Patent 5088740 Issued on February 18, 1992. Estimated Expiration Date: May 24, 2010. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A practice backstop for ball playing sports has a support frame including a pair of crossed arcuate poles covered by a three sided enclosure, open at the front. A flexible target sheet is supported within the enclosure so as to be struck by and absorb the impact of balls directed at the backstop 10. The enclosure may additionally include a floor surface and a series of fasteners may be provided for supporting the target sheet at various front to back spaced apart positions within the enclosure.