Reaching out: WTA hospital gives Hong Kong youngsters a ambience of tennis

Thirty internal children attended a tennis hospital during a National Training Centre in Kowloon Tsai yesterday run by WTA Asia-Pacific vice-president Melissa Pine and Hong Kong tennis star Zhang Ling. For some of a youngsters, it was their initial time holding a racquet.

The WTA Future Stars beginning is a village overdo programme directed during compelling a competition in a Asia-Pacific segment and a children were put by their paces in a array of exercises and training drills mutual by WTA Finals contest executive Pine and stream Hong Kong series one Zhang.

It was a initial time such a hospital had been hold in Hong Kong as a WTA looks to foster a competition in a city on a behind of a success of a Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, that will be hold during Victoria Park from Oct 8.

Watch: The WTA Future Stars hospital in action

Two Hong Kong youngsters will be comparison to paint a city during under-14 and under-16 turn during a WTA Future Stars tournament, that will be played alongside a WTA culmination in Singapore during a finish of October.

A second pop-up hospital will be hold between 10am and noon currently during a Cultural Plaza in Tamar Park with Zhang and associate Tour actor Yan Zi in attendance.