Herts Baseball Club is one of the largest baseball organisations in this country and it has teamed up with Sportspace (Dacorum Sports Trust) as part of the National Lottery and Sport England’s Sportivate programme to give male and female players the opportunity to play baseball.
From May until July this year there will be weekly training sessions and games for anyone who is interested to play. Participants are able to take part in these sessions free of charge and all baseball equipment will be provided during these sessions. The first session is this Thursday, 2 May, starting at 6pm.
The project is aimed to attract male and female participants aged 14 to 25 and this age range is the main focus but Herts Baseball Club is able to accommodate any age groups from 6 to 55+ year olds, so the club is encouraging anyone who is interested to get involved.
“Over the last 6 months enquiries from people, young and old, interested to give baseball a try have been coming in at an unprecedented rate.” said Club President, Aspi Dimitrov. “It is difficult to say whether this trend is a result of the increasing baseball coverage in the UK or the release of Oscar-nominated baseball movies like Moneyball, but we certainly want to be in a position to satisfy this demand and welcome everyone who wants to play baseball”. Dimitrov added “We are grateful to the Dacorum Sports Trust and the National Lottery’s Sportivate initiative for helping to fund these open sessions and hopefully by the end of the project we will see a large number of people getting involved in the sport and generally staying fit and healthy”
The sessions will be held at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead which is one of the best baseball venues in the United Kingdom and over the years has been the preferred venue for the British Baseball Federation’s National Baseball Championships.
For those who enjoy the sessions and feel like playing baseball on a more regular basis, Herts Baseball Club is able to add them to one of its adult or youth league teams at any time of the year. Male and female players, from the age of 6 to 55+ from complete beginners to advanced players are all welcome.
To confirm interest in attending or to find out more about these sessions click here.