Choosing a GaGa Ball Pit

What size GaGa Ball Pit do I need? Can I change the size of my GaGa Ball Pit?

There is no official size for a GaGa Ball Pit, so our adjustable size is designed to fit all ages and group sizes. We recommend buying a large enough pit for your oldest / largest group of kids because you can quickly and easily remove a couple wall panels to shrink it down for younger / fewer players. Remember, a small child might not have the strength to even hit the ball across a 25’ pit, but an athletic 16-year-old might think an 18’ pit is too small to be a challenge. The following chart provides a rough guideline for the number of players of different ages in our regular Mamba GaGa Ball Pits:

FAQ question 1 chart

For younger players, approximately 4 – 8 years old, we also offer PeeWee GaGa Ball Pits with 2’ high walls and 1’ high door panels:

FAQ question 1 chart for PeeWee pit

What type of GaGa Ball Pit should I buy?

GaGa Ball Pits are made from a variety of materials and designs and which one is right for you depends on your organization’s needs. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will I need to easily (i.e., 1 person in about 5 minutes) move the Gaga Pit to use in different locations or into storage or can I dedicate space for a more permanent structure?
  • Is your Gaga Ball Pit only for good weather or can it be used indoors just as easily when you have a class full of restless kids?
  • Do I need to worry about the surface under the Gaga Pit being torn up, muddy, or damaged? Or can I use it on any surface and move it around to let the grass regrow?
  • Will the Gaga Pit stand up to the elements over time and lots of use by energetic players?
  • Can I see what’s going on in the GaGa Ball Pit – even if I’m not right next to it?

What type of ball should I use in my Gaga pit?

A typical Gaga Ball is an 8.5” rubber inflatable playground ball, which is what we include with our Mamba Gaga Ball Pits. However, younger kids (up to 8 – 11 years old) might prefer a lighter Gaga Ball such as a “Rhino Skin” solid foam ball. Older players (15 years plus) sometimes use a soft cover volleyball which can be hit even faster. We suggest that the ball be between 8” and 12” diameter.

About Mamba Gaga Pits

Can I leave my Mamba Gaga Pit outside?

All Mamba GaGa Ball Pits are designed for outdoor use with powder coated steel tubes, and UV protected wall nets, hinges, and pads to withstand the effects of weather.

How much space do I need to store my Gaga pit? Where can I get a storage cart for my Gaga pit?

The panels that make up our pits easily stack together against a wall or on a panel cart which can be easily rolled out to set up the Gaga court. This requires about 6’3” of wall space extending out about 3’ or less. Or stacked upright on their ends, the panels only need 38” of wall space. We have stored our pits on carpeted deck panel trucks available through companies such as Uline.

How long does it take to set up a Mamba Gaga Ball Pit? How heavy is each panel? How many people does it take to set up the Gaga Ball Pit?

Our philosophy at the outset was to make it easy for one person to easily set up the pits in under 5 minutes, so we engineered our panels to weigh about 25 lbs. each, without sacrificing strength and durability.

Does the ball bounce off the netted sides?

Yes! Better than off a solid, static wall. That’s because our heavy-duty netted wall panels are designed with bungee cord attachments to rebound the ball with pitchback or rebounder like speed.

Are replacement parts available for my Gaga pit? What maintenance is required?

We have replacement and maintenance parts available through our website or call us at 855-626-2242. Regular maintenance is simply to occasionally inspect the panels and re-attach or replace any loose bungee cords.

Is the Gaga Pit handicapped accessible?

Yes. By simply pulling up one hinge pin and swinging a door or net panel like a gate creates a 4’ or 6’ opening with nothing on the floor or ground to maneuver over.

Ordering & Shipping

How long will it take to receive my order?

Mamba GaGa Ball Pits are built to order, so lead times are from one to four weeks, depending on the time of year. Once shipped, the transit times are typically from one to five business days. If you need a Gaga Pit by a certain date, please call 855-626-2242.

We are tax exempt, so will I be charged sales tax?

We currently collect sales tax in NJ, NY, PA, CT, MD, and VT. If you are ordering for shipment to one of these states, please call 855-626-2242 to process the order as tax exempt.

Can I use a purchase order to buy?

We accept signed purchase orders from public schools and other government entities such as municipalities, state or city parks & recreation, military bases, etc.

Is there a warranty?

There is a limited 5-year warranty on the panel frames, and 5-year warranty on the nets and padding from date of shipment. The warranty covers failure of the materials and/or workmanship under normal use and under normal conditions.

Getting Started with my Mamba GaGa Ball Pit

What are the rules of GaGa?

Click here for a full list of rules and regulations when playing GaGa ball.