Tennis Courts

The tennis/pickleball courts at Tashua Knolls will reopen Tuesday, May 12th from 9am-6pm daily. All other tennis/pickleball courts will remain closed until further notice. 

To ensure safe social distancing, courts will be open for singles play only. No doubles/team play allowed. Players are also asked to follow the “Recommendations for Safe Play” listed below.

Residents may request a free permit for Courts 5-8 (the upper courts closest to the basketball courts). There is a limit of one permit, per household, per week. Residents may request permits the Thursday prior to the start of the week.  Permit requests will only be accepted via phone during our normal hours of operation.  Voicemail requests left after hours will not be accepted. 


General Guidelines:

  • All courts are open for singles play only. No doubles or team play allowed. This includes pickleball.
  • Courts are available on a first come, first served basis unless a reserved by a resident.  
  •  A valid 2019 or 2020 Park Sticker is required to park in the tennis court or pool lots.
  • Courts are to be used for recreational play only. No tennis instruction/lessons are allowed at any time.
  • All other town tennis and pickleball courts, including the courts at the high school, will remain closed at this time.
  • The basketball court, playground and restrooms at Tahsua are also closed.


Permit Request Information:

  • Only residents may request a permit. All permits are free.
  • Requests will be taken on a first come, first served basis and may only be made by calling our office during normal hours of operation.  Voicemail requests made after hours and email requests will not be accepted. 
  • Courts 5 and 6 are lined for tennis. Courts 7 and 8 are lined for both tennis and pickleball. When making your request please let us know which type of court you would like. Tennis players will be booked on courts 5 or 6 first to allow pickleball players use of the courts.
  • Permits are available in 2 hour time blocks starting at 9am. There will be a 15 minute window between each reservation to limit interaction between permit holders.
  • Permit times are 9am-11am, 11:15am-1:15pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 3:45pm-5:45pm. We are not currently offering other time blocks.
  • Please arrive/depart within 5 minutes of your permit time. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after playing.
  • One permit, per household, per week. A week is considered Sunday-Saturday.
  • Permit times will not transfer from week to week. A new permit must be requested each week.
  • Residents may request a permit beginning at 9am on the Thursday of the previous week. Example: A resident wishes to make a reservation on Sunday, May 24th at 9am. The earliest they could call is 9am on Thursday, May 21st
  • To request a permit please call 203-452-5060 between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.


Recommendations for Safe Play

  • Arrange to play only with family members or others who live in your household or with individuals who are considered to be low risk.
  • Do not play if any of you:
    • Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • Are considered a vulnerable/at-risk individual.

Protect Against Infections:

  • Safe social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer), or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the court.
  • 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.
  • Use new balls and a new grip, if possible.
  • Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves and/or a facemask.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, etc. if you can.

When Playing:

  • Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five).
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.
  • Use your racquet/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 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.

Use Four or Six Balls:

Although unlikely, it’s possible that a tennis ball can transmit the COVID-19 virus, as virtually any hard surface can transmit the disease. So here is an extra precaution you can take to keep safe when playing tennis:

  • Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball.
  • Take one set of numbered balls, and have your playing partner take a set of balls from the other can.
  • Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only. Should a ball with the other number wind up on your side of the court, do not touch the ball with your hands. Use your racquet head or feet to advance the ball to the other side of the court.


Private or Group Lessons

A special permit is required to provide private or group instruction on Town Courts.  Please contact our office for more information. 

Town of Trumbull Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Island Brook Park - 3 tennis courts

Nothnagle Park - 2 tennis courts

Tashua Knolls Park - 4 tennis courts, 2 tennis courts with lights, and 2 combination tennis/pickeball courts with lights

Trumbull High School- 6 tennis courts

Unity Park - 2 tennis courts and 2 combination tennis/pickleball courts 

Pickleball

Currently, 2 courts at Unity Park and 2 courts at Tashua Knolls are lined for both tennis and pickleball. When making reservations, please specify tennis or pickleball.