Cover We’ve rounded up the best places to play tennis in Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy)

Fancy being the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams? Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch coaching sessions, spectacular sea views and more, these are the best places to play tennis in Hong Kong

Don’t just watch the tennis stars from your couch this summer, take advantage of the many courts across the city to embrace your desire to play the sport. With tennis competitions just finished at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the pandemic becomes more controlled these days in Hong Kong, it’s high time you grabbed your rackets and hit the courts to work up a good sweat.

While there is no shortage of training grounds in Hong Kong, it can be difficult to find a place where you can level up your skills without sacrificing luxury. Ahead, we're listing the finest places to play tennis in the city. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player looking to polish your skills, these luxury tennis clubs and courts are perfect for players of all standards and ages to practise their serves.

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The Hong Kong Country Club

This prestigious institution in Deep Water Bay opened its doors in the 1960s and prides itself on its sophisticated and congenial ambience. In addition to three soft courts, the Hong Kong Country Club also has four hard courts that allow year-round playing. Members of the club will also benefit from participation in regular competitive tournaments, social mixers, as well as individual or group coaching sessions. There’s also a comprehensive selection of rackets, accessories and balls available for use to suit every play style.

The Hong Kong Country Club, 188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay, +852 2870 6500; countryclub.hk 

Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC)

Known as one of the city’s most exclusive private members’ clubs, Hong Kong Football Club has a made a name for itself for offering incredibly top-notch facilities across a wide range of competitive and recreational sports. Boasting six all-weather floodlit tennis courts, members can enjoy a selection of tennis programmes, including in-house coaching sessions and weekly friendly competitions. This place also offers junior tennis training courses for kids to nurture young talents.

Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, hkfc.com.hk

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Discovery Bay Recreation Club

Whether you’re playing tennis for fun, fitness or competitively, Discovery Bay Recreation Club will have your every tennis goal covered. Home to eleven courts, including eight venues with hard surfaces and three with soft ones, the club is also in close proximity to the recreational complex, Club Siena, where offers another five hard courts for amateur and professional playing, with resident coaches on hand to give advice. After your training session, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the area—including Cantonese, Vietnamese and Italian eateries.

Discovery Bay Recreation Club, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2987 7381; dbrc.hk

The American Club Hong Kong

Tennis with a view, anyone? Another prestigious private member’s club to put on your radar, The American Club is one of the most beautiful spots in Hong Kong to play tennis. It offers three clay and three AstroTurf courts, each complete with mesmerising sea views of Tai Tam to make your tennis experience more enjoyable. For those who want to practice their games solo, they can rent ball machines at any of the club’s six courts.

Lessons conducted by full-time tennis professionals, who were trained at the world-class teaching programme, Peter Burwash International, are also offered alongside a selection of programmes, including tournaments for all levels and ages, matches, social mixers, leagues, cardio tennis, and more.

The American Club Hong Kong, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong +852 2842 7400; americanclubhk.com 

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Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy

Set in Sai Kung’s beautiful countryside and surrounded by mountains and sea, Adrian Cheng’s Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy is a firm favourite of discerning sports lovers in town. Best known for its stellar training programmes founded by internationally acclaimed coach Lluis Bruguera, who has selected Hong Kong to launch his first training academy in Asia, the site is home to seven outdoor courts, one International Tennis Federation-standard indoor court, as well as mini-tennis courts for children.

There’s also a spectacular Fivelements wellness centre featuring wellness suites, a  sacred arts yoga and meditation studio, as well as a range of Balinese-inspired wellness rituals specifically designed for intensive athletic training.

Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy, 81 Tai Chung Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 3187 8900; hkgta.com 

The Ladies Recreation Club

Located in one of Hong Kong’s most expensive neighbourhoods, Mid-Levels, the Ladies Recreation Club has a reputation for providing five-star hospitality and quality recreational and dining facilities. A visit to the club promises to be a great experience for any tennis enthusiasts, as the club has ten courts in total, including two indoor courts with options ranging from hard courts, synthetic courts, to synthetic clay courts for games year-round. Guests are expected to be just as well-kept as the grounds, where it’s compulsory to follow the club’s dress code when playing.

The Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, +852 3199 3500; lrc.com.hk

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