Soft tennis

Soft tennis

Sport Overview

Soft tennis is a sport developed in Japan and is played using soft rubber balls.
The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai will feature a doubles soft tennis event.


(General Category)

GradeEventAge categories *1*3
Men Doubles30+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
Women Doubles30+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
RecreationalDoubles *260+,80+,100+,120+,140+
*1 For doubles events of the Competitive grade, the age of the youngest player in the doubles pair will determine the teams age category.
 For Recreational Grade, the combined age of the athletes determines the team age category.
*2 In recreational category, men’s doubles pairs, women’s doubles pairs and mixed doubles pairs can compete.
*3 The age category entered must be either the actual age category or a younger age category.
 (For example, a pair of the age category of 140 is allowed to participate in the age category of 120.)


(1)Players are not required to register for membership of Japan Soft Tennis Association.
(2)Persons with impairments are also allowed to participate. (Provided, however, that persons in a wheelchair or using equipment which may cause damage to the court are not allowed to participate.)

【Age Requirement】
 Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1991)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2021. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2021, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
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Soft tennis                  
Sandanike Park Tennis Court, Fukuchiyama City

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Sandanike Park Tennis Court, Fukuchiyama City

Location 377-1 Izaki, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto 620-0017
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・14minutes by Shuttle bus from Fukuchiyama Sta. to Venue
・20 minutes by car from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway “Fukuchiyama“ Interchange
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Sport Check-in

【Date and time】
 Check-in must be completed 1 hour before the start of the first day’s match of each category and each event
* The order of the game is notified in advance by HP and e-mail

 In front of the Sandanike Park Clubhouse

Nearest Village

Masters Village Kyoto

Location 902 Shimogyo-ku, Higashishiokojicho,Kyoto City
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turnright at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.
・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “Hachijo East Exit” ofKyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the undergroundpassage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
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JR Fukuchiyama Station Tourist Information space

Location Fukuchiyama station
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