LWR Pickleball Club April 2024

Membership: 1,670; Welcome 69 new members.

Winter Weekday DUPR League winners:
MX-Int; Crazy Acers Men Int: Carbon Cowboys Women Adv: Azario Mighty Paddlers
Women Int: Pickle Beez Women Soc: Laurel Oak Ladies
Saturday Fall/Winter league winners: Del Webb-Advanced; LWR Coasters-Intermediate; Canoe Creek Jack – Sociall.
Season Ending Cup Event was won by Esplanade for the second year.
Spring Leagues started March 20th and running 8 weeks.
Three levels of competition are set for both the Saturday mixed and Weekday DUPR MD/WD.
Coming soon, DUPR Advanced Event and DUPR Summer Leagues.

The LWRPC is ranked in 65th percentile Nationally by Picklescores.
For a free DUPR account, go to:
Remember you can enter your own DUPR match scores as long as all are in DUPR.
Also, players can go to: to view their skill rating. This rating and DUPR should be close after a few matches.

LWR High School Update:
Alert! The county plans to replace the current concrete with 6 new blacktop courts with covered seating, and a hitting wall starting April 15th. This will give East Manatee County a quality free use pickleball facility, and not disrupt our snowbird season.
Courts will be closed from April 15th – July 31st.

Instructional Academy:
For your game improvement, please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers. The free Beginner clinic held the first Saturday of each month at 8:30am will not be available May-July due to court renovations.

Our club and logo are now Trade Marked ™. The sandhill crane logo has been a great success and is a club shirt favorite at $25. See our website for order info in the membership area.

Recommended Sites:
• A new informative site: (or)
• Local Connection site: “Pickleball Connections” is dedicated to the enhancement of the pickleball experience by connecting players and communities.
• Facebook: “Lakewood Ranch Pickleball”
Tip: Strive to develop a soft touch. Hitting balls low towards your opponent’s feet requires them to hit up on the ball while bringing the net into play more often. Anytime you have to bend or lunge increases the shot difficulty.

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