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! 


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


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.

November 01, 2022

November 2022

Click "Read More" for the ALPA November article.

October 01, 2022

October 2022

ALPA's summer season was one for the books - read on to learn more!

September 01, 2022

September 2022

Good Things Happening!

Lincoln County Pickleball Challenge:
Our first annual tournament consisted of two days of play, a week apart. Sixteen of our members took on sixteen friends/opponents
from the Ruidoso club. Though Ruidoso took home the trophy this summer, we look forward to bringing it home next year! Thank you
Stephen Morris, ALPA, and Jim Henderson, RPC, for creating a new tradition.

Click "Read More" for additional ALPA news.

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