Brian Snyder recently contacted us regarding his efforts to get pickleball started in Mazatlan, Mexico. Brian and Lynn were looking for a place to set up a court and found some unused tennis courts at the Costa De Orno Tennis Club. Pickleball court lines were painted and the tennis club provided a pickleball net. The Mazatlan Pickleball group now has 19 regular players. Visit their website at www. mazatlanpickleball.com. Next time you visit Mazatlan go to the Costa De Orno Tennis Club for some great pickleball.
Where else in Mexico is pickleball being played? A USA Picklebal Association newsletter article from 2010 highlighted opportunities around San Felipe — including the El Dorado Ranch Pickleball Club.
The USPA Place to Play website has several listings for Mexico, including El Sargento, Puerto Vallarta and San Carlos.
Want to visit Mexico with other pickleball players? USA Pickleball Association Ambassador Audrey Phillips is organizing the 2014 Pickleball Adventure Ole’ to Riviera Maya, Mexico. The group will stay at the Grand Palladium White Sand Resort, a five star deluxe all inclusive resort with 16 pickleball courts! Plans include fun mini pickleball tournaments, pickleball parties and pickleball lessons for beginners. For more information, contact Audrey’s Adventures/Sorensen Travel (858) 756 3356.
Do you know of other places to play pickleball in Mexico? If so, please tell us about it by leaving a comment or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.