Play is business at Practice Swing
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Practice Swing's Belinda Hockett shows Terry Hon how to use the Ultimate Trainer. The machine’s pitching intensity can be modified for batters’ needs and skill level.
John and Belinda Hockett’s new facility, Practice Swing, located at 709 Business Way in Wylie (behind the post office) is an indoor practice place for golf, baseball and softball. It features five batting cages and two Ultimate Trainer machines that can toss a softball slowly or a baseball lots faster depending on the setting and the batter’s needs.
There are also empty netted tunnels perfect for pitching practice, and golf enthusiasts can practice their swing in one of three golf stalls with nets. Soon, Belinda said, they’ll feature a computer golf simulator.
Everything’s “modular,” and the space can be moved around to accommodate large groups, games like dodgeball, clinics or special events.
Their in the process of finishing out some of the other rooms in the facility, which will include a coffee bar and a concession stand area that will sell only healthful snacks, water and sports drinks. Practice Swing features Wi-Fi for those who’d like to bring a laptop and get some work done while their kids practice.
A 3,000-square-foot carpeted room is used for lessons and gatherings.
Practice Swing caters to all ages, boys and girls, men and women. Women’s softball leagues work out there and those needing faster pitching as well.
July 23, Practice Swing is hosting a parents’ night out; mom and dad may drop their youngsters from either 6 – 10 p.m. (for $25) or 6 p.m. to midnight ($35) and go catch dinner and a movie. Kids will be treated to baseball, dodge ball, golf, video games, a movie, and a dance with a DJ. (There’s a $5 discount for one sibling, and $10 off for two or more.) All activities will be supervised. Call 972-442-8011 for reservations or more information.
Classes are taught at the facility by Soccer Tots and Lil Sluggers. The soccer classes are for kids 18 months to 10 years old; the baseball course, for ages 2 to 6. Visit lilsluggersdallas.com or soccertotsdallas.com for more information.
Belinda said she’s looking for instructors interested in teaching lessons.
Regular hours are 5 – 8:45 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 4 – 9:30 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday; and 1 – 6 p.m., Sunday. Off-season hous may vary.
It costs $25 for one-half hour in the batting tunnel with the Ultimate Trainer, or $40 for an hour. Or, batters get 10 pitches for one token; tokens cost $1. For tunnels without the machine, costs are $25 an hour or $20 if batters also rent a tunnel with the Ultimate Trainer.
Golf practice prices are $10 for one-half hour and $20 for one hour; unlimited balls are included.
Call 972-442-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“At Practice Swing, our goal is to give everybody, adults and children, an opportunity to practice their sport at any level!” Belinda said.
It’s a family affair for the Hocketts. Kids Audreyann, 5, Benjamin, 10, and Joseph, 9, all “pitch in.”
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