5th Annual Spring Tournament

"Save The Date" Our 5th annual spring tournament will be held May 11th and 12th....Details are under the events tab

Wednesday Competive play will continue through the rest of the indoor season

Through the end of indoor season we will be dedicating two (2) courts to 3.5 and above and two (2) courts to 3.0 and below. This will take place through the rest of the indoor season from 9:00 - Noon. Hope you can make it.

Certificate winner for February

Congratulations Paul Krumrie you are the winner of the February drawing. A big Thank You to the following members who stepped up to help facilitate the opening and closing of the CFC. Paul Krumrie, Karen Hedstrom, Erling Hommedahl, Roger Meyerhofer, Jim Klein, Jeff Schroader, Alice Svoboda, Dan and Cindy Richter, Colleen Lerum and Renae Jeno. Many volunteers lessens the task for just a few. Thanks Again.


There will NOT be Saturday play on March 31st. The Christian Family Church will be having its annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Welcome to Owatonna Pickleball Association

We would like to invite pickleball players of all ages and ability levels to join us for our indoor season starting October 16. If you are a beginner or if you have never played we want you to come and give pickleball a try. We have plenty of enthusiasts who would love to help you learn the game. We provide the balls and there are also extra paddles for those of you just getting acquainted with the sport.

On the right you will find our indoor schedule.We do encourage athletic shoes with non-marking soles to protect the court surface.  

We feel there is a great future for pickleball in Owatonna and we have many plans for its enjoyment and expansion.We ask you to inquire about the Owatonna Pickleball Association and see the advantages in joining for the play and growth of pickleball in our area. The cost is $10 for an annual membership.  Our membership form is available on our web site just click sign up.



What is Pickleball?

The game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at the home of then State Representative Joel Pritchard who, in 1970, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the State of Washington. He and two of his friends, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton, but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a Wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed.

Although some sources claim that the name 'Pickleball' was derived from that of the Pritchard's family dog, Pickles, other sources state that the claim is false, and that the name came from the term 'pickle boat', referring to the last boat to return with its catch. According to Joan Pritchard, Joel Pritchard's wife, the name came "after I said it reminded me of the Pickle Boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. Somehow the idea the name came from our dog Pickles was attached to the naming of the game, but Pickles wasn't on the scene for two more years. The dog was named for the game."

paddle pic

The paddle is similar to a ping pong paddle in that it is solid and easily maneuverable with a turn of the wrist. There are several different style and colors of paddles available.

A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball, but it is made with a more rigid, heavy material and has smaller holes. They come in a variety of colors.

How do I join?

Click to Join


Indoor Morning Play Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Starting October 16

9:00am - Noon


Owatonna Christian Family Church

2300 Heritage Road

Indoor Evening Play Schedule

Tuesday Thursday
Starting October 17



Owatonna Christian Family Church

2300 Heritage Road