The Pickleball craze has hit Western Montana, transforming it into a vibrant hub for pickleball enthusiasts of all ages. As this paddle sport gains popularity, communities are coming together, local clubs are thriving, and new courts are popping up across the region. Here’s a look into the pickleball scene in Western Montana and where you can join in on the fun.

Two Rivers Pickleball Club features six outdoor courts and four indoor courts. Photo: Two Rivers Pickleball Club


Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, and has been steadily growing in popularity across the United States. Western Montana is no exception, with its scenic landscapes providing a breathtaking backdrop for both casual and competitive play. This sport’s appeal lies in its accessibility—it’s easy to learn, making it perfect for players of all ages and skill levels.

Bring the whole family to one of Western Montana’s pickleball courts. Photo: Pickleball 406


If you’re looking to dive into the pickleball scene in Western Montana, there are several clubs where you can start playing, meet other enthusiasts, and participate in local tournaments.

+ 406 Pickleball Missoula: While this is not an actual location, this club is a central “hub” for pickleball activities in and around Missoula. They bring players together and share information about regular play sessions, clinics and tournaments at locations in the area. Visitors looking to play pickleball while they’re in town can check the Facebook page for information.

+ Two Rivers Pickleball Club: This world-class pickleball center provides a welcoming community for players in Bigfork, with indoor and outdoor facilities that cater to both beginners and seasoned players.

+ Flathead Valley Pickleball Club: Known for its well-maintained courts inside a unique barn setting, this club in Kalispell is a favorite among locals.

+ Pickleball 406: Serving the Hamilton area, this indoor club is dedicated to promoting the sport and providing a fun, social environment for players. 

Pickleball 406 in Hamilton offers day passes. Photo: Pickleball 406


Beyond the clubs, there are numerous other opportunities across Western Montana where you can enjoy a game of pickleball. These venues offer a range of amenities and are great spots to practice and play with friends.

+ Montana Athletic Club: This Bigfork facility offers indoor and outdoor pickleball among its many amenities, providing a great place to stay active.

+ Fort Missoula Regional Park: Located in Missoula, this park features several outdoor pickleball courts that are open to the public.

+ Peak Health & Wellness: With locations in Missoula, this health club offers dedicated indoor pickleball courts and regular playing times.

+ Eagle Nest RV Resort: A unique spot for pickleball, this Polson resort offers outdoor courts in a beautiful setting, perfect for both residents and visitors.

+ The Wave: This facility in Whitefish includes indoor pickleball courts as part of its comprehensive sports offerings.

+ Memorial Park: Another great spot in Whitefish, this park provides public access to outdoor pickleball courts in a picturesque environment.

+ Public Parks: Multiple parks throughout the region with tennis courts offer a pickleball option. Rules vary from park to park regarding play times, as pickleball can be a noise nuisance.


Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer to the sport, Western Montana’s pickleball community offers a warm western welcome. With numerous clubs and courts available, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, improve your skills and enjoy the social aspects of this wildly fun sport. So grab your paddle, head to the nearest court, and join the pickleball craze that’s sweeping through Western Montana.

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July 1, 2024

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