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Old 06-30-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: chicago
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My 4 1/2 years old son is joining T Ball team now. I am interested in buying a practice set for him to play. Their coach is using a black Tee, and black bat. I saw a similar one at amazon. I wonder if this is the right choice for us?

Amazon.com: MacGregor Baseball/Softball Batting Tee: Sports & Outdoors

Also, which bat is good to consider?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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As long as it's a sturdy tee, and not cheaply made, any will work for that age.

As far as a bat, you need to see which one your son can handle weight and length wise. 24-27 inches is what is typically recommended for T-ball, and the weight is what he can hold up easily and swing with it. So you need to let him test some out.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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At 4 1/2 as long as he can swing the bat comfortably, that's really all that matters. T-ball is really more about hand eye coordination and getting the jist of things... They'll be plenty of years ahead to worry about getting just the right equipment trust me....Enjoy!
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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Get the lightest bat that you can find. Dads always think little boys need a bigger bat than the little guys can handle. They will all end up using the lightest one available because they figure out that they can get the best swing.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: chicago
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Thank you, guys. I will try to get a lightest bat.
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