Paul Bland and his wife Sally Meecham manage Tres Palapas Pickleball Resort in Los Barriles, a well-integrated community located in Mexico’s Baja peninsula. This popular vacation spot and snowbird destination features gorgeous scenery and a wonderful pickleball program.
Tres Palapas is excited to announce the first Mexican National Pickleball Championship running from April 28 – 29. It will be preceded by a 4-day clinic with pro player Matthew Blom on April 20 – 24.
Matthew is a USAPA Nationals gold medalist and is sometimes referred to as pickleball’s “Zen Master.” His clinic takes a holistic approach that will help players improve their mental game and identify improper habits while also covering the more technical aspects of form, ball control and body mechanics.
Tres Palapas is a pickleball paradise to locals, and the resort has great appeal for part-time residents and visitors looking to play the game while surrounded by beachfront beauty. Over 30 locals play at the club every week, and many others enjoy participating in the club’s drop-in play, tournaments, casual round robin play, workshops and other events.
The large core group is primarily made up of 3.5 to 4.5 level players. Tres Palapas’ lesson program features three primary instructors: Tony Krause, Jon Smalley and Emmanual Pickleball. In addition to their own clinics, they also provide lessons from pros such as Matthew’s upcoming clinic. Scott Moore and Tyson McGuffin have also recently stopped by the resort to share their talent.
If you’d like to enjoy some sun and fun, there are three hotels near Tres Palapas you can stay at along with a property management company which can help you find accomodations. Visit the Tres Palapas site for more information.
Pickleball Getaways also organizes pickleball-focused trips where people play at Tres Palapas and stay at lodging arranged by their team.
Los Barriles is a great location for hiking, fishing, mountain biking and kiting, so don’t just stick around for the clinic and tournament if you head out to this gorgeous hideaway! Give Tres Palapas a look to improve your game and outlook today.