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Ways to Play

Whether you’re looking for structured competition, social play, or personalized instruction, Middletown Pickleball Association at Lefferson Park provides a range of options to suit players of all levels and preferences. From clinics and leagues to open play and tournaments, there’s a format for everyone to enjoy and enhance their pickleball experience.


Middletown Pickleball Association offers clinics at Lefferson Park as an excellent way to learn and improve your pickleball skills. Led by experienced instructors, these sessions provide focused training on various aspects of the game, such as technique, strategy, and court positioning. Clinics are suitable for players of all levels, from beginners looking to grasp the fundamentals to advanced players seeking to fine-tune their game.

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Learn to Play

MPA offers an Intro to Pickleball Clinic with weekly Wednesday evening sessions from during the summer. These lessons are open to all, not just MPA members. Your first three free lessons are on us – and then we politely ask you to become a member. Paddles are available for those who don’t have their own, with warm-ups starting at 6:00 pm and lessons running from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by optional gameplay. Watch our event calendar for more information and to register.


Participating in a league at Lefferson Park with Middletown Pickleball Association offers a structured and competitive playing experience. Players sign up as an individual (not a team) and choose a league based on skill level, allowing for balanced and enjoyable matches. Our leagues follow a “ladder” format that pairs you with others of similar skill sets. You play doubles and get to play with each player assigned to your court at each session. Leagues provide a great opportunity for players to regularly engage in matches, track their progress, and forge connections with fellow pickleball enthusiasts.

Round Robin

Round Robin events are a dynamic and social way to play pickleball. Participants rotate partners and opponents throughout the event, ensuring that everyone gets a chance to play with different skill levels. This format encourages camaraderie and allows players to experience diverse playing styles. Round Robins are typically organized for players of various skill levels, making them inclusive and enjoyable for all.

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Open Play

Open Play sessions at Lefferson Park are unstructured, casual playing times where members can drop in and engage in friendly games. You are not required to be a member to join us for Open Play. This format provides flexibility for players to choose their partners and opponents, making it an ideal setting for practice, socializing, and enjoying the game in a relaxed atmosphere. Open Play is a great way to meet and connect with other pickleball enthusiasts in the community. Other than tournaments, even when other events are scheduled, there are always courts available for Open Play.

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For those seeking a higher level of competition, Middletown Pickleball Association hosts tournaments at Lefferson Park. These events bring together players from various skill levels and provide an opportunity to showcase their abilities in a competitive setting. Tournaments often feature both singles and doubles matches, allowing participants to challenge themselves and experience the thrill of competitive pickleball.

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Private Lessons

Middletown Pickleball Association works with a group of certified pickleball instructors that offer private lessons for individuals or small groups looking for personalized instruction. Experienced coaches provide tailored guidance, focusing on specific aspects of the game that the player wishes to improve. Private lessons are an excellent way to receive one-on-one attention and accelerate your progress in pickleball.

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Meet Our Members

After retiring a few years ago, I was looking for an activity that would provide exercise and some competitiveness. My friend suggested I meet him to try Pickleball. After we had played for 30-minutes, I was hooked. What has surprised me the most is meeting a lot of wonderful new people with the same competitive spirit, but in a relaxed and enjoy full environment.

MPA Member Since 2017
Roger B.

MPA provided a wonderful way to learn the game through the Learn to Play sessions. Players at the courts are always welcoming and friendly. Purchasing my paddle through MPA even offset my member dues.

MPA Member Since 2018
Eileen T.

The courts at Lefferson Park are the heart of pickleball in Middletown, thanks to the Middletown Pickleball Association. They're always in top shape, and being conveniently located, it's easy for me and my friends to get together for a game. The events and tournaments are well-organized, adding an extra layer of excitement to the experience. This association has elevated my pickleball journey!

MPA Member Since 2021
David R.

Playing pickleball with Middletown Pickleball Association at Lefferson Park has been an absolute game-changer! The courts are top-notch and conveniently located, making it easy to squeeze in a game after work. The atmosphere is always friendly, and the level of play is impressive. I've made lifelong friends through this association and couldn't be happier!

MPA Member Since 2018
Sarah H.
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