Regardless of your skill level, the Lake Chapala Pickleball community offers opportunities to meet and play with others at your level. We play outdoors at three facilities: the Hotel Villa Monte Carlo in Chapala; the Parque de la Cristianía, which is a city park on the east side of Chapala about 6 blocks north of the lakefront; and the Racquet Club in San Juan Cosala, west of Ajijic.
Open Play (Everyone Welcome)
Open "drop in" play is open to everyone at the six-court Hotel Villa Montecarlo facility on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:00 am until noon. Players randomly group themselves into foursomes at the same general skill level and play on the next available court. The court fee is 100 pesos per session, payable at the hotel front desk. The courts are also available beginning at 3:00 pm each afternoon at a reduced fee of 50 pesos per player per session.
Groups of four may reserve court time at the Cristianía Park facility for exclusive use by the group. Each reservation is for a two-hour time slot, a cost of 200 pesos per court (not per player). Available time slots are at 8:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The 10:00 am time slot is fully booked 7 days a week and is not available at this time. To make a reservation, phone or text Marco at 332-866-3380.
Tournaments and Social Events
Tournaments and social events are scheduled regularly. The next major event is the First Annual Mexican National Pickleball Tournament beginning September 16, 2021 in San Gil, Querétaro.
The website torneonacionalpickleball.mx is in Spanish, but it may be translated to English using Google Translate. The local Ajijic / Chapala coordinator is Sam Recinos. You may contact Sam at .