee.
I believe that one of the key elements in developing a hitter is through coaching and training with a batting tee. The G Tee is by far, the best batting tee I have seen in all of my years of coaching.
One of the staples of our practices is working everyday on the batting tee. The new G Tee Batting Tee is a great new product for your team to use in developing a consistent swing. It is lightweight, durable, and easy to adjust for any player. If you want your team’s average to improve-the G Tee is a great tool to use. For camps, clinics, and everyday use it is an outstanding product. I highly recommend it for all age and skill levels.
The G Tee Batting Tee is by far the most portable, durable, and effective teaching tool that I have seen in a long time. Not only does this tee provide you with durability, it also adjusts easily to give you the opportunity to work both High and Low pitches in the zone. The cone shaped top provides a great hitting surface that allows you to hit through the ball without breaking or splitting. I have used many tees in my 30+ years of coaching and would highly recommend the G Tee Batting Tee. It will be the last tee you will ever purchase!
The G Tee is the best stationary batting T you can use, period! It’s strong enough to handle whatever punishment you give it and light enough so you can easily carry it wherever you need to go. It’s up and down capabilities are fantastic as they help your hitters handle the riseball at the top of the zone and the dropball at the bottom – and it never slips down under the weight of the ball. I love it!
In my 22 years of coaching college baseball I have gone through many batting tees trying to find the perfect tee as far as durability and versatility. From the hard plastic tees that damaged bats to the poorly made flimsy tees that only lasted a month I have spent countless dollars trying different tees. Finally, The G Tee combines everything I need into a durable, versatile, lightweight and transportable tee that is affordable and lasts a long time. From Little League to the professional ranks, The G Tee is the perfect tee!!
The G Tee is by far the most durable and functional tee ever made. We have literally thousands of swings on our G Tee’s without any breakdowns. The high to low range of the tee and how fast and easy the adjustments are made let us practice hitting in all parts of the strike zone, as well as isolating specific hitting needs for each individual. The fact that they are so portable is an added bonus.
The best batting tee that I have seen or used in 35 years of coaching high school baseball is the G Tee. The high quality of the tee makes it durable and its assembly makes it easy to use. It can be taken apart and placed in a carry bag in minutes. The G Tee is an instrumental part of our everyday hitting program. All levels of our players are using the G Tee to improve their hitting skills. Height adjustments are made quick and easy, almost unbelievable!
I’m Crystl Bustos former Olympian and current clinician and owner of Got Bustos? Sports Training, LLC. We use the G Tee Batting Tee for camps, clinics and lessons. I really like the professional look of the G Tee and how easy it is to travel with. With the G Tee’s adjustable heights the players can train to hit the high pitch as well as my favorite, the low pitches with the Low Ball Attachment which is also available. I enjoy working with the great group of people at G Tee Batting Tees who are always putting the player’s needs and training into their product development. Trust me when I say this is a great, durable piece of equipment where you can get “the most bang for your buck”.
I have been coaching at the University of Tennessee since 2002. We believe in using the best equipment on the market to train our players. Not only is the G Tee’s quality unparalleled, their customer service always surpasses my expectations.
The G Tee is a great hitting device for hitters of all ages. I love the high-low capability that it provides for hitters of all sizes. The G Tee is simply a very portable and durable tee that truly makes a difference in the way you can prepare to be a better hitter.
The G Tee is the best tee on the market hands down. If you’re serious about becoming a better hitter you need to buy the G Tee. It’s durability and versatility is what sets it apart. So if you want to hit like a pro you better use what the pros use. The G Tee!!
I’ve been in Professional baseball since 2004. I love the G Tee, I use mine every day and it’s greatly improved my game. Being a power hitter I’ve always had to deal with the slight upper cut in my swing and I really like the high tee feature of the G Tee. It’s helped me learn to get on top of the baseball and drive it with some back spin the right way. So I highly recommend the G Tee for anyone who is looking to improve their game.
I’ve been playing Professional baseball since 2006. I’ve used every other tee out there and by far the G Tee is the best there is. It goes to every height I want, it goes up to my shoulders to do my high tee work, it goes down right below my knees to get my low ball work in, so it’s the only tee I take to the field. It fits easily in my bag, it’s very portable and it’s the only tee I’ll ever use.