LWR Pickleball Club News: May 2022
Membership: 991 Welcome 32 new members.
For more information and to join the next one, visit www.griffinleagues.com. I strongly suggest this as a way to get in some competitive play without going to crowded all day tournaments. It’s also a great way to judge your progress and meet others at your level. We will be adding a ladder league in the fall at the LWR High School.
The Spring league is under way. Participation continues to increase with over 30% of membership taking part. Plans are underway to expand the fall league to include more teams, allow for expanded advanced competitions, splitting intermediates into two divisions so communities do not have to play themselves, allowing for playoffs and a mid-season Community Cup.
New Instructional Academy:
Please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers. We will be using a Boost Clinic concept to provide members with skill level targeted drills, ball machine training, and video analysis on a monthly basis.
Clinics at LWR High School:
May 7th 8:30am Free Introductory Lesson
May 18th 8-10am $25, Optional Video Analysis $10
Registration caped at 24, go to LWR HS location at: http://www.playtimescheduler.com/
Skill Level Play: Beginners/Novice should meet Mondays at noon, 2.25-3.0 players can join any of three noon sessions: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday. Please sign in using Playtime Scheduler. http://www.playtimescheduler.com/
To help you determine your skill level please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxBbvfLSn0o
Also see USAPA Player Skill Rating Definitions on the web site.
New Sponsor: Please click on the Medicileaf logo on the web site, bringing high quality affordable Cannabinoid therapy products to the pickleball and sports community. Recovery and play the all-natural way.
Tip: Do you have the ability to vary your serve locations and intensity? By repeating the same shot over and over your opponent can key in on the best return. Unless you have a strong deep penetrating serve, try using soft or angled serves to keep them guessing. That short one near the end of a match can be brutal.
Bob Haskin, President, IPTPA, PPR Certified Instructor, Team Onix, Lessons available. I also have Franklin X40 balls, plus the popular Onix Z5 and Evoke Premier Paddles.