If you never lose then you can never appreciate the victories.

Welcome to the Hong Kong Ladies Tennis League (HKLTL)

The HKLTL is a non-profit organization comprised of women tennis players from private clubs and independent tennis team throughout Hong Kong. The league offers competitive doubles play in weekly matches during one full season in the year broken into two parts, fall running from September to December and spring running from January to April. There are six (6) divisions of play ranging from entry level competitive play in Division 5 to Premier.

Other league activities include charitable tennis tournaments and our Annual Awards Luncheon held at the beautiful Aberdeen Marina Club in May of each year. We hope you will consider becoming a part of the HKLTL by joining a team soon.

To learn more about joining or starting an HKLTL team, please contact us at joinHKLTL@gmail.com                                                                                   

Coronavirus and HKLTL Fall 2020 Season

September 23, 2020

Dear Captains

I hope you and your family are all doing well. Hard to believe that we are now well into 8 months of the Covid pandemic. I have certainly learned the value of a hug and how much my family means to me.

We have good news regarding league play. After careful consideration, we have decided to go forth with the season, starting October 5. I have a lot of information to share with you, so please make sure you read my email carefully. We will not be having a Captains meeting.

As I said, matches will begin October 5, but with several restrictions in place. All players playing a match are expected to abide by the rules of both HKLTL and any clubs they go to. By agreeing to play a match, you are agreeing to our “Health Declaration Form” which includes:

1- no travel within 14 days

2- not in close contact with anyone who is in Quarantine

3- not living in a building with suspected positive case

Furthermore, there may be temperature checks at individual clubs, as well as other documentation. Some clubs may ask for guest player names ahead of time.

Matches will be played as usual. However guest players must bring their own towels and cups. Showers will not be allowed and sadly, there can be no lunches.

We absolutely understand that many teams are struggling with players. Our purpose in getting the league up and running is to encourage ladies to play. We know that some matches may end in a walk-over or forfeit, or with only 1 pair playing. We encourage all teams to play what they can. And we strongly encourage captains to work together to create the best possible tennis.

September matches may now be rescheduled. We are allowing all rescheduled matches to happen at any time during the Fall season. And this year, matches can be played during the October break of October 19-30.

We also know that anything could change at any moment. Many people have asked me “What is your contingency plan?” Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way we can begin to have any plan in place. There might be a new wave mid October. There might be a new wave the last week of the season. We will deal with any disruptions when and if they happen.

At the end of the year long season, whatever that may look like, the Committee will sit down and assess the year. We don’t know what it will look like. But we have agreed that ANY MOVEMENT at the end of the season is entirely up to the discretion of the Committee. We cannot promise 1 up, nor can we say 1 down. We will look at the stats and make any decisions for the better of the league.

It’s definitely going to be a different kind of season. And, at this point, we certainly will not be having a Christmas event. I just hope that we are able to get some tennis in and have some fun. Our dream is to play 2 seasons! Let’s see what happens.

As I said, there will not be a Captain’s meeting, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Feel free to cc’ all with your questions, as it’s good to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.

I wish you all a very healthy and happy season.

Warmly

ZoeLynne

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Upcoming HKLTL Event

 

 

New Player Questionnaire

If you are new to the HKLTL or haven't played in the league within the last three (3) years, please complete our New Player Questionnaire (NPQ) via the Registration Forms link at the top of our webpage. You will also need to have one of the Coaches recommended by the HKLTL complete a Coach Assessment form available through our Registration Forms link as well as their contact details.  Thank you in advance for your full and complete disclosure of your tennis playing history which allows us to ensure competitive play within each of our divisions. We look forward to seeing you on the courts soon!

 

2019 Winners

Congratulations to our season 2019 winners!

PREMIER :  HLY
DIVISION 1: Tai Po
DIVISION 2: HLY
DIVISION 3: Parkview 
DIVISION 4: LRC Hot Shots 
DIVISION 5: CWB Diamonds
 
 
 

Matters of Interest

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Hong Kong tennis friends.  We would love your help please! 

Recycle your plastic tennis ball can lids into prosthetic arms

The LRC tennis community has launched an exciting CSR initiative to collect tennis ball can plastic “lids”to be recycled into prosthetic arms for children around the world including Africa and Asia as well as other disability aids.

e-Nable is a global organisation who have developed a technology to 3D print prosthetic arms for children.

Envision is the Australian “chapter” of e-Nable  (based in Melbourne) who have developed a process to print the prosthetic arms from recycled Polyethylene. Envision are also developing processes to convert Low Density Polyethylene into disability aids. For example, they have developed a can opener and a clip which can be attached to wheeled-walkers to enable the elderly to clip walking sticks to the wheeled-walkers.

The LRC tennis community is supporting Envision by collecting number 4 tennis ball plastic lids, which means lids from all brands EXCEPT Head ie Dunlop, Slazenger, Wilson and Decathlon lids are all perfect. There will be a well labelled collection point by the Sports Desk and we encourage you to participate! 

More information on Envision’s work, in particular the conversion of beverage caps into prosthetic arms for children can be found at the following website https://envision.org.au/

You can drop the lids off at the LRC or give to Michele Windsor or Margurite Hess and we will arrange to get them to Australia.

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#humanitarian #csr #sustainability