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.

Breaking Traditions Holiday Fun Tournament



Week of November 11, 2019

1. Lobouy & Donal Snyder are closed Monday for the Veterans Day holiday. Snyder is not available for pickleball on Friday. Scheduled play will be at Popp’s Ferry Monday & Friday mornings.
2. Don’t forget to sign up for the Breaking Traditions Tournament Sunday, December 1, 1:00-5:00 pm at Popp’s Ferry. See flyer at all sites for details. This tournament is limited to 24 teams. Email Barb Heinbaugh barboyr@gmail.com or Andrea Robertson androidscafidi@gmail.com to reserve your team spot. This is going to be a fun afternoon so you will not want to miss sit.
3. There are a few Guns & Hoses Tournament t-shirts available for purchase for $10: mens medium, large, and extra-large and one ladies large. Contact Shirley Maxwell at Lobouy or Tom Linenberger at Donal Snyder if you would like to purchase one.


Lobouy Senior Center, 9509 Lobouy Road, Pass Christian (Must be 55+)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Avenue, Gulfport
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am – Noon
Saturday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi
Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 5:30 – 8:00 pm (1 court available)

Inner Harbor Park, 127 Pine Drive, Ocean Springs
Monday 5:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm

Popp’s Ferry Recreational Area, 2138 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi
Monday 8:00 am & 5:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am (6 courts only on south side)
Saturday 8:00 am
Sunday 5:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – Drills with Coach Larry 8:00 - 10:00 am


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