Pitching Mat

by Paul
(Milwaukee WI)

There are a number of pitching mats online. I am having no luck finding on in a retail store. What should I look for in a portable pitching mat? Are there levels of quality? Are there reviews on any? Rubber mat vs a carpet?


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Non-slip
by: Coach Dan

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your question. I assume you are planning to use the mat indoors, probably on a wood floor. The biggest thing you want is for the mat not to move when the pitcher is pushing off of the mound. So, definitely get something that is not going to slide around.

Next, you are trying to simulate the actual circle. If I am trying to do that, I probably want something more smooth than course. That we have me lean towards the rubber vs. carpet pitching mat.

If others have an opinion on this, please share.

Kind regards,
Dan

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by: Poster Paul

I purchased a 12x3 Sheet of Turf from Home Depot and a can of Rustoleum rubber Spray. Im going to test out the spray as a no-skid surface. I'll trim the carpet turf to 10x3. Ill attach a pitching rubber and spray paint a power line. Ill post more when I get that done. If all else fails, I will pony up the $320.00 for the Club K pitching mat.

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2nd Attempt a sucess!
by: Paul

The sheet of turf failed. The rubber spray did not coat thick enough or smooth enough. HOWEVER! I did
find a 36" x 9' runner for $18.00 at my local hardware store. It had a think enough rubber base. On concrete floors, that sucker doesn't slide an inch! I attached a pitching mound and spray painted a power line!

In the end this mat ended up being a $40.00 investment. This worked out great!

I hope this helps another Dad

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PITCHING MAT
by: GIANNA

WHERE DID YOU PURCHASE THE RUBBER RUNNER AT?? I LIVE IN DAYTON OHIO AND NEED TO KNOW WHICH HARDWARE STORE. THANK YOU.

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Hardware Store
by: Coach Dan

Gianna,

You can go to any hardware store, and they will have what Paul is referring to.

Dan

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Pitchers mat
by: Anonymous

Where do you get a pitchers mound to attach to the mat?

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Pitching Rubber
by: Dan

You can buy the pitching rubber from most sporting good stores. Online sporting good stores also have them.

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Pitching mat
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for all the help. I have children in multiple sports. Love saving money on what I can!

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