Before baseball, there was mace-maul, a medieval sport in which players wore chainmail uniforms, no-hitters were a bad thing, and each team’s disabled list was much, much longer. Take part in a more civilized sporting event with today’s Groupon to The Perfect Swing in Darien. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get an hour in the batting cages (a $37 value).
- For $68, you get a party package for eight (a $100 value), plus an hour in the batting cages (a $37 value; a $137 total value).
The Perfect Swing gives sluggers a space to hone their swing inside automated batting cages capable of throwing balls between 35–80 miles per hour. Pitch after pitch careens toward waiting batters from the Iron Mike arm-style machine, allowing players to practice form or pretend to bond with the robot dad they never knew. Birthday kids can round up seven of their best friends or closest enemies for party package A, with an hour of kickball, soccer, and wiffleball on the sport turf, followed by 30 minutes in the party room. Customers may add to the party for $8 per person. Though not included in this Groupon, The Perfect Swing can provide pizza ($10, 12" pizza; $20, 16" pizza) and drinks to complement cake toted along by parents or pack mules.
The Perfect Swing
Unlike an outdoor field, The Perfect Swing's more than 60,000 sq. ft. facility isn't ever affected by bad weather or movie crews shooting yet another inspiring comeback story. The sound of cracking bats and thudding balls fills the training space rain or shine year-round. Baseball and softball players face off against seven automatic pitching machines, which hurl balls at speeds between 35–70 miles per hour, while pitchers work their arms in 17 practice tunnels.
The Perfect Swing also offers four indoor turf fields for year-round baseball, softball, and soccer. Shoppers who are looking to stock up on softball and baseball equipment can visit the on-site store.
Athletes aren't left to swing and throw blindly, though. The Perfect Swing boasts a staff of more than 25 baseball and softball instructors, including many current and former professional players. During private and group instruction, these experts help students hone fundamental skills in areas such as hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and agility. Instructors also lead outdoor baseball camps during the summer months.