TG Volleyball Club

Tokyo Gaijins organizes regular volleyball pick-up sessions at some 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. We play six on six under regular rules. An average of around 18-24 players participate on every sessions.

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.
  • Read the membership, rules and guidelines carefully.
  • Join the volleyball mailing list right after the confirmation of your membership.
  • Volleyball schedule and upcoming games link will be sent by email.
  • There's a possibility that we may cancel, postpone or adjust the time or change the venue of the upcoming games 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), it's first-come/first-served! All you need to do is show up, pay the fee to the person in-charge before the game on the court, play and have fun.
  • No need to let us know if you're joining the session. Again, it's first-come/first-served on the day!
  • WARNING! 15 minutes before the session is the earliest you can show up at the gym.

Rules and guidelines

  • 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.
  • The maximum no. of players allowed to play on each sessions are strictly implemented.
  • 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 and unnacceptable behaviours towards other players and the organizers.
  • 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

  • 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/meals/drinks allowance, time and work rendered by the organizer, the person in-charge of the game, the person that books the court online for 5 days, 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

  • Everyone is alloted the same amount of playing time.
  • Maximum of 21 players for a 2 hour 'Advanced Level' session.
  • Maximum of 24 players for a 3 hour 'All Level' session.
  • Maximum of 30 players for a 3.5 hour 'All Level' session.
  • Average time per game is around 10-15 minutes depending on the rally.
  • All games are running score (win by one).
  • 5-7 players per team depending on the no. of people attending the session.
  • If 2 teams only - Game to 25
  • If 3 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 (out of 3) before the teams are changed
  • If 4 teams - Game to 15 (Round robin)
  • Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6
    Team 1 Team 3 Winner Game 1 Loser Game 1 Winner Game 3 Loser Game 3
    vs vs vs vs vs vs
    Team 2 Team 4 Winner Game 2 Loser Game 2 Winner Game 4 Loser Game 4
  • *Note: Every team plays 3 games (out of 6) before the teams are changed
  • If 5 teams - Game to 15 (Round robin)
  • Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Game 9 Game 10
    Team 1 Team 3 Team 5 Team 2 Team 4 Team 3 Team 5 Team 1 Team 3 Team 4
    vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs
    Team 2 Team 4 Team 1 Team 3 Team 5 Team 1 Team 2 Team 4 Team 5 Team 2
  • *Note: Every team plays 4 games (out of 10) before the teams are changed