to our Hit Zone practice tee Q&A page! We have done our best
to try and answer
any questions you may have about the Hit Zone hitting tees. We spent
4 years developing
the Hit Zone and receiving the patent. As a result, we have a lot
of knowledge about the
Hit Zone! If you don't find the answer to your question here, feel
free to contact us
through our contact page.
special about the Hit Zone air tee?
have created a baseball air tee and received a patent on it, but
they all did
the logical thing! They used material, such as PVC plastic pipe,
to deliver the air stream.
As with the Tee, you hit it, you're going to knock it over or break
it. We use a fabric
sleeve to deliver the air. Your bat or racket hit it - no big deal
- you'll swing right through
it! Our idea was so unique, the U.S. Patent office gave us a good
old patent on the Hit Zone
air powered batting tee!
age group is the Hit Zone practice tee good for?
Hit Zone air tee is a great training tool for all age groups! We
have 2 year olds
swinging away on it! At the same time, there are many traveling
baseball and softball "A"
teams and even Pros, who make the Hit Zone baseball air tee a part
of their training ritual.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are tennis players in their
80's smacking the ball
on the Hit Zone tennis air tee!
With the younger children, as long as they can swing the bat or
racquet, they are ready for the
Hit Zone. With the younger kids, though, adult supervision is necessary
to insure it's proper use.
For player 6 or younger, the Hit Zone Jr is probably your best choice.
We do include a bonus 14.5
inch sleeve so your kids can grow with their Hit Zone or practice
at different heights. The Hit Zone
comes with a 9" tall sleeve. When using the 14.5" sleeve,
the ball floats high enough where older
kids can also use the JR unit.
the difference between the "Baseball" & "Tennis
Baseball/Softball unit comes with a base shaped liked a home plate
and it has a baseball logo
on it. The Tennis Hit Zone has a square base and a tennis logo.
They both function the same, so if you would like to use it to practice
for both sports, go for it!
type of outlet do I need?
standard 110V is needed. The Hit Zone practice tee comes with a
grounded cord. Use a grounded
3 prong extension cord. It is also very important that when using
the Hit Zone outdoors, you use
a GFI grounded outlet.
Need 220-220V - no problem. For an additional $10, we can out fit
your Hit Zone with
220V and the proper plug for your country. We will also need to
calculate the shipping.
I adjust the height of the ball?
stream of air coming from the Hit Zone HZ-1B and the Hit zone Jr
are not adjustable,
so there are a few easy ways to adjust the height of the ball.
sleeve that comes with the Hit Zone air tee is 9 inches long. This
height covers the
typical strike zone for most people - from kids to adults. As part
of your exclusive Pro Shop
bonuses, we will also include a 14.5 inch sleeve so you can float
the ball almost 6 inches higher!
can also adjust the height of the balls by the type of ball you
use. Different types of
balls will float at different heights depending on their size and
weight. It is fun to experiment!
we have also had coaches who place the Hit Zone practice tee on
a sturdy box if
they are doing drills and need the ball floating at a higher height.
4hp HZ - Model # B3-HZBV - has a variable speed control that allows
you to adjust
the stream of air. This will allow you to adjust the height of the
ball. Using a lighter ball
will give you a bigger variance in the height the ball will float.
You can also use the 14.5
inch sleeve for practicing at a different height.
type of ball works best on the Hit Zone air tee for Baseball/Softball?
number of light training balls work great on the Hit Zone practice
tee! It's fun having a
mixture of balls in the bucket! They often react a little different,
giving you a different looking pitch.
dimpled pitching machine balls
Don Mattingly pitching machine balls
dimpled training balls
SKLZ Derick Jeter 5-Tool Foam balls
JUGS Lite-Flite Baseball & Softball
Atec, Trend Sports, & SKLZ foam balls
"Jump House" balls
These are just a few!
standard baseball & softball will not work well with the Hit
Zone. They are too heavy.
You can see a video of various balls being used on the different
units at the bottom
of the Baseball Details
tennis balls work the best on the Hit Zone?
Hit Zone JR works with the Gamma foam tennis training ball and
the over sized foam
ball, such as those made by Penn. They will not hold a standard
Hit Zone standard unit works the best with the Gamma foam tennis
training ball. Tennis
balls will work okay, but not real consistently. Balls with the
least amount of fuzz work the best.
The Hit Zone is all about aerodynamics, so if a tennis ball is a
little too fuzzy or has a ridge on
the seam, it will tend to wobble and fall off.
Hit Zone comes with 2 Gamma foam tennis training
The Deluxe unit allows
you to control the air flow, so you are able to use a wider range
balls. As with the other 2 units, for best results we recommend
the Gamma foam training ball
or the over sized foam ball when working with kids. The Quick Start
balls and a standard tennis
ball will work. However, for best results, tennis balls that are
not fuzzy work the best. Please
watch our video on how to use the Deluxe unit so you can
see the best way to use the unit.
the scoop on the sleeve?
sleeve is made out of a heavy duty Rip Stop nylon. It is very durable
and made for outdoor
use. Additional replacement sleeves can be purchased for $10. Additional
sleeves are available
in our online store.
is the Hit Zone practice tee manufactured?
is America's pastime, so it only seemed natural to manufacturer
the Hit Zone in the USA!
The Hit Zone unit is made in New Jersey and the fabric sleeves are
sewn in Minnesota.
is your Return policy?
contact us within 14 days if it is not what you expected. We want
you to be satisfied with
your purchase! If you are unhappy for some reason or if something
is not working properly, let us
know and we'll do our best to make it right! If all else fails,
we'll return your money.
is the Hit Zone practice tee warranty?
Hit Zone practice tee comes with a 1 year manufactures warranty
from date of purchase.
If your Hit Zone is defective, we'll replace it! The Hit Zone has
a strong steel housing, but
don't make a habit of missing the ball and hitting the blower unit!
The warranty does not
cover a Hit Zone that has been damaged by leaving it out in the
Here For Additional Info On The Baseball/Softball
Here For Additional Info
On The Tennis Hit Zones
Hit Zone Tee Is Built To Last!
Hit Zone practice tee is constructed with a heavy duty
blower motor and durable metal housing!!!
quality reinforced fabric sleeve that's made to take a beating!
The Hit Zone "standard" unit weighs about 7 pounds!
Clamp makes changing the sleeve a breeze!
& Compact! The Hit Zone Jr and Standard unit easily fit
in most equipment bags!
grip handle - Easy to take with you!
quality base for added durability!
switch for easy On/Off!
Hit Zone air tee comes assembled and ready to use out of the
Zone air tee comes with a 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty!
We can also wire the Hit Zone for 220V!
Zone Standard Tee - HZ-1B
Made Better In The USA!