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Private Lessons

CARLOS CASTRO (Chapala's area Tennis & Pickleball Pro / Head Coach) and SAM RECINOS (USAPA Ambassador and a 5.0 level player from Oregon, USA) are available by appointment for individual and group lessons. Custom courses for individuals, couples and small groups may be scheduled to improve doubles play, teamwork, or other skills. Contact Carlos Castro  at

Group Lessons and Clinics

Mel's Casa Social offers both group and individual training for beginners, novices, and intermediate players. Beginner training is usually offered at 4:00 pm each Monday.

Individual and group pickleball lessons are also available at the Hotel Real and at the Monte Carlo Hotel. Contact Carlos at

Pickleball Training for New Players

This course helps develop foundation skills for players with limited Pickleball experience. Sessions are one hour in length, followed by supervised Pickleball play time with fellow course attendees. Beginner training at Mel's is at 4:00 pm Monday; combined beginner and intermediate training at Monte Carlo is 4:00 Wednesday.

Training for Intermediate and Advanced Players

Intermediate clinics and private lessons can also be arranged for players who have mastered beginner level skills and would like to acquire the skills necessary to achieve intermediate 3.x tournament ranking.  Intermediate training classes are offered at the Hotel RealMel's Casa Social, and the Hotel Monte Carlo.

Individual lessons for advanced players are available from Carlos Castro and his staff. See the Private Lessons paragraph at the top of this  page.

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