The Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) was founded in 1909. It was initially called the Hong Kong Lawn Tennis Association before changing its name to the Hong Kong Tennis Association in 1984. Its stated aim is to promote tennis, develop players talented and to raise the level of the game in Hong Kong. The HKTA is a non-profit organization recognized by the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The Association is guided by a Council whose members are elected for a two-year term.