Tennis Courts Reopen As Nassau Plans Memorial Day Car Parade

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Anyone up for tennis?

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Friday was pleased to announce that tennis courts have reopened in parts of Long Island, with certain restrictions.

She made the announcement at Eisenhower Park, where tennis players were already taking to some courts. 

Curran, however, noted that residents looking to hit the courts will have to follow a few rules. 

“Singles only, no doubles. Only every other court – we have to have a court between players, between sets of people playing,” Curran said. “Every player, unless they’re from the same household, has to bring their own tennis balls.”

She says this year, sadly, there will not be parades and other public events to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, but they will still look to commemorate the day. 

“in order to make sure that we do honor our fallen, Nassau County will hold a Memorial Day car parade on Monday, May 25. The parade will lead right here to Eisenhower Park, to the veteran’s memorial,” she said. 

The tennis announcement comes just days after anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Commack, demanding the reopening of New York. 

One protester held a sign reading, “Quarantine the sick. Open LI,” according to WCBs 880’s Sophia Hall. Many did not adhere to social distancing guidelines and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says police handed out several masks to individuals.

“We want people to be able to express their First Amendment right to protest, but we want them to do it in a safe way. Just socially distance, wear the face covering so you can protect yourself and everyone else,” he said. 

The protesters were angry over the stay-at-home orders and some clashed with media professionals who were covering the event

Long Island is being treated as one region in the reopening plan and both county executives say the region has not met all seven steps to reopen.

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