A New York county executive made reopening Nassau County’s tennis courts an awkward affair, placing too much emphasis on “balls.”
Attempting to explain sports and their relationship with social distancing , Executive of Nassau County Laura Curran told Long Island residents that while they were free to hit the balls of their tennis partners, they couldn’t touch them.
“Every player, unless they’re from the same household, has to bring their own tennis balls so that you don’t touch other people’s tennis balls with your hands,” she said. “You can kick their balls, but you can’t touch them!”
Realizing she was coming across as an innuendo machine, she did what any red-blooded American would do: she doubled down.
“I’m going to blush, sorry,” she said, before explaining that you can touch the balls of family members, because that’s okay under social distancing guidelines.
“To avoid confusion between whose balls are whose, you can use a sharpie to put an X or someone’s initials on them,” she said.
Responsible ball handling is no joke.
A clip of the footage made it to Twitter, and has been shared by various sources.
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