Category Archives: Stories

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 …..

THE GROWING POPULARITY OF TENNIS IN CHINA

When we think of tennis regions, the same few locations always pop up. Australia. The United States. England. Central and Southern Europe. Russia. We hope to have Hong Kong tennis included on that list sooner rather than later, and it appears the mainland is helping the cause by making a real push for China to …..

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE US OPEN

It’s August, and that means it’s almost time for the fourth, and final, Grand Slam event of the year. The US Open, not to be confused with the similarly named golf tourney, is played in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the New York City borough of Queens. Hong Kong tennis fans …..

5 GREAT QUOTES ABOUT TENNIS

Billie Jean King, Pete Sampras, Serena Williams, John McEnroe. Tennis has always been a magnet for interesting athletes and unique personalities, and this has naturally lead to some great quotes over the years. Here are five of our favourite tennis quotes, in no particular order: BORIS BECKER: The Quote:  I love the winning, I can …..

MEET THE ATA COACHES: NATHAN BOOTH (AUS)

Here at Australasia Tennis Aces, we constantly find ourselves grappling with an unanswerable question: Are we the most fun tennis school in Hong Kong because we have such awesome coaches… …or do we attract such awesome coaches because we are the most fun tennis school in Hong Kong? We may never get to the bottom …..

MEET THE ATA COACHES: PATRICK MCKEE (AUS)

Here at Australasia Tennis Aces, we constantly find ourselves grappling with an unanswerable question: Are we the most fun tennis school in Hong Kong because we have such awesome coaches… …or do we attract such awesome coaches because we are the most fun tennis school in Hong Kong? We may never get to the bottom …..

Roland Garros and the Evolution of Clay

It’s that time of year again. The weather outside is perfect for tennis, but a lot of us Hong Kong tennis players are going to be indoors for a while… …glued to our television sets… …watching the French Open With the second Grand Slam event of the year underway at Roland Garros, we thought it …..

Tennis Origin Stories: Andy Murray

Throughout professional tennis, there are a wide variety of superstars, each different from the next, with a unique playing style and personality of their own. One thing that all these contemporary tennis greats, as well as past legends, have in common: they started the game young. Take world #2 ranked men’s singles player Andy Murray, …..

X