HONG Kong may not be represented in any team sports at next year's Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan. The deadline for the territory's National Sports Associations to state their intention of entering the 1994 Games passed this week and only nine sports have informed the Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (ASF & OC) of their interest. Only one of these involves a team sport - water polo, which is governed by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association. Even though the swimming association have served notice of their intention to compete, it is by no means certain the ASF & OC will approve the entry of water polo. And with the Hong Kong Football Association failing to meet the ASF & OC's initial deadline, the territory may not be sending any teams to Hiroshima for the 1994 Asiad, which takes place from October 2-16. The nine sports associations who met the deadline were athletics, badminton, tenpin bowling, gymnastics, rowing, shooting, swimming (including diving and water polo), judo and cycling. The lack of entries from team sports such as hockey, basketball, volleyball and handball follows a series of depressing defeats in the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, where Hong Kong were outclassed. The Hong Kong Hockey Association took the lead in declining to enter teams for Hiroshima and it appears that others have followed suit. The president of the ASF & OC, A. de O. Sales, said last night: ''It was very sensible and very realistic for the hockey association not to enter. ''It is a logical step for team sports to prove themselves in single-sport championships around the region or in interport matches. ''And now we have the East Asian Games, they can be used as a halfway house or a staging post to measure their progress. ''Only then should team sports be entering the Asian Games. No sports should go to the Asian Games to get experience; they should go to compete.'' Sales expects the Hong Kong FA to enter a team because the territory are competitive at this level. ''We have not closed the door on other sports to enter and the team sports may come back with a vengeance if they all decide they want to go. Then we will assess their standards and their training programmes before giving a final decision - but you can't train twice a week and expect to go to the Asian Games,'' said Sales. The seven Hong Kong sports who have entered the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, are athletics, badminton, lawn bowls, cycling, gymnastics, shooting and swimming (including diving and water polo).