LWR Pickleball Club News: October 2023

Membership: 1,214; Welcome 77 new members.

Team League:

Plans for the 2023-24 season are shaping up.  We have 29 teams in 3 leagues w/700 players.

            Season:            October 21st start          Bi-Weekly Saturdays

            Levels:             Social (2.5-3.25) Intermediate (3.3-3.75) Advanced (3.8-5.0)

            Captains and players can go to:

to view their skill rating.  The Pickle Scores system works the same as DUPR, which adjusts according to your matches played and the strength of your opponents.  We will be using that to help place players, thereby increasing competitiveness.

LWR High School Update:

Good News! The plans to replace the current concrete with 6 new black top courts with covered seating was adjusted to 8 courts and will not start until April per our request.  This will give East Manatee County a quality free use pickleball facility, and not disrupt our snowbird season.

Clinic:              October 11th 11:00am at LWR High School $15.  (2.0-2.5 skill)

Clinic:              October 11th  Noon at LWR High School $15       (2.5-3.0 skill)

Round Robin:  October 14th  3-5pm at LWR High School $10.    (3.0-3.5 skill) Register at:

Instructional Academy: 

For your game improvement, please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers. Free Beginner clinic held first Saturday of each month at 8:30am.

Sandhill Classic: 

Looking to secure a location.  Shooting for December.

A donation will be made to – Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.

Recommended Sites: 

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Element3 Health to launch the Club Program, a Medicare Advantage benefit for eligible, enrolled member activity. To learn more: To get started:

Tip: Are you keeping track of your errors?  By now you should see a pattern. Work with a partner or instructor to improve on one or two skills.  I have found change cannot occur without knowledge of the issue and a defined thought process to fix it.  For example, you will not improve your third shot drop without thinking about hitting it on most returns.

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

LWR Pickleball Leagues

The LWR Pickleball Club League :  2023-24

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

This season there are over 20 teams competing from October-March.

Players with USAPA skill level of 2.5-5.0 are welcome.

Social 2.5-3.25       Intermediate 3.3-3.7      Advanced 3.75-5.0