Rounders Equipment & Kit
In a simple format, Rounders can be played with jumpers as bases and a racket and a ball – pretty much how you might have played it in childhood!
Competitively, we recommend that approved Rounders equipment by Aresson is used. Approved equipment is manufactured for the purpose and meets the specifications set out in the Official Rounders Rules book.
This is a list of essential equipment you will need to start playing competitively;
All rounders bats should have a grip made for the purpose and the following standards should be maintained:
Wooden Bat: The surface of the bat should be kept smooth and free from splinters and dirt. When spliced, the joint and any binding should be tight, firm and secure.
Aluminium Bat: Caps and grips should be well fitted and not allowed to become loose.
Plastic Bat: The surface of the bat should be smooth.
Approved Rounders bats are an essential piece of equipment you will need to start playing Rounders competitively. The Rounders England Shop stocks a variety of bats to suit all levels of match play.
White or coloured rounders balls are allowed and should be considered when assessing the playing conditions. High visibility and florescent coloured balls are recommended in low levels of light. The following ball standards should be adhered to:
All stitching should be flush to the outer covering with no raised seams. Stitching should be uniform, tight and unfrayed. The outer covering should be free from tears and projections. The ball should be kept clean and free from dirt. Wet balls that weigh heavier than the rule specifications should not be used.
The Rounders England Shop stocks an assortment of ball packs in a variety of sizes, colours, and materials to suit any level of match play.
Rounders Posts & Bases
Rounders posts must be fitted with a safety cap. They must be supported by a rubber-like base and not fixed to the ground. Wooden posts should be sheathed in plastic.
Rounders Post Sets:
We also stock a number of Rounders Sets, some of which contain all of the essential equipment mentioned on this page, to get you and your team up and running.
Rounders Equipment Hints
During play, rounders bats and balls should be kept dry to ensure that a firm grip can be maintained. After play, wet equipment should be dried out slowly and stored in a dry place. A light oiling with linseed oil will minimise the cracking of wooden equipment; care should be taken to avoid oiling the handle of the bat.
All rounders clothing must be suitable for the purpose. Most sports kit is acceptable. When a team has been formed for a while, it is common to wear a uniform rounders kit. Approved rounders kit by Surridge Sport is recommended; high performance kit that can be custom-printed.
Spiked footwear, i.e. running spikes, is prohibited. It is recommended that football boots (with studs meeting the rule requirements) or astro shoes are worn in wet weather.
Protective items such as mouth guards, close fitting shin pads and unpadded, fingerless gloves are allowed.
Aresson’s strong reputation for quality and innovation makes them the sole brand of rounders equipment to be approved by Rounders EnglandShop Online