LWR Pickleball Club July 2024

Membership: 1,682; Welcome new members.


I am pleased to announce that we have formed a DUPR Division of LWRPC. It will operate and control all DUPR league activities. There are three Division Managers who will work with Captains utilizing Picklescores to optimize players’ experience. The mission statement along with rules, managers’ contact info, and information is located at the top of our web page. For a free DUPR account, go to:
I’m planning on running DUPR events for advanced 4+ players.

Saturday Social League: No changes as we look to continue expanding the number of teams.

LWR High School Update:
Underway! Currently, sub-surface material is being leveled. The county plans to replace the current concrete with 6 new blacktop courts, new windscreens, improved lighting, covered seating, and a hitting wall. This will give East Manatee County a quality free-use pickleball facility.
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 8:30 am will not be available in 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, while supply lasts.

New shirt site available: I have partnered with KITCH Pickleball to offer our logo merchandise that will be directly shipped to you. I added a blue hoodie and a lady’s pink sport racer. To order, visit our club site at:

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: Do line calls give you fits? Chill out, it’s only a point. If you think you were wronged, politely ask the opponent if they are sure, and inform them that you feel otherwise. Check with your partner to see if they agree. Remember that it’s their call, but asking for verification and clarity will likely work in your favor, or at least be a learning experience.

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

LWR Pickleball Leagues

The LWR Pickleball Club League :  2023-24

The purpose is to promote competitive and social play between LWR Communities and local non-affiliated players.

Players with USAPA, DUPR, or Picklescores skill levels of 2.5-5.0 are welcome.

Social 2.5-3.25       Intermediate 3.3-3.75     Advanced 3.8-5.0