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The Backyard Axe Throwing League
The Home of Axe Throwing Since 2006

BATL Toronto Ranked Top Social Club By Indie88

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Toronto radio station Indie88 recently compiled a list of the top social clubs in the city, and naturally, BATL was near the top of the list.  "BATL remains a popular destination for 20 and 30 somethings seeking unconventional activities to leaven their birthday celebrations..."  You can read the full list via the Indie88 website here.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League has been known as the worlds urban axe throwing authority since our inception in 2006.  Flash forward to 2018, we now have 13 venues across North America, with many more on the way this coming year.  Each one of our locations offers everything you've come to expect from BATL: the best coaches, the safest environment, and the most fun.  If you're looking for a social night out, look no further.  We offer weekly leagues and public walk-in axe throwing sessions, on top of our private group bookings - perfectly suited for bachelor/bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building events, and much more.  Find a location nearest you today and Join the BATL!

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New BATL Venues For 2018

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BATL is excited to announce an additional 3 venues opening up in the United States this coming Fall 2018Albuquerque, New Mexico; Houston, Texas; and Madison, Wisconsin will all soon be able to Join the BATL!

All new Backyard Axe Throwing League venues will offer everything that our other 13 locations have become famous for - the best urban axe throwing in the world.  It goes without saying that since we invented this sport over 11 years ago, our coaches are second to none.  Each location will offer many ways to get involved without sport, in the safe and comfortable environment that BATL has become famous for.  This includes private event bookings for groups of 2 and up (perfectly suited for bachelor/bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building events, and much more), in addition to our public walk-in sessions and weekly league play under the National Axe Throwing Federation umbrella.  Stay tuned for more details!

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BATL Staff Sunday With Blake

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Meet Blake, a coach from BATL Chicago.  Blake is originally from Rhode Island but moved to Chicago in 2009 - and when he heard that we were opening a new venue in the Windy City, he knew it’s something he had to be a part of.  Outside of work he's a nerd of all trades and puts his pop culture, TV, and movie expertise to good use writing for a few nerdy websites.

When he's not axe throwing or writing, Blake spends his time as any Chicagoan would by enjoying bars, restaurants, and - much to the chagrin of many - making any visitors to Chicago try the one and only Chicago drink; Jeppson's Malort.  Glad to have you on the team,  Blake  #batlstaffsunday

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BATL Ranked Top Bachelorette Party Destination

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Web blog Avenue Weddings Calgary recently compiled a list of top bachelorette party destinations, and of course, a trip to BATL was near the top of the list.  These days conventional bachelor/bachelorette parties are a thing of the past, making way for more unique experiences, and it doesn't get better than a visit to The Backyard Axe Throwing League - known for being the best axe throwing venue in the world.

BATL has 13 locations across North America, so finding a location close to you is easier than ever.  Our private axe throwing events last 2 – 2.5 hours, and our skilled and dedicated coaching staff will train you the ways of the axe before throwing you and your friends into a round-robin style tournament followed by a playoff in order to crown a champion.  Let BATL play host to your bachelorette party for an outing that you and your guests won't soon forget!

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Complete Country and Meghan Patrick Visit BATL

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Canadian country music website Complete Country recently visited BATL Toronto with Canadian country music star Meghan Patrick.  Meghan got some one on one training from the best - one of our expertly trained axe gurus - while Complete Country filmed the whole thing.  You can watch the full video here.

With 13 locations across North America and counting, it's no surprise that The Backyard Axe Throwing League is constantly being flooded with celebrity visits.  Not only do our venues offer a stellar backdrop, they also give the opportunity to get involved with the urban axe throwing sport that we pioneered 11 years ago!

You don't have to be a celebrity to visit BATL.  Each of our locations offers many ways for anyone to get involved with the sport of axe throwing.  From private group events (perfectly suited for adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorettes, and corporate team building events) to weekly public walk-in sessions and our world famous leagues.  Visit a location near you and Join the BATL!

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The Washboard Union Visits BATL

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Last week, BATL Toronto had the privilege of hosting Canadian country music group The Washboard Union for some axe throwing in between their tour.  The group came by for a private event, which included coaching from our resident axe gurus and a round robin followed by a playoff.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League has been lucky to host other celebrities, actors, and athletes in the past – such as Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Meghan Patrick, Alex Høgh Andersen, and many more.  BATL has a strong reputation as the original and best home of axe throwing, with tens of thousands of people, have visited one of our 13 locations across North America since 2006.  Lucky for you, you don't have to be a celebrity to join the BATL!  Visit a location nearest you and find out what all the fuss is about.

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BATL Ranked As Top Corporate Outing Destination

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The website QuizCoconut recently put together a list of the top destinations for corporate team building events, and as usual, The Backyard Axe Throwing League was near the top of that list.  If you’re looking for a fun activity for an entire group no matter what their age, skill or fitness level, then think about axe throwing.

Operating since 2006 and catering to adults only, BATL has been covered by national press and been featured as a top-rated corporate activity venue by both local media, and our guests across North America.  We’ve hosted companies ranging from major banks, law firms and software companies to local bars, car dealerships and neighbourhood restaurants.

Our private events last from 2-2.5 hours and include hands-on coaching from our staff (the best axe throwers in the world), including a round-robin tournament followed by a playoff - all in your own private space.  Think outside the box, and plan a visit to a BATL location near you for your next corporate team building event!

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BATL Staff Sunday With Mike Tanton

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Meet Mike Tanton, a staff member at our BATL Kitchener location. Mike (aka DeathWish, aka Axel Throse, Pro-Wrestler extraordinaire) was first introduced to the realm of axe throwing in the summer of 2012 by his best friend Krystina Seymour at the original Sterling location in Toronto.

Mike, being a competitive spirit, quickly took to this strange, new sport, and began asking around if they were considering opening a new location in his hometown of Kitchener/Waterloo. Flash forward to Spring 2015, and to Mike's amazement, a Backyard Axe Throwing League location actually opened within walking distance of his humble abode. That being said, he views as 50 KM or less walking distance...if he were born 30 years earlier, he'd be a Postal Worker with many medals and commendations. He immediately applied, interviewed, and secured a position as a Coach/Event Leader, a position he holds to this day.

In the 3 years BATL Kitchener has existed, Mike has won 1 league championship, a Wild Card tournament, painted logos/designs at several BATL locations, and, most importantly, met and connected with a plethora of different, unique, special humans, both from within the NATF, the National Axe Throwing Federation universe and out. Thanks for being a part of the team, Mike. #batlstaffsunday

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London Tourism Features BATL

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It’s been nearly 3 years since The Backyard Axe Throwing League joined forces with axe throwing club Tomahawks to bring our BATL style of axe throwing to London, Ontario – and we haven’t looked back since!  The London Tourism website featured BATL as one of the top things to do in London, Ontario.  BATL London has hosted people from all over southern Ontario and taught them the ways of our sport.  On top of that, we’re is constantly engaging with our community, partnering up with local charities, local sports teams, and more.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers the residents of London and southern Ontario many ways to experience the unique thrill of axe throwing.  We offer private bookings for group sizes of 6 people and up (which include a full round-robin tournament and make the perfect setting for your bachelor party, bachelorette party, adult birthday, or corporate team building function), public walk-in axe throwing, and our world famous weekly axe throwing leagues - home to the best axe throwers in the world.

Stop by BATL London today and experience axe throwing for yourself!

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League Member Profile With Nick Bolhuis

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Meet league member Nick Bolhuis. Bolhuis joined the very first season of Ottawa Tuesday Black on week 2 and hasn't missed a day of axe throwing since (he's got the 2017 Attendance award to prove it). Bolhuis works as an electrician by day, a trade that lets him use his hands and knack for solving puzzles daily. When he's not throwing in one of his two leagues, he spends his time crafting custom axes for his fellow league members.

What started out as a fun pass time for himself, has turned into a staple of the BATL Ottawa league scene. Simply painting axes haven't been enough for Bolhuis, he's constantly searching for new techniques to create with. These include upcycling a microwave into a lightning machine and forging his own axe head in a campfire. Bolhuis is also down for a strong beer and a chat about the DC universe, his D+D Universe and new board games. And did we mention he was saved from his burning apartment by his handsome cat Balthazar? We're happy to have him as part of the family, Ottawa wouldn't be the same without Bolhuis at the Backyard Axe Throwing League!

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