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Overview

The National Training Squad (NTS) operates as part of the newly established National Training Centre (NTC). The NTS is a training programme for talented players, aged 18 and under, who demonstrate the potential to represent Hong Kong in junior events in the future. The NTC caters for adult players who are pursuing a professional tennis career, as well as junior players who have access to flexible schooling. The NTS follows a coaching philosophy and training structure that is conducive to a player’s overall growth, and combines intensive training, competition, and specialist sessions. Our goal is to produce players who are “Best in Asia!” Players can expect mentoring support from the coaches, to assist in their tennis development through the player’s long-term development plan (LTDP). Players will learn how to build a training and competition schedule, set performance and outcome goals, experience mental training, strength and conditioning, and nutrition and diet education.

 

Selection

To enroll in the NTS, players MUST pass an assessment conducted by the HKCTA coaches; assessing technical, tactical and physical components of the player’s game.

Aged 12 or Above

By invitation only.  Players aged 12 or above, is based on results from the Hong Kong National Junior Tennis Championships and the appropriate Hong Kong Junior National Rankings as well as the recommendation of two separate qualified coaches.  An assessment will be arranged if necessary.

Aged Under 12

Formal Assessment Day will be conducted for players aged under 12. Results from the Hong Kong National Junior Tennis Championships and the appropriate Hong Kong Junior National Rankings will also be taken into consideration.

2024/2025 Assessment for players aged 12 or under will be conducted on 23rd June 2024 (Sunday) / Fallback date: 30th June 2024 (Sunday)

Selection Criteria

All players must and comply with all the following criteria.

  • Players are born in 2013 or 2014
  • Players who have a place in the Hong Kong National Junior 12 & Under Rankings as of June 2024 and with at least 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:

– Agility and change of direction (performed on tennis court)

– Speed

– Lower body strength

– Upper Body strength

 

Assessment invitation

Assessment invitation will be 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 2013 or 2014
  • Reached top 20 among players born in 2013 & 2014 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 be sent 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.

Assessment of NTS (14U, 16U and 18U)

Player who reached top 20 by his/her age group in Hong Kong National Junior Rankings for more than 3 months is eligible for requesting an individual assessment by sending an email to Mr. Healthy Chan at healthy.chan@tennishk.org.  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

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News & Activities

Parents Meetings

By meeting parents regularly, we update them on the Hong Kong China Tennis Association's NTS development direction and plans. Click below for the meeting's presentation decks.

Incentive Scheme

HKCTA announced an incentive scheme in 2012 to support and encourage players competing in tournaments overseas. Players who meet the requirements and achieve certain results will be eligible to reimburse part of their tournament expenses as an incentive.

News & Activities

HKSI Direct Financial Support to Athletes 2024/25

Elite Training Grant (ETG) and Sports Aid Grant (SAG) are now open for application for 2024/25. All applications must be endorsed by the Coaching Supervisors and the HKCTA. The deadline for application is 24 Oct 2023 (Tue). Performance attained between 13 Nov and 31 Dec 2023 should be reported on or before 5 Jan 2024, if any. Applications with performance attained between 13 Nov and 31 Dec 2023 will also be accepted before 5 Jan 2024.

Youth Sports Exchange Programme - Nansha, China Training Camp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coaches

Player Development
Manuel Jorquera
Director of Player Development
National Training Centre (NTS-KT)
Jose Blasi
Head Coach
Mark Eade
Coach
Roberto Santamaria
Coach
Dani Hafid
Coach
Causeway Bay (NTS-CB)
Jacky Cheung
Head Coach
Patrick Chan
Coach
Rohit Bisht
Coach
Albert Vicens
Coach
New Territories East (NTS-NTE)
Keith Lo
Head Coach
Alvin Yip
Coach
Michael Tam
Coach
Nut Liu
Coach
New Territories West (NTS-NTW)
Leo Liu
Head Coach
Ray Lam
Coach
Vincent Yau
Coach
Edward Lai
Coach
 
 

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Contact

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

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