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HKITA has the best and strongest college preparation program in Asia

06 Jan 2011

So far this season HKITA has brought 4 top academic schools coaches to Hong Kong (U of Chicago, Washington U at St Louis, Brown U and Wellesley College). This shows HKITA strong commitment, high level of dedication and crystal clear goal in providing an excellent pathway and opportunity for our players to strive for excellence in both academic and tennis. As we all know tennis can help our players being accepted into schools they would never dream of and/ or getting a full tennis scholarship. We have seen some life evident on Ryan Ho, Geraldine Leong, Sher Pui Wing and lately Leung Lok Sze. All of them are now currently and will be studying and playing tennis at top academic schools. Life as a student athlete will be a huge benefit for each of them as from tennis and college competition they will learn vital social skills, which in the future will surely help build their character and shape them into a more complete and successful individual.

Therefore, I am very pleased to announce that currently HKITA has the best and strongest college preparation program in Asia. Our record of placing our players into colleges in the US and our extensive and intimate relationships in the US speak for itself. Since this program started in 2007, we have placed 7 players into top academic schools and 3 players receiving full or partial tennis scholarships. In fact, no other tennis academy or national tennis association in Asia has even come close in terms of know-how, contact/ relationship and end result in the past 3 years.

About Wellesley College

According to the 2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Wellesley College is the #4 liberal arts college in the United States, tied with Middlebury College, behind Williams, Amherst and Swarthmore. In addition, Forbes' 2010 "America's Best Colleges" ranked Wellesley College as #12.[8][9] In 2009 Forbes ranked Wellesley College #6, ahead of schools such as Stanford and Yale.[10] In July 2010, The Global Language Monitor ranked Wellesley College as the #6 college in the U.S., based on an analysis of appearances in the global print and electronic media, on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and social media such as Twitter.[11] The College is ranked #10 in the 2010 Washington Monthly ranking of liberal arts colleges, which purports to measure "Social Mobility," "Research," and "Service."[12]

According to the Wall Street Journal, Wellesley College also ranks fifth in the top liberal arts colleges (#15 as one of the top total undergraduate colleges) for sending more students to the selected 15, elite graduate school programs in medicine, law, and business.[citation needed] Wellesley College is one of the Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence in a college educational guide published in 2000.


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