LWR Pickleball Club News: November 2022

Membership: 903 Welcome 80 new members.

Sandhill Classic: November 12-13. Only $50 register at:
Only a few days left, registration ends Saturday 11/5.

Team League:
The 2022-23 season started October 22nd with 18 community teams competing.

Doubles Flex League:
For more information and to join the next one, visit 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.

Ladder/Box League:
Starting October 18th running every Tuesday for 10 weeks from 8-9am for 3-3.5 skill.
Also, Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30pm for 4+.
Ladder leagues are a great way to gain competitive experience without having a dedicated partner. This will guarantee you court time with similar skilled players.

New Instructional Academy:
Please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers.
Paddle Demo Day is coming in December. Onix, Paddletek, Head, Diadem and others.

Premier Sports update:
The lights at the High School are finally being addressed. Two new poles are to be added.
• 1st design meeting started 9/19/2022 to coincide with having the 30% design available right when the CONSTRUCTION MANAGER contract is awarded (anticipated award date of CM contract is end of November/December 2022)
o 30% design plans due were due end of November 2022 – due to scope changes for the new pool not yet defined it could push us out a month respectively all phases.
o 60% design plans due Mid-March 2023 new date Mid-April 2023
o 90% design plans due June 2023 new date July 2023
o 100% during September 2023 if we have all permitting comments – CM will price these for the GMP

Additional Resources:
A new informative site:
Local Connection sites: “Pickleball Connections” is dedicated to enhancement of the pickleball experience by connecting players and communities worldwide. Facebook: “Lakewood Ranch Pickleball”
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Element3 Health to launch the Club Reimbursement Program, a Medicare Advantage benefit that pays clubs for eligible, enrolled member activity. Through this program, our club can generate a renewable revenue source to cover eligible member dues and overhead club costs as our members stay healthy.

Tip: Learn to use all four corners while serving. Mixing it up keeps your opponent off guard. Yes, that hard deep to the backhand is most effective.

2021 Rule Changes

Here is a copy of the new rule book:


Here are some helpful notes:

Four 2021 Tournament Rule changes:
Five 2021Rule Changes:


LWR Pickleball Leagues

The LWR Pickleball Club League :  2022-23

Purpose is to promote competitive and social play between LWR Communities and local non affiliated players.

This season there are 19 teams competing from October-March.

Players with USAPA skill level of 2.5-4.5 are welcome.

The new Doubles League is under way at: