Most schools in Japan do hold singles and/or doubles tournament once every few months. To make it easier for people to join, they also hold separate tournaments for beginners and for advanced players.
As you can see from the poster below, they limit the participants from “fresh” to “casual” players, at least based on the school’s ranking system. Players from outside the school are also welcome to join, and they would hold the tournament if they get at least 4 people to join. Maximum is 12 people.
For August, I decided to join one of the beginner’s tournaments and see how I would fare. This would be the second time I’m joining a singles tournament… my first time in 6 or so years.
Wish me luck!