Have your kids got energy to burn? There are plenty of kids sports classes in Hong Kong to help. From tennis to badminton, horse riding to football in Hong Kong, the kids can get that blood pumping!
Got a kid that’s really interested in trying a new sport? Or perhaps your children are looking to hone their skills and take their sport to the next level? Hong Kong is packed with great sports classes for kids so we’ve done the leg work for you in finding the very best ones for your child’s interest. From tennis and football to rugby and squash, find the right class for your budding fitness-fiends to attain their sporting dreams.
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ESF Sports – Wide range of kids’ sports classes
ESF Sports is one of the largest sports and holiday camps programme providers in Hong Kong and offers a variety of sports classes for all ages and levels. At ESF Sports your kids can explore a selection of up to 14 sports taught by a team of qualified and experienced coaches. Aiming to foster a lifetime love for sports, the classes are fun-oriented and structured in an educational way so your child will not only be able to get physically fit but also learn valuable sports skills. What’s more, ESF Sports also offers holiday sports camps and clinics when school is out!
Kids Sport In Hong Kong: Tennis
Sports Classes For Kids: Badminton In Hong Kong
Sports In Hong Kong for kids: Squash
Kids’ Sport: Football Classes In Hong Kong
Kids’ Sports Classes: Rugby In Hong Kong
Sports Classes For Kids: Basketball
Kids’ Sport in Hong Kong: Tennis Coaches And Classes
Tennis Elite – Kids tennis coach in Hong Kong
Tennis Elite is run by Alexey Karpuhkin who has 15 years of coaching experience and is certified in three different countries as well as the Professional Tennis Registry. Choose from private tennis lessons or programmes that are suitable for kids (4 to 10 years) or pre-teens and teens (11 to 17 years old). Competitive tournaments and other social events are also available for your child to participate in. If your child excels at tennis or is looking take it more seriously there is also an elite squad.
Australasia Tennis Aces (ATA) – Kids tennis classes in Hong Kong for fun and pro players
Australasia Tennis Aces, or ATA, is a reputable tennis company here in Hong Kong with a wide variety of coaching expertise and programmes for kids and adults, with a mission to deliver fun, active and enjoyable tennis to all ages. ATA has programmes situated at Harrow International School and ESF schools. Its Development Squad is suitable for kids 3 to 9 years of age, the Rising Star Squad for kids aged 9 to 14 years and its Elite Squad, reserved for older and more experienced players aged 10 to 17 years. Finally, ATA has its Academy Squad which is for players aged 10 to 17 years who are strong players and have made tennis their primary sport with the aim of competing in major youth tennis competitions.
Hong Kong International Tennis Academy (HKITA) – Kids’ tennis coaches in Hong Kong
Established in 2007, HKITA is one of Hong Kong’s largest private tennis academies for kids that boasts having International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 3 coaches, of which there only 20 in the world! HKITA offers a programme for kids aged 2 to 18 years of age with beginner, intermediate and elite levels. HKITA also offers a programme called Monster Tennis which is for tiny tots under the age of six to learn the basics of the game.
Other kids tennis classes and academies in Hong Kong
- ESF Tennis – 4 to 13 years plus. www.esf.org.hk
- Minisport – Tennis classes for kids 1.5 to 3.5 years. www.minisport.hk
- Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy – 3 to 18 years. www.hkgta.com
- Clearwater Bay Golf Club – 5 years up, with outdoor and indoor facilities. www.cwbgolf.org
- ProActiv Sports – 3 to 12 years. www.hk.proactivsports.com
- Gold Coast Residences – Private Tennis classes in Hong Kong by Mike Walker, 4+ years. www.sino-hotels.com
- ProTennis – From 6 years old. www.facebook.com/ProTennisHK
- YMCA Children’s tennis – 3 to 10 years, indoor tennis and outdoor tennis coaching. www.clle.ywca.org.hk
Sports Classes For Kids: Badminton
Hyper Badminton Club – Private and group badminton lessons in Hong Kong
Formed in Hong Kong in 2006, Hyper Badminton was established to help kids reach their potential as high-performance badminton players. Coach Sampson carries certifications from the Hong Kong Badminton Association and is also a certified Physical Education teacher. Hyper Badminton offers classes for kids of primary and secondary school age (from beginner to advanced), with locations across Hong Kong. Private lessons, group and school bookings are also welcomed.
YMCA of Hong Kong Sports & Recreation – Kids Badminton classes
The YMCA of Hong Kong offers professional badminton training for kids aged three and above. The comprehensive programmes are meant to encourage kids’ interest in badminton as well teach them the basic skills needed to compete and perform. The YMCA offers classes for toddlers and for kids with a chance to test their skills and compete against each other. If your little ones are looking to start above the beginners level, then they need to do an assessment ($30) to match their skills to the most suitable class.
Hong Kong Badminton Association (HKBA) – Badminton coaches for kids in Hong Kong
The HKBA was first established in 1934 with the purpose of developing the game in Hong Kong. The HKBA offers junior programmes, school programmes and summer camps for kids who are interested in badminton. The Hong Kong Badminton Training Scheme by the HKBA is targeted at kids ages 9 to 18 years old that include training classes, examinations, singles competitions and recreational fun days. Kids aged 10 to 13 years who are serious about their craft can look at the Key Youth Army Training programme and have the chance to join the Hong Kong Badminton Team.
Other kids’ badminton classes and academies in Hong Kong
- South China Athletic Association (SCAA) – For kids aged 3 to 17 years. www.scaa.org.hk
Sports In Hong Kong For Kids: Squash
Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) Junior Squash – Squash for kids to teens
HKFC Junior Squash is open to both members and non-members of the club and is suitable for kids, six years and up. Located in Happy Valley, the club offers squash training and fun for kids every Sunday from September to May with shirts, racquets, balls and coaching all included. HKFC Junior Squash aims to promote the game to kids while having fun, staying safe and learning how to improve and progress in the game.
South China Athletic Association (SCAA) – Squash courts in Hong Kong to practice your swing
SCAA is a non-profit sports organisation that originated in 1908. SCAA believes that sport has the ability to improve people and communities. While also offering other sports classes, it has squash lessons available for kids aged 15 and over that come in packages of four lessons. A very small membership fee is required to enrol in the courses but that just means a whole year of squash and athletic programmes for your child to choose from.
Hong Kong Squash League – Squash tournaments in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Squash League’s mission is to make sure that squash remains a strong sport in Hong Kong. Here you’ll find squash leagues, tournaments and also a Juniors squash award scheme.
Kids’ Sports: Football Classes In Hong Kong
Asia Pacific Soccer Schools (APSS) – Professional football coaches and Junior Football League In Hong Kong
With over 30 full-time and professional football coaches on staff, APSS has football sessions running all over Hong Kong every day of the week for kids of all ages. Asia Pacific Soccer offers all-girls sessions and teams, the ability to join squad teams that play in the Hong Kong Junior Football League (HKJFL), free trials, as well as residence and school-based programmes. What’s more, APSS offers an elite programme called Matrix Academy. The Matrix Academy is for players who are serious about football and want top-notch training. The academy was created by Charlie Jackson, who has used his programme with the likes of Scott McTominay, a current player in the Premier League with Manchester United. Its sessions here in Hong Kong are also currently being taught by UEFA-A licensed coach Stephen Tucker-Roberts.
Brazilian Football Academy (BFA) – Soccer classes, team training and Holiday Soccer Camps
The BFA offers year-round, fun and progressive football training to kids. It’s also a part of the Hong Kong Junior Football League (HKJFL) with teams ranging from U7 to U13, as well as an all-girls team, private coaching, term-based lessons at a variety of locations and schools across Hong Kong. BFA is also available for birthday party bookings. Here, kids will learn a Brazilian approach to football taught by certified coaches. You’ll even find a Tiny Tots programme for kids under the age of five.
Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) – Junior Soccer for kids of all ages and abilities
The Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) has a great junior soccer programme that’s open to both members and non-members of the club. Its programme caters to kids between the ages of 5 to 14 with a dedicated Youth Development Pathway for selected players aged 12 to 18, as well as all-girl teams for ages six to 14. The HKFC regularly participates in all the major local competitions and even offers chances for teams and players to travel and compete internationally. If you have a child with special needs, there is a spot waiting for them on the HKFC Crusaders team. The Crusaders was created at the HKFC over ten years ago for individuals with special needs ranging from 7 to 40 years. The Crusaders offer the chance for kids to have fun, learn, and compete against other teams.
Minisport – Multi-activity sports classes for kids in Hong Kong, including football
Minisport is a great option for littles who like to try a bit of everything! At Minisport, kids age 1.5 to 6 years old can take part in classes that rotate between four sports each week. Not only can kids take part in football classes, they can enjoy basketball, rugby and tennis as well.
Other football classes and academies for kids in Hong Kong
- Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) – Football classes for 7 to 18 years olds. www.kcc.org.hk
- ProActiv Sports – Soccer for toddlers up to 16 years. Girls-only football is also available. www.hk.proactivsports.com
- ESF Lions – Football classes for kids aged 5 to 9 years. www.esf.org.hk
- Sai Kung Sharks – Football for toddlers to 14 years old. Girls-only football is available. www.saikungsharksfc.com
- Multi-sport – Soccer in Hong Kong for toddlers to 8 years and up. www.multi-sport.com.hk
- Chelsea FC Soccer School – Football for kids aged 3 to 17 years. www.chelseafchk.com
- Ronaldo Academy – Football training for kids aged 3 to 13 years. www.ronaldoacademy.hk
- Little Kickers – Toddler football from 18 months to 7 years. www.littlekickers.com.hk
- HK Dragons – part of the Hong Kong Junior Football League, lessons from 3 years old up. www.dragons.hk
- South China Athletic Association (SCAA) – For kids age 5 to 14 years. www.scaa.org.hk
- GMF Sports Academy – Nike soccer camps from 3 to 10 years. www.gmfsports.com.hk
- Dream Sports – DSA Football programme at Harrow International School, from 4 to 11+ years. www.dreamsports.com.hk
Sports Classes For Kids: Rugby
Hong Kong Rugby Football Union
Rugby in Hong Kong is one of the city’s most popular sports for both kids and adults. The majority of teams and programmes are run through the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU). A list of all the available teams to join are available off the HKRU’s page and since there are too many to name, we’re just going to highlight a few kid-friendly places here. Check out the HKRU’s page for more rugby options for kids.
HKU Sandy Bay Rugby Football Club (HKU Sandy Bay RFC) – Junior rugby programmes in Hong Kong
Boasting over 850 youth members in its junior section, the HKU Sandy Bay RFC offers junior programs for kids aged four to 19. With safety at the helm, kids will receive guidance and mentoring at all levels, with options for free trials before joining the club (membership fees apply). HKU Sandy RFC is an accessible and easy choice for families living in the Sandy Bay area who are looking for top-notch rugby instruction and competition.
Discovery Bay Pirates (DB Pirates) – Rugby in Hong Kong for kids aged 6 up
Living on Lantau Island and want accessible rugby classes for your child? Take a look at the DB Pirates. Founded in 2003, the DB pirates offer rugby classes and teams for kids aged 6 to 19 with girls-only teams also available (membership fees apply). The DB Pirates train and compete for a variety of tournaments throughout the year, with each season capped off with Awards and Fun Day for the kids. DB pirates also have a decent track record in having its players selected for varying age groups to represent Hong Kong.
RugbyTots – Rugby classes for kids loved by parents and kids all over Hong Kong
Max Webb, a rugby-playing parent, couldn’t find pre-school rugby programmes for his young boys so in 2006, Max created RugbyTots. Now an international brand, Rugby Tots caters to children aged 3 to 7 years. The enthusiastic team of coaches at RugbyTots Hong Kong encourages kids to have fun while learning to kick, run, pass the ball and work within a team. A favourite among many a Sassy Mama RugbyTots provides lessons all over Hong Kong Island as well as on Lantau Island and the New Territories and is also available for kids’ birthday party bookings.
Sports Classes For Kids: Basketball
GMF Sports Academy – Hong Kong basketball classes for kids
Suitable for all kids over the age of three, GMF Sports Academy hosts a number of Nike Sports Camps, programmes and extra-curricular training programs in basketball that are hosted at schools all over Hong Kong. Each programme is broken down by age group with the aim to improve skills and have fun. If you’re looking for an all-girls group, GMF Sports Academy offers a programme just for girls aged eight and over.
Hong Kong Basketball Academy (HKBA) – Private basketball coaching and lessons in Hong Kong
Designed for boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years, the HKBA aims to cultivate basketball skills for players of all abilities in Hong Kong. Kids can work their way up to an elite level where they can play and compete on an international level. You can sign your little player up for a free trial where they are assessed to see where they fit in the development pathway. Summer and holiday camps are also available, and if you have family or relations in Toronto, Canada, HKBA has a location there too.
Hong Kong Basketball Academy (HKBA), www.hkbaallday.com
Dream Sports Association (DSA) – Kids Sports Camp Academy basketball coaching, classes and camps
Dream Sports Association (DSA) was created by a group of ex-professional athletes who wanted to give back to their community by sharing their skills and passion with Hong Kong’s youth. Offering intensive and professional coaching in basketball (as well as football), DSA holds a variety of programmes at five different international schools on Saturdays that’s suitable for kids aged five and up. DSA also has an Elite Team programme for selected kids from the U10 to U18 age divisions for boys and U15 division for girls. Elite teams have weekly training and participate in local and international tournaments and training camps.
Other great basketball classes and academies for kids in Hong Kong
- Minisport – Basketball in Hong Kong with holiday camps for kids 1.5 to 7 years. www.minisport.hk
- ESF Tigers – Basketball Academy for kids age 5 to 17 years. www.esf.org.hk
- YMCA – YMCA Basketball Training Scheme for children age 3 to 13 years. www.ymcahk.org.hk
- SCAA – Basketball skills for kids age 6 to 19 years. www.scaa.org.hk
- Kinder Bounce by APSS – Fun basketball-based programme for young children up to 8 years old. www.kinderkicks.hk
- ProActiv Sports – (U8, U11 and U14)
- Tiny Tots – Basketball for toddlers 18 months to 5 years. www.tinytots.com.hk
Other Sports In Hong Kong For Kids
International Riding Centre – Horse riding for kids in Hong Kong. www.irchk.com.hk
Clearwater Bay Equestrian Centre – Horse riding in Hong Kong for children. www.ceec.hk
Hong Kong Jockey Club, Public Riding Schools – Horse riding lessons for kids. www.corporate.hkjc.com
For gymnastics classes for kids in Hong Kong, see here.
For dance classes for kids in Hong Kong, see here.
For kids swimming lessons click here.
For yoga classes for kids in Hong Kong, see here.
Editor’s Note: “Kids’ Sports In Hong Kong: Badminton, Rugby, Football Sports Classes For Kids” was originally published in July 2020 by Danielle Roberts, and updated by Alex Purcell Garcia in August 2022.