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Sandhill Classic Tournament

2019 Sandhill Classic Results:

MXD 3.0

Gold:        Lisa Nieves & Sandy Ybarra

Silver:      Nancy Basmagy & Rich Bianchi

MXD 3.5

Gold:        Sue Preston & Ben De Jesus

Silver:      Joanie Dotzman & Wes Martin

Bronze:   Christine Hayashi & Ken Katter

WD 3.0

Gold:        Jo Ann Brown & Lori LeClair

Silver:      Lisa Nieves & Nancy Basmagy

Bronze:   Teresa Harris & Jacque Marks


Gold:        Jim Nestle & Jack Wolf

Silver:      Sandy Ybarra & Rich Bianchi

Bronze:   Kevin Cote & Walid Gabr

WD 3.5

Gold:        Shawn Snyder & Sue Preston

Silver:      Nancy Corona & Caryn & Troxell

Bronze:   Carol Lucas & Luz Melendez

MD 3.5/4.0

Gold:        Nate Griffin & Chuck Olsen

Silver:      Jeremy Hartmark & Max Scott

Bronze:   Bob Haskin & Jesse Marshall


LWR Pickleball News: October

Open Play:

Open play at Lakewood National ends September 30thexcept as follows:

Thursday’s 10-12 Intermediates and Friday’s 8:30-10 Advanced


Lakewood National is teaming with LWR Pickleball Club to offer some events and clinics.  Details are forthcoming with the first event November 2ndRound Robin Novice (2.5-3.0).  The Plus 4 Challenge is November 16th.  A singles event is also being planned for Sunday December 8th.

 Sandhill Classic:

Registration is now closed for this years “Sandhill Classic” October 9-12 at Lakewood National.

Mixed Doubles 10/9 8:15 am skill 3.0 & 3.5

Men’s Doubles 10/10 8:15 am; 3.0, 10/11 – 8:15 am 3.5 & 4.0

Women’s Doubles 10/10 8:15 am; 3.0, 10/11 – 8:15 am 3.5

League Play:

Opening play starts October 26th.  We have a new at large team like Manatee’s called “Ranchers”.  If you would like to join let me know.

I will also be starting the free introduction clinics at the LWR H.S. starting October 5th 8:30am.  They will be held the first Saturday of each month through April.

County Parks Update:

I was told work will begin this week on courts at the LWR High School.

They are repurposing the front three basketball courts to pickleball.

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.

For more local information please ask Pickleball Terry to add you to her weekly email at:


Current Membership: 347 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:

Solid Doubles Play starts here: “Get to the Net”

Place your return of serve deep down the middle slightly closer to the backhand player.  Both opponents may think the other will take the shot.

Bob Haskin, IPTPA, PPR Certified

President LWR PB Club

Team Onix

LWR Pickleball League

The LWR Pickleball Club League :

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

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

Players with USAPA skill level of 3.0-4.0 are welcome with other social play opportunities being developed.

LWR Pickleball Club League Standings:

1) Esplanade    9 pts
2) National    9 pts
3) Del Webb

   2 pts

4) Country Club    7 pts
5) River Strand    32 pts
6) Ranchers    13 pts
7) Stoneybrook    7 pts
8) Manatee    29 pts

Event – November Novices 11/2/19


MXD 2.5:  1st. Pam Schindeler,  2nd. Sue Matteson, 3rd. Alan Levin

WD 3.0: 1st. Joanne Ledger, 2nd. Susan Hudson, 3rd. Nancy Basmagy

MD 3.0: 1st. Jeff Matteson, 2nd. Kevin Cote, 3rd. Andrew Beaulieu