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Overview

The National Training Squad – Futures (NTS-Futures) program caters for the best 8, 9, and 10 year old juniors in Hong Kong.  The Futures program underpins the NTS 12U program. Players are prepared for both green ball tennis (Novice tournaments) and Junior Series events.

The program has a lower coach player ratio and includes extra fitness training and individual attention for each player. Players are monitored and assessed throughout the year.

 

Selection

To enrol in the NTS-Futures, players MUST pass an assessment conducted by the HKCTA coaches; assessing technical, tactical and physical components of the player’s game. Formal NTS-Futures Assessment Days will be conducted for players aged 9 to 10.  Results and rankings from the Junior Novice Competition will also be taken into consideration.

2024/2025 Assessment for players aged 10 or under will be conducted on 14th July 2024 (Sunday)

Fallback date:  28th July 2024 (Sunday)

Selection Criteria

All players must and comply with all the following criteria.

  • Players are born in 2015 or 2016
  • Players who have a place in the Hong Kong National Junior 12 & Under Rankings as of June 2024 and with at least 0.1 ranking point
  • Comply with HKCTA codes of conduct
  • Commit to the minimum number of training days, and tournaments
  • Players who do not attend the Assessment Day will not be considered for selection.
  • Players who are selected, must accept a place in the NTS programme. (Do not attend if you do not intend to accept a place)

Assessment Content

Players will be assessed by HKCTA coaches across technical, tactical and physical components* of the game

* Physical components including:

– Speed, agility and change of direction (performed on tennis court)

– Lower body strength

– Balance, stability and coordination

– Hand-eye coordination and reaction time

Assessment invitation

Assessment invitation will sent out by email after the Hong Kong National Junior 12 & Under Rankings of June 2024 is announced.

(New) Mid-term Assessment – January 2025

Players who could not join attend the assessment in June, or could not meet the selection criteria may be invited to the Mid-term Assessment follow by the below criteria.

  • Players are born in 2015 or 2016
  • Reached top 20 among players born in 2015 & 2016 in Hong Kong National Junior Rankings (year-end ranking in December 2024)
  • Comply with HKCTA codes of conduct
  • Commit to the minimum number of training days, and tournaments
  • Players who do not attend the Assessment Day will not be considered for selection.
  • Players who are selected, must accept a place in the NTS programme. (Do not attend if you do not intend to accept a place)
  • Players will be assessed by HKCTA coaches across technical, tactical and physical components* of the game
  • Assessment invitation will sent out by email after the Hong Kong National Junior Rankings (year-end ranking in December 2024) are announced.
  • Assessment invitation will be subject to program vacancy.

The HKCTA has absolute right and discretion to amend the above criteria

Updated on 4 June 2024

If you have questions regarding the player list, you are required to send in your written appeal (Email: info@tennishk.org) within 2 weeks from the date the list is released.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Timetable & Activities

District
Level
Month
Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coaches

Player Development
Manuel Jorquera
Director of Player Development
Hong Kong (NTS Futures-HK)
Allen Xu
Head Coach
Angela Lau
Coach
Kowloon (NTS Futures-KLN)
Andy Lau
Head Coach
Kwong Lap Bun
Coach
New Territories East (NTS Futures-NTE)
Alvin Yip
In-charge Coach
Michael Tam
Coach
Nut Liu
Coach
New Territories West (NTS Futures-NTW)
Leo LIU
Head Coach
Ray Lam
Coach
 
 

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Contact

Mr. Healthy Chan
Tel:2794 1790
Fax:2338 7749
Email:healthy.chan@tennishk.org

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