ESF is the state-funded network of English-language public schools in Hong Kong, and its sports program is by far the city’s most comprehensive children’s sports provider. Classes and leagues are available in football, swimming, gymnastics, racket sports, martial arts and more, with professional coaching and excellent facilities all over the city. Any child can join – they don’t have to be students at an ESF school. Times below are for information office hours.
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm
5/F, Cigna Tower, 482 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay
Classic Bike Club
Monthly events for motorbike enthusiasts.
Karate dojo with classes and training in facilities in Kowloon, New Territories and Hong Kong Island.
Hash House Harriers
Local branch of the irreverent “drinking club with a running problem”, with regular runs (every Monday at 6pm) and social events organised for people of all levels of fitness. Men only; going strong in Hong Kong for 40 years.
Ladies Hash House Harriers
The women-only counterpart of the Hash group above, with the same approach and outlook as the men.
Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club
Youth and adult amateur ice hockey league with teams, sponsors and tournaments, encouraging people to take up the sport in a safe and fun way. Games are at three rinks around the city.
Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association
The city’s main swimming organization, with facilities and training for all the pool sports: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronised swimming and more, as well as open water events. Classes for beginners, elite training and everything in between. Times are for office hours.
Mon-Fri 10am- 1pm, 2-5pm
1003 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai
Hong Kong Aviation Club
An organization dedicated to flying light aircraft and to promote and provide education about flying to people in general, especially young people.
Sung Wong Toi Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon
Hong Kong Climbing
Information and an online community forum for people interested in where to find safe, scenic climbing areas in Hong Kong, how to find partners of a similar standards, receive training and so on.
Hong Kong Cricket Club
Cricket, hockey, bowls, netball, rugby, squash, tennis and more at this plush facility that recently celebrated its 160th anniversary. A membership-only club, with cricket coaching for juniors and a ladies team, all competing in Hong Kong-wide leagues.
137 Wong Nai Chung Gap Rd, Happy Valley
Hong Kong Cycling Association
Street cycling, BMX, mountain biking – this is the biggest cycling organization in the city and offers training, high-end competition and competitive events on a regular basis.
Room 1015, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association
Hong Kong’s main dragon boat organization, in charge of training and logistics for elite boats as well as events for enthusiastic amateurs.
Room 1302, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Equestrian Federation
Promotes equestrian sports and organises local and international competitions in jumping, dressage and eventing, as well as overseeing the various equestrian facilities in the city and providing training and guidance.
6/F, Central Complex, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin, New Territories
Hong Kong Fencing Association
Information, classes and support for both elite and amateur fencers in Hong Kong.
Room 1011, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Football Club
Superb facilities at this English-speaking private club which organizes teams for city-wide leagues in sports like football, rugby, hockey, squash and bowls, with events for both adults and children and training for all levels for members. English-speaking private club that has teams for football, rugby union, field hockey, squash and lawn bowls.
3 Sports Rd, Happy Valley
Hong Kong Gaelic Athletic Association
Popular and friendly club bringing the Irish sport of Gaelic football and hurling to the city, with membership growing all the time and children’s and women’s teams as well as men’s. Extremely welcoming at all levels, they compete in tournaments around Asia and host regular social events. Facilities and games are in Causeway Bay, Jordan and Happy Valley.
Hong Kong Hockey Association
Men’s, women’s and junior hockey at this friendly club welcoming all levels. They’ve been around for about 80 years and organize leagues and Hong Kong teams at the highest levels as well as grassroots.
Administration Block, 1/F, King’s Park Hockey Ground, 6 Wylie Rd, Kowloon
Hong Kong Island Paddle Club
A competitive paddle club racing dragon boats and outrigger canoes, with events and training year-round. With over 100 members from 15 countries, the combination of sporting standards and cultural inheritance of dragon boat racing means they’re often asked to enter events or provide corporate training.
Victoria Recreation Club, 710 Island Rd, Deep Water Bay
Hong Kong Kendo Association
Organizing training (including beginners classes) at various venues as well as tournaments in a southern Chinese league and the Hong Kong Asian Open, the city’s main body for this martial art also runs functions and seminars.
Room 1029, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Lacrosse Association
This well-run and friendly sporting body manages a men’s league and women’s events, as well as training and fun day events to encourage kids to pick up the game. Regular practices and overseas tournaments, and players of all levels encouraged to join.
Hong Kong Ladies Tennis
A welcoming and competitive body running tennis leagues with two seasons a year for women, with 77 teams in eight divisions and players ages 16 to 70. They contribute to charity and host regular luncheons and social events. They use playing facilities all over the city.
Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association
Sports don’t get much more classically British than bowls, and this group operates at a high level, running teams and leagues and providing training for beginners. Times below are office hours.
Mon-Fri 9:30am-1pm, 2-6pm
Room 2010, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Mountain Bike Association
A motivated group with an online forum committed to establishing and maintaining trails throughout the city, taking its educational and conservation role seriously. They encourage youth involvement, organise regular group rides and provide guidance on where and how to ride safely and environmentally.
Hong Kong Outdoors
Excellent website and online community with recommendations and planned hikes all over the city, in country parks, on outlying islands and everywhere beauty can be found, with a keen focus on ecotourism. They provide books and maps, and have social meet-ups. Highly recommended as a way in to Hong Kong’s great hiking and natural resources.
Hong Kong Riding Club
Members can receive instruction, attend social events, take part in competitions and regularly go riding, at this club based at the Jockey Club’s Pok Fu Lam Public Riding School. Events include show jumping, dressage and gymkhanas.
75 Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Rd, Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong Runners
Online running forum, providing training information, advice on where to run, a league and ranking system, club information and more.
Hong Kong Slo-Pitch Softball Association
Easy-going slow-pitch softball league that welcomes new members of all levels. Games are played at King’s Park.
11 Wylie Path, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon
Hong Kong Squash
Your starting point for information about clubs, training, leagues and community squash, junior coaching and more. They also organize international events.
Hong Kong Tennis Association
Umbrella body covering over 40 clubs and 3,000 members, in charge of both tending to elite competition and encouraging grassroots participation in tennis throughout Hong Kong. Runs a range of leagues including juniors and veterans.
Room 1021, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Triathlon Association
This organization runs triathlons and similar endurance events, overseeing a range of clubs and coaches and encouraging participation and healthy training for all.
Room 1020, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Underwater Club
This friendly and welcoming club is Asia’s oldest diving club and organizes dives twice a month (you can rent equipment) as well as social events. They focus on qualified divers, but can help people interested in beginning to get training and join in.
Hong Kong Waterskiing Association
Waterskiing and wakeboarding at this sporting organization that promotes training for juniors and adults, and organises facilities and a safe environment. The aim is both to train elite competitors and to help casual participants.
Room 1025, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Yachting Association
Overseer of sailing clubs – cruisers, dinghies and more – as well as the city’s facilitator of training, venues and events. Contact them to get involved with sailing at any level.
Room 1009, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po,
Kowloon Bowling Green Club
Private members bowls club founded in 1900, with beautiful facilities.
123 Austin Rd, Jordan, Kowloon
Kowloon Cricket Club
Celebrated club dating from 1904 with superb facilities and a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports as well as cricket, of course. Perfect place for family activities.
10 Cox’s Rd, Jordan, Kowloon
Lo Wu Saddle Club
An independent riding club offering a relaxed environment, with a huge expanse of space for stables, riding arenas and riding paths and horses that are extremely well cared-for. There’s instruction available in both English and Cantonese. Non-members can also use the riding facilities for a fee.
Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui, New Territories
High-end family club committed to sports and “good camaraderie”, with a strong focus on women’s and children’s activities. Tennis facilities and lessons.
10 Old Peak Rd
Orienteering Association of Hong Kong
Hong Kong has excellent terrain for orienteering, and this active society offers training in the basics and runs open competitions as well as competing internationally with its more experienced members
Room 1014, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, Causeway Bay
South China Athletic Association
This huge club offers a wide range of sports, including indoor shooting, golf, football, swimming, yoga and rugby, as well as racket sports at a separate center in Kowloon. Training available for all levels and a great place to get involved with to find new people to play with.
Hong Kong Club House
88 Caroline Hill Rd, Causeway Bay
King’s Park Tennis Centre
6 Wylie Path, King’s Park, Kowloon
South China Diving Club
A BSAC club that organizes regular dives around the city, meeting every Thursday night in the Aberdeen Boat Club bar to socialize and plan future activities. Friendly and always ready to welcome new members.
2/F, Aberdeen Boat Club, 20 Shum Wan Rd, Aberdeen
Diving training company that prides itself in its personalized services, providing PADI diver certification. A professional staff of divemasters and instructors and a friendly, social atmosphere make this a great place to learn to dive, or to find people to go diving with.
Unit 5, 1/F Ko Fu House, 58-72 Fuk Man Rd, Sai Kung, New Territories
Yes, exactly what it sounds like, in one of Hong Kong’s more unusual sporting clubs. They meet on Friday nights and can lend new members unicycles. A fun way to meet people and try something new without taking it too seriously.
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, 22 Gascoigne Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Valley Rugby Football Club
Popular rugby, hockey and netball club based in Happy Valley which welcomes players of all ages and ability levels and runs women’s and children’s teams as well as men’s in rugby.
Windsurfing Association of Hong Kong
Organizes training and coaching at a range of sailing venues around the city, both developing excellence and introducing young people to windsurfing. They organize events and regattas and have a strong social component. Check their website for a full list of schools and training facilities.
Women’s Ice Hockey Organisation
Hong Kong’s go-to group for women who don’t want men to have all the fun on the ice, this easy-going club has regular practices for their team and training sessions for beginners – they’re always looking for new people keen to play. Equipment can be borrowed.