TG Badminton Club

TG Badminton Club organizes casual badminton sessions for various level players on weeknights and weekends 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.

Badminton schedule will be posted on the website and will be sent by email, too. Reservation is strictly required through our Meetup or by email to control the number of players.

Come play badminton with us!

How to join

  • Fill-out the membership form.
  • Read the membership, rules and guidelines carefully.
  • Join our badminton Meetup Group and the mailing list right after the confirmation of your membership.
  • Badminton schedule and upcoming games will be posted on Meetup and sent by email, as well.
  • 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 our badminton Meetup group or the mailing list so we can send you a notice in case we cancel or adjust the time of the session.
  • Sign up for a session through our Meetup group or by sending an email badminton@tokyogaijins.com with your name, cellphone no. and skill level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced).
  • Wait for an email confirmation.
  • 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 ON THE COURT before the game.
  • Play and have fun!

Rules and guidelines

  • Maximum of 6 players per court for a 2-hour session.
  • Maximum of 8-10 players per court for a 3.5-hour session.
  • Between 3-6 courts per session depending on the gym we have booked.
  • Players will be divided based on their skills levels.
  • Showing up alone is totally fine.
  • You will be paired with similar skill level player to play doubles with.
  • 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.
  • Indoor (you don't wear outside) sports/badmiton shoes are strictly required.
  • Shuttlecocks (plastic only) for practice are provided.
  • Bring your own feathered shuttlecocks (100yen each for sale on the day).
  • Basic racket rental available for 500yen.
  • Smoking, eating and drinking alcoholic beverage are prohibited.
  • No fighting or use of abusive words and unnacceptable behaviours towards the organizer and other players.
  • 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 1,200yen/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, meal/drinks/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 playing fee.