| By Steven Kaplan
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Baseball may be coming back soon and Governor Cuomo announced on Monday that outdoor tennis courts will re-open this Friday, May 15.

Details on indoor tennis facilities are still a little unclear but nevertheless, it's positive and welcome news.

We still need to proceed with extreme caution because if the infection numbers go up again, tennis will be shut down in a heartbeat.

As former CDC director, Thomas R. Friedman said, "Mother nature bats last and she bats 1.000."



Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation, and executive director and founder of Serve &Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally- ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.