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​The Lake Chapala area 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. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court using a ball similar to a whiffle ball (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

Ralph is the person to contact if you have questions about our website or need general information about the Lakeside area. He is a charter member of the non-profit Tepalo Pickleball Club.

Calvin Patten
Racquet Club

The RC is popular with advanced players who enjoy playing with others at the 4.0+ level. Open play is every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Individual and group lessons are available. For more information, contact

Milanie Sarciron
Mel's Social Casa

Milanie provides a friendly point of contact for new players of all skill levels. Conveniently located in central Ajijic, Mel's Social Casa offers clinics and training by skill level, open play by skill level, pickleball socials, and a full service restaurant and bar.

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Walt Manning
Tepalo Pickleball Club

Walt is the point of contact for the conveniently located Tepalo Pickleball Club. Members and their guests enjoy low 50 peso court fees and reserved play on a shady, covered court in central Ajijic. Contact Walt for club membership information.

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