Your Baja Experts on Los Barriles Real Estate!
OPEN DAILY 7 AM TO 9 PM (Public Welcome!)
Daily Shuttle Service
Drop-in Play $10
Afternoon 1/2 Price "Be Happy" Pickleball $5. 3pm
Monthly and Annual Memberships
$150 Monthly $500 Annual
Still not opened a full year yet (can you believe it?!) Season 2 commences officially October 15, 2018 through to August 1, 2019 and at the new starting time of 7 a.m. daily. Knowing the spirit of our club we suspect play will be able to commence for members earlier than the 15th. On that note can you please join us in extending a REALLY BIG thank you to Ben Ballay and everyone who helped keep courts active and operable during this first summer season. We have spent the summer with some really great friends, I'm sure you've seen the big Canadian adventure pics, we've expanded english vocabularies, made many many friends, reunited with members, planned with architects, designers, tennis, pickleball and business management professionals throughout the summer. Most importantly our team which expands considerably this year has worked out some really great new initiatives and become a great team. We are beyond excited for the season to come and promise many new surprises! Whether you arrive at Tres for lunch, a custom brewed coffee or smoothie, pickleball or a drink at the bar visitors are now welcome to hop on and arrive or depart on the Tres Palapas shuttle!
It is our goal to have the season calendar of events posted online before the end of the month. Our promise is more, better, bigger, higher, and yes magic arrives this year. Something truly special to capture everyone's imagination! We love our community and this year we plan to shine. Thank you to the team who experienced big green trees, Winners, the Hudson's Bay, Victoria, Vancouver, Maple Bay, Fudge, Maple Syrup, Harbour Air Float Planes, crabbing in a boat and on a paddle board, giant purple star fish, hippies, Totem Poles and the Duncan market. For Paul and I thank you for laughter filled days, evenings overlooking Maple bay roasting marshmallows, great Mexican fiestas, the macarena and a whole lot of latino playlists and groov'n, We played in Tofino, Fuller Lake, Cowichan Lake and Maple Bay and each club and location enjoyed Mexican passion with a new experience of pickleball, celebration and endless laughter. For this we are proud of our guests and family Emanuel, Ana and Valeria, our new daughter Alley Oop "el Tigre", Jose, Angelita (best cooke ever), German, Gerardo and Jose Jr., Tyson McGuffin, Megan Anderson, Rocio Verdugo - architecto extraordinary and our returning fave German Lucero, Meno - the Canejo charming all as usual, his beautiful Samira and Aldo giving english a try. Special thanks to Tia Lucy and Uncle Brian who graciously made the city of Vancouver and all its wonder possible.
3-DAY CLINIC with Tyson McGuffin and Morgan Evans at Tres Palapas:
October 22-24 and October 26-28
Levels: 3.0 to 4.5 offered
Price: $ 399 usd
"If your plan includes only one lesson or clinic this is the one to jump all over. The concept is simple, surrounding yourself with the best in the world one can't help but become the best!" Rob P. July/18
The Tres advantage offering everyone the opportunity to step it up...WAY UP!!!! If you don't make the cut-off to participate or are on the injured list auditing positions will be made available as the time draws nearer.
Well what a season it has been here at Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball Resort. The journey that Pickleball has taken myself and Sally on is nothing like we could have imagined. It all started in our cool little Baja town and our neighbor Jim Hall inviting us to play this silly game named Pickleball...Steve Herter and his immense enthusiasm for the game got us on the courts and so it began.
I still have the vision of Sally up on the roof top deck of the Tracewell’s house and softly saying we could put six or so courts on that empty lot. That is how Tres Palapas was born...in less than a year it has been listed as “Top 4 Pickleball Destination in the World” by USAPA and Pickleball Canada (the other locations were listed as States) and “One of the ten must sees in the Baja" becoming a local favourite.
It has been an incredible season on this for us. I personally have enjoyed watching people's personal pickleball journeys. From players starting as newbies developing skill, mobility, friendships and greater fitness who had no intention of taking the game seriously and now entering tournaments and planning return visits. Then there are the players fully versed with other racquet skills but not pickleball and to see the smile spread across faces as one begins to have fun and become entranced with the challenge of the game almost immediately. Possibly the most exciting and wonderful pickleball transition is to have an entire family, local or on vacation arrive and try for the first time to play a game together. As mentioned by one young Dad, “look at my family, the brothers are playing, the auntsare playing, the sisters are playing as are grandma and grandpa...before this the only thing we do together is eat” and with a big grin and the sound of squeals and laughter in the background he says “now we have pickleball”.
Our Tres Palapas family has been very dear to Sally and myself and it's been fun to watch the many new ventures rise to the occasion with us ....when you walk through the gates at Tres and you are greeted by Gian / Pilar / Manuel at Libre72 and the best coffee, smoothies and juices in town plus a really cool shop...
the gang at Tres Casitas owned by La Casita led by big smiles and warm personalities are Pedro, Oswaldo and Jesus...our chefs and their pride in the food they place on the table Emanuel,Juan led by chef Tony.
Teresa's Tours and the fabulous hikes / bike tours they lead people on. Paulina and her beautiful spa ...Susan with her head games sports counselling. Yoga with Sarah, Pilar with her Tai Chi classes, Neil rock’n the salsa lessons with a number of newcomers including Sally, Xochitl and her art classes.
Emanuel and Ana taking a big leap of faith moving from Zihuatanejo to Los Barriles have been true treasures for us here, receiving and giving warm friendship to all they encounter. Leading the behind the scenes activity Dotti has been just a jewel for Sally and I in every sense, there is not a soul who hasn’t mentioned those crystal eyes and sparkling smile as she efficiently whips all into order.
Tony’s efforts, enthusiasm and energy he puts into his teaching and paddle skills that have been developed over a lifetime.
I have to wrap this up as my plan was to keep this a note short...
There are not enough words to thank each and every one of you enough for embracing our vision and dream and committing by purchasing memberships, bringing new people to Tres Palapas to experience, to the many valued guests and tourists that just got on a plane and one way or another came to see us.
You have made Tres a fun place to be! All this has not happened with out a lot of blood sweat and tears and the odd difficult decision here and there. But your enthusiasm, kind words, laughter and helping out over the season has made it all worth it. Now we are working hard in preparation for an even better season to come. If the next best thing to eating food is talking about food you know we’re doing it with La Casita’s third restaurant Tres Casitas. As we work on our readiness mode for the next season already many new plans, schedules, construction and improvements are in the works so that we are ready to begin with more amazing pickleball in October.
With all this said, enjoy your summer and get ready to come back to your home to your be happy place here at Tres Palapas .??
Hugs and laughter,
Paul and Sally
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