Tennis / Pickleball Courts - Usage Guidelines

No Reservations Needed

There are no reservations for the tennis/pickleball courts. Play is limited to one hour per match.

Players simply arrive; if there are individuals already playing, they must leave the court no more than one hour after the new players arrive. 

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in adhering to this and following the COVID-19 rules and the rules of play and of court usage. 

Pickleball Courts at Heritage: Temporary Rules

The Township is creating permanent rules for using the Heritage Courts. Until those permanent rules are enacted, the following temporary rules are in effect:

  1. Courts are open from 8 am to dusk. When school is in session, courts are reserved for school activities and not available to the public until 3 pm.
  2. When open to the public, courts must be used for private play or round robin play. Private courts are subject to a one-hour limit and should be turned over thereafter should there be a wait.
  3. When a private court is secured, players are entitled to complete their full one-hour period of play before vacating. No one has the right to interrupt or remove players who are rightfully on a private court, even if a wait develops during their one hour.
  4. There is a Township Code of Conduct which shall be adhered to at all times. Signs are posted. Violations will not be tolerated.
  5. Due to the increasing popularity of the sport and demand for court time, rule adjustments are under consideration to best accommodate ALL players. Until any changes are made, the current rules are in effect and must be honored. 

Please respect the rules, respect each other, and enjoy the game. 

View the original statement here (PDF) 

Tennis and Pickleball Courts: COVID-19 Rules

  1. All players must maintain social distancing (no closer than 6’ to other players).
  2. Players should use their own hand sanitizer before and after play.
  3. Singles only, no doubles. Only 2 players allowed per court with no guests or spectators on court.
  4. Only Livingston residents and their guests may use the courts.
  5. Court hours at all locations are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  6. To maximize court availability to all residents, court time is limited to 1 hour per match.
  7. Players must vacate the court immediately after they have finished playing.
  8. Players should stay on one side of the court for the duration of a match; do not switch ends.
  9. Players should only touch their own equipment (i.e. racquet, tennis or pickle balls, towels) and should avoid touching fences, gates, nets, etc.  
  10. Only serve and play your own ball. Do not touch errant balls from another court.
  11. Consider spraying balls briefly with a disinfectant spray.
  12. Players should primarily hit from the baseline and avoid net play unless other player is on baseline.
  13. DO NOT congregate near court entrances when waiting and wait until the prior players have fully exited the court before entering the courts.
  14. It is recommended to wear a face covering prior to and after playing. It is also recommended to wear a face covering while playing if possible.
  15. If you or your family members have displayed any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, do not come to the courts to play tennis and/or pickleball.

View/download COVID-19 Rules for Tennis and Pickleball Courts (PDF) 

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