Regardless of your skill level, the Lake Chapala Pickleball community offers opportunities to meet and play with others at your level. We play on 24 courts at six different locations. Click here for a map and directions to these venues.
Mel's Casa Social is a full-service bar and restaurant with a pickleball court. They cater to pickleball players and offer pickleball-related events almost every day.
This site offers a searchable master schedule for all locations and events. Click here to search the event schedule by date, event type, and venue.
Drop-In and Open Play
Drop-in Play is available at several different locations. Players randomly group themselves into foursomes and play on the next available court. Open Play is also available. Open Play groups of 4 or more players can play together on a court set aside for their exclusive use.
The Hotel Real, Hotel Montecarlo, and the Racquet Club offer drop-in play from 8:00 to 12:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Advanced, Intermediate, and "friendly" players play separately on different courts. These sites also offer court reservations for open play on Tuesday and Thursdays. The court fee is 120 pesos per player per morning.
Mel's Club Social offers drop-in play for beginners and for intermediate players. Mel's also offers "same time next week" recurring court reservations. Morning and afternoon court times vary throughout the week. Mel's court fee is 100 pesos per player per two-hour time block.
Tepalo Pickleball Club members can make reservations on-line for two-hour time blocks. There is no drop-in play. Court fees of 50 pesos per person per event are donated to the local junior high school.
Mel's Casa Social is a full-service bar and restaurant with a pickleball court. They cater to pickleball players and offer pickleball-related events almost every day. 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.
Mel's Casa Social offers a 30-peso happy hour, plus entertainment that includes live music several evenings a week.
Click here to visit Mel's Facebook page.