About Owatonna Pickleball Association


Please put the Roger Meyerhofer Fall Classic Tournament on your calendar for Friday, November 22 and Saturday November 23!!  We are looking forward to seeing old friends and many new ones that weekend!

Pickleball is here!

We have taken many strides to make the sport of Pickleball available in Owatonna and our surrounding communities.  It's a family friendly sport that can be played by the young and the old alike.  You may see Grandparents playing with their Grandchildren or children playing with their parents, and all are having a great time.  It's a fun way to stay active.  We embrace all levels of play.  Our outdoor courts are situated on a beautiful setting at Morehouse Park.  Our indoor facility which is open from mid October to mid May is located at the Owatonna Christian Family Church (it's by Cabela's) If you have never played Pickleball but would like to give it a try, please come and join us, we would love to see you on the courts.

The Owatonna Pickleball Association has worked very diligently to bring the sport of pickleball to our community and surrounding communities.  Through the years we have set short term goals and long term goals for our association.  Short term goals include ways to appeal to younger members, have 12 Board of Directors and reach 200 members.  Our long term goal has always been to have our very own dedicated pickleball building and reach 400 members.  

Owatonna Pickleball Associations Accomplishments

  • Four outdoor pickleball courts
  • Formed an association and became a 501c3
  • Increased membership
  • Elected Board members and established by-laws
  • Multiple successful tournaments
  • Acquired an indoor facility
  • Purchased a Simon ball machine
  • Financially sound
  • Hosted pickleball clinics
  • Developed and maintained a web site
  • Secured dates/facilities for future tournaments
  • Community involvment with Park and Rec and Federated Insurance
  • Owatonna Pickleball Association is well respected and a leader in our community

Sunshine Committee

Our Sunshine Committee would like to respectfully acknowledge any of our members that may need a little "Sunshine" through a difficult time of their life.  If you know of any member that you feel would benefit from this please let our "Sunshine Gal" Rita Frizzell be aware of the situation.  Rita Frizzell can be reached at [email protected] or call her at 507-451-5046



Board of Directors


Karen Hedstrom

Paul Krumrie

Jerry Hartmann

Edith Schauble
At Large

Donald Nihart Jr
Board Member

Jim Klein
Board Member

Linda Mitchell
Board Member/Sponsorships

Wendell Engelstad
Board Member

Erling Hommendahl
Board Member

Candi Schafer
Board Member

Pam Broin
Board Member

Gwen Lysne
Sunshine Gal

Rita Frizzell