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Club email address: LagWooPickleball@gmail.com
Outdoor Hours (Fall/Winter)
Day Time
Monday 8 AM
Tuesday (Play and Social Hour) 3 PM
Wednesday 8 AM
Friday 8 AM
Indoor Hours
Day Hours
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 - 9:00 AM*
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Our fantastic social committee is planning another fun-filled evening for Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Put it on your calendars - details to follow.


From the (PB Club) President's Desk:

1.On Thursday March 23 there will be a meeting of the GRF Maintenance and Construction Committee at 1PM in the Willow Room of the Admin. Bldg.  They will be discussing possibilities for our new courts.  Please come to show support (although the Willow Room is not that big)

2. We had a great party on March 4. Thanks to all 109 attendees and Roseann, Kay, Brad, Ajit, and Mindy for their help in organizing it and getting the band.  We danced all night.  This Club is such a fun social group!

Someone suggested we do it twice a year. So the Board thought maybe one in late September (if we can get a room) and one in early March.  What do you think? Any volunteers to help with them? Please let Joan know at: LagWooPickleball@gmail.com



Globe Articles

3/2/2017 Globe Article (MS Word Doc)

  • Next Service Project
  • Skills Clinic Report

2/23/2017 Globe Article (MS Word docx)

  • 2/18/2017 Indoor Tournament
  • Annual Party

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Laguna Woods Village Pickleball Club Tournaments

2nd Saturday Tournament

Our next 2nd Saturday skill level tournament will be Saturday, March 11.  This is for 2.0 – 2.5 level players   Warm-up begins at 8:30 AM, play will start at 9:00 on the outdoor courts.

Sign up by emailing Jo Cernokus. Her email address can be found on the club rosters sent to all club members.

Our club sponsors several types of tournaments throughout the year. We have:

  • Outdoor 2nd Saturday Skill Level Tournaments
  • All skill level tournaments that are also social events and include lunch
  • Indoor tournaments

Most tournaments are round robin, but some require you to find a partner. All tournaments have skill level divisions so you will only play against similarly skilled participants.

Click the "more" button below for more details and tournament results.



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More Pickleball Club Info:

Club Dues:

LWV PB Group 2014 Village GamesClub membership is for Laguna Woods residents only. Dues are $15. Membership paid in October, November, or December of any calendar year is also good for the following full year. Membership forms are available at the indoor and outdoor courts. If you prefer, you may print a copy of the form by clicking on the link below:

LWV PB Membership Form (pdf)

 

Free Instructional Clinics (Laguna Woods Village Residents Only):

Inside: 

Roy Higa is giving lessons in the gym between 7-9 AM every Saturday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (royhiga@sbcglobal.net)

Outside:

Lonnie Kojima is giving free beginners' clinics the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 AM on the outside courts. YOU MUST CONTACT LONNIE IN ADVANCE TO LET HIM KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING SO HE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY (PokerLonnie@gmail.com). The lessons are aimed at people who have never played pickleball before (or are at the IFP rating of 1.0 or 1.5.)

The lessons last about 90 minutes. They start with a quick overview of the rules of the game, followed by drills so you get used to hitting and serving the ball. There is plenty of time allotted to playing a few short games.

If you don't have a paddle you can borrow one from the Pro Shop located on the bottom floor of the Village Greens. Lonnie will have a limited number of loaner paddles at the courts.

For your safety, please wear tennis shoes. The courts are uneven and cracked in spots so you should never, ever run or walk backwards to get a ball. Lonnie will teach you is how to get yourself in position to hit the ball. 

 

Hours of Play:

Printable version of our inside and outside hours:

LWV Pickleball Hours of Play (MS Excel xlsx)

Outdoor:

The 4 outside pickleball/paddle tennis courts are located inside Gate 12, to the right of the Village Greens Golf Clubhouse, where you can borrow pickleball paddles and balls from the Pro Shop.

Outdoor Hours (Fall/Winter)
Day Time
Monday 8 AM
Tuesday (Play and Social Hour) 3 PM
Wednesday 8 AM
Friday 8 AM

At all other times you can get a foursome together and play on any open court (although paddle tennis has a priority during their drop-in hours).

 

Indoor:

The indoor courts are located next to Fitness Center in Clubhouse 1.  All indoor hours are open play for all skill levels.  Brad's boxes will be used to determine the level of play for any one game.  Please read and understand the rules of Brad's boxes.  There will be a copy of them in the "closet".

Indoor Hours
Day Hours
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 - 9:00 AM*
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

*Roy Higa will teach beginners during this time, but they must contact him first to set it up: (royhiga@sbcglobal.net).  The courts not being used for lessons are open play.

Paddles may be checked out in the Clubhouse 1 Fitness Center. Even though the Fitness Center is attached to the gym, you need to enter the Fitness Center through its front door which is around the corner. (The door from the gym to the Fitness Center does not open from the gym side.)

 

Beginners Practice: 

We are encouraging beginners to come to the outside courts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 AM to play in games that are at a slower, casual pace.

Beginning on October 29, 2016 we will have time in the gym for beginners from 7-9 AM every Saturday. Roy Higa will also be giving lessons at that time BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (royhiga@sbcglobal.net

If you know how to play but don't feel skilled or confident enough to play during our club drop-in hours and would like to get together to play with others at your same skill level, please contact Carol St Hilaire at carol2@gmail.com. She is compiling a list of like-minded players and will send out a message when she plans on going to the outside courts. She plays most weeks, usually Saturday or Sunday morning. In addition, you can use her email list to ask if there are others who would like to meet at the outside courts to play at a different time.

 

Club Logo Embroidered on Shirt:

The cost of embroidered logo is $9 plus tax. Contact The Shirt Cannery, 949-768-4102, 25270 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo.

Purchasing Paddles and Balls:

The Club has found a source for paddles. We purchased a dozen EngagePickleball Raven Paddles. They are available only to Club members at our cost - $25. If you want one contact Joan Brown. She also has yellow Pure2 outside balls for sale at $2.50 each. (Checks should be made out to the Club.) 

Also, if you decide instead to make a purchase from PickleballCentral.com and enter code "CRLaguna", you will get a 5% discount and the club will get a gift card for 5%, too.

Name Tags:

Please contact Kay Livingston if you are interested in buying a name tag. Kay's contact information can be found on the club roster emailed to club members.

The three little dots above the badge are magnets to hold it on - no holes in clothing necessary.  No, it doesn't cost 25 cents. The quarter is there to show you the relative size. Actual cost is $10.

Help to Determine IFP Rating:

Pickleball Guru Flow Chart

Here is a flow chart from the Pickleball Guru's website that may help you figure out what your IFP rating should be.  (Thank you Joyce for finding it and telling us about it.)

Pickleball Guru IFP Rating Guide (pdf)


IFP (Int'l Federation of Pickleball) Rating System:


IFP (Int'l Federation of Pickleball) Rating System Descriptions



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