Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. Become a strong-willed American with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for 17 batting-cage tokens (a $20 value)
- $10 for a one-hour baseball class (a $20 value)
- $10 for a one-hour batting-cage rental with a pitching machine (up to a $25 value)
- $50 for a five-hour batting-cage rental with a pitching machine (up to a $125 value)
In the one-hour class, groups of five students learn the principles of hitting, pitching, or fielding from former college players and professional instructors. Summer classes begin on June 25.
Grand Slam 2
It’s fitting that Grand Slam 2’s name suggests a sequel, as the baseball complex’s team of instructors consists of former collegiate coaches and athletes who continue their involvement in the sport even after hanging up their game-day cleats. In classes, camps, and clinics, these instructors impart their appreciation for baseball as they build their students’ hitting and fielding skills from the ground up. Though the facility’s batting cages play an important role in correcting swings, sessions may also include off-field weight training—this is especially true for pitching classes, which aim to bulk up throwing arms in preparation for more serious competition. At winter and summer hitting academies, bats crack against approaching baseballs like the whip of an exceptionally demanding coach.
Players can put their newfound skills to the test in the Tidewater Bombers baseball program, a competitive, age-appropriate league that imparts the principles of teamwork through live-action games. To prepare for league games, check out Grand Slam 2's pro shop, which stocks bats, gloves, and terrifying masks for psyching out opposing pitchers.