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 …..
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 …..
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 …..
“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 …..
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 …..
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 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 …..
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 …..
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 …..
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 …..