HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- The Henderson Tennis Club and the city of Henderson announced Tuesday that the Water Street tennis courts, also known as the Doc Hosbach Complex, are now closed as a precaution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The courts initially remained open but officials say enforcing social distancing became more difficult as larger crowds gathered at the courts. As cases around the Tri-State grew, officials say closing the courts became a “prudent” decision.
The decision comes after the City of Henderson decided to close down public basketball courts and playgrounds due to the virus. However, parks will remain open for “passive uses.”
The Downtown Henderson Partnership plotted a 4.2420 mile-long marked route, ending at the Perch pocket park. The route was planned for a run/walk planned as a community event for “Love Where You Live Day” on April 24.
However, the Downtown Henderson Partnership is also having sidewalk chalk art, an exercise challenge, temporary murals, a permanent mural, and a “virtual tip jar” for employees in small local businesses that have been closed due to the virus.
(This story was originally published on April 7, 2020)