Dr. Jack WK Wong
Club Chairman’s Message
As the new Chairman of The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, I can barely hold my excitement to share with all of you that the prestigious tennis event of the Club has made its return after a four-year hiatus since 2019 due to social unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic. I am pleased to share that the rebranded Clearwater Bay Champions Cup continues its tradition in the pursuit of becoming the best local tennis event for the excellent sporting enjoyment of the Hong Kong community – regardless of its title and format change.
With a focus on Doubles, The Clearwater Bay Champions Cup 2023 invites ATP touring players in the Asian region. Among them we have John-Patrick Smith (highest ATP Doubles ranking 52), 2012 Wimbledon Junior Doubles Champion and 2012 French Open Junior Doubles Champion Andrew Harris (highest ATP Doubles ranking 102) hailing from Australia, and Huang Tsung-Hao, the recent World University Games Men’s Doubles gold medallist in Chengdu.
The Club’s Tennis Ambassador, as well as Hong Kong’s first-ever two-time Junior Doubles Grand Slam champion Coleman Wong (highest ATP ranking 290) who represented the city in the Davis Cup and the World University Games, will also be joining the tournament.
Throughout the years, the Club has been a keen supporter of sports and also invests a lot in tennis promotion in local communities such as encouraging the public to participate in sports activities and supporting local athletes. As a substantiation of the Club’s community outreach initiatives, the Clearwater Bay Tennis Academy supports the annual “Sport for All Day” event, and offers venue and facilities to local schools, in particular to those that may not have the ability to afford students with tennis exposure. In addition, the Club is committed to nurturing young potential players by providing tennis experiential programmes to underprivileged students. Most remarkably, The Clearwater Bay Champions Cup not only allows us to promote tennis development, it also offers local players such rare opportunity to learn from world-renowned professionals and to play in a world-class event locally.
With the revamped tournament The Clearwater Bay Champions Cup is set to unfold, and on behalf of the event organiser, I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and express appreciation to everyone’s hard works in bringing the tournament back in 2023. Whether as a tournament contender, Club member or all-round supporter of Hong Kong tennis, we will see you out there at the court.