The American Club

28 Tai Tam Rd, Tai Tam, Hong Kong – MAP

Established in 1925, The American Club has over 3,000 members today. It is the only members-owned private club in Hong Kong to boast both Town Club as well as Country Club facilities. The Country Club is set in Tai Tam on the south side of the island with a beautiful ocean-view back drop. World class dining and recreational facilities including 3 artificial clay courts as well as 3 astroturf courts, have helped create a unique experience and ever growing tennis community for its members here in Hong Kong.

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AC Programs

Junior
Club junior programs provide an opportunity for juniors to develop to their full potential. Our vision is to "inspire journeys which extend beyond the court", and we work towards just that. Our programs provide a holistic approach to helping juniors on their life journey through uniquely structured coaching and competitive programs.
Junior Private Lessons

Private (1 pax) and semi- private (2-3 pax) sessions conducted daily for players of all levels.

To book a session, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Group Lessons

A fully-structured and progressive junior development program from blue → red → orange → green → yellow ball that has been tried and tested over the past 20 years.

To join the program, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Junior Camps

Local and International Junior Training Camps in school holiday breaks.

To join a camp, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Junior Competitions

Junior can take part in a variety of competitive events on a regular basis; Club Championships (singles & doubles), Tie-Break Shootouts, In-House League (red/orange/green/yellow), HKTA Junior Team Tennis League and UTR competitions.

To book a session, club members can email Sandy at [email protected].

Elite Coaching

Customised programs for Elite athletes looking to either pursue a career in professional tennis or seek a scholarship for US College Tennis. These programs are tailored for individuals and include a unique fitness, mental and nutritional program to maximise performance both on and off the court.

To ask about entry requirements for the elite program, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Mentorship Programs

Older juniors are invited to participate in a unique mentorship program in which they are encouraged to nurture the younger players on their journey. Our Junior mentors are provided with a Junior Mentor t-shirt and pullover to identify their positions in the program.

To enquire about joining the Mentorship Program, junior club member parents can email Sandy at [email protected]

Adult
Club adult programs comprise a good mix of coaching, social & competitive events for players of all levels.
Adult Private Lessons

Private (1 pax) and semi- private (2-3 pax) sessions conducted daily for players of all levels.

To book a session, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Adult Clinics

Ladies & Men’s Clinics - Conducted generally in the mornings for ladies and evenings for men (4-6 pax). These clinics are catered more for the novice & intermediate players and focus on the basics of tennis.

Mixed Evening Clinics - Fun social clinics mixing men & ladies, generally focusing on some simple technique and matchplay topics. These clinics also create a nice social atmosphere, and many participants will usually end up dining together at the club after the clinic.

To join a clinic, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Jam Sessions

High intensity sessions for the more physical social players who want a good workout, but also need some technical instruction.

To book a session, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

Cardio Lessons

High intensity sessions for players who want to focus on the workout aspect of the session and do not want to worry about technique. Some participants might not even have any tennis experience.

To book a session, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

League Training

Two hour sessions for the club's men’s & ladies' league teams, which focus on more advanced doubles matchplay & strategies.

To arrange a team session, club team captains can email Sandy at [email protected]

Workshops

Shot of the Week Workshops - Weekly clinics for variety of levels which focus on a specific topic.
E.g. Topspin, Net Play, Service Return, etc.

Guest Speaker Workshops - Specialising in key areas: Technical / Tactical / Physical / Mental.

To book a workshop, club members can email Sandy at [email protected]

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AC Monthly Events

1st Jan 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
3rd to 7th Jan 2022
Holiday Junior Tennis Camp
7th Jan 2022
Adults Tennis Team Meet & Greet
10th Jan 2022
First day of Regular Programs
22nd Jan 2022
Aussie Open Social (Juniors 12noon-2pm | Adults 3pm-7pm (dinner & TV to follow)
31st Jan 2022
Chinese New Year Holiday Junior Tennis Camp
1st to 3rd Feb 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
11th Feb 2022
Junior Tennis Parent Forum
12th Feb 2022
TA Red Ball Cup (away)
19th to 20th Feb 2022
Annual Mixed Doubles Adults Championships
27th Feb 2022
Junior Red Ball Social (10am-12pm)
12th to 13th Mar 2022
Annual Veteran's Doubles Championships (Men/Ladies)
13th Mar 2022
HEAD Cup 14U (at LRC)
26th to 27th Mar 2022
Annual Veteran's Singles Championships (Men/Ladies)
27th Mar 2022
Junior Red Ball Social (10am-12pm on 1 court)
5th Apr 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
4th to 8th Apr 2022
Spring Break - Junior Holiday Camps
11th to 14th Apr 2022
Spring Break-Junior Holiday Camps
15th Apr 2022
Public Holiday - Good Friday
18th Apr 2022
Public Holiday - Easter
23rd Apr 2022
TA Orange Ball Cup (away)
24th Apr 2022
Annual Junior Tie-Break Shootout
30th Apr 2022
Adult Themed Social
2nd May 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
7th May 2022
HEAD Cup 10U (at HKJC)
8th May 2022
Buddha’s Birthday
9th May 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
28th May 2022
French Open Adult Tennis Social
29th May 2022
Junior Red Ball Social (10am-12pm)
3rd Jun 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
15th Jun 2022
Last Day of Regular Program
20th Jun 2021 to 24th Jun 2022
Extension of tennis junior program # 1
27th Jun to 1st Jul 2022
Extension of tennis junior program # 2
27th Jun to 1st Jul 2022
Extension of tennis junior program # 2
25th Jun 2022
Wimbledon Adult Tennis Social
1st Jul 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
4th Jul to 12th Aug 2022
Holiday Tennis Junior Camp
4th Jul to 12th Aug 2022
Holiday Tennis Junior Camp
1st Jul to 31st Aug 2022
Summer In-House Junior League
1st Jul to 31st Aug 2022
Summer In-House Junior League
27th Aug 2022
US Open Adult Social: Pro-Challenge
3rd Sep 2022
US Open Adult Social: Member Challenge
12th Sep 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
24th to 25th Sep 2022
Annual Club Doubles Adults Championships
25th Sep 2022
Junior Red Ball Social (10am-12pm)
1st Oct 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
3rd Oct 2022
Think Pink Charity Tennis Social
4th Oct 2022
Public Holiday - Limited Coaching
15th to 16th Oct 2022
Annual Club Singles Adults Championships
15th Oct 2022
TA Green Ball Cup (away)
30th Oct 2022
Junior Red Ball Social (10am-12pm)
6th Nov 2022
HEAD Cup 12U (at HKFC)
11th Nov 2021
November Adult Mixed Doubles Social (Invitational)
12th to 13th Nov 2022
Annual Junior Singles Championships
19th Nov 2022
Annual Adult Tennis Dinner
26th to 27th Nov 2022
Annual Singles Championships
3rd to 4th Dec 2022
Annual Junior Doubles Championships
10th Dec 2022
Annual Battle of the Sexes
12th Dec 2022
Annual Junior Tennis Dinner
19th to 30th Dec 2022
Junior Xmas Tennis Camps
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AC Coaches

Pepe Caballero 4
Pepe Caballero

Tennis Director - The American Club

Pepe Caballero 5

Pepe Caballero

Tennis Director - The American Club

Pepe is from Spain, where he grew up as one of Spain’s leading junior players. He was a member of the National Training Squad and a former Spanish National Doubles Champion. Pepe attended the University of New Mexico on a full tennis scholarship and went on to become 2 time All American, even having a court at the University named after him. Turning to coaching, Pepe is a RPT qualified level 4 professional, and also a NCAA/ITA member coach. He was previously the Director of Tennis at Club Tennis Cubelles in Barcelona, and also did stints as the Men’s Coach at Oklahoma State University and the Women’s Coach at Princeton University. Arriving in HK back in 2011, Pepe spent 2 years as the Head Coach of the HK National Training Squad Program. He has also spent the past 5 years teaching both at the Kowloon Cricket Club and the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.

  • RPT Qualified (level 4)
  • RPT Tennis Director
  • ICI Tennis Director
  • NCAA/ITA Member Coach
  • 2 Time All American (UNM)
  • Spanish Doubles Champion
  • Director of Tennis at Club Tennis Cubelles (Spain)
  • Assistant Coach (Women’s Tennis) Princeton University
  • Assistant Coach (Men’s Tennis) Oklahoma State University
  • Head Coach for the HK Tennis Association (2 years)
  • Tennis Director at The American Club since 2022
Francesc Canabate 6
Francesc Canabate

Junior Tennis Director - The American Club

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Francesc Canabate

Junior Tennis Director - The American Club

Xesc comes from Mallorca in Spain. He started playing at the age of 9 but quickly grew to become one of Spain’s leading juniors and was ranked 7th in Europe through the European Championships.
He competed on both the ITF and ATP circuit and reached a top 50 ranking in the open category in Spain.
Xesc grew up Sparring with the likes of Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya (Former number 1 ATP), Barbara Strycova (Top 20 WTA), Anna Ivanovic (Former WTA number 1) and Flavia Penneta (Former Top 10 WTA).
In his career as a coach, Xesc was fortunate enough to work alongside and be inspired by Toni Nadal (Rafael Nadal’s former coach) as well as Joan Bosch (Carlos Moya’s former coach).
Xesc has worked as a coach at The Spanish High Performance Sports Centre and founded an academy where he directed more than 200 players and honed his passion for teaching.
Xesc considers himself an ambitious, yet disciplined coach who is motivated to help any player of any level, strive to reach the next level.

Xesc’s biggest hobby is art. He is passionate about painting, participating in other sports like football and has a love for travelling and meeting people from all over the world.

  • R.F.E.T Qualified
  • 10+ years coaching experience
  • Top 50 Spanish ranking
  • Competed on ITF/ATP circuit
  • Trained with Toni Nadal
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Luis Gonzalos

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

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Luis Gonzalos

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

Luis is from Peru. As a player, he achieved the #1 position in the Peru National Rankings for U16 and U18, and he was #311 in the World Junior ITF. In 2009, he player for Division I School University of Portland and was transferred with a full scholarship to the top 5 Division II School at Columbus State University, where he achieved All-American Honors (Top 10 the Nation) in doubles, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing. Among other competitive players, Luis has coached the National U12 Champion Christian Garay in the US, and Juan Pablo Varillas as a junior in Peru, who is currently ranked top 350 in the ATP.

  • P.B.I. Certified
  • #1 U16 & U18 in Peru
  • All American (Doubles)
  • Coach at Camp Takajo, Maine, USA PBI coach at clubs in Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Austria, Vietnam
  • Tennis Coach at The American Club since 2013
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Filip Veger

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

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Filip Veger

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

Filip is from Croatia where he was one of its leading junior tennis players. He competed in the junior Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, before starting on the ATP tour where he reached a career high of 478. With wins against several top 100 and 200 players, he also trained with players such as Federer, Djokovic, Raonic & Ferrer to name a few. Filip also worked as a coach/player at Durham University in the UK, (UK Team Champions) a coach at the Wimx Tennis Academy and was also the coach of the Qatar National Junior Team and it’s men’s Davis Cup team.

  • Qualified under GPTCA
  • ATP Tour Player ranked #478
  • Wins against Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Mischa Zverev
  • Coach/Player at Durham University, UK
  • Qatar Junior National Team Coach
  • Qatar Davis Cup Team Coach
Sviatlana Pirazhenka 12
Sviatlana Pirazhenka

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

Sviatlana Pirazhenka 13

Sviatlana Pirazhenka

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club

Sviatlana is from Belarus, where she was the National Champion multiple times in both singles and doubles. She was also the #1 16U ranked player in Europe before turning pro and competing on the WTA Tour. Sviatlana was the winner of 24 ITF events and a finalist in 30 ITF events and achieved a WTA world ranking of #371 in singles and #253 in doubles. Turning to coaching, she traveled for 2 years as a coach on the WTA Tour and also spent 2 years coaching a group of National junior champions and working with the Avante Tennis Club in Belarus. Svietalana has also worked as a commentator for the past 2 years on Belarus National TV and studied law at the Belarus State University.

  • Qualified under the ITF
  • WTA Tour Player – #371 singles & #253 doubles
  • European #1 U16
  • Belarus National Champion
  • Commentator for Belarus TV
  • Coach at Avante Tennis Club
  • Coach at The American Club since 2022
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Patrik Brydolf

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club & HK Parkview Club

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Patrik Brydolf

Senior Tennis Professional - The American Club & HK Parkview Club

Originally from Sweden, before turning to a career in coaching, Patrik was a player on the men’s professional tennis tour. As a junior competitor, he held a #1 Swedish National ranking, an ITF Junior ranking of #42, was a European Champion in the U18, and competed in Junior Grand Slam tournaments. Patrik made his best ATP world ranking of #527 in singles and #348 in doubles when he was only 19 years old. Patrik began working with top juniors and pro players at the second largest club in Sweden, serving as both a tennis and fitness coach. Patrik continued to work independently as a private coach for WTA and ATP Swedish players and expanded his coaching at clubs to working with players of all age and abilities, from beginner to competitive, in private and group clinics.

  • Qualified under Swedish Tennis Federation
  • Former ATP ranking #523 (singles), #348 (doubles)
  • Former Swedish #1 junior & European Champion U18
  • Tennis & Fitness Coach Lidingo Tennis Club
  • Tennis Coach at Trollbacken Tennis Club
  • Tennis Coach at The American Club, HK since 2018
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