The sport, which sees players kicking a shuttlecock over a net with their feet - not racquets - is very popular on the mainland. Macau also have a strong team. Hong Kong were the underdogs but they still tried their best at the event's venue, the gymnasium in Baotou No9 Middle School.
The boys' top player, Leung Kwan-ho, said about his team's performance: "Although we lost to all three opponents in Group D of the boys' team competition, we had a very close score against Jiangxi and Chongqing." He and his partner, Choi Ka-ming, claimed the only victory for the team in the boys' doubles, beating Guangxi 2-0.
Kwan-ho also partnered Sze Ching-suen in the mixed doubles. Young Post watched the mixed doubles event and Ching-suen appeared to be nervous on court. The experience will help her learn how to play under pressure.
Captain Chan Hiu-lam was satisfied with the team's performance. She had a stomach bug just before she flew to Baotou, but she insisted on competing, and did well in the mixed doubles. Hiu-lam and her partner, Ng Chi-ming, were eventually knocked out of the mixed doubles by an Inner Mongolian pair in the last 16 round.