Alright. Back with another Common Concern.
Too many people are saying that they would play, but the nearest League is an hour away or something along those lines. Well, here's the deal; you don't need a League to play. But first, I'll tell you where to go if you want to be absolutely SURE there's not a League nearby. League Locator. Use it.
Now, we'll talk about starting a League. Provided you're old enough (I believe the required age is 18), you can start a Pokémon TCG League. Just read the League FAQ. It really doesn't require much time to be a League Leader, and it's presumably very rewarding.
So... I know you said you don't need a League to play. I kinda lied. You don't need one right now, but you can start one. If you're underage, find someone else who may be interested, like a parent and get them to do it for you.
It's a lot of fun. So if you don't have a place to play, make one. I sorta kinda rushed when I wrote this article because I was short on time, so don't lynch me if it sorta rambles.