Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will return to Hong Kong this weekend in a bid to raise $1 million for junior tennis development in the SAR. Australian Cash will be accompanied by compatriots Tony Roche and Kim Warwick for Saturday's Pro-Am Tennis Challenge at Victoria Park. It was at this venue that Cash startled local fans and crimson-faced cigarette sponsors, when soon after winning the inaugural Salem Open in 1990 he described smoking as a 'disgusting habit' in his on-court speech. 'I still remember that speech,' laughed Peter Hung, executive director of the Hong Kong Tennis Association yesterday. Organisers of the Pro-Am, the Hong Kong Tennis Foundation, will be praying that Cash is less controversial these days and will agree to play a couple of singles matches against leading local juniors on the eve of the Pro-Am exhibition. The HKTA has organised a tennis clinic for four elite juniors - Yu Hiu-tung, Brian Hung, Michael Lai and Martin Sayer - with the Australian visitors in attendance this Friday at Victoria Park. 'The plan is to get Pat Cash and Kim Warwick to play a couple of pro-set doubles with our youngsters and for Tony Roche to help in coaching. We then hope Cash will play a couple of singles against Yu, who won the CRC Junior title this year, and Brian Hung, our leading under-18 player,' Hung said. While the tennis clinic will offer Hong Kong's elite juniors the chance to pick up valuable tips from the former champions - Cash won Wimbledon in 1987 while Roche won the French Open in 1966 and also coached stars like Ivan Lendl and Pat Rafter - the main focus of the visit will be a charity auction dinner on Friday night and Saturday's Pro-Am. 'Our junior tennis programme depends a great deal on the money we raise every year at the Pro-Am. Last year we raised HK$800,000 and we hope to increase it to a million dollars this time,' Hung revealed. Cash, Roche and Warwick and local tennis professionals will partner prominent local businessman - pencilled in are Stanley Ho and Timothy Fok, who is also the president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee - and celebrities in a doubles competition. Last year's winning team was legislator James Tien and Mark Edmonson while the runners-up were Stanley Ho and Wally Masur. 'We hope the public come out in force to show support to our plans to raise the level of junior tennis in Hong Kong. This is where our future lies and a lot depends on the money we raise this weekend,' Hung said. The Hong Kong Tennis Foundation provides funding for various junior tennis development programmes each year, supporting thousands of children, from the elite to the grassroots level. The HKTF funded programmes include the Primary School Mini-Tennis Promotion Scheme, the Rice Bowl Interport Invitation, the Hong Kong Open Junior Championships and ITF World Junior Circuit tournaments. 'These are all key parts of an ongoing progress and advancement of our junior players. The Sports Development Board helps us by giving us free usage of courts while the ITF donates money to help us host ITF junior tournaments. But a large part of our budget for junior tennis comes from the Foundation and what they raise at the Pro-Am,' added Hung. Hong Kong tennis is slowly beginning to reap the fruits sown almost a decade ago by the HKTF. Last year the under-16 World Youth Cup team finished second out of 15 teams in the Asia-Oceania zone qualifying competition to secure a berth in the 16-team World Finals in Chile - an unprecedented, historic first for the territory. The under-14 team also qualified for the World Finals in the Czech Republic for the very first time when they finished third out of 16 teams in the regional qualifying stage, thus firmly positioning Hong Kong on the world junior tennis map. Elite scholarship athlete Yu Hiu-tung, who earlier this month made his Davis Cup debut against Malaysia, did Hong Kong proud when he reached the singles quarter-final and was runner-up in doubles in the Hong Kong Open Junior Championships. Yu, 18, is a product of the junior development programme, beginning right at the bottom in the Primary School Mini-Tennis Promotion Scheme that is proving to be a key grassroots component. On Friday Yu, and other Hong Kong youngsters, will meet Cash and hopefully will be inspired to greater heights.