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Active Youth Grants

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA) Charity Foundation works with young athletes using the passion for golf and tennis to educate, motivate and inspire, and has launched a new Active Youth Grant. The grant programme offers funding to community organisations to help children and youth a nurture a love of sports and build up their independence and self-confidence through active participation in sports and live a healthier lifestyle.

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA) Charity Foundation works with young athletes using the passion for golf and tennis to educate, motivate and inspire, and has launched a new Active Youth Grant. The grant programme offers funding to community organisations to help children and youth a nurture a love of sports and build up their independence and self-confidence through active participation in sports and live a healthier lifestyle.
The Active Youth Grants are available to community groups, NGOs and schools in Hong Kong that provide sports and fitness activities which help to build independence and self-confidence, particularly amongst children, young people and under-resourced groups.
We are delighted to announce three organisations have been awarded grants from HKGTA Charity Foundation: Hebe Haven Sailability Trust, Changing Young Lives Foundation, Shaheen Sport Foundation Limited and Scout Association of Hong Kong.

2017 1st Inter-school Tennis Contest

Students who are always busy handling their homework, should spare time for sports when tennis is an exciting sports to play. Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA) had organised the first Inter-school Tennis Contest this year on 22nd March, inviting 80 students from eight local primary schools including Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School, Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division, St Bonaventure Catholic Primary School, Chan's Creative School, Ma On Shan St. Joseph's Primary School, Pui Ching Primary School, TWS ST. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School and Tseung Kwan O Methodist Primary School.

Students who are always busy handling their homework, should spare time for sports when tennis is an exciting sports to play. Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA) had organised the first Inter-school Tennis Contest this year on 22nd March, inviting 80 students from eight local primary schools including Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School, Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division, St Bonaventure Catholic Primary School, Chan's Creative School, Ma On Shan St. Joseph's Primary School, Pui Ching Primary School, TWS ST. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School and Tseung Kwan O Methodist Primary School.
The aim of the contest is to test the student’s agility, coordination, speed, accuracy, forehand and backhand through different games including tennis challenges, jump test, obstacle run, forehand and backhand etc. Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division came in the first place following Pui Ching Primary School and TWS ST. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School, taking home beautiful trophies and medals.

Rising Stars Programme

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA), the first sports academy in Hong Kong to offer world-class golf and tennis training, announced a comprehensive new training programme to identify and nurture rising golf and tennis stars in Hong Kong. World tennis champions Michael Chang Te-Pei and Sergi Bruguera visited Hong Kong in December last year to kick-start the training programme and share their first-hand experience with local talented players.

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA), the first sports academy in Hong Kong to offer world-class golf and tennis training, announced a comprehensive new training programme to identify and nurture rising golf and tennis stars in Hong Kong. World tennis champions Michael Chang Te-Pei and Sergi Bruguera visited Hong Kong in December last year to kick-start the training programme and share their first-hand experience with local talented players.

HKGTA is the only sports academy in the world that offers both the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf and Bruguera Tennis Academy under one roof. Both academies’ training programmes integrate well-proven theories and state-of-the-art technology with internationally accredited trainers to help players enhance different aspects of their game and pursue excellence and wellness.

To support the long-term development of golf and tennis in Hong Kong, HKGTA launched the “Rising Stars Programme” - an all-round training initiative to nurture talented young golf and tennis players, with a view to creating future champions that will compete in international tournaments and the Olympics games.

The programme focuses on the following seven areas:

1. Training programme led by world class coaches – A one-year training programme led by world class golf and tennis coaches from HKGTA. Target 20 local schools and invite up to eight students from each school to participate in the program. Selected students will attend weekly training at HKGTA to improve their skills.
2. Intensive training for elite HKGTA Team – Outstanding students will be invited to join the elite HKGTA Team for intensive training. They will also have a chance to receive scholarships to support them to participate in international tournaments.
3. School tours – HKGTA’s coaches will visit primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong to share their experiences as professional athletes and provide advice on improving both physical and mental strength.
4. Sharing with top players – HKGTA coaches will conduct seminars to share their experiences in sports and training alongside some of the world’s top players like Michael Chang and Sergi Bruguera, with a view to encouraging young people to pursue their sports dreams and expand their horizons.
5. Inter-school competitions – HKGTA plans to host annual inter-school golf and tennis competitions to raise the standard of local students in Hong Kong.
6. New World SpringBoard – In collaboration with schools and community organisations in Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O districts, HKGTA will offer golf and tennis training to underprivileged students.
7. Active Youth Grants – The HKGTA Charity Foundation launched the grants programme in September 2016 to provide funds to community groups that organise educational activities related to sports and wellness, and to those which help promote healthier lifestyles among the general public.