Dustin and Mona Elliott opened Baseball Chi, an 8,035-square-foot baseball and softball training facility in Round Rock, on April 1.
Dustin said the goal was to create a "comprehensive facility that covered everything related to baseball."
The facility includes pitching machines, workout areas and yoke training bars, and offers on-site instruction for boys and girls.
"Parents want to give their children advantages," he said. "Baseball has gotten so competitive. They play year-round, [and] you have to prepare yourself for that."
The couple said that more than 100 athletes use the facility regularly, with another 200 or so who come in for workouts occasionally.
Mona said the response from both parents and students has been positive.
"They approach us [and] share the success of their kids getting stronger and better," she said. "They go out of their way to say, 'I love coming here. The music, the warmer environment."
The couple said most of the athletes come from Round Rock, though they also have students come from Hutto and Pflugerville. Dustin said every athlete is different, but most start training around the age of 9 or 10.
Options for students include one-on-one lessons ($55, 45 minutes), team hitting classes ($129, one hour per week for one month), monthly workout classes ($99 per month) and multimonth memberships.
Hours are: 3:30–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and noon–4 p.m. Sun.
- 2200 S. I-35, Ste. B2, at Sky Ridge Plaza, Round Rock