Northfield is a racquetball mecca for a reason

Northfield has more racquetball players per capita than any other town in the state. (You can look it up on the internet.) Both colleges have had racquetball courts for decades but the critical mass of players here is really due to:

  1. Tony Pierrethe success of the local club, the Northfield Athletic Club (formerly Olympus Athletic Club) which has four courts and owners (Chad and Robin Johnson) who promote and nurture the sport.
  2. local players like Anthony (Tony) Pierre who take time to teach/coach.  I caught him teaching some younger students on Saturday morning (upper photo).
  3. Daryl Knudsenlocal players like Daryl Knudsen (on the right, lower photo) who took it upon himself to secure glass from a closed club and have it installed on the back wall of one of the courts over the weekend to enhance the viewing for spectators.


  1. Brent Nystrom said:

    Tony Pierre is one of the best 13, 14 players in Minnesota.

    March 6, 2009
  2. Anthony Pierre said:

    I do a little of dis a little of dat a little of the lat

    March 7, 2009

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