A NEW ball game will be teeing off for youngsters in Plumpton next month.
Plumpton Braves Baseball Club vice-president Earle Emanuel is a co-founder of the recently established Tball Association of NSW.
The aim is to introduce children 4-8 to all concepts of the game to prepare them for baseball.
They will be able to join a feeder club when they turn eight.
Emanuel hopes to get more youngsters involved in baseball after a local club folded this year.
Tball NSW has the backing of Baseball NSW, Australian Baseball Federation, Australian Baseball League and Sydney Blue Sox, Emanuel said.
"There are 181,000 youngsters aged 4-8 within a 15-kilometre radius of Plumpton," he said.
"We want to promote the game and help the baseball community in NSW.
"There are clubs out there that have folded after 15 years because of the lack of exposure — which is devastating."
Inaugural participants will be known as the NSW Cubs.
He hopes 200 children will be involved in the program.
"I talk to a lot of people and know new parents find it daunting for their kids to take up a new sport," Emanuel said.
"Teeball is a family oriented and safe sport for children to play.
"It's very easy and they don't have to be super fit or talented."
Emanuel hopes to expand the Tball Association of NSW to other parts of Sydney next year.
Games will be played on Sundays from 8.30am at Alroy Park. The season starts on September 8.
Registration is on August 18 and 25, 10am-2pm at Alroy Park.
The cost of $150 includes a uniform and supporters pack.
There are courses for parents keen to become coaches, managers and scorers.