Ideas To Help Prevent Damage To The Chain Link Fence Of Baseball Club Fields

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The most popular sport in America is baseball and the fields are enclosed with chain link fencing. This is a durable solution for sports fields, but baseball can be really hard on fencing. The fence may eventually become damaged due to balls and bats coming in contact with it. To prevent damage to the fencing, there are some things you can do, such as install netting, use temporary fencing and using adjustable tensioning systems. Here are some of the things that will help keep the fence of your baseball club in good shape:

1. Use Backstop and Netting Where Fencing Gets the Most Abuse

Backstops are the netting or fencing behind home plate and they will help protect the fence around the field. If you do not have a fixed backstop on your field, consider using a portable backstop that can be moved to the area where it is needed. Moving the backstop around is also a great tool for practices and creating different training stations. Contact a temporary fence service and talk with them about a mobile backstop for your basement field.

2. Use Adjustable Tensioning Systems That Allow Easy Maintenance 

The abuse to fencing is not always visible. Sometimes, the fence may become loose due to being hit with balls and equipment. The chain link fencing can be tensioned to prevent damage. To make the task of tensioning the fence easier, have adjustable tensioners installed, which can be tighter when needed to add tension to the fence. Tensioning systems will also make it easier to do maintenance like replacing a damaged section of fence. Tighten the fence with the tensioners whenever it becomes loose to prevent damage.

3. Temporary Fencing Systems to Use for Softball and Youth Baseball

Most baseball clubs have different levels of competition in both baseball and softball. The different competitions will require different size fields, which you may not always have the space you need. To make more space for your baseball games, use temporary fencing, which will help create different fields for separate competitions. In addition, temporary fencing can also be used to protect the permanent fencing when it is not in use.

These are some of the things that you may want to consider doing to protect the fencing of your baseball field. Contact a fencing contractor such as A & R Rent-A-Fence to help with any repairs and improvements that are needed to protect fencing from fly balls and bats. 

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27 February 2017

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