LWR Pickleball News: June 2020    

Lakewood Ranch High School Courts Update:

  • Three courts are now open.
  • Social distancing is in order.
  • Remember we sub in 2 when waiting, 4-on 4-off when busy.
  • Please do not take up an hour when others are waiting.
  • We have installed windscreens on both sides, and will be ordering and installing them on the south (street) side shortly.
  • Please use Play Time Scheduler at lwrpickleballclub.com to schedule your groups. Remember this is not a court reservation system.  You are not entitled to shut out others when waiting.

Membership:

We are making a change to the initial membership.  It will now be offered at $15 with annual renewal of $15.  Our nice logo club tee shirt will be optional at $20 and anybody will be able to order one.  This will provide additional funds that will be used to run free or low-cost tournaments and leagues.

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.

Survey:

Nathan Benderson Park is conducting a survey on its potential use.

Please take ten minutes to complete and let them know we want more courts at: https://sanca.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kMO77sj7vhVRe5?group=public

Pro Clinic offered:

Touring pro Rob Davidson will be at Lakewood National for two great 3- hour clinics, date changed to December 14th & 15th. See flyer on web at “Upcoming Events”.

Tip of the month:

Learn to play serve-n-slide singles to stay safe.  See my video at: https://youtu.be/-EkyaygOflM

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

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