Playgolf is teaming up with Herts Baseball Club to conduct a 13-and-under hitting clinic at the Northwick Park batting cages.

From 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 4 April 2009, a staff of coaches and star players from the National League Herts Falcons will set up camp at the UK’s only fully-automated, multi-speed baseball batting tunnels.  Youngsters from all over southern England are invited to attend and receive top notch instruction from some of the best adult players in the country.  The final hour, from 3pm to 4pm, is open to all, which means Mum and Dad also get the chance to learn how to hit it like a pro.

Learn proper grip, footwork and full-body mechanics so you can hit the ball out of the park like a Major Leaguer, and then practice your swing over and over in the cages.  Throughout the day Herts will also be running short clinics in proper throwing technique.  For newcomers to baseball, it’s the perfect introduction to the sport… and for more experienced players it’s the perfect opportunity to take your game to the next level.

Best of all, it’s completely free!  All bats, balls, protective helmets and baseball gloves are provided.  So their players can take part in both the hitting and throwing clinics, adults should allow for a full hour of instruction and practice, and can arrive anytime between 12pm and 2.30pm.  Participants and spectators can also keep warm in Northwick’s newly remodelled bar and cafe, Blue Zenzer, where sandwiches, hot drinks and beverages from the bar are available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

Playgolf Northwick Park’s General Manager, Jimmy Wallace, comments: “Seeing baseball stars up close, and actually getting a lesson from them, is going to be a new experience for most people – even for the many regular customers who use our baseball batting cages every week.”

Herts Baseball Club is one of the largest baseball organisations in the country, with a thriving Little League programme and three (going on four) adult teams.  They are recruiting players of all ages and abilities.  If you enjoy the experience at Northwick, why not get involved with Herts at their home fields in Hemel Hempstead, where you can make new friends and play baseball every weekend?!

Both Herts and Playgolf Northwick Park hope this will be the first of many opportunities for Britain’s youngest baseball and softball enthusiasts to get some quality coaching from the ‘pros’.  Stay tuned for future clinics in the months to come.

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