Quincy To Reopen Basketball, Tennis Courts Starting Next Week


QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Quincy is set to start reopening basketball and tennis courts Monday when Gov. Charlie Baker’s stay-at-home advisory ends. They were initially closed to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, there will be some restrictions. City officials said that only one person at a time is allowed to use the basketball courts. The tennis courts are for singles use only.

This restriction at the basketball courts does not apply to young children who need a parent or guardian with them.

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Anyone looking to use the tennis courts must sign up for specific times to use the courts. Rec staff will be at the locations with a clipboard for people to sign up with.

Quincy Commissioner of Natural Resources Dave Murphy said that the city is looking at “a potential computer option” for sign ups, but that hasn’t been done because there isn’t on-site mobile access for the rec staff.

“If it becomes a demand where it requires that, we will look into it,” Murphy said. “Our ultimate hope is that this is a short-term solution not a long-term solution, so I do not want to invest in any of that technology just yet.”

Officials also said that the city’s tot lots will remain closed until more is learned about how the coronavirus lingers on plastic and metal surfaces.

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