Collier County commissioners are set Friday to weigh whether to require residents to stay at home and close nonessential businesses, potentially the most drastic measures to date to slow the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.
Commission Chairman Burt Saunders called for the emergency meeting, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the commission chamber and will be streamed live on the county’s website, and asked the county attorney to draft the proposed order.
With some exceptions, the order would require all people in Collier to stay at home. All nonessential businesses in the county would have to cease activities, except for “minimum basic operations,” and hotels and short-term vacation rentals would not be allowed to take new reservations until further notice.
Like similar orders passed in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the order includes an extensive list of businesses — ranging from grocery stores and nursing homes to banks and gas stations — that are deemed “essential” and would be exempt from the mandate.
ATTENTION: Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Fleischmann Park will be closed for at least 2 weeks.
All Pickleball lessons will be cancelled for at least 2 weeks.
We will let you know as soon as the situation changes.
Please stay in touch.
“Pickleball is a game of patience, strategy and finesse, never sacrifice control for power.”
“Learn the proper way to play Pickleball. Practice is the key to improving your Pickleball game.”
PickleBall A sport with a peculiar name is catching on. The game is, part ping-pong, part badminton and part tennis. It’s played with a large paddle and a whiffle ball on a court the size of a badminton court — 20 feet by 44 feet. The net is 34 inches at the center and 36 inches at the side line.
Get it over, get it in, don’t go for too much.
Pickleball tip of the day:
Move with the ball, if you are standing still you are probably losing the rally!
Pickleball Tips & Strategies
- Attack the Net!
- Communicate with you Partner. Use terms like “yours” or “mine”.
- Maintain good form while striking the ball.
- Stay light on your feet and move around.
- Be ready and always face the direction the ball is coming from.
- Utilize the baseline dink to the middle as your “Third” shot.
- Exploit your opponent’s backhand.
- Never be predictable — mix up your shots between power and finesse.
- Don’t go for too much — stick with the basics and get the ball in play.
- Try to keep the ball deep but don’t panic if it’s not.
Steve Wong “The Pickleball Pro”