Here is a copy of the new rule book:

2021-Rulebook-Indexed-FINAL-12-17-20

Here are some helpful notes:

Four 2021 Tournament Rule changes:
https://pickleballnexus.com/2020/12/4-rule-changes-in-2021-that-tournament-players-need-to-know/
Five 2021Rule Changes:
https://pickleballnexus.com/2020/12/five-2021-pickleball-rule-changes-that-will-affect-everyone/

 

LWR Pickleball Club News: February 2021

Membership:

Steadily increases as more players come to LWR.  487 membership.

Events:

We are hosting three free clinics with round robin play at the LWR High School.

These events are free to club members and will consist of a 20-minute skill specific clinic followed by round robin play where you will get a chance to play with others earning points.

Top 3 will receive a prize.  Each day is limited to 16 players.  If you are not currently a member and wish to join, go to: https://lwrpickleballclub.com/membership/

You must register using Playtime Scheduler: https://playtimescheduler.com/login.php

3.5 skill February 9th   6-8pm

2.5 skill February 12th 2:30-4pm

3.0 skill February 16th 3-5pm

To help you determine your skill level please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxBbvfLSn0o

I am looking for someone to help organize a weekly play session for each of these groups.

Could be men’s/women’s/mixed.  Must be afternoons so to not interfere with busy mornings.

Congrats to our first two RR winners: 2.5 Elise Stone and 3.0 Diane McCarthy.

League:  I will be adding a league by skill shortly where you play your matches on your schedule.

 Lakewood Ranch High School Courts Play:  Closed to a private event on Saturday Feb 6th

  • ALL five courts are open.
  • Social distancing is in order.
  • Please sub in 2 when waiting, or 4-on 4-off when busy.
  • Place your paddle in the holder behind the court you want to play.
  • Please warm up behind courts prior to entering for play during busy times.
  • Please use Playtime Scheduler to schedule your groups. Remember this is not a court reservation system.  You are not entitled to shut out others when waiting.

County Update:

We have contacted the county to express our concern regarding pickleball at both Premier Sports and LWR H.S.  We will be provided input into Premier when the time comes but I fear that’s a bit down the road.  The H.S. has 2018 funding available and we have stressed to them the immediate need to upgrade and add more courts asap.

Summerfield: There are 4 pickleball courts lined on the tennis courts.  Bring your own nets.

Sponsorships:

We are offering business sponsorships for a yearly $200 donation that will be placed on our main web page.  If you know of anyone interested in being a pickleball club supporter, please ask them to contact me.

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

The LWR Pickleball Club League :

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

Currently there are 8 teams competing from October-February on the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s monthly.

Players with USAPA skill level of 3.0-4.5 are welcome.

The new Doubles League is under way at: www.globalpickleball.network

LWR Pickleball Club League Final Standings:

1) Manatees    Winner
2) River Strand    
3) Esplanade

 

4) Ranchers    
5) Stoneybrook    
6) Country Club    
7) Del Webb    
8) National    
   

 

Doubles League Finals:

MD 3.5 Jan Trabandt & Trace Hardman

MD 4.0 Rob Tobias & Bob Haskin

WD 3.0 Nancy Basmagy & Carrie Maldonato

WD 3.5 Christine Eiserlo & Libby Corran