Woodstock has one or more batting ranges. These are also known as batting cages, and this is essentially an enclosed cage where people can practice batting for baseball. It is rectangular in shape and fenced in by netting or chain links. This enclosure is usually indoors, where space is limited. The enclosure also ensures that the balls hit are easily retrievable. The batter stands at one end, and there is a pitching machine on the other end. On pitching baseballs to the batter, he/she can then hit them. There is a charge for using these. The pitching machine can pitch balls at different speeds, from slow to very fast. Different packages for using the batting range in Woodstock may be available. Certain safety rules have to kept in mind by both the users and the employees of the range, to ensure no physical injury while practice. One must be aware of the warnings, and the rules one had to follow during play. Pitching machines have to be well-maintained, and one must always wear protective gear while batting, namely helmets.
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