Expat Health & Sport Guide Hong Kong

Recreational opportunities for sporting fans abound, whether it is a round of golf or an hour at the gym, but expect crowds in the evenings and on weekends.

Fitness Centers

Nearly all hotels have health clubs and spas, and private fitness centers are widespread. All of these centers have English-speaking staff to cater to the large expatriate community in Hong Kong and provide a wide selection of classes from yoga and Pilates to weight-training and kickboxing. The stiff competition keeps gyms’ standards high and membership prices low, with monthly fees averaging HK$400-$700.

California Fitness
A well-known chain of fitness centers with branches across Hong Kong offering multi-level classes including aerobics, body combat, indoor cycling and yoga.
Open Mon-Sat 06:00-24:00, Sun 08:00-22:00
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, Mongkok
Tel: 2522 5229

Pure Fitness
Upscale fitness center with two branches in the Central district. Both have a diverse schedule of classes and personal trainers and qualified nutritionists are also available.
1-3/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Rd, Central
Mall Level 3, Two IFC, 8 Finance St, Central
Open Mon-Sat 06:00-24:00 boxing, climbing, aerobics, kick boxing, yoga and free weights.
Tel: 3691 3988

Fitness First
All Fitness First gyms have personal trainers, a wide range of equipment and more than 180 group exercise classes a week. Its passport membership allows members the use of clubs worldwide.
Open Mon-Fri 06:30-23:00, Sat 07:00-22:00, Sun 08:00-22:00
Locations: Central, Sheung Wan, Quarry Bay, North Point, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3106 3000

Seasons Fitness
A 10,000-square-foot facility with a heated indoor lap pool, ladies-only workout area, day spa, sauna, steam room and cafe.
Open Mon-Fri 06:30-22:30, Sat 06:30-21:00, Sun and public holidays 10:00-20:00
3/F, ICBC Tower, Citibank Plaza
3 Garden Road, Central
Tel: 2878 6288

Figure’s Fitness
Besides personal training and exercise classes, the gym offers services such as sports massages, tanning beds, a basketball academy and nutrition consultation.
Open Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00, Sat 08:00-20:00, Sun and Public Holidays 09:00-18:00
6/F On Hing Building
1-9 On Hing Terrace, Central
Tel: 2525 3223

Golf Clubs and Courses

All golf clubs in Hong Kong are for members and their guests only, although some clubs allow visitors at an additional charge. Major tournaments are held at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling, which also allows visitors to join as day members.

Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
An 9-hole, par 27 golf course that permits guests on weekdays only.
139 Tai Au Mun Road
Clearwater Bay, New Territories
Tel: 2335 3888
Course: 18 Holes
Green Fee: from HK$900 weekdays only for non-members.

The Hong Kong Golf Club
An 9-hole, par three golf course that permits guests on weekdays only.
Lot No 1, Fan Kam Road
Fanling, New Territories
Tel: 2670 1211
Course: 18 Holes
Green Fee: 18 holes- HK$2,000, Twilight Green Fee- HK$1,100 (Tee off after 3:00pm)

The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Club
The only public golf course in Hong Kong. No membership required. 36 holes and 60 driving range bays.
Kau Sai Chau
Sai Kung, New Territories
Tel: 2791 3388
Course: 18 Holes
Green Fee: from $1360 hkd on weekends and $960 on weekdays

Tennis Clubs

An after-school English-language tennis club that caters to children. The club offers tennis classes and organizes regular events and tournaments. This tennis club is a part of the ESF sports program which offers a variety of sport programs and clinics like swimming, football, gymnastics, basketball and martial arts.
181 Des Voeux Road
Tel: 2711 1280

Hong Kong Ladies Tennis
A social and competitive tennis league for women only. The club has over 700 members, a great proportion of which are English speaking.

Hong Kong Tennis Association
A not-for-profit organization that organizes tennis leagues and matches throughout Hong Kong and the New Territories.
Room 1021, Olympic House
1 Stadium Pathmillion, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2504 8266

A private, predominantly English-speaking, members-only club with tennis facilities and lessons.
10 Old Peak Road
Tel: 3199 3500

Recommended Swimming Pools/Clubs

Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association
A variety of swimming activities including diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming and master competitions.
1003 Queen Elizabeth Stadium
18 Oi Kwan Road
Wan Chai
Tel: 2572 8594

Yoga/Pilates Centers

Flex Pilates & Yoga
Offers private and group Pilates and yoga classes for both adults and children.
Open Mon-Thu 08:00-21:00, Fri-Sat 08:00-14:00
1/F Woodleigh House
80 Stanley Village Road
Tel: 2813 2212
2H South Bay Rd
Repulse Bay
Tel: 2812 6696

Amico Studio
Amico has two studios: a third-floor yoga studio offering Hatha and hot yoga, and a second-floor dance studio where you can practise Bollywood, Latin and belly-dancing moves.
Open daily 09:00-23:00
3/F, 167-169 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai
Tel: 2827 9233

Pure Yoga
One of the most comprehensive yoga centers in Hong Kong, Pure Yoga has five locations in the city with classes ranging from beginner to master yogi, including Led Ashtanga yoga, Hatha and hot yoga.
Locations: Central, Taikoo Place, Tsim Sha Tsui, Langham Place, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2971 0055

A modern, 3,300sqft studio teaching Ashtanga yoga at three levels from beginner to advanced, as well as instruction in breathing exercises and meditation.
Open Mon-Fri 06:30-20:30, Sat 08:30-19:00, Sun 08:30-17:30
3/F Century Court
239 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai
Tel: 2511 8892

Football Clubs

Hong Kong Football Club
English-speaking private club that has teams for football, rugby union, field hockey, squash and lawn bowls.
3 Sports Road
Happy Valley
Tel: 2830 9500

Hong Kong Gaelic Athletic Association
A hand and foot version of football that combines the skills of rugby, soccer, basketball.The club that competes competitively throughout Hong Kong as well as organizes social and amateur events.

Public Facilities

Hong Kong has excellent public sports and leisure facilities. Further details of which can be found below:

SportFacilitiesFees (HKD)Concessionary Fees (HKD)
Tennis279 courts across 54 venuesWith floodlighting: $57/hour
Without floodlighting: $42/hour
With floodlighting: $28.5/hour
Without floodlighting = $21/hour
Squash241 courts across 79 venuesWith air-conditioning: $27/half hour
Without air-conditioning: $17/half hour
With air-conditioning: $13.5/half hour
Without air-conditioning: $8.5/half hour
Basketball (indoor)128 courts across 84 venuesWith air-conditioning: $236/hour
Without air-conditioning: $148/hour
With air-conditioning: $118/hour
Without air-conditioning: $74/hour
Volleyball (indoor)128 courts across 84 venuesWith air-conditioning: $236/hour
Without air-conditioning: $148/hour
With air-conditioning: $118/hour
Without air-conditioning: $74/hour
Badminton529 courts across 88 venuesWith air-conditioning: $59/hour
Without air-conditioning: $37/hour
With air-conditioning: $29.5/hour
Without air-conditioning: $18.5/hour

Public facilities can be found and booked at the following website:

The list of charges for sports centers in the urban areas is as follows:-

For the New Territories the charges are:-

Many venues also accept booking payments via Octopus cards.