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Hit This batting cages open for business in Dillon

Richard Chittick
Summit Daily/Reid WilliamsJim Jacox adjust the mats around home plate at Hit This, a batting cage and sports fun complex located in Dillon.
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DILLON – Just because it’s New Year’s Eve and it has been snowing for the last three days doesn’t mean you can’t work on your hitting.

Almost a year after Lake Dillon Cinemas closed its doors for the last time, Hit This batting cages and sports complex is open for business in the space formerly occupied by the movie theater.

“We had our grand opening on Dec. 6,” manager Tom Kuslieka said. “It was free and we probably had 400 to 450 people in here.”

Located on the bottom floor of the Dillon Center across from Lakeside Bowl in Dillon, the facility consists of a video arcade and four batting cages.

“They are standard size, just like you see in the city,” Kuslieka said.

The cages offer slow, medium and fast baseball pitches, as well as slow and fast softball pitches.

Within the next few weeks, Kuslieka expects to finish installation of an indoor golf driving range to go with the batting cages.

When finished, the golf facilities will include computerized equipment for analyzing a golfer’s swing.

The services will be managed by John Stanford, a local beginner’s coach.

“He’s been doing this for quite a while,” Kuslieka said.

Hit This is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the week and from noon to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Kuslieka warns that guests should call ahead during the week, however, as the current hours are holiday hours and are subject to change during the season.

“In the springtime and into the summer, we’ll be open all day long, every day,” he said.

“Especially once the kids are out of school.”

Passes ranging from a 16-pitch single session pass to an unlimited annual membership are available at Hit This.

Sessions can be purchased via individual tokens or by punch cards, Kuslieka said.

And for a limited time, the annual memberships are being discounted to Summit County residents.

Richard Chittick can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236, or at rchittick@summitdaily.com.


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