Author Archives: admin

WINTER TENNIS, HONG KONG STYLE

Christmas is fast approaching. For much of the world, December is a month of freezing temperatures, warm beverages, and falling snowflakes. In Hong Kong, most of us experience this winter wonderland by proxy, sitting down with our families to watch Christmas specials on television. December is when Frosty the Snowman comes out to play, Charlie …..

TENNIS RELATED CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS IN HONG KONG

It’s getting close to that time of the year, folks. Soon, the land will be blanketed in snow, as revelers parade the streets singing Christmas songs and drinking warm cocoa. Or maybe not. Who are we kidding? Hong Kong isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of a winter wonderland, but you know what? We like it that …..

WANT TO LIVE LONGER IN HONG KONG? PICK UP A TENNIS RACQUET

When it comes to prolonging our lives, we do pretty well for ourselves in Hong Kong. Despite the polution, if Hong Kong were a country it would rank first when it comes to average lifespan. Not first in Asia…first in the world. With an average death age of 84.28 (and 87.3 for the ladies!), Hong …..

5 WAYS HONG KONG PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR CHILDREN DEVELOP INTO BETTER TENNIS PLAYERS

“Practice makes perfect.” We’ve all heard the expression, except perhaps former Sixers basketball star Allen Iverson. For developing basketball players who don’t have the skill to cross up Michael Jordan or drop 41 points on Kobe Bryant, practice is an important part training and a great way to develop and improve new abilities. The same …..

TENNIS STRENGTH TRAINING FOR HONG KONG KIDS: COMMON QUESTIONS

For parents of young Hong Kong tennis players, deciding when to start strength training can be tough. At some point, kids need to develop the physical tools to succeed, but at the same time, it is important not to expose them to too much too early. As coaches, we often get asked about strength training …..

MEET DARIA GAVRILOVA

As some of you may be aware, on October 6th ATA will be hosting WTA pro Daria Gavrilova at the HKFC tennis courts for a coaching clinic, exhibition match, interview and photo session, all of which is going to be followed up by an exclusive Tennis Society Gala Dinner. This opportunity to learn from a high-profile …..

US OPEN WRAP-UP

The 2018 US Open just finished, but this one will be remembered for ages. We saw great performances from familiar faces and had emerging talents burst onto the scene. Legends solidified their legacy, while others were set back by injury. We saw a minor officiating controversy on the men’s side during the second round, which …..

X