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Most Hempstead Town Tennis and Pickleball Courts Re-Opening with ‘Singles Play Only’ & Safety Protocols

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Department of Parks and Recreation today announced that tennis and pickleball courts will re-open on Friday, May 15, 2020. The decision to re-open the courts was based on updated directives from the Governor’s stay-at-home orders and from town health officials.

For the re-opening of most tennis and pickleball courts, the Town of Hempstead will be following the Governor’s directives, as well as social distancing guidelines and health safety protocols. The Governor’s directive includes the requirement of “singles play only” at all re-opened courts. What’s more, players only are allowed on the courts and all chairs are prohibited. These safety directives will be enforced by parks and public safety personnel.

“Recreation and exercise are so important to promoting health in our communities,” Clavin said. “But under the circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must be mindful and take the necessary protocols as recommended by health officials to ensure the safety of all residents.”
The tennis and pickleball courts that will be opened on May 15th include:

TENNIS COURTS
Baldwin Park, Baldwin
Coes Neck Park, Baldwin
Forest City Park, Wantagh
Garden City South Park
Harold Walker Memorial Park, Lakeview
Hewlett Point Park, Bay Park
Lido West Town Park, Lido Beach
Merrick Road Park, Merrick
Newbridge Park, Bellmore
Oceanside Park, Oceanside
Rath Park, Franklin Square
Seamans Neck Park, Seaford
Speno Park, East Meadow
Shell Creek Park, Island Park
Terrace Gardens Park, Inwood
Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow

PICKLEBALL COURTS
Speno Park, East Meadow
Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow
Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore
Merrick Road Park, Merrick
Baldwin Park, Baldwin
Oceanside Park, Oceanside
Rath Park, Franklin Square
Seamans Neck Park, Seaford

Residents who have any questions or concerns about the tennis and pickleball court re-opening or any other parks-related issues can contact the Parks and Recreation Department by calling the Town of Hempstead’s hotline at (516) 812-3600 or send an email to tohparksquestions@tohmail.org.

“We encourage players to once again enjoy tennis and pickleball at our facilities,” Clavin said, “but we ask them all to please adhere to the requirements to ensure that we can keep them open.”

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