(22 August 2023, HONG KONG) The Hong Kong, China Tennis Association (“HKCTA”) and Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) jointly announced today that BOCHK will become the title sponsor of the ATP international men’s professional tennis tour event to be held in Hong Kong in 2024. The tournament will be named Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open 2024 (“BOCHKTO 2024”).
The BOCHKTO 2024 will take place from 31 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 at Victoria Park Tennis Stadium. This highly anticipated event will mark the long-awaited return of the ATP Tour to the city for the first time since 2002. As an ATP 250 level tournament, it will feature a 28-player singles draw and present a total prize money pool exceeding US$650,000.
Philip Mok, President of HKCTA commented: “We are thankful for BOCHK’s support in enabling us to stage an ATP Tour event again in Hong Kong after 21 years, which will further solidify the city’s position as a premier destination for world-class sporting events. We are working closely with the HKSAR Government to promote the vibrant image of Hong Kong and to foster tourism in our city. This tournament not only demonstrates our commitment in nurturing local talent, advancing elite player development, and promoting tennis at all levels, but also provides a perfect platform for cultivating sports culture in the community.”
Oscar Chow, Chairman of the BOCHKTO Steering Committee added: “With the experience of having organised many international and professional tennis tournaments in Hong Kong over the years, we are primed and eager to stage once again an exceptional ATP men’s professional tennis tournament that will captivate visiting players and fans alike worldwide. We look forward to delivering a lasting impression that will take the region’s interests and the popularity of tennis to new heights.”
Sun Yu, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of BOCHK said: “BOCHK has always been a strong supporter of sports development in Hong Kong. We are proud to partner with HKCTA to connect the ATP Tour, a major international sporting event, with Hong Kong once again, further bolstering the dynamic image of this world-class city. By sponsoring the Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open 2024, we aim to promote the sustainable development of mega sports events in the city and provide tennis enthusiasts with the opportunity to relish top-tier professional competition. Through sports, we strive to bring people together, fostering social cohesion and inclusive development in our community.”
Further details of the tournament, including ticketing details, will be announced at a later date.