Regardless of your skill level, the Lake Chapala Pickleball community offers opportunities to meet and play with others at your level. We play at four outdoor facilities: Mel's Social Casa in Ajijic, the Tepalo Pickleball Club in Ajijic, the Hotel Villa Monte Carlo in Chapala, and the Racquet Club in San Juan Cosala. Click here for a map and directions to these venues.
Open Play (Everyone Welcome)
Open "drop in" play is open to everyone at the Hotel Villa Monte Carlo and Racquet Club facilities from about 8:30 am until noon most days. Players randomly group themselves into foursomes without regard to skill level and play on the next available court. At Mel's Social Casa, open play grouped by skill level is available. Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced play time blocks are scheduled throughout the day. Frequent players may sign up on-line to reserve play time in specific time blocks. Click here to see Mel's schedule.
Court reservations for time blocks of 1.5 or 2 hours are generally available at all four facilities. Mel's and the Tepalo Pickleball Club publish their schedules on line. Regular players at Mel's and the TPC may view the schedules, identify open time blocks, and reserve specific time blocks using a phone, tablet or PC. With the reserving player's approval, other players may sign up to play during the reserved time block.
Social Events and Tournaments
Mel's Social Casa offers luncheons and mini-tournaments several days a week, organized by skill level. These events are intended to provide newcomers to the Lakeside area with a opportunity to meet and play short matches with other players at the same skill level. Court fees are usually waived for the first 10 players to register on line for each event. Click here to see Mel's schedule.