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Expatriate Sports Clubs and Groups

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


Play at most fitness centers and sports clubs. Courts can be booked in the Gloria Bung Karno sports area in Central Jakarta. JIS has after school programs through JIS Academy, please contact JIS for current information.


Several good ballet schools can be found in Jakarta.


Baseball for youth is organized through JIS Academy.


The American Club has one full basketball court available for members.

Basketball for Middle School youth is organized through JIS Academy.

Men's Pick-up Basketball


Bogor Mountain Biking


Jakarta Cricket Association

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.


Cycle Indonesia - great information for cycling enthusiasts, see their Google Group.


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


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 take riding lessons or ride under supervision at Arthayasa Stables and Country Club. .

Field Hockey

Hockey Club Kombinasi - expatriate hockey team in Jakarta


Freshwater Fishing in Bogor at Fishing Valley

Doug Slusher has information on other fishing activities.

Football, Flag

Indonesian Flag Football Association

Football, Soccer

Jakarta Bintangs Australian Football Club

Jakarta Vikings - http://jakartavikings.org/

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.

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

Youth Soccer is organized through JIS Academy.

Jakarta Casual Football Blog

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

Soccer Schools for Children in Jakarta, Indonesia


Tee Set Golf Society

Djakarta Old Golf Society - playing together since 2005

General information on Golf in Indonesia

Doug Slusher has information on other golf activities.


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

See also - Nino's BSJ Gymnastics Club which works out at the JIS campuses.


Hash House Harriers - various clubs across Indonesia


Serious hikers can join Java Lava and climb volcanoes in Indonesia!!

Contact GoWild! Indonesia to join their hikes and treks.

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 jakartahockey4kids@gmail.com

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.


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.

Indonesia Kendo Association - 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 octavius.tjiantoro@gmail.com.


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


Nusantara Polo Club

Pool & Billiards

Jakarta Pool Leagues - jakartapoolleague.org - 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.


Jakarta Komodos Rugby Football Club

Indonesian Rugby Football Union - "Indonesian Rhinos"

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).

Rugby, Touch

Jakarta Banteng Rugby Club

Jakarta Touch Rugby Club

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.

Popular outdoor running venues are Ragunan Zoo and the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) outdoor sports complex which is open from 5.00am - 8.00pm everyday. Several running club practice there every morning from 06.00 am to 08.00.

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 WhatsApp 0882 1263 4073.

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.


See Football, Soccer above


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


The American Club has one full squash court available for members.

Squash - SODS

A group of expats play squash at Club25 Kemang on Thursday evening 7-9/10 pm.

A new expat community group is playing at Gelora Bung Karno Squash Court on Monday nights, contact Jupee Goutama for information.

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


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


The American Club has a six-lane 25-meter swimming pool available for members and offers swimming lessons as well.

The JIS Aquadragons is a competitive swim team, open to kids not attending JIS as well. You can contact headcoach@jakartaaquadragons.com for more information.

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

Blue Dolphin Swim School


The American Club has three open-air, floodlit courts available for members.

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.

Tennis for youth is organized through JIS Academy.

Wall Climbing

There are rock climbing walls centrally located in malls as well as on at Pasar Festival. There is varied levels of difficulty and generally well supervised.

  • Climb On (located in Semangi Mall 1st floor)
  • Indoclimb (located in FX Mall Sudirman) Tel / WhatsApp 0819-2828-4328

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

Weight Lifting

The American Club has full equipment of gym and a variety of classes (Body Combat, Zumba, Tabata, core workout, etc.)


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.


There are a number of yoga studios in major cities throughout Indonesia.

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

If you'd like to add your community sports club/group to the 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 February 12, 2023