Local Pickleball Guide – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pickleball is huge in Minnesota. Whether it’s because of the large number of snowbirds who travel south for the winter and bring pickleball back up north, the family-oriented, social nature of the residents or some other factor, we’ve noticed that pickleball is just exploding! From shipping just 63 orders to Minnesota in 2010 to 604 orders last year, it’s tough to argue with the numbers.
There are three USAPA Ambassadors registered within (or just about) Minneapolis city limits. These folk will be happy to help promote the sport in any way.
USAPA Ambassadors: Minneapolis
- Dennis ‘The Menace’ Gallaher (952) 212-7516 Eden Prairie, MN
- Jeff ‘The Pilot’ Conradi (612) 860-3839 Eden Prairie, MN
- Jerry Maas (952) 918-0500 Eden Prairie, MN
- Jim Miller (952) 447-4490 Prior Lake, MN
- John Barber (952) 451-0976 Bloomington, MN
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that there are several pickleball groups that meet up within an hour’s drive or so from Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota Pickleball Clubs
You can also check out the USAPA Regional Website for the Great Lakes Area for any current news or updates.
We know how unbelievably easy it is to get addicted to pickleball! When you can no longer go even a couple of hours between playing, it’s time to create your own, personal court. Either of these court construction companies will be happy to help!
Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Minneapolis
Support your state by cheering on any of these 5.0 ranked players with Minnesota as their home state:
5.0 Ranked Players Around Minneapolis
- Ben Alm (St. Cloud, MN)
- Jackie Faegre (Eden Prairie, MN)
- Del Kauss (St. Paul, MN)
- Rachael Kroog (Bloomington, MN)
For even more localized information about pickleball, check out these following links and videos!
Minneapolis Pickleball Related Youtube Videos
- Pickleball – a new sport in the area
- Pickleball keeps seniors active
- Fourth of July Pickleball Tournament a big draw
- Seniors flock to courts to play pickleball
- Pickleball sweeping across the twin cities
Pickleball at the Apple Valley Community Center
Minnesota Senior Games: Pickleball
Pickleball at Rochester Senior Center
Pickleball picking up new fans
Pickleball coverage via Twin Cities Live
Keep it up, Minneapolis!