Effective immediately, Morris Township is re-opening its neighborhood basketball courts at Collinsville Playground and at Freelan Green Field. The Township’s remaining basketball courts at Delpho Field, Hayward Park, Children’s Playground and Saunders Park will reopen on Monday, June 15 th .

The courts are only open for general basket shooting practice and all users must remain a minimum of 6 feet apart while using the courts. Only two players are permitted to play at each basket.

Basketball games are not permitted per the current restriction on contact sports. Players must bring and only use their own ball while on the court.

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Please note that all Playgrounds within the Township of Morris remain closed by Executive Order.

The Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation is also announcing that Tennis and Pickleball Courts are open for doubles play beginning Friday, June 12, 2020. The courts were opened on May 12 th to singles play only, but are now being extended to doubles play. The COVID-19 rules for tennis courts are still in effect on Morris Township’s courts-

Players must practice social distancing by keeping a minimum of six feet apart from other players to ensure you and your fellow players are in a safe exercise environment.

Players should also follow these rules of play and conduct:
PREPARING TO PLAY

  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) before coming to the courts, and use a hand sanitizer before going onto the court. Reapply as necessary.
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. DO NOT share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels
  • Bring a personal full bottle of water or two to ensure proper hydration.
  • Use new balls, if possible. Touch balls as little as possible.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can

WHEN PLAYING

  • No spectators are allowed on the courts. A maximum of eight players only on two side-by-side courts.
  • Stay at least a minimum of six feet apart from other players.
  • PLAY IS LIMITED TO 30 MINUTES RUNNING TIME WHEN OTHERS ARE WAITING. No Extra Time allowed completing games.
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball or other equipment.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.
  • Use your racquet or foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
  • Stay on your side of the court. Avoid changing ends of the court.
  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
  • Do not charge the net past the Service Line during play. Volley from the Baselines.

AFTER PLAYING

  • Use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water as soon as possible.
  • NO Extra-Curricular or social activity should take place. NO congregation at courts or parking areas after playing.

ALL PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE RESPECT THESE RULES - FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN CLOSURE OF THE COURTS.

 

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