How to Build a Backyard Wiffleball Field

By Hj Jung , last updated December 29, 2011

Building a backyard wiffle ball field often proves to not be a very difficult goal to achieve once you get started. There are plenty of sports-loving people who are willing to build a backyard wiffle ball field to enhance a sense of community and sportsmanship among local families. So long as you know how to build a backyard wiffle ball field, you should have no problem turning your backyard into a wiffle ball field for your community, family and friends.

Types of Wiffle Ball Fields

There are several types of wiffle ball fields from which to choose. Of course, making this overarching decision comes first, and this decision will in turn depend on the overall shape and size of your backyard. The standard size of the field is the super v shape field. The v-shape begins from a 70 degree angle and the length of the three lines that run through the inner triangle are 45 feet, 65 feet and 85 feet. This comes with 7 anchors and 20 wickets.

The small v-shaped wiffle ball field is built around the 30 degree angle v-shape that expands out to 30 yards on two sides and 17 yards on the third side. Three lines run through the inner triangle. They measure 60 feet, 80 feet and 90 feet. This type of wiffle ball field is great for backyards due to its size. This field comes with 7 anchors and 10 wickets. A smaller version of this shape wiffle ball field exists, called the mini v, in which case the lines measure at 45 feet, 60 feet and 75 feet, and the triangle's length measurements are 25 yards by 15 yards. This field comes with 7 anchors and 10 wickets. These v-shape wiffle ball fields are easy to build and set up. They require minimal clearing and construction.

The 90 degree field provides a 12 feet amount of playing distance. The first play line is 12 feet long, the double play line measures 45 feet long and the foul lines is 90 feet long. This type of field is ideal for playing grounds that do not have fencing. These types of fields are great for running and playing a full on game of wiffle ball. This field requires 8 anchors and 40 wickets.

Another 90 degree field comes with a 30 feet long play lone. This is also called the “wifflepalooza.” This field has a play line that measures 12 feet long. The bases measure 45 feet and the foul lines measure 90 feet. If you can’t manage to build a fence, the outfield line can easily make up for this. This design of wiffle ball field requires 10 anchors and 40 wickets.

Requirements for a Wiffle Ball Field

The obvious two items that are required to complete a wiffle ball field in order to proceed into a game are the wiffle ball and the wiffle ball bat. The design of the wiffle ball is made so that curving comes very easily. The ball will naturally curve at every throw as long as it is gripped properly. The wiffle ball is also designed so that it won’t travel very far after it gets hit. The optimum space for a wiffle ball field is about 20 feet by 60 feet. The field’s layout can be marked with lines. Two foul lines extend from the point of angle, left and right. The first line is the double area. It crosses from one foul line to the other. The second line is the triple area. It meets from one foul line to the other. The last line that runs through the field is the home run area.

The Wiffle Ball Game

Before building a wiffle ball field, it helps to know the rules of the game. It helps even further to develop a passion for wiffle ball. Wiffle ball, in a lot of ways, is very similar to baseball, except it is designed to fit a congested area that doesn’t have ample running space or hitting space. The absolute minimum number of players you can have in a wiffle ball game is two. One must be pitcher of the wiffle ball and the other must be the batter. The maximum number of players you may have is ten.

The order of batting in every team is pitcher, catcher, double area player, triple area player and home run area player. Although the wiffle ball game can be very similar to baseball, there are no bases.

Without a doubt, building a backyard wiffleball field is a project that will yield great dividends for you, your family and your friends.

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