Archive for January 2019


Happy Summer…July

Open Play: Please consider joining open play.

Saturday 8:30-11am at LWR High School.

Lakewood National through September:

8:30 am Tuesday 2.5, Wednesday 3.0, Thursday 3.5, Friday 4+

Del Webb: 8:30 am Monday 3.0, Tuesday 3.5

County Parks Update: Manatee Parks currently is planning to

repurpose the front 3 basketball courts at the High School soon.

I’m not sure the timeline. ¬†Perminate nets will be installed I’m told.

Upgrades to G.T. Bray will follow along with

plans to add 24 pickleball courts and 2 covered stadium courts at

Premier Sports starting in 2020.  Planing is ongoing.

USAPA: If you are not currently a member of USAPA, please consider

joining by going to

Equipment: Onix Pickleball merchandise is being offered as a

member benefit, select Equipment tab on our website for offerings.

Also, visit Pickleball Sarasota (Skybox Sports)

and give them code VIPBOB to get your special gift/discount and to

sign up for their monthly newsletter with coupons.


Current Membership: 321 paid + 106 affiliates.

We have improved our invoicing capability so members will automatically receive

their yearly $15 renewal and given the opportunity to opt out.

This will also reduce operating costs.

Tip of the month:

Consider lobbing while engaged in dinking at the net. It moves your opponents

off the non-volley zone giving you control.

Bob Haskin, IPTPA, PPR

President LWR PB Club

Team Onix