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Reader says Most Pickleball Play Doubles

“Pickleball for singles is only for world-class players – all other participants (the remaining 99.99% of players) play doubles. So what good does it do to open the pickleball courts if games must be limited to singles? Few, if any, in Ridgewood will be able to play, and the NJ-Nanny-State continues to place undue and uncontitutional demands and restrictions on our freedom of movement and freedom of association.

Government (local, county, and state levels) must immediately STOP treating American citizens as if we were pre-schoolers! We get it – we are well aware of all the risks as relates to the current “crisis situation”. Trust us – we are not going to risk death or disease just to play pickleball! Those who are concerned or in a high-risk group will take precautions as they see fit for themselves, and others will risk death to enjoy their last few remaining breaths (haha!)

Gov. Murphy and Village Council – take one small step in the direction of rescinding the ridiculous NJ-Nanny-State rules – let us take charge of our own lives – allow the 99% of pickleball players who can ONLY play doubles to decide their own fates.”

10 thoughts on “Reader says Most Pickleball Play Doubles

  1. First world problems!

  2. The State has told you know.
    Take 2 steps back and say “mother may I”

  3. The lawsuits are already written. Lawsuits against restaurants, municipalities small businesses and schools. Lawsuits about catching the virus in those establishments, or on their pickle-ball courts. Lawsuits about rules that exclude certain classes of people (“How can you open school when asthmatic immuno-compromised vegan Johnnie can’t attend?”)

    What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

  4. It’s so loud I can’t hear the birds chirping. Demolish the court and make parking spaces

  5. I am on the Board or work with a number of tennis/pickleball facilities. Playing doubles for pickleball differs significantly from tennis doubles. With pickleball you have the same 4 players, but you’re playing in a space that’s 40% the size of a tennis court. Due to this reduced space it’s common for players to be within 3-5 feet of each other; and while striving to make the next shot, grunt, talk or otherwise project numerous oral and nasal particles into this reduced space placing their fellow players at risk.
    In addition to standard safety practices such as bringing and using hand sanitizers, to play pickleball doubles many clubs have adopted the following rules:
    1) Wear masks while playing
    2) Bring a ball to be used by team 1 and a separate ball to be used by team 2. Team 2 would not use their hands to touch team 1’s ball and vice versa
    3) Players sign a waiver stating that they are playing their own risk and hold their fellow players and the club (or whomever owns the facility) harmless.
    These rules are easy to follow and meet the goals of all concerned

  6. Hey James, why did you make it so you can’t comment on the Fauci article below?

    Could it be because you completely cherry-picked that quote, making it seem he was pushing for reopening? Because you left out from the same article

    “Just last week, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned members of Congress that the United States could face even more “suffering and death” from the coronavirus if some states rush to reopen businesses too early.

    It could also hinder states “on the road to try to get back to an economic recovery,” he testified at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 12. “It would almost turn the clock back rather than going forward. That is my major concern.”

    What the hell, James?

    1. fixed it , technical glitch, and we are quoting him from CNBC on Friday night

  7. Keep the pickle ball courts closed until it is safe to open everything else. Living in close proximity to the glen school, this has been the best spring ever. No Sunday morning soccer craziness at 8 am and yes, no freaking loud pickle ball.

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  8. Was Glen School there when you bought your house?

  9. “Was glen school there…”

    It 100% was. But it had tennis and that was never obtrusive. The soccer has never been a bother. Just an added perk right now.

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