From members' clubs to public parks, here's where to play tennis in Hong Kong
When people think of the neon metropolis of Hong Kong, they may be surprised to find that it is also home to lush monkey hikes, an array of beaches, and culturally significant Chinese temples. Another surprising find is the vibrant tennis scene. With a number of high-end tennis clubs, the region also hosts the WTA Hong Kong Open, and acts as an important hub for the Asian tennis community. Here’s our guide to where to play tennis in Hong Kong.
Where to play tennis in Hong Kong
Due to its importance for Chinese tennis and its role as one of the wealthiest regions in Asia, Hong Kong no doubt invests quite a bit of money into its tennis courts, clubs, sports centres, and other athletic facilities.
Whether you’re an amateur tennis hobbyist looking to play with friends on a weekend, a junior hoping to find coaching, or you’re already a professional or semi-professional player thinking of setting up shop in HK, Hong Kong tennis has a lot to offer.
1. Victoria Park
Victoria Park, smack in the middle of the city, hosts the Hong Kong Open, and has an enclosed tennis arena that can seat 3,000 people. It also has an additional 13 practice courts that anyone can book. The facilities are very clean and well-kept. And if you still want to get a workout in after tennis, you can always go for a run around the track.
Victoria Park, Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2890 58240
2. Hong Kong Football Club
The HKFC is one of the best places to play tennis in Hong Kong, with six courts perched on the building’s rooftop, allowing players to practice while enjoying the view of the Happy Valley skyline.
Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, p. 2830 9500
3. The American Club
Nestled between Stanley main beach and Turtle cove, and overlooking the bay, this is a beautiful spot to play tennis. Boasting two clay and two AstroTurf courts, this location offers the spice of variety in terms of court surface. The club also offers ball machine rentals, coaching sessions, and social mixers. If you’re a clay court-style player in Hong Kong, definitely check out The American Club!
The American Club Hong Kong, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong, p. 2842 7400
4. The Ladies Recreation Club
Next on the list has to be the Ladies Recreation Club in the Mid-Levels. The LRC offers 10 tennis courts, including two indoor courts. You get a good variety of court surfaces here as well, with the option to play on synthetic hard and clay courts. This place is really swanky, and has pools, bars, and a bowling alley. The only downside is that you need to be a member, or accompanied by a member, to partake.
The Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 3199 3500
5. Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy
This fancy training centre offers 19 acres of golf course, seven outdoor tennis courts, and one indoor court, set amidst the beautiful Sai Kung landscape. The Tennis Academy here was founded by Lluis Bruegera, who has chosen Hong Kong as his perfect tennis destination.
Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy, 81 Tai Chung Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, p. 3187 8900
6. Hong Kong Tennis Centre
Located in Kowloon Tsai Park, the Hong Kong Tennis Centre offers eight tennis courts. The tennis centre is maintained by the Hong Kong Tennis Association, and offers services like coaching and fitness training. It costs $57 per hour to rent a court with floodlighting, which isn’t bad at all.
Hong Kong Tennis Centre, Kowloon Tsai Park, 13 Inverness Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2338 7748
7. Tsing Yi Park
If you live near Kwai Tsing, you may be familiar with the pretty and quaint Tsing Yi Park. Located near the pier, Tsing Yi park has seven clean and well-managed hard courts.
Tsing Yi Park, 60 Tsing King Rd, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
These aren’t the only options though. Tennis courts are plentiful and can be found throughout the city and surrounding territories. Here is a list of other locations to check out:
King’s Park Recreation Ground
King’s Park Rise, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hin Tin Playground
9 Che Kung Miu Road, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Sai Ching Street Tennis Courts
6 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long, N.T., Hong Kong
Yuen Wo Playground
16 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tin Kwong Road Tennis Court
5 Tin Kwong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tsang Tai Uk Recreation Ground
Sha Kok Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Bowen Road Tennis Court
2B, Bowen Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
30 Heng Lam Street, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong
Ping Shek Playground
New Clear Water Bay Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cherry Street Park
9 Hoi Ting Road, Mong Kok West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Lai Chi Kok Park Tennis Courts
1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong