Happy Summer…

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+

County Parks Update: Manatee Parks currently is planning to

repurpose 8 basketball courts soon.  I’m not sure the locations or timeline.

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

LWR Pickleball League

LWR Pickleball Club Spring League Final Standings:

1)Manatee  75 pts
2)River Strand

58 pts

3) Indigo 37 pts
1)Country Club 63 pts
2) Stoneybrook 46 pts
3) National 31 pts
Team Esplanade Winners 2018-19 LWR Pickleball Club

Plus 4 Challenge

Congratulations to the following for placing in the first LWR Pickleball Plus 4 Challenge.

Competetion was tight with five tied after the first round robin play at 52 points.

  1. Nate Griffin
  2. Gavin Thomas
  3. Kent Gardner
  4. Dan Pechtol

Items/Equipment for Sale

We have some Yellow Sandhill Classic shirts for sale @$10

We also have many Blue Club Logo Towels for $7

2018 Lakewood Ranch Pickleball Sandhill Classic Results




  • Gold: Nova Grande & Sally Nista
  • Silver: Mary Maxwell & Sonja Reed
  • Bronze: Christine Hayashi & Allison Samona


  • Gold: Barb Westermeier & Judith Robertson
  • Silver: Beth Gambrell & Cindy Thomas
  • Bronze Michelle Ionne & Susi Ruettimann



  • Gold: Angelo Blanda & Robert Tobias
  • Silver: Drew Gordon & Joushua Linney
  • Bronze: John McGory & Dennis Grove 3.5


  • Gold: Mario Martino & Bruce Chipurnoi
  • Silver: Joe Pasquale & Luc Lucero
  • Bronze: Robert Burns & Jerry Jones


  • Gold: Josh Jeffcott & Corey Knapp
  • Silver: Scott Barker & Gavin Thomas
  • Bronze: Bryane Kowaleski & Doug Dundon



  • Gold: Dennis Stacy & Leslie Witczak
  • Silver: Norm Bowman & Doreen Bowman
  • Bronze: John McGrory & Margaret Abbott


  • Gold: Jerry Jones & Beth Gambrell
  • Silver: Luc Lucero & Elizabeth Warrier
  • Bronze: Gary Eichmeyer & Susi Ruettimann


  • Gold: Scott Barker & Janet Cauchi
  • Silver: Dan Pechtol & Sandy Rice
  • Bronze: Mario Martino & Lizane Nadon