How to Effectively Use a Batting Tee
Posted by on 5/30/2023 to Hitting Tips
Batting tees aren't just for tee ball. Many top college players and even pro players use them to refine their hitting mechanics. Matt Antonelli explains how you can get the most out of your sessions with a batting tee.
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