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Hong Kong Tennis Association

Letters to the Editor, June 9, 2013

Fashion adverts tempt women to spend. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong citizens are becoming increasingly involved in environmental issues. This is a welcome, healthy trend since if "Hong Kong is our home", as the authorities like to depict it, we have to take better care of it.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 9:22am

Hong Kong key target for 'instant-action' franchise based on cricket's Indian Premier League

Mahesh Bhupathi

Hong Kong will play a "prominent" role in the new International Premier Tennis League, says former Indian doubles specialist Mahesh Bhupathi, one of the driving forces behind an ambitious move to revolutionise the game in the same way cricket has been turned upside down by the Twenty20 version.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:40am

HKTA should not block promoters

I am a retired promoter and refer to Alvin Sallay's column ("Beware wolf at HKTA door", May 12) which I found to be confusing. It attacks private promoters and the national tennis association, easy targets when you can tap freely into a computer.

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

Beware wolf at the HKTA door

John McEnroe in BNP Paribas Showdown friendly tennis match. Photo: Reuters

The BNP Paribas Showdown in March featured two legends - John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl - as well as Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska for a night of exhibition showmanship. Organisers promised this was the first of an annual event to mark the International Tennis Federation's World Tennis Day.

12 May 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

HKTA's bid to regain elite status smashed

Kelvin Lam Siu-fai. Photo: Edward Wong

An attempt by the Hong Kong Tennis Association to win back the sport's elite status at the Sports Institute and regain millions of dollars in support has been blocked by University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (FISU), who have refused to send a full-strength squad of four players for the 27th Summer Universiade in Russia in July.

6 May 2013 - 3:52am 2 comments

Hong Kong Tennis Association seeks HK$1m from next BNP Paribas Showdown

Juan Martin del Potro, Lleyton Hewitt, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na have already been lined up for next year. Photos: Reuters, AP, AFP

Unhappy Hong Kong Tennis Association officials have asked the organisers of last month's BNP Paribas Showdown for a million-dollar sanction fee if next year's event is to go ahead.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

A war of words has erupted between Tennis Association members and officials after a lottery system meant to allocate tickets for the Wimbledon Championships in London was not used to distribute tickets this year.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Start of something big for Hong Kong tennis

Start of something big for Hong Kong tennis

The long wait for a fully sanctioned professional tennis tournament is over thanks to the government. It has coughed up US$2 million as a one-off grant to the Hong Kong Tennis Association to buy an event sanctioned by the Women's Tennis Association.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

HKTA lands professional women's tennis event with US$2m grant

Jonathan McKinley, Deputy Secretary of the Home Affairs Bureau. Photo: May Tse

Home Affairs Bureau deputy secretary Jonathan McKinley confirmed that US$2 million had been given to the Hong Kong Tennis Association, which has struck a deal with the world governing body of women's tennis to stage a WTA Tier III tournament the week after next year's US Open.

12 Feb 2013 - 10:49am

Futures to serve up way forward for tennis in Hong Kong

Hong Kong up-and-coming player Yeung Pak-long will get to test himself against international opposition next month. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

It is aptly named the Hong Kong Futures. Made up of five tournaments - three for men and two for women - the event starts next week at Victoria Park and holds the key to the future, says the Hong Kong Tennis Association. That is, getting tennis back into the Sports Institute under the elite category umbrella, and a revival on the international scene.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:10am

The HKTA is in talks to bring pro tennis back to Hong Kong in 2014

The Hong Kong Tennis Association is negotiating to bring a women's professional tournament to Victoria Park in September 2014, with financial backing from the government. But limited seating capacity could prove to be a major stumbling block in attracting more than one player from the world's top 10.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:30am

Tennis association hunts for organisational ace

The Hong Kong Tennis Association is looking for a sports executive to assist and report to the manager. The position would suit a sports enthusiast with good organisational skills.

The job entails organising programmes for the association, including special events and training.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Star-studded Challenge under threat

Application for $3 million grant rejected because HKTA didn't give its blessing to the showpiece

The dream of watching glamorous world number one Maria Sharapova in action in January is in doubt after the Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) refused to sanction the annual Watsons Water Champions Challenge.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Prizes worth $300 up for grabs

The Hong Kong tennis team take on Kuwait in a three-day Davis Cup match starting on Friday at Victoria Park. The locals are hoping to qualify for Asia/Oceania Group One and come a step closer to the heady heights of the World Group which includes reigning champions Australia, the United States and other top tennis-playing nations.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Prizes worth $300 up for grabs

The Hong Kong tennis team take on Kuwait in an important three-day Davis Cup match starting on Friday at Victoria Park.

The locals are hoping to qualify for Asia/Oceania Group One and come a step closer to the heady heights of the World Group which includes reigning champions Australia, the United States and other top tennis-playing nations.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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