Tennis superstar and former World No. 1 Boris Becker is teaming up with the Mission Hills Group, aiming to develop the sport in China through the world’s first Boris Becker Tennis Academy.
During a visit to the site Becker said: “I am passionate about helping young tennis players to develop. Clearly there is tremendous talent and potential among young tennis players in China. To progress to the next level, it is imperative not only to provide outstanding facilities, such as those we have here at Mission Hills, but also to offer more opportunity to play tournaments.”
Tenniel Chu, Mission Hills’ Vice Chairman, said: “We are excited to welcome Boris Becker to China and to announce a co-operation between him and Mission Hills that will result in the creation of the world’s number one tennis academy. With the support and direct input of Boris, Mission Hills can now further cement its position as the pre-eminent tennis venue in China.”
For more than 20 years, Mission Hills has been at the forefront of tennis development in China. Mission Hills has hosted hundreds of tennis tournaments and been the training ground for the country’s national team. With the increasing population of the tennis players in China and the Olympic games in the upcoming August, the partnership between Mission Hills and Boris Becker will further popularized the game in China.