Mississippi Gulf Coast Pickleball

It is RiDinkulous!

Join us!


Pickleball was introduced to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2012.  We have grown from two lined tennis courts to 12 dedicated outdoor courts, 8 public lined tennis courts, and 15 indoor courts at four venues coast wide.  We have 350+ players across the coast ranging in age from 10 to 88.  A local junior high school and a junior college are offering pickleball on their physical education curriculum.  A MS coast player is on the pro circuit and numerous players are medal winners in tournaments nationwide.  We are proud of how far we have come.  We welcome you to join us and experience the joy of playing pickleball.

What is Pickleball?

Why Pickleball?

  •  It is easy to learn: New players are always welcome and it is challenging to master so experienced players keep coming back.
  • The funny name: It is more difficult to get mad while you're playing a sport called Pickleball.
  • It is easy on the body: The smaller court means less running so it is easier on the joints. We have players with hip and knee replacements, arthritis, broken backs, heart and other transplants, tennis elbow, chronic illnesses, mental illness, and one of our best players is 88 years young.
  • The social aspect: The court is smaller so it is easier to get to know your teammates and opponents. You meet lots of happy people of all ages.
  • Helps mental health and focus: It curbs anxiety, depression and keeps the mind sharp.
                             So no excuses, if we can play, anyone can!

       WARNING: May be habit forming.

Why Pickleball?

Dinking After Dark

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Dinking After Dark Tournament at the Popps Ferry Pickleball facility! The results are in:
1st Place/Gold Medal Winners:
Tyrus Mack/Junior Chavarria
2nd Place/Silver Medal Winners:
Kirsten and Pete Pinto
3rd Place/Bronze Medal Winners:
Terri S. Lamperez and Barbara Gravois
4th Place/ Bronze Medal Winners:
Jan Shelton and Steve Shelton



1. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon drills to include the pickleball machine will be conducted by Garfield Adams at the MGCCC Jeff Davis gym from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Class size is limited to four players. Sign up at tomdeonne@gmail.com. Designate which day you want to train. First 8 to sign up will be notified that they are in the class.
2. Guns & Hoses 2nd Annual Charity Pickleball Tournament will be held Saturnday, October 19. Stay tuned for flyer & registration information in the very near future.

Lobouy Senior Center, 9509 Lobouy Road, Pass Christian (Must be 55+)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, Physical Education Building, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport, MS 39507
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to Noon
Monday through Friday 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Drills with Garfield 1:00 pm
Thursday – Drills with Garfield 1:00 pm

Inner Harbor Park, 127 Pine Drive, Ocean Springs
Monday 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am

Popp’s Ferry Recreational Area, 2138 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – Drills with Coach Larry 7:30 - 9:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am
Sunday 6:00 pm


  • Tom and Deonne Linenberger, USAPA Ambassadors, Gulf Coast MS