From fencing to horse riding; basketball to hockey, the best sports classes for kids in Hong Kong will keep them active.
You’ve already signed them up for extra maths tuition and they’re loving their creative classes for kids, but what about the fitness side of things? There’s no end to the benefits of staying active, and participating in sports comes with an added layer of increased competitiveness, teamwork, and social opportunities. They’ll be running rings around you after they’re signed up for the best sports classes for kids in Hong Kong.
The best sports classes for kids in Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong Fencing Master
Try a different active pursuit with Hong Kong Fencing Master. This sophisticated sport combines movement with finesse, encouraging kids to stay active, master techniques, and even cultivate a sense of sportsmanship. All classes are taught by Olympic-level trainers—head coach Lau Kwok Kin has represented Hong Kong in many international competitions and has even competed in the Olympics twice.
The range of programmes fits kids aged three and up and are designed for particular skill levels. Have your tot master the fundamentals in Fencing for Fun before they proceed through the further levels. Bonus points if they make it to the Elite level which requires training three times a week and two or three private sessions.
Hong Kong Fencing Master has locations across Hong Kong.
2. Brazilian Football Academy
The Samba boys are known for their flashy on-pitch antics, so who better to train your kids in the fundamentals of football than these Brasileiros? The four-point programme combines technical skills, psychological prowess, physical training, and social aspects to create well-rounded footballers that play the Brazilian way.
Private coaching is available and is great for fine-tuning skills, but the real fun is to be had on the age-appropriate teams that play and train regularly. The Brazilian Football Academy is specifically designed for kids aged up to 13, though an affiliation with the Hong Kong Junior Football League will give access to different competitions and training opportunities later on.
Brazilian Football Academy trains at locations throughout Hong Kong.
3. Hong Kong Jockey Club Public Riding School
Break out the jodhpurs and riding boots for training at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Public Riding School! Introduce your children to the joys of horse-riding at private introductory lessons; once they’ve got the basics down, enrol them in group classes of up to six riders to develop their skills. Students can also attend lessons in stable management to learn how to properly care for horses, giving them a holistic experience.
The school is very popular, though, so expect a long waiting list or choose classes at the Tuen Mun Public Riding School location. The on-site Riding for the Disabled Association offers equine therapy and lessons for disabled children too.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Public Riding School has three locations.
4. Aberdeen Boat Club
If your tots are hydrophiles, let them take to the water in style at the Aberdeen Boat Club. A recognised Hong Kong Sailing Federation Centre, the club offers a wealth of watersports activities just for kids and teens. Whether they want to try kayaking, hit the waves on a wakeboard, build strength on stand-up paddleboards, or eat the air with windsurfing, they can do it here. If they have the inclination, they can even learn to sail with the Sail Training Programme. The best part? You don’t even have to be a member of the club to train.
Aberdeen Boat Club, 20 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. 2552 8182
5. ProActiv Sports
Not sure what sports your tots are interested in? Enrol them in ProActiv Sports and let them decide for themselves! This sports academy hosts multi-sports classes that let them try everything from basketball and football to gymnastics and hockey—and a host of others, too.
Once your kid has a declared favourite, they can join a programme dedicated to swimming, gymnastics, football, tennis, and more. For those that love being by the water, there’s even a Nippers course that teaches surf lifesaving and water safety. Sports-specific and multi-sport camps are also held throughout the year.
ProActive Sports operates at different locations in Hong Kong.
6. Adventure Sports Academy
Specialising in football and basketball, Adventure Sports Academy has become a go-to for kid-friendly sports classes. The football programme introduces tots as young as 18 months to the basics of the game while fine-tuning ball drills and motor skills and eventually leads to under-16 teams that have team training and play regular games.
The same progression applies to basketball—kids can start in the First Bounce programme for kids aged 18 months to four years before eventually joining an age-appropriate ASA team. Both streams also offer one-on-one training for players over the age of four. Training is held in different locations, including Aberdeen Marina Club and Hong Kong Football Club. The academy also offers holiday camps—think Easter and Summer—so you can get the kids out from under your feet during the holidays.
Adventure Sports Academy trains at different locations in Hong Kong.