Hone your national pastiming with today’s side deal to JP Longball. Choose from the following two options:
- For $39, you get two 30-minute baseball or softball lessons (up to a $78 value).
- For $19.50, you get one hour of batting-cage time (up to a $39 value).
Nestled just beyond the University of San Diego, JP Longball boasts a bevy of trainers and training equipment. The family-owned and operated clinic crafts sluggers and slingers through comprehensive, step-by-step training in all aspects of the game, including pitching, catching, and hitting. Most on-hand instructors have been playing for years, and each lends their distinct philosophy to every dusty diamond visitor. If practicing players opt for robotic assistance, JP answers the call with five batting cages, two with dirt surfaces, and all with the capacity for fast, slow, curved, and high/low release points. During an hour of cage time, batters can expect to take cuts at approximately 600 lofted spheres.
Though JP Longball offers an online discount for afternoon cage time and lessons on certain days, this Groupon can be used any time, and still offers the best deal.
Seven Yelpers give JP Longball a four-star average:
- I'm so glad we could customize how fast the ball could go because I am a total beginner. Overall it was fun and we're definitely going again – Jessica N.
- One of the only batting cages in town where you are actually standing in dirt, just like in a game!...I have been going here since I was a wee lass and I'm sure it is what led my high school softball team to 2, that's right 2, CIF Championships! – Taylor E.
Since 1993, JP Longball has reverberated with the cracks and pings of bats. Located near the University of San Diego, the indoor batting center features five batting cages—including one with a dirt batting surface, three that throw baseball and fast pitch softball, and one that throws baseball and slow pitch softball. Arm-action pitching machines test baseball and softball players with different speeds, and a curveball machine bends balls over the plate without relying on whispered incantations from Randy Johnson. Not all of JP Longball's staff is mechanized, however. The facility also retains an all-star lineup of accomplished coaches, who share their wisdom with ballplayers during personalized hitting, pitching, and fielding lessons.