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An abundance of special interest sports groups can be found throughout the expatriate community in Jakarta. Most groups are organized by volunteers in the community using community and public facilities. If you don't see a group for a sport you enjoy below, start a group and let us know about it and we'll add you to the list!

Children's sports are organized by parents, mostly utilizing the facilities at the international schools. Larger international schools begin competitive sports programs for children in the 9th grade, at about age 14.

For information on Sports Clubs and Fitness Centers

Aerobics

Aerobics courses are offered at most fitness centers, sports clubs and recreation clubs.

Badminton

Asian Sports Academy - In collaboration with International schools in Indonesia, ASA conducts Badminton coaching development clinics to youth of all ages.

Play at most fitness centers and sports clubs. ISCI has 4 courts and holds regular club days and tournaments. JIS has after school programs through JIS Academy, please contact [email protected] or Terry Donahue at the JIS Academy.

Ballet

Several good ballet schools can be found in Jakarta. Cecilia Ballet in Kemanggisan has teachers who speak English. Tel. 533-2064 - speak with Ade.

Baseball

Baseball play is organized at JIS by [email protected]

Basketball


ASA Foundation - In collaboration with Jnr. NBA, NBA Cares and the US Embassy, ASA develops Basketball based education projects to empower schools and communities globally.

Boys' and Girls' Basketball is organized for children attending JIS.

Men's Pick-up Basketball

 

Biking

Bogor Mountain Biking

Cricket

Jakarta Cricket Association

ASA Foundation - In collaboration with UNICEF, ASA develops Cricket based education projects to empower schools and communities across Asia.

Taman Olahraga Pancawati in Pancawati, Caringin, is available for cricket, rugby, AFL and camping

Children's inter-school team cricket competitions held at AIS, BIS and other schools through the JCA Colts League.

Cycling

Cycle Indonesia - great information for cycling enthusiasts See also their Google Group

Darts

Darts are played at many pubs and night spots around Jakarta, try Bugils in Taman Ria Senayan, Star Deli in Kemang and Sportsman's Bar in Blok M.

Diving

Diving enthusiasts can contact the various dive shops for information on diving groups.

Equestrian / Horseback Riding

There are several stables in outlying areas of Jakarta, including Bogor where you can rent a horse.

Field Hockey

Hockey Club Kombinasi - expatriate hockey team in Jakarta

ISCI Field Hockey Jakarta

Fishing

Freshwater Fishing in Bogor at Fishing Valley

Doug Slusher has information on other fishing activities.

Football, Flag

Indonesian Flag Football Association

Football, Soccer

Asian Soccer Academy - In collaboration with professional British Premier League and European soccer clubs together with international partners such as Scort Foundation (FC Basel/ Switzerland), British Embassy, British Council, Coca Cola, Nestle, UNICEF, USAID and the US Embassy, ASA uses professional soccer and team sports coaching development programs to educate and empower over 1 million people globally.

Bugils Soccer Sixes Tournament

Jakarta Bintangs Australian Football Club

ISCI has an excellent expatriate soccer team , playing regular fixtures against Indonesian leagues and overseas visiting teams. The ISCI Soccer Section also provides coaching for children. The Annual Six-a-Side Soccer Tournament is held every September.

Jakarta Schools Football Association - operates the Coca Cola Schools Football League with inter-schools competitive football for under 9, 11, 13 and 15 age groups. - www.jakartafootball.com

There are several other community soccer teams grouped by nationality or age.

Soccer at JIS

Jakarta Casual Football Blog

Jakarta International Football League - jifleague.com - amateur, expat football league

Soccer Schools for Children in Jakarta, Indonesia

Golf

Tee Set Golf Society

Vikings Golf Club - for Scandinavian players - site offline - http://koti.mbnet.fi/vgc/

General information on Golf in Indonesia

Doug Slusher has information on other golf activities.

Gymnastics

Organized by parents for children attending JIS schools. Program is predominantly attended by girls, though boys are also welcome.

A professional gymnastics team, Supreme Gymnastics works out at the JIS campuses.

Hash

Hash House Harriers

Indonesian Hash Club listing

Hiking

Serious hikers can join Java Lava and climb volcanoes!

Fun Trips to Volcanoes Group - Unik Sultan organizes hikes to volcanoes

Hockey, Field

Junior field hockey training at Senayan Sports Complex Jakarta (water-based synthetic pitch). Every Sunday morning for children age 6-12. For more information email [email protected]

Hockey, Ice

Ice Hockey is played at Sky Rink on the 3rd floor of the Taman Anggrek Mall. Ask the management when the expats come in for pickup games as the times may vary.

Hockey, Inline

Wild Panthers Hockey Club - inline and ice hockey

Ice Skating

Sky Rink in Taman Anggrek Mall (3rd floor) hosts competitions and performances of ice hockey and figure skating.

Jazzercise

There are several Jazzercise groups or classes that meet at various community locations.

Martial Arts

There are numerous martial arts groups in Jakarta. Check with your sports club or fitness center. Most are predominantly Indonesian, but there are many for expatriates as well. Taekwondo available at UFE.

ISCI's active Taekwondo Section provides lessons for children and adults and competes in local tournaments.

Jakarta Kenyukai/Jakarta Kendo Association (JKA) - learn Kendo, the art of Japanese sword-fighting

Judo for kids, Japanese instructors, every Sunday 9.10 am till noon. Any level. Free. Sekolah Polisi Wanita, Jalan Ciputat Raya, Pasar Jumat/Lebak Bulus, Jakarta Selatan., contact btirtoedu at yahoo.com

Kyokushin Karate - Traditional japanese full-contact karate style.  Beginners are most welcome.  Central Jakarta location at jalan Kebon Sirih 35, Menteng. Training classes every Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 pm - 8 pm.  Please contact Octavius Tjiantoro on 0813-88906 861 or [email protected].

Pilates

There are a number of pilates studios in the major cities.

Polo

Nusantara Polo Club

Pool

Jakarta Pool Leagues - information on multiple pool leagues in Jakarta

Recommended Places to Play Pool in Jakarta

Rock Climbing

An outdoor rock climbing wall can be found at Plaza Festival Kuningan on Jl. Rasuna Said and there is an indoor climbing wall in Serpong and a climbing wall in BSD just off the Bintaro toll (exit 12).

These facilities offer lessons and organize trips to fantasticsclimbing destinations around Indonesia. Search the Expat Forum threads for members tips on where to climb in Indonesia.

Rugby

Jakarta Komodos Rugby Football Club

Indonesian Rugby Football Union - "Indonesian Rhinos"

Asian Sports Academy - In collaboration with International schools in Indonesia, ASA conducts Rugby coaching development clinics to youth of all ages.

The only purpose built rugby facility in Jakarta is at Jagorawi Golf & Country Club where there are 2 Rugby Pitches (built according to IRB regulations). ISCI also has facilities which are used for rugby, but are designed for football/soccer.

Rugby, Touch

Jakarta Banteng Rugby Club

Jakarta Touch Rugby Club

Asian Sports Academy - In collaboration with International schools in Indonesia, ASA conducts Touch Rugby coaching development clinics to youth of all ages.

ISCI holds the Annual Jakarta Touch Rugby 10s in November.

Running and Jogging

HASH House Harriers - fun runs organized for amateur runners and serious joggers. Crowds of joggers run around the Monumen Nasional on Sunday mornings.

Jakarta Free Spirit has weekly runs and organizes larger scale running events.

Elfyanto Bagjana has organized a running group BSD every Sunday morning, meeting in front of the Aeon mall at 6:00 am. Open to all. For more info, contact [email protected] or whatsapp 0882 1263 4073.

Sky Diving

Lido Drop Zone Skydiving - Lido Lake Resort, Sukabumi

Snooker

Avid snooker fans can enjoy snooker at ISCI.

Snorkeling/Scuba Diving

Trips organized by the Jakarta dive shops, or easy access through resorts in the Thousand Islands, Carita and Ujung Kulon. Your stay in Indonesia is a great time to have a sailing adventure through the archipelago, which often includes stops for diving in remote locations.

Soccer

See Football, Soccer above

Softball

The Jakarta Softball Association organizes men and women's softball and runs through two seasons of league play in the year.

Squash

IPC

Jakarta Squash League

Squash - SODS

ISCI Sports Center has 5 squash courts. The squash section runs regular club nights and runs 3 teams in the Jakarta Squash League. ISCI also hosts the Indonesian Squash Open Tournament each May.

Squash courts are available in some fitness centers in Jakarta as well.

Surfing

Good surf spots along the southern West Java coastline with access from Pelabuhan Ratu.

Swimming

The JIS Aquadragons is a competitive swim team, open to kids not attending JIS as well. You can contact [email protected] for more information.

The Blue Marlins swim team practices at the AERA Club and is open to children from age 5 to 14. You do not need to be a member of AERA to join.

ISCI has a large swimming pool and conducts competitions regularly for kids.

Blue Dolphin Swim School

Tennis

Rogues - a Jakarta Tennis Club

There are numerous private and public tennis courts in parks, apartment buildings and housing complexes, fitness centers, sports clubs and other recreation facilities. Womens groups like BWA, ANZA and AWA help members find others to play with. Tennis coaches can be found at the major sports clubs that cater to expats.

ISCI has 7 gravel courts and 1 hard court and holds regular tournaments and matches.
Tennis Tonic helps you find other players looking for a match.

Volleyball

ASA Foundation & Asian Sports Academy - In collaboration with the US Embassy, UNICEF, USAID and International schools, ASA develops Volleyball based education projects to empower schools and communities across Asia.

Volleyball play for youth is organized at JIS by [email protected]

Wall Climbing

South side of Pondok Indah Mall

White Water Rafting

The Citarik River’s head waters located in the Mount Halimun National Park ensure cool, clean and beautiful water. The rapids are class III which mean they are suitable for beginners while providing enough white water excitement for more experienced rafters.

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is available at Jatiluhur reservoir, West Java; Carita Beach, West Java; Thousand Islands; and in Tanjung Lesung, West Java (dry season only)

Windsurfing

Windsurfing is available in some of the resorts on the western and southern coasts of Java, as well as at several of the resorts in the Thousand Islands and at the Horizon Hotel in Ancol.

Yoga

There are a number of yoga studios in Jakarta and Bali.

For information on expatriate sports groups in cities across the archipelago, please see Expat Living Outside Jakarta

The Expat Web Site is pleased to create free web pages for all community sports and social groups to help promote their organizations and their activities to newcomers in the expatriate community. If you know of groups, formal or informal, that are not listed above, please share the information with the community by contacting us.


For more information on other community groups, see the Community Organizations listing.

 

Last updated January 30, 2017

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