Baseball pitching nets are essential for any player wanting to both develop and practice their game. Ideally, you’re looking for a net that offers targets for ball placements as well as being of a good size with sturdy construction. Don’t forget to also look for nets that can be positioned at multiple angles. It needn’t take much but a 15 to 45 degree flexibility is far better than an old-fashioned ‘hang and drape’ style. Ideally, you want one that can also be hung up and taken down easily, as well as being able to use without much assembly either.
Interested in finding out about the top ten baseball nets out there today? Let’s take a look.
- 1) Baseball and Softball Pitchers Pocket Training Aid
- 2) Rukket 7×7 Baseball/Softball Net
- 3) Champion Deluxe Pitch Back Screen
- 4) SwingAway Zone-In Baseball Pitching Target
- 5) New Redesigned Instant Screen By JUGS
- 6) SKLZ Quickster Baseball and Softball Practice Net
- 7) CHAMPRO Infinity Pitchback Screen (72 x 42-Inch)
- 8) Easton XLP Catch Net
- 9) Louisville Slugger Pro Style Portable Pitching Screen
- 10) Franklin Sports MLB Adjustable Deluxe Baseball Pitch Return Trainer – 72 x 52 Inch
1) Baseball and Softball Pitchers Pocket Training Aid
There’s plenty to like about this handy practice net and it’s ideal for kids developing their game. Featuring nine target pockets there’s no need to have a catcher for those wayward balls, and one thing parents will appreciate is that this is very durable indeed. Forget this lasting a season or two – this ought to last for generations to come! Conveniently easy to store thanks to detachable legs. Also, not any hassle to assemble although you may need to use some pliers to make sure it stays at the desired height over longer sessions.
2) Rukket 7×7 Baseball/Softball Net
Why did nobody think about a fold up training net before? This is a super-portable product that is designed to be extremely compact and even includes a handy carry bag. Far more important, however, is that this is double reinforced fiber meaning that you could comfortably use this for batting as well as pitching practice. Thanks to the 7-ply knotless netting and thicker frame compared to prior models, this is a quality choice for those wanting a regular use net without breaking the bank either.
3) Champion Deluxe Pitch Back Screen
This is a truly multipurpose option that has been designed to even be capable of withstanding a soccer ball smashed into it at close range. Thanks to a versatile frame that can be set up in a manner appropriate to a range of sporting disciplines, this would be at home in any sportspersons backyard. It takes barely a few minutes to get set up, and the 1 ¼ inch diameter powder coated steel frame combined with 42 inches x 72 inches screen allows for guaranteed long-term durability. The bungee cords may take a couple of times to get used to during early setups but otherwise, it is a top quality all-rounder.
4) SwingAway Zone-In Baseball Pitching Target
Everyone knows how important it is to be able to pitch hard and true – but can you do it upon command? This is a great net designed for serious coaching to take players up to the next level featuring 8-10 strike zones to aim for. Ideal for coaching junior players to improve concentration and focus, it is also very simple to set up thanks to being an ‘all in one’ unit. It may be a little on the short side for adult practice but if looking to develop junior play, this is a top quality and excellent value option.
5) New Redesigned Instant Screen By JUGS
This circular net is designed specifically for baseball practice with a real focus on the short toss, soft toss, and tee drills. Despite being 7′ high and 8′ wide, it ought to still be able to fit comfortably into the trunk of most cars and is surprisingly light despite the dimensions weighing in at just under 14lbs. Assembly is as easy as just throwing it out – there’s no need for any assembling of poles or hanging of nets. An ideal option for adults and juniors alike, if you need a handy kit that ticks all the boxes – there’s not much need to look far further.
6) SKLZ Quickster Baseball and Softball Practice Net
There’s portable and then there’s convenience – and not always do the two tend to meet. Bucking that trend is this fantastic, super lightweight practice net with ‘Tension-Tite Frame Technology’ helping make setup take literally a minute. Featuring a removable hitting target, this is perfect for hitting up an impromptu hitting station before, during or after practice. Coming with a particularly smart holdall for easy transit, this net is also strong enough to suitable for most other sports as well (soccer, gold etc).
7) CHAMPRO Infinity Pitchback Screen (72 x 42-Inch)
In your reviewer’s opinion, this could be the best rebounder on the market. The unique curve allows for the ball to be almost spookily returned to the pitcher’s position nearly every time. Featuring a powder coated steel frame and a weatherized 30 ply P.E net this is good as a dedicated pitcher would want for backyard training. The net is going to be able to comfortably hold up to fast delivery and has been tested to routinely manage up to 65-70 mph delivery.
8) Easton XLP Catch Net
A great option for all ages but especially one more than capable of handling adult paced pitches, this net is designed to assist players to improve their delivery positioning. Pretty much the entire heavy-duty and double stitched net can be used as a drop pocket it is also reassuringly durable. The bars are larger than you may see from most backyard practice style nets, yet the whole kit is also pretty lightweight and handily portable too. A great choice especially for adults and older kids.
9) Louisville Slugger Pro Style Portable Pitching Screen
Sometimes you want sheer strength and this net has that in buckets. Despite being advertised as being ‘portable’ to consider that this is a real heavyweight! It probably takes around ten minutes to set up/take down which is no big deal in most circumstances unless you just want to burn a few minutes with a quick practice. That being said, what you have here is a product that is not going to let anyone down for many years indeed. It is strong, reliable and as close to a pro-standard as most domestic players will need.
10) Franklin Sports MLB Adjustable Deluxe Baseball Pitch Return Trainer – 72 x 52 Inch
Everyone knows the Franklin name and as would be expected this is a superb returner that looks as great as it plays. Featuring a sculpted steel construction with bungee cord attachments and an all-weather 30-ply net, it is a dream to practice with. It is super sturdy and may compromise a little in regards to portability there, but for a home practice mainstay, this has to be one of the best choices out there. Very highly recommended indeed and it will not let anybody down.
So there we have ten of the best baseball nets and rebounders that any sports fan would appreciate. Over this review, we’ve tried to make clear where nets are specifically suited more to adults and kids, but really they are pretty much all suitable for any age. If a choice had to be made the Franklin Sports MLB is a classic product but some may prefer the CHAMPRO Infinity Pitchback Screen as it really is enjoyable to practice with. Either way, there is not a dud on the list so take your time choosing between them and enjoy many great practice sessions in the future.