Alto Lakes Pickleball Association (ALPA)

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America!  A combination of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, Pickleball is an excellent source of exercise coupled with enormous fun.  The sport originated in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, where three dads are credited with inventing the sport for their bored children.  Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with paddles and a perforated plastic ball, and it is a great for young and old alike!

Everybody is invited to learn the game and join the Alto Lakes Pickleball Association - we welcome you!

ALPA Membership Application

Fill out the online application below or download the PDF and return it to the Admin Office. ALPA dues are $20 per calendar year, which includes balls, social events, rules for play, competitive events, and communications relative to our member play days. Come play with us - we welcome you! 

Membership Application


Tournament/Event Schedules

The Lessons & Drills Schedule varies throughout the year depending on the weather. Beginner Clinics are held regularly during the summer. To receive email alerts about upcoming drills and Round Robin/competitive events, join ALPA.
The Outlaw Pickleball Courts are reserved for ALPA members' Open Play. You must be an ALPA member to play during the following times: 
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Mornings
  • Summer hours: 9 - Noon
  • Winter hours: 10 - Noon
  • See the Outlaw bulletin board for further details regarding Open Play.

Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Gaylord Rich
SECRETARY Helen Jordan
TREASURER Dottie McVeigh
DIRECTOR Stephen Morris
DIRECTOR  John Castruccio


May 01, 2023

May 2023

ALPA—Over 200 Members Strong and Still Growing! All Alto members are welcome to join. Sign up through the office. Want to Learn or Improve Your Pickleball Skills? Lessons and Skill Development for ALL Alto members. Monday Afternoons at 2:00 pm starting May 22nd.

Click the link for the full ALPA May 2023 article.

April 01, 2023

April 2023

Weatherman in the Sky, our pickleball
friends have suffered long enough. We’ve
had days, weeks, and months of wind…
no, not wind.practically mountain tornadoes!
We need our friends, we need the exercise, practice and
everything else that we love about this sport! Some of us need
to get ready for tournaments this season.
We implore you to give us calm days ahead.
‚ÄčThank you, and Amen! ALPA


Lots Planned for the Summer Season!
Along with regular Club days, we have several special events planned.  Other than First Paddle, all of the
following special events are for ALPA members only.  More details will be sent as the dates get closer.

Click the link for the full April 2023 ALPA article.


March 01, 2023

March 2023

Has it Been a Long Winter So Far or What? 

The weather has been, let's say, rough up here. So many of the ALPA folks who live here or visit during these months have enjoyed playing indoors with the Ruidoso Club. They play most mornings at Horton Gym.  We're always back at Outlaw when the winds are mild and the snow has melted off the courts. 

Click the link for the full ALPA March 2023 article.

February 01, 2023

February 2023

If you’re living in or visiting Alto these days, you know that the Outlaw courts have been covered in snow recently.
But that doesn’t stop true-blue pickleball players.

Click the link to read the full ALPA February 2023 article.

January 01, 2023

January 2023

ALPA had a very successful Crazy Christmas Party on December 10th! We combined forces with ALTA and had about six courts playing, wearing our Christmas garb.  WE followed that fun with a wonderful party at the Outlaw Clubhouse.  Several door prizes were given out, including two nice, new paddles.  Some of us were a little jealous! Thanks to all the folks who helped us pull this off!  We really appreciate you.

Read on for the full ALPA January 2023 article.

December 01, 2022

December 2022

Start Warming Up Your Paddles
for the Crazy Christmas Pickleball Mixer with ALTA!
December 10
10:00 Play at the courts
11:45  Social at Outlaw Dining

Click "Read More" for the full ALPA December article.