VENICE (UKTN) – Venice Beach handball players are happy to be back on the courts.
The city closed the courts on April 15 to clean and repaint them after the homeless camps were cleaned up.
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Players said the encampments grew during the pandemic. American Handball Association Ambassador Michael Koss led a petition to get the city to clean the courts, and it worked.
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“The courts were made available so that we could play again,” said Koss. “Everyone’s out and we couldn’t be happier about it.”
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Now, Koss is hoping the city will take the next steps to fencing off the area and locking it down at night to keep the courts clean and accessible only to players.