Tokyo Gaijins Volleyball

Tokyo Gaijins organizes regular volleyball pick-up sessions at Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall and/or Minato-ku Sports Center, two nice indoor courts located in the heart of Tokyo. There is a total of around 900 members/subscribers on our volleyball mailing list. About 75% of the members are foreigners and 25% are Japanese. There are more female than male players in this club. We play six on six under regular rules. An average of around 18-24 players participate on every sessions. Male/female, all nationalities and levels are welcome! Basically, we are playing for laughs, some good workout while meeting a lot of people, and making new friends.

We also organizes beach volleyball session/trip on nearby beaches during the summer!

Come play volleyball with us!

How to join

  • Fill-out the membership form.
  • Join the mailing list/s right after confirmation of your membership.
  • Read the membership, rules and guidelines carefully.
  • Check upcoming games.
  • The volleyball schedules are fixed. However, there's a small possibility that we may cancel, postpone or adjust the time due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. natural calamity, availability of the person in-charge, etc.). Please make sure that you are subscribed to the volleyball mailing list so we can send you a notice in case we cancel or adjust the time of the session. You can also check the website for updates before coming.
  • No need to sign up (unless requested), just show up, pay the fee to the person in-charge before the game, play and have fun.

Rules and guidelines

Playing for fun and some exercise
  • We reserve the rights to decline you from joining the "Advance Level Only" session if your skill is below the level required so not to affect everyone and the dynamics of the game. Please make sure you understand this very important rule before joining the "Advance Level Only" session!
    *What is advanced level? It means you're 'GOOD' at playing volleyball and don't make too many errors. Most importantly, you don't make the game slow for everyone.
  • Kids are strictly prohibited.
  • Shoes that you use to walk outside are not allowed. Indoor sneakers only.
  • 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.

Fee

Beach volleyball during the summer
  • The fee is 1,500yen/session/player and it is collected on the court by the person in-charge before the start of the session.
  • We don't charge any membership or cancellation fee but there's a very often case that the session will be overcrowded of players, resulting to limited amount of playing time, and we still charge you the same amount.
  • The amount collected goes to pay for the court rent, team registration, non-refundable venue bond of 450,000yen (club money), 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 know that paying 1,500yen/session is a bit expensive just to play volleyball, but this is the only way we can keep the club running.
  • We discourage you from playing with us if you have an issue paying the 1,500yen fee.

Playing time guidelines

  • Maximum of 24 players for all level (3.5 hours) session.
  • Maximum of 18 players for advanced level (2 hours) only session.
  • Average time per game/set is around 12 to 15 minutes.
  • All games are running score
  • 5~8 players per team depending on the no. of people attending the session.
  • If 2 teams only - Game to 25.
  • If 3~4 teams - Game to 15 (Round robin). Game 1 - Team 1 vs Team 2
    Game 2 - Team 3 vs Winner Game 1
    Game 3 - Team 3 vs Loser Game 1
    Note: Every team plays 2 games before the teams are changed
  • If 4 teams - Game to 15 (Round robin).
    Round 1
    Game 1 - Team 1 vs Team 2
    Game 2 - Team 3 vs Team 4

    Round 2
    Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 (e.g Team 1 vs Team 3)
    Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
    (e.g Team 2 vs Team 4)
    Round 3
    Game 5 - Winner Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 (e.g Team 1 vs Team 4)
    Game 6 - Winner Game 2 vs Loser Game 1 (e.g Team 3 vs Team 2)

    Note: Every team plays 3 games before the teams are changed

Upcoming games

Date Day Time LEVEL RSVP required Venue
Apr 23 Sun 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
May 6 Sat 5:15pm-7:15 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
May 13 Sat 5:15pm-7:15 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
May 19 Fri 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
May 22 Mon 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Togoshi Gym
May 27 Sat 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jun 6 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jun 10 Sat 5:15pm-7:15 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jun 12 Mon 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jun 19 Mon 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jun 24 Sat 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jul 1 Sat 5:15pm-7:15 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jul 3 Mon 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jul 9 Sun 10am-12 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jul 18 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Jul 23 Sun 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Aug 6 Sun 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Aug 12 Sat 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Aug 15 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Aug 21 Mon 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Aug 26 Sat 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Sep 1 Fri 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Sep 5 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Sep 13 Wed 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Sep 19 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Oct 12 Thu 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Oct 17 Tue 6:30pm-9:15 All level ok Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
Oct 21 Sat 12:45pm-2:45 Advance only Email volleyball@tokyogaijins.com to RSVP Minato-ku Labor and Welfare Hall
  • Take note that these schedules may change so please subscribe to the volleyball mailing list to get the official schedule by email, to be sent by the organizer.