The Prince of Tennis 网球少年 joins Chasing Ball in the growing list of Chinese dramas with sports as a main theme. This is a name that needs no introduction due to the popularity of the Japanese manga of the same name by Takeshi Konomi.
The show held their booting ceremony in Nanjing attended by a cast of fine young up and comers. Peng Yuchang, Dong Dali, Xie Binbin, Zhang Yijie, Zhu Zhiling, Xu Ke, Sean Wu Xudong, Li He and Pan Linfeng make up the nine tennis players. The boys actually already made their first appearance together at the recent Tencent Movie Night.
I don’t always watch sports dramas but I might check this out just because of the eye candies. Haha!
Aside from the boys, there are three ladies joining the cast that you may recognize from their other dramas. Xu Hao played a supporting character in The Taoism Grandmaster and lET’s Shake It.
Liu Yongxi played Pipi’s level-headed best friend Xiaoju in Moonshine and Valentine.
Zhang Yishang played a supporting character in Zheng Shuang and Luo Jin’s new drama My Story For You. She also has a starring role in the upcoming fantasy action movie Asura.