Fitness Groups


During the warm weather months, the Softball group practices EVERY Monday and Thursday starting at 9 am in Sechlar Park on the field near the pavilion.  New players always welcome!  for more information, contact Curt Johnston:


Northfield Pedalers

Starting in the spring, there are regular Monday rides around Northfield and to other bike paths in the region.  During the winter months, this group gathers on Monday mornings in a local coffee shop, and then if weather permits, walk together. For more information contact Mary Auge, 612-483-5122, or

Ping Pong

Five days each week, with groups of players ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels.  All scheduled times for Ping Pong are Open to all skill levels.

Northfield Open Table Tennis Tournament

Each spring since 2010 the Sr Center has sponsored an open table tennis tournament, inviting players of all ages in the state to participate.  Each year participation in this tournament has grown.  Our May 6, 2017 event was no exception:

The 8th Annual Table Tennis Tournament

The Northfield Senior Center hosted its 8th Annual Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 6th at the Northfield Middle School.

The tournament packed the Northfield Middle School Gym and Auxiliary Gym and was considered one of the two largest Table Tennis Tournaments in Minnesota this year with 108 participants. These participants of various ages and skill levels traveled from numerous locations throughout Minnesota. The tournament consisted of singles and doubles events, and even had a live auction for a self-serving table tennis ball machine with the proceeds donated to the Northfield Senior Center.

We are very proud that we had 15 players from the Northfield Senior Center that participated in the tournament:  Bob Benson, Armand Boehme, Jim Gill, Danny Gill, Jim Gillis, Rich Goodwin, Paul Grabowski, Carl Henry, Al Hoekstra, Roger Kuznia, Hongyuan Lang, Russ Margulies, Todd Middleton, Stu Sinykin, and Dave Wolf.

Congratulations to the local winners of the 8th Annual Table Tennis Tournament:  Carl Henry and Todd Middleton captured the gold medals when they earned first place in the U1400 doubles event and Bob Benson and Dave Wolf won the bronze medals for third place in the U1400 doubles event.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers and to the Table Tennis Tournament Coordinator Don Diehl for putting on a spectacular tournament.

If you are interested in trying Table Tennis, please don’t be shy and join in on open Table Tennis at the Northfield Senior Center or contact Fitness Coordinator Craig Swenson

Hiking Group

Hikes are planned to occur every two weeks from late spring into early autumn.  All are welcome.

Hikers: Meet at the Senior Center 10 min. before the scheduled hike- bring water, wear sunscreen, snack, good supporting shoes and have insect repellant along.

On hikes scheduled at some distance from Northfield we plan an option of lunch before returning.

Most hikes are 1-1 ½ hours


Northfield Senior Center Bowling Club

Fridays,1:30 pm

Join in the fun of non-competitive bowling at the Jesse James Lanes in Northfield. Every Friday at 1:30 pm. This is NOT a league; whoever comes can bowl.

Cost is $3.25 per game with an extra charge if you rent shoes.


Water Volleyball

features non-competitive fun in our pool on Thursday evenings, 7 – 7:45pm.

Adult Pickleball

You’ve been thinking about checking out Pickleball haven’t you? This is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy and find success in playing. Rules and instructions will be provided on handouts on the first night of play. The open gym format encourages individual experimentation with the general techniques and maneuvers of Pickleball and allows for open match play. Games can be both informal and competitive. Pickleball is played on a badminton sized court with a net height of 34 – 36 inches and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. The activity resembles a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong. Come alone or bring a partner; there is always someone to play. Pickleball paddles and balls are provided. If you haven’t given Pickleball a try, you must! New players have joined every season of the year over the last two years! Offered in partnership with the Northfield Senior Center. Choose to pay the registration fee or drop in for $3 a time.

Cost: $32 for 14 times, or $3 a time at the door


Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm, September 12 – December 19 @ Bridgewater Elementary

(open gym from 8 – 10 pm on Sep. 19 & 26 and Oct. 10 & 17)
(no open gym Nov. 21)


Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, September 12 – December 20 @ Northfield High School

(no open gym Nov. 22)