Address: Hong Kong Sports Institute, 25 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
Public Transport to the HKSI: Take the MTR East Rail Line to the Fo Tan station, then take Exit A and follow the sign to the covered footbridge (next to the Fo Tan Railway House) which will lead to the HKSI Main Entrance (about 5 minutes' walk).
* Off-site training facilities were provided for the sport to cater for its specific training needs.
The new 9-storey Main Building, officially opened in October 2013, is the centre-piece of the redeveloped HKSI. It provides integrated facilities for elite sports administration, international exchanges, includes a restaurant as well as residence accommodation for athletes and visitors:Athlete Hostel Elite Corner (Athlete Restaurant) Sports Library Lecture Theatre Meeting and Activity Rooms Restaurant and Other Catering Services Sports Residence
The Rowing Centre stands next to the Shing Mun Riverside providing full athlete training and analysis facilities, boat storage and a maintenance workshop. A viewing tower is also located on rooftop, providing an unobstructed observation point for the training activities in the River:
- Storage for 140 rowing boats (all the boat racks are adjustable horizontally and vertically to accommodate different sizes of boat)
- Workshop for repair, maintenance and rigging of rowing boats
- Fitness training room
- Advanced dynamic rowing machines capable of simulating on-water rowing action and body sequences
- Rooftop semi-covered stretching area and observation deck
The new 52m international standard swimming pool is purpose-built for elite training. It boasts under-water observation windows and a state-of-the-art video analysis system:
- An indoor 52m swimming pool which can be used as a 50m international standard pool or divided into two 25m pools via a movable bulkhead
- Olympic-standard starting platforms
- Electronic timing system
- Installed with under-water observation windows and a video analysis system
- Audio-visual facilities
- Spectator seating capacity of 1,500 people
- Spacious deck area for land-drills and swim/bike exchange training for triathletes
- The existing 25m swimming pool has been refurbished and can be connected with the new 52m swimming pool to form an integrated swimming complex.
The Building comprises a multi-purpose training hall and elite coaching teams’ offices for long-term development of Paralympic sports, junior athletes, and coach education in Hong Kong. The whole building is barrier-free, with a lift especially designed to accommodate two wheelchairs simultaneously.Multi-purpose Training Hall
The Sports Complex houses an array of international-standard training facilities to enhance the performance of Hong Kong elite athletes:Badminton Billiard Sports Fencing Karatedo Squash Table Tennis Tenpin Bowling Wushu Sports Medicine Centre Sport Nutrition Monitoring Centre Scientific Conditioning Centre Fitness Training Centre Sport Biomechanics & Technology Centre Sport Psychology Centre
- 2 covered hard courts
- 4 hard courts
- 2 clay courts
HKSI boasts a well-equipped track and field facility; it hosts elite training and is a popular venue for community and corporate sports days:
- Full size football/rugby pitch
- 8-lane athletics track
- 2 covered inclined warm-up tracks
- Long jump and triple jump
- High jump and pole vault
- Javelin and disc throw
- Shot put
Through the joint efforts of Catering Department and Sport Nutrition Monitoring Centre, Elite Corner offers a wide variety of healthy and tasty dishes with detailed nutrition information for athletes to meet their daily training demand and nutritional goals.
- Offers a wide variety of healthy and tasty dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Spacious VIP Room (150 sq. m.) for special events
- Catering services are available in flexible settings including banquet, buffet, cocktail reception, coffee & tea refreshments
- 400 seats
- Simultaneous interpretation room and equipment
- Audio visual facilities
- Free wifi service
- Furnished rooms (50-200 sq. m.) fully equipped with audio visual and wifi
- Flexible seating formats available to accommodate seminars, professional training workshops, annual general meetings, conferences, receptions, etc.
With accommodation for up to 446 athletes, the Athlete Hostel provides a comfortable home for elite athletes to help them focus on training to achieve their best in every competition.
48 rooms (22-27 sq. m.) each fitted with:
- Two twin-beds
- HD TV
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Free wifi service
- Mini fridge
The Sports Medicine Centre provides athletes with medical support services, including physical examinations, general clinic services, orthopaedic consultations, physiotherapy, Chinese medicine, Chinese manual therapy, rehabilitative training, therapeutic exercise, and sports massage. In addition, the Centre provides athletes with regular musculo-skeletal evaluations, postural and movement impairment assessment for sports activities and training sessions for enhanced flexibility, shoulder and core stability.
The Sports Nutrition Monitoring Centre plays a vital role in the development of athlete dietary habits. Performance nutritionists and dietitians at the Centre provide a four-pronged approach to improve athletes’ performance. Through the application of current research, the Centre ensures athletes receive today’s best practices in each element of provision.
The Scientific Conditioning Centre works closely with the other centres within the Elite Science & Technology Division to develop and implement science-based strength and conditioning programmes designed to optimise athletes’ performance by improving their cardiovascular system, power, strength, speed, agility, and mobility, thus enabling them to perform to their fullest potential. This is achieved through the use of scientific testing (both laboratory-based and field-based) to quantify and monitor training. This ensures a more precise determination of effective periodisation programmes on training load and intensity, which enables coaches to adjust training programmes to maximise their desired outcomes.
Floor area of over 1,000 sq. m. with different major training zones available for:
- Strength and Power
- Air Power
- Machine Circuit
- Free Weights
- Functional and Core Training Area
- Recovery Centre
The Sport Biomechanics & Technology Centre is responsible for providing measurement and analysis of sporting skills, as well as tracking and evaluating the technical and tactical patterns of other national high performance athletes in order to set benchmarks for training and competitions. Feedback is then given to coaches and athletes on technique improvement. The Centre works closely with the other centres to identify the physiological requirements of individual sport by means of on-field video analysis. The results will be shared with the strength and conditioning coaches as a reference when preparing training plans.
Sport psychology consultants in Sport Psychology Centre provide one-on-one and group services to athletes. As scientific practitioners, sport psychology consultants employ evidence-based approach (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness based therapy) in the consultation services.
Performance enhancement is the main goal. Subdivided concerns include anxiety management, self-confidence, goal setting in competition and training, concentration and refocus, group dynamic and career development. Mental skills training (i.e. self-talk, imagery, relaxation, routine and goal settings) and psychological counselling are two key areas covered in consultation.
- Houses over 15,000 books, 2,500 audio-visual items and 2,000 journals, covering sports science and sports medicine, coaching, physical education and recreation
- Online catalogues, research reports are also available
- 16 badminton courts
- 150-seat spectator stand
- Size: 213 sq. m.
- 13 pistes with built-in scoring system
- 10m x 10m mats conforming to competition standards
- Mirrors and televisions to cater to athletes' training needs
- A total of 15 singles squash courts (4 of the singles courts convertible to 3 doubles courts)
- 16 competition level table tennis tables
- The first United States Bowling Congress (USBC) recognised and certified training centre in Asia
- Two types of the most commonly used alleys in international competition - 6 AMF lanes and 6 Brunswick lanes for direct comparison
- Bespoke lane oiling to replicate international venue conditions
- A video and motion analysis system for elite training
- A bowling workshop for tailor-made ball development and maintenance
* In addition to the Swimming Complex and the Athletic Field, off-site training facilities are provided for the sport to cater for its specific training needs.
- 1,454 sq. m. with 3 training mats of 18m x 12m and 2 mats of 16m x 10m
- 100-seat spectator stand
- Large electronic scoreboard for international competition
- 1,875 sq. m. with movable partitions
- Convertible into 2 smaller training venues to suit different training needs