Soft tennis

Soft tennis

Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

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.

 Saturday, 21st May -Saturday, 28th May 2022

 Sandanike Park Tennis Court, Fukuchiyama City <Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto>


(General Category)

EventAge categories *2 *3
Men Doubles (Competitive)30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+
Women Doubles (Competitive)30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+
Doubles (Recreational) *160+, 80+, 100+, 120+, 140+
*1 In the Recreational event, men’s doubles pairs, women’s doubles pairs and mixed doubles pairs can compete.
*2 How to determine the age categories
 the age of the youngest player in the doubles pair will determine the teams age category of the team.
 the combined age of the players will determines the team age category of the team.
*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 31st December 1992)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31st December 2022.
For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31st December 2022, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.

Sport News

[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
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Sandanike Park Tennis Court, Fukuchiyama City

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Sandanike Park Tennis Court, Fukuchiyama City

Location 377-1 Izaki, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto
Games Accreditation ◯ * Temporary Accreditation Venue (TBD) Sports Check-in
Access ・14 minutes by Shuttle bus from Fukuchiyama Sta.
・20 minutes by car from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway “Fukuchiyama” Interchange
Official Homepage

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
(Porta Underground Shopping Mall – Kyoto Station)

Location 902 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turn right 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” of Kyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the underground passage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
Official Homepage

JR Fukuchiyama Station Tourist Information space

Location Fukuchiyama station North Exit, 439 Ekimaecho, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto
Official Homepage




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