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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 …..

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 …..

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 …..

INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR HONG KONG TENNIS PLAYERS

One of the only complaints we have about tennis is that, as an outdoor sport, it is often at the mercy of elements. Here in Hong Kong, it can sometimes be simply too hot or too rainy to hit the court. Here are some fun activities that Hong Kong tennis players can turn to on …..

WIMBLEDON WRAP UP

It was a big weekend for sport fans across the globe, with France clinching a thrilling World Cup victory and Wimbledon 2018 wrapping up a similarly riveting tournament. From shocking upsets to marathon matches, disappointing performances to heartwarming comeback stories, Hong Kong tennis fans got to see a bit of everything. Let’s take a closer …..

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