86th Nikke All Japan Tennis Tournament

I just got an email from Ticket Pia announcing tickets are now available for the 86th Nikke All Japan Tennis Tournament. It will be held from November 5th to the 13th this year at the Ariake Tennis Forrest Park.

US Open 2011: Federer vs Djokovic

It couldn’t get more exciting than this — the greatest of all time (GOAT) against the greatest at the moment.  The last time these two met was at the semifinals of the French Open and the GOAT won, giving Djokovic his first of only two losses this year.

Tokyo Sports Facilities User Card

To be able to reserve public tennis courts in Tokyo, you will need the Tokyo Sports Facilities User Card (東京都スポーツ施設利用者カード), issued by the Tokyo local government. You can apply for this card at any of the Tokyo public parts that have tennis courts, including Hibiya Park, Shiba Park, and Kiba Park, and Ariake Tennis Forrest…

Tokyo Tennis Cathedral

For any tennis fan in Tokyo, Ariake Coliseum is the cathedral – the biggest tennis stage in Tokyo and it is  located in the Ariake Tennis Forest Park, in Koto ward.

Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club

If Wimbledon has the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Tokyo has the Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club. Both are more than 100 years old, both are rich in tradition, and both require players to dress up in white when using the club. One big difference would be the former hosts a yearly tournament known…

Rain and the Shiomi Hard Courts

Today, we played two hours of tennis at Shiomi. There was a baseball game at the park so it was a little hard to get parking space but luckily for me, the game just finished and people and their cars were just starting to leave.

Tennis at Shiomi

On Sunday, I’ll be playing tennis at Shiomi Park in Koto-ku.

Playing Tennis in Tokyo

Tokyo is not really the ideal place if you want to play tennis on a regular basis. Tennis courts are hard reserve and they can be expensive, especially the private indoor ones. After living here for more than four years, I found several ways to satisfy my craving to play tennis.