LWR Pickleball Club News: November 2023

Membership: 1,324; Welcome 110 new members.

Team League:

2023-24 season is underway.  We have 30 teams in 3 leagues w/725 players.

            Season:            October 21st start          Bi-Weekly Saturdays

            Levels:             Social (2.5-3.25) Intermediate (3.3-3.75) Advanced (3.8-5.0)

            Captains and players can go to:

to view their skill rating.  The Pickle Scores system works the same as DUPR, which adjusts according to your matches played and the strength of your opponents.  We will be using that to help place players, thereby increasing competitiveness.

LWR High School Update:

Good News! The county plans to replace the current concrete with 8 new black top courts with covered seating and will not start until April per our request.  This will give East Manatee County a quality free use pickleball facility, and not disrupt our snowbird season.  New benches were added last month along with court numbers.

Clinic:              November 7th 12:00am at LWR High School $15.  (2.5-3.0 skill) register at:

Instructional Academy: 

For your game improvement, please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers. Free Beginner clinic held first Saturday of each month at 8:30am.

Sandhill Classic: 

Looking to secure a location and date.

A donation will be made to – Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.

Recommended Sites: 

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Element3 Health to launch the Club Program, a Medicare Advantage benefit for eligible, enrolled member activity. To learn more: get started:

Tip:  Do you think to return serves deep or just trying to get it back?  Leaving a return short open’s up short angled third shots and hard center line hits.  Strive for deep returns, it will also give you more time to get to the NVZ line (kitchen).

Bob Haskin, IPTPA, PPR Certified Instructor, Team Onix, Lessons available