Famous table tennis clubs in tokyo

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you can visit UPTY, www.upty.co.jp
i practice there. The head coach is Ryusuke SAKAMOTO, a former member of the Japanese team, he is currently coaching Kenta MATSUDAIRA. 8000 yens/hour to play with him. He speaks English. Its in a quite central location. Be careful, no showers there.

at this place https://www.shands.jp/ you can see some active pro players like Kazuhiro CHAN and Masataka MORIZONO, Rei YAMAMOTO, and get coaching lessons from them (10,000 / hour). Never tried it.

I recommend also this place www.lilisc.com for coaching lessons. I go there. No showers there is a public bath (Sento) a few meters away. No celebrities.

Else if you just need to hit the ball you can go to Minato Sports Center http://minatoku-sports.com/en/index.html
there are 18 tables there. There are players ranging from beginners to intermediate/little bit advanced level. I often play there, it's near my home. the entrance is 800 yens for visitors. You have access to all the facitities (gym, pool, badminton, running area etc...)

There is also place run by former world champion ISEKI http://isekiseiko.co.jp/
never tried it. Its not central.

There is a place run by Nittaku with the former coach of Ai FUKUHARA
http://www.nittaku.com/community/detail.php?id=356
 
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you can visit UPTY, www.upty.co.jp
i practice there. The head coach is Ryusuke SAKAMOTO, a former member of the Japanese team, he is currently coaching Kenta MATSUDAIRA. 8000 yens/hour to play with him. He speaks English. Its in a quite central location. Be careful, no showers there.

at this place https://www.shands.jp/ you can see some active pro players like Kazuhiro CHAN and Masataka MORIZONO, Rei YAMAMOTO, and get coaching lessons from them (10,000 / hour). Never tried it.

I recommend also this place www.lilisc.com for coaching lessons. I go there. No showers there is a public bath (Sento) a few meters away. No celebrities.

Else if you just need to hit the ball you can go to Minato Sports Center http://minatoku-sports.com/en/index.html
there are 18 tables there. There are players ranging from beginners to intermediate/little bit advanced level. I often play there, it's near my home. the entrance is 800 yens for visitors. You have access to all the facitities (gym, pool, badminton, running area etc...)

There is also place run by former world champion ISEKI http://isekiseiko.co.jp/
never tried it. Its not central.

There is a place run by Nittaku with the former coach of Ai FUKUHARA
http://www.nittaku.com/community/detail.php?id=356

Just arrived in Tokyo , planning to have a hit tom at the minato sports complex. What time do the players arrive?
 
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Seiya KISHIKAWA opened his own TT school in Ariake
https://seiyatts-ariake.com

It looks like he does coaching or some events there from time to time, worth checking

No top coach, but this place is worth checking as well for lessons
https://www.takkyuzanmai.com/ is in NW Tokyo (Takadanobaba and Ikebukuro)

one of my teammates is going there because its the only place we could find in Tokyo with a coach playing with short pimples on BH (Ishizawa Kyosuke)
The top coach seems to be Karube Ryosuke, he's a top20 player in Japan.
 
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if you are visiting from abroad, you can still enter some local tournaments
info (all in Japanese) can be found in nocha.jp and also on P4match.com

tournaments in P4match are of lower level but there is no elimination. Its chess-like round-robin so everybody plays the same number of matches. Recommended if your level is not high enough to go far in knock-out tournaments

Usually registration must be done weeks in advance.
 
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I'm planning on visiting Tokyo later this year.
It seems like most of the listed clubs are primarily for lessons?
Are there a lot of clubs that also have walk-in open play?
I'm around 2200 rating in the USA.

you can just go to a sports center, many players playing freely

I usually go to Minato Sports Center (near JR Tamachi) They have 18 tables. I think the fee is 800 yens for visitors, it gives you access for 1 day to the whole complex, there is a swimming pool (with jacuzzi + sauna), a gym, badminton, judo, basketball, futsal , archery etc...

https://www.minatoku-sports.com/en/

Regarding TT, the tables are ok, and the flooring is excellent.

There are many other such places in Tokyo. But its not a "club". People just go with their buddies and play with them.
 
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do you know where to play around Edogawa?

You could try Edogawa Sports Center for a public place to play TT
They must have some tables, i've played a tournament here.
4 Chome-2-20 Nishikasai, Edogawa City, Tokyo 134-0088

For lessons, go to Ariake (see post above), its not too far. They have some pro players such like Oya Hidetoshi and some other very good coaches

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as for TT schools, UPTY has closed last year.
I've tried this school which is very good, with many different coaches. Its also just in front of the train station (Higashi-Nakano), you can't get lost
https://www.yoyo-takkyu.com/
 
You could try Edogawa Sports Center for a public place to play TT
They must have some tables, i've played a tournament here.
4 Chome-2-20 Nishikasai, Edogawa City, Tokyo 134-0088

For lessons, go to Ariake (see post above), its not too far. They have some pro players such like Oya Hidetoshi and some other very good coaches

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as for TT schools, UPTY has closed last year.
I've tried this school which is very good, with many different coaches. Its also just in front of the train station (Higashi-Nakano), you can't get lost
https://www.yoyo-takkyu.com/

Ok, thank you!
 
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