Tokyo Gaijins Badminton Club

Tokyo Gaijins organizes casual badminton sessions for various level players on weeknights at some gyms in the central Tokyo area. About 70% of the members are foreigners and about 30% are Japanese. We normally play doubles but sometimes singles too depending on the no. of players that will show up. The number of players is strictly limited to 6 people per court to ensure sufficient amount of playing time. Badminton schedule will be posted on the website and will be sent by email too. Reservation is strictly required to control the number of players. 1,200yen per session (2-3hrs) including free use of shuttle.

Come play badminton with us!

How to join

  • Fill-out the membership form.
  • Join the mailing list/s, and the TG Badminton Meetup group.
  • Read the membership, rules and guidelines carefully.
  • Badminton schedule will be posted on the website as well as the Meetup.
  • RSVP on Meetup with your skill level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) if first time.
  • Show up in your badminton attire with your racket on the day.
  • How to get to each venue will be explained in the emails so make sure to subscribe.
  • Pay the fee to the person in-charge before the game.
  • Play and have fun!
  • Send email to badminton@tokyogaijins.com if you have any question/concern!

Rules and guidelines

  • Maximum of 5 players per court.
  • 2-3 courts per session.
  • Players will be divided based on skills levels.
  • Showing up alone is totally fine.
  • You will be paired with similar skill level player to play doubles.
  • Everyone play the same amount of time (in theory).
  • The person in-charge of the session is totally in control of the substitution of players.
  • Kids are strictly prohibited.
  • Make sure you bring/wear proper badminton attire.
  • Black sole shoes are not allowed in the gym as they might leave marks on the floor.
  • Racquet available for rental for 500yen (Basic racquet).
  • Smoking, eating and drinking alcoholic beverage are prohibited.
  • No fighting or use of abusive words towards other players, and unnacceptable behaviours.
  • The organizer and the person in-charge of the game reserves the right to cancel or reject your membership at anytime if you violate these guidelines.

Intermediate and Advance level

  • Intermediate and advance level players would:
  • - train regularly
  • - know how to make suitable short and flick serves
  • - able to hit effective smashes, drops, clears, and net shots consistantly
  • - have good footwork to defensive/offensive positions & transitions
  • - return (lift) smashes and drop shots

Fee

  • The fee is 1,200yen/person and it is collected on the court by the person in-charge before the start of the session.
  • The amount collected goes to pay for the court rent, team registration, badminton shuttles and requests, transportation allowance, services rendered by the organizer, the person in-charge of the game, the person that books the court and other miscellaneous expenses.
  • Please be aware that we are PROVIDING SERVICE not doing business.
  • We discourage you from playing with us if you have an issue paying the 1,200yen fee.

Upcoming games 2017

Date Day Time Venue Note
Jan9 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Jan 16 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Jan 23 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Jan 30 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Feb 6 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Feb 13 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Feb 20 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!
Feb 27 Mon 7pm-9 Ebara Daigo Community Center RSVP required, all levels OK, Max. of 20 players!