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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hong Kong ITF Men’s Futures (F1)
By Hazel Yuen @ 3:49 PM :: 137 Views :: 0 Comments ::

Organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the ITF Men’s Futures provides the entry level of Professional Tournaments enabling players to eventually reach the higher level tournaments on the ATP World tour.

 

3 ITF Men’s Futures Tournaments are being held over three consecutive weeks between 5th and 26th July at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium with prize money of USD10,000 per tournament.

 

In round 1 on day one of the first week’s tournament, our local players Jack Wong, Kelvin Lam, David Sofaer and David Catala-Velasco all performed well and advanced to round 2. This is also Jack’s and Kelvin’s first success in obtaining ATP points. Their advancements halted unfortunately as they were all knocked out yesterday in round 2.

 

The biggest upset yet has to be the number one seed of the tournament Liang-Chi Huang from Taiwan got beaten 2-6 6-4 6-4 by Davis Cup player W. Trongcharoenchaikul from Thailand in the second round.

 

Keep a close eye on this year’s Hong Kong ITF Men’s Futures as the outcomes ebb and flow.

Friday, July 04, 2014
Summer League 2014 – Results Update
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:04 PM :: 378 Views :: 0 Comments ::

In this year’s Summer League Men’s A Division semi final, the Ladies Recreation Club (LRC) advanced to the final by winning 9-0 against the Kornhill Recreation Club (KRC). On the other hand, the Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) defeated the Hong Kong Cricket Club (HKCC) 7-2and will face the LRC in the final on 7th July.

 

In the Ladie’s A Division final between the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) and the KRC, the HKFC claimed the Ladie’s A Division title with 6-3.

 

The two Men’s B Division semi finals; VTC Staff Recreation Club (VTC) versus South China Athletic Association (SCAA) and Wonderland Club versus Club De Recreio 2, are scheduled to take place on 8th July.

 

The Men’s C Division final between Heng Fa Chuen Club and Fairview Park Country Club 1 has been rescheduled to 15th July at the Heng Fa Chuen Club courts.

 

The Men’s D Division final between VTC Staff Recreation Club 2 and SCAA is scheduled to take place on 10th July at the Chai Wan VTC Centre.

Thursday, July 03, 2014
PRUDENTIAL UNVEILED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR HONG KONG TENNIS OPEN 2014
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:56 PM :: 420 Views :: 0 Comments ::

Hong Kong Tennis Open Ltd announced today at a press conference that Prudential Hong Kong Limited (“Prudential”) has become the title sponsor of the inaugural Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014, which is now renamed as the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open.

“We are excited to welcome Prudential as the title sponsor for the Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014,” said Herbert Chow, President of the Hong Kong Tennis Association. “Prudential’s support will ensure that this historic event puts Hong Kong on the global sporting event calendar, and provide a fantastic opportunity for our local tennis players to learn from the professionals and further develop their skills.”

Tony Wilkey, Chairman of Prudential Hong Kong said, “The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open is an international tournament that will bring people together through a spectacular display of sporting excellence by inviting world class athletes to Hong Kong. We are excited with the sponsorship opportunity as it aligns with Prudential’s commitment to inspire and encourage healthy, active lifestyles in Hong Kong.”

Organized by the Hong Kong Tennis Association and the Hong Kong Tennis Open Ltd, the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 marks the return of elite women’s professional tennis to Hong Kong after two decades with some of the world’s best players competing at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium. Among them is rising star Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, the only woman to reach three Grand Slam semi-finals this year – the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon and world number one doubles pair Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su Wei of Taiwan.

 “Scintillating tennis action and mouth-watering cuisine in a scenic environment promises an unforgettable experience for Hong Kong people and visitors alike, so do come join us at Victoria Park in September,” added Kenneth Low, Managing Director, Hong Kong Tennis Open Ltd.

The first official WTA tournament to be played in Hong Kong since 1993, the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open will be held from 8-14 September 2014 at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium. Play begins with qualifying rounds on 6 and 7 September and first round main draw matches begin on 8 September.

Pricing information and purchasing of admission tickets and the Champions Club corporate hospitality packages for the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open are now available at http://www.hongkongtennisopen.com/ticketing.

Friday, June 20, 2014
HKTA National Level Umpire Course
By Hazel Yuen @ 3:10 PM :: 236 Views :: 0 Comments ::

A three-day National Level Umpire Course was held between 13th and 15th June at the HKTA Tennis Centre.

 

The umpire course consisted of two parts. Part one on day one and two consisted of theories regarding tennis rules & regulations and necessary skills for lines & chair umpiring. On day three, a practical session was conducted to allow all participants to experience various positions in being lines & chair umpires.

 

A special thank you to the two lecturers, Mr. K. K. Yuen and Mr. Charles Lau, who delivered the course vividly, and also it would not be successful at all without the help from our officials Mr. Henry Wong, Mr. Johnson Sin and Mr. Tseung Kwong Yon in the practical on-court session.

 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 - Get your Early Bird Tickets from 16th - 30th June
By Hazel Yuen @ 12:19 PM :: 329 Views :: 0 Comments ::

Daily and Season Tickets are available for the main draw from 8th to 14th September 2014. Early Bird Discounts are available from 16th to 30th June. Early Bird Discounts will only be granted to tickets purchased before 30 June, 12pm.

 

For hospitality options, please refer to the Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 Official Champions Club Hospitality Programme. You may also visit www.hongkongtennisopen.com/championsclub/ for more information.

 

Please visit http://hongkongtennisopen.com/ticketing/ for more information.

Friday, June 13, 2014
Official Preview and Reception of the Hong Kong Tennis Open
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:04 PM :: 544 Views :: 0 Comments ::

A preview reception of the Hong Kong Tennis Open was held at the JW Marriott Hotel on 12th June 2014. Around a hundred guests from local Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) affiliated clubs, tennis event sponsors, Hong Kong Tennis Foundation and local government officials gathered together for this exciting sneak preview.

 

Mr. Chris Lai, Chief Executive Officer of the HKTA, kicked-start the evening with opening remarks followed by a presentation by the Director of the Hong Kong Tennis Open Limited Mr. Kenneth Low. After 20 minutes of thorough introduction, the HKTA Immediate Past President Mr. Vincent Liang J.P. concluded the evening’s event with his closing remarks.

 

The Hong Kong Tennis Open is taking place from 8th to 14th September at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium. It is the first WTA International event and return of Professional Women’s Tennis (WTA event) to Hong Kong since 1993. This year the Hong Kong Tennis Open combines top quality sport, lifestyle and business into a complete experience. World-class professional women’s tennis icons such as the current WTA singles ranking number 12 Eugenie Bouchard and world number one on WTA doubles ranking, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai will compete for prize money of US$250,000.

 

For any further details please visit the official Hong Kong Tennis Open website at http://hongkongtennisopen.com/.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hong Kong Won GS14 & GD14 Titles at Malacca 4th ATF Asian 14U Series
By Hazel Yuen @ 3:35 PM :: 344 Views :: 0 Comments ::

The Malacca 4th ATF Asian 14U Series took place from 2nd to 8th June at MITC Tennis Complex in Malacca, Malaysia.

 

Jenny Wong and Cody Wong paired up and took the doubles title convincingly with a 6-0 6-0 win in the quarter finals, a 6-3 6-2 win in the semi-finals and a 6-3 6-2 victory over India in the finals.

 

Cody’s winning streak carried on in her singles matches as she won her way to the finals in straight sets. In the finals, Cody took the first set 6-4 but her Sri Lankan opponent Adithya Karunaratne fought hard and took the second set 7-5 to stay in the match. In the end it was Cody who took the final set 6-4 and claimed the singles title.

Thursday, June 05, 2014
HKTA/Prince Primary Schools Mini-Tennis Promotion Scheme 2013/2014
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:47 PM :: 468 Views :: 0 Comments ::

This year’s Mini-Tennis Scheme commenced in October 2013 to coincide with the start of the academic year. A number of school visits and on-site demos were conducted, followed by training courses for primary school teachers so that they could acquire the proper skill set to organize mini-tennis in their respective schools.

 

After approximately six months of training, an Inter-school District Competition was held and culminated in an Annual Championships where the best players from each school took part.

 

The 2013/2014 Scheme came to an end earlier this week. Two outstanding players immerged from the Scheme this year, Wong Clayton Dik Sum (黃迪深) of the Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School and Shek Cheuk Ying (石卓盈) of the C&MA Sun Kei Primary School, not only have they won the respective Boy’s and Girl’s 9 & Under singles titles, they have also captured the Outstanding Player Awards in the Annual Championships.

 

In the School Grand Champion Awards, SKH Mung Yan Primary School and C&MA Sun Kei Primary won the Boy’s and Girl’s group awards respectively. SKH Mung Yan Primary School has also been awarded the Best Team Spirit Awards.

 

The Mini-Tennis Scheme continues to be a vital opponent of HKTA’s junior development structure with the goal to broaden the player base of tennis, and in time, today’s mini-tennis player may become tomorrow’s tennis masters.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Lam Ching & Jack Wong Triumphed in the IT&E Northern Marianas Junior Championships
By Hazel Yuen @ 5:33 PM :: 221 Views :: 0 Comments ::

The IT&E Northern Marianas Junior Championships took place between 20th and 24th May at the Pacific Islands Club San Antonio Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands Saipan and saw Lam Ching and Jack Wong claim the Grade 5 boys’ doubles title.

 

Our boys’ doubles team won their matches in straight sets from the first round all the way through to the semi-final. The winning streak stopped when the Japanese took the first set 6-2 in the final. Lam and Wong retaliated and leveled up by claiming the second set 6-2. In the final deciding set, Hong Kong downed Japan 10-3 in the super tie-break and claimed the Championships.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tennis Legend Michael Chang wishes HK representative Justine Leong success in France at LONGINES Future Tennis Aces 2014 Press Conference
By Hazel Yuen @ 4:47 PM :: 140 Views :: 0 Comments ::


As the Partner and Official Timekeeper of Roland-Garros, LONGINES continued its commitment to nurturing young tennis players with the “LONGINES Future Tennis Aces” this year. Winning the selection with her brilliant performance, Justine Leong will represents Hong Kong in the LONGINES Future Tennis Aces Tournament in France on 26 May against other talented players under 13 from 15 countries. At the press conference and nomination ceremony held at LONGINESStar House flagship last Saturday, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker was honoured to invite Michael Chang, the legendary tennis star, to be the special guest.

 

Press release

 

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