Class of 2003
Mrs. Ling Tsui Yuen Yuen

Biography

Mrs. Ling Tsui Yuen Yuen is widely accepted as the jewel in women’s tennis in Hong Kong in the 20th Century. Under the tutelage of her father, Tsui Wai Pui, she quickly grasped the intricacies of the game and started collecting trophy after trophy, not only on the local, but also the international tennis scene. At the Hong Kong National Grass Court Championships, she won three Ladies』 Singles titles (1962, 1968 – 69), three Ladies』 Doubles titles (1968 – 69, 1976), and the Mixed Doubles in 1968. At the Hong Kong National Hardcourt Championships, she won ten Ladies』 Singles titles (1956, 1958 – 1962, 1966, 1968 – 1970), five Ladies』 Doubles titles (1966, 1969 – 1971, 1982), and seven Mixed Doubles (1959, 1961 – 62, 1966, 1969 – 1970, 1982). She also won the CRC Open Ladies』 Singles in 1977 and 1980, the Ladies』 Doubles four-straight times from 1979 – 1982, and four Mixed Doubles titles in 1977, 1979 and 1981 – 82.

In all, she won 17 major singles titles, nine Ladies』 Doubles titles, and ten Mixed Doubles crowns. She has the distinction of being the oldest female local major winner when she captured both the Ladies』 Doubles and the Mixed Doubles titles at the 1982 CRC Open at age 41. She has won tennis tournaments in England, Australia, Singapore and China. In 1969, following in the footsteps of the great Ip Koon Hung, she competed at the sacred grass courts of Wimbledon, taking part in the Ladies』 Singles qualifying and reaching the second round of the Ladies』 Doubles. One of her most well known achievements came at the 4th Asian Games in Indonesia in 1962 when she captured a Silver Medal in the Women’s Doubles (partnering Sri Lanka’s Ranjani Jayasuriya). To this day, she remains the only tennis player ever from Hong Kong to come home with a medal from the Asian Games. Besides her accomplishments as a player, she was also coach of the Hong Kong women’s team at the World University Games in 1985 and was Captain of the Hong Kong Fed Cup team in the early 1980s.