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Ridgewood Tennis courts have re-opened and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened

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Ridgewood NJ, Tennis courts have re-opened as of this morning and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened. Both for singles play only, with the following additional guidelines, on top of our usual ones, to provide for social distancing and safety. Please note that the hours for both the tennis courts and the pickleball courts will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those additional guidelines are:

1. Avoid touching court gates, fences and benches (leave gates open!)
2. Maintain social distancing, 6 feet apart from other players
3 No handshakes or high fives
4. Do not change sides on the courts
5. Bring two cans of balls, one set when you are serving, the other when your opponent is serving
6. Pick up balls with racket/foot
7. After playing, please follow these guidelines:
Ø Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
Ø Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
Ø No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after playing.
Ø All players should leave the courts immediately after play.
8. If you see any gatherings on the courts or outside of the courts, please notify the Ridgewood Police Department at 201-652-3900.

8 thoughts on “Ridgewood Tennis courts have re-opened and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened

  1. I love pickle ball.

  2. The pandemic is a problem, but are we still in America?
    Where does government get the authority to tell us we can’t pick a ball up with our hand?
    No congregation after playing?
    Do not change sides of the court?
    Bring 2 cans of balls? Who thinks up this shit?
    Finally, if you see any gatherings call the Police. LOL

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  3. oh yes? please don’t come anywhere near me. You can have all the freedom you want, and go with whomever you agree with, congregate, go to bars, don’t wear masks, go right ahead, just don’t come near me!

    Who asked you to play tennis? Don’t play if you dont like the rules, go do something else.

    Go about whatever it is you want to do, and good luck. Most of us want to stay well and NOT pass this on to our families.

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  4. I go where i want to go.
    This is America.
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    If you are afraid, concerned about contact, etc. then YOU are the one who needs to be responsible for yourself and “protect” yourself and not come anywhere near me.
    I am not responsible for your health, YOU are.
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  5. 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.

  6. And that right there is a summary of all that’s wrong in America. Me first. What’s in it for me?

    At least we know Darwin’s theory (and karma) generally takes care of people like the poster above.

  7. Darwin has already taken care of certain people. Don’t think he’s after the pickle ball players. You know who is at risk. Let them stay inside. Some of these hysterical posters must have income unaffected by Covid.

  8. Really happy the courts are open. It didn’t make sense to me that golf courses could be open but not tennis courts. We used them the day they opened. The net in the driveway just wasn’t the same. My kids sleep better when they have some serious exercise.

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