WILTON — After being closed since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the town of Wilton reopened its tennis courts on Route 7 on a limited basis. The courts opened May 9 and players wasted no time in signing up.

The reopening is subject to social distancing requirements and USTA guidelines for safe play.

With the limited re-opening, the following protocols are being implemented:

 Select courts will be open for singles (family only) play and by reservation only, seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

 Courts will be available to Wilton residents only during this phase of reopening and guests will not be allowed.

 Court use will be by reservation only, no walk-ups. Reservations must be made online through e-Trak on the Wilton Parks and Recreation website. Court reservations will be for one hour time periods with a 15 minute break between reservations. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.

Contact Kregg Zulkeski at kregg.zulkeski@wiltonct.org with questions about online registration.

The town has released a detailed Phase 1 Protocol document for this limited tennis court reopening.

Access to courts will be rolled out in phases, each with a specific and distinct protocol. “The cooperation of those using the facilities is important to keep the community safe and to lay the groundwork for continued facility openings,” First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice said in a message to residents last week.

For more information, call Steve Pierce, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 203-834-6234 or steve.pierce@wiltonct.org.

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