Lake Chapala Pickleball offers many opportunities for Pickleball players in the Chapala / Ajijic area of Central Mexico. Players can enjoy open play, reserved courts for groups, group and individual training, and occasional tournament play. We welcome players of all skill-levels.

Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court using a ball similar to a whiffle ball (yellow plastic ball with holes in it), but slightly smaller. Pickleball paddles are solid and light (about 7.5 ounces) like an oversized ping pong paddle and the net is 2" lower than on a tennis court. The lower net, paddle size, and whiffle-style ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities and allows competitive players to have a good workout.

Ralph Bussard
Website Support

Ralph is the person to contact if you encounter problems or have questions about our website. Click on his email address to contact him.

Donna Rosenson
Advanced Players

Donna is a point of contact for advanced players who enjoy playing with others at the 4.0+ level. For more information, contact Donna by clicking on her email address.

Roger Ericson
Court Host

Roger provides a friendly point of contact for players new to pickleball and/or new to the Lakeside area. He can help you become familiar with Pickleball and with our local guidelines for matching players with similar skill levels.

Sam Recinos
Training & Events 

A USAPA Ambassador and a 5.0 level player, Sam provides  training, event management, and informal guidance to the local Pickleball players group.