Kevin Livesey

Former Member WTA Board Of Directors (2006-11)

A member of the Global Advisory Board since 2016, Kevin Livesey joined APG with more than 35 years of experience working in tennis and living in South East Asia. Kevin moved to Hong Kong in 1980 and spent 13 years with the Hong Kong Sports Institute as Senior Coach and Head Tennis Coach and was also the acting National Coach of the Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA). From 1982-93 he served as coach and captain of the successful HKTA Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams and both scored historic wins under his leadership, including achieving Hong Kong’s first ever win in Davis Cup in 1984 and reaching the final of the 1987 Fed Cup World Group consolation event, held in Vancouver, where his team beat Finland, Belgium, Brazil and Sweden before losing in the final to the Netherlands.

In 1993 Kevin was responsible for reintroducing WTA Tour tennis tournaments to Hong Kong and he has since owned and/or operated WTA and ATP World Tour events in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Surabaya and Bali. Additionally, he acted as a Consultant to the WTA tournament in Bangalore, India. He was also responsible for initiating the setting up of the WTA International Tournament in Pattaya, Thailand and remained involved with the event until he retired in 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Kevin was also a member of the WTA Board of Directors and a Member of the WTA Tournament Council from 2002 to 2012 representing the Asia Region.

He was inducted into the Hong Kong Tennis Association Hall of Fame in October 2016, and presented with APG’s Lifetime Service to Tennis recognition award in 2018.