News

LWR Pickleball Club News: January 2023:
942 Welcome 22 new members.

Team League:
The 2022-23 season Cup Event is January 14th at the LWR High School, noon-3. The best players from each team will compete in 4 brackets for metals and the Team Cup. Free to watch.

Griffin Doubles Flex League>Now a Int-Adv Ladder League:
We are now using Global Pickleball Network to run ladders. The Int-Adv 3.25+ will be in the Griffin Network for $20. I strongly suggest this as a way to get in some competitive play without going to crowded all day tournaments. It’s also a great way to judge your progress and meet others at your level. You will be responsible for setting up your matches by contacting the other teams. This league will run quarterly starting Jan 1–Mar 31. Here are some more improvements.
1- This will allow for players to come in to the season without making up new schedules
2- Players can play as much or as little as they want, and they can pick and choose who they challenge and how far they are willing to drive
3- Players can now move up more freely in the ladder and this will lead to more similar skilled play without being boxed in at a certain flight
4- The Global systems uses a very easy to understand universal rating system similar to USTA and it updates every day
5- It is inclusive of both genders and the doubles ladder can be men’s, ladies, or mixed, it is only based on level of play
6- This will allow us to grow pickleball in LWR by promoting sportsmanship and fun.
7- Sign up at: https://www.globalpickleball.network/network/register/3918-griffin-leagues
8- Once you join either network, you can also join the other as well.
9- Contact Nate with any questions at: nate.griffinleagues@gmail.com

LWRPC Ladder League:
Starting/running January 15 – May 31. Novice-Intermediate 2.0-3.25 Fee $10.00
To register go to: https://www.globalpickleball.network/network/register/3502-lwr-pickleball
Then edit your profile: Choose Network>Join>MXD Challenge Ladder>Sign up>My Links to log out. You should have a partner. I’ll try to match you up if not.

New Instructional Academy:
Please visit our site for a list of our instructors and trainers.
Paddle Demo Day is January 19th 10:30am at the LWR High School.
Onix, Paddletek, Head, Diadem and others.

BOOST CLINIC: follows demo day at 11:00-12:30, $25 at gate. Signup at: https://playtimescheduler.com/login.php

Additional Resources:
A new informative site: stacie@thepickler.com (or) https://sparklp.co/b83f5186/
Local Connection site: www.mindarrive.com “Pickleball Connections” is dedicated to enhancement of the pickleball experience by connecting players and communities worldwide. Facebook: “Lakewood Ranch Pickleball”

FYI…the back lights at the LWR H.S. were adjusted towards the courts and they will be repairing the cracks soon.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Element3 Health to launch the Club Program, a Medicare Advantage benefit that for eligible, enrolled member activity. Get started https://element3health.com/lakewoodranchpickleball/

Tip: Watch the pros. Pay attention to their mix of shots especially drops, which are hard to attack. Their reaction skills are exceptional and they are always working on getting to the net. Bob Haskin, President, IPTPA, PPR Certified Instructor, Team Onix, Lessons available.

2021 Rule Changes

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 Leagues

The LWR Pickleball Club League :  2022-23

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

This season there are 19 teams competing from October-March.

Players with USAPA skill level of 2.5-4.5 are welcome.

The new Doubles League is under way at: www.GriffinPickleball.tencapsports.com