The Australian Tennis Foundation (ATF) aims to inspire brighter futures for disadvantaged children and young people through tennis. As the Official Charity of Tennis Australia and the Australian Open, we use tennis as a vehicle to reduce social disadvantage and increase social cohesion. We do this by: 

Improving access and equity to engagement with tennis for young people through: 

  • Providing support to young people facing financial disadvantage to engage with tennis 
  • Delivering tennis programs to targeted communities facing significant disadvantage 
  • Partnering with reputable youth/community agencies 

Developing a sense of belonging and community through experience with tennis by: 

  • Delivering opportunities for marginalized groups or communities recovering from natural disaster to gather for social interaction, celebration and recreation. 
  • Providing relief and respite from challenging life circumstances for young people and their families  


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Participants at the Wanta Cup Tennis Carnival during the ATF and WANTA launch of Jintangka Kamparru, Forward Together Tennis Program Launch in NT in Ntaria, Northern Territory, Australia on Sarturday September 3, 2022.  This was part of the launch the 4-year partnership between the Australian Tennis Foundation (ATF), Wanta and Tennis NT which will see tennis introduced to 700 participants across 9 desert communities. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Tennis Australia/ SCOTT BARBOUR
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Youth of Tomorrow event gives primary school students an unforgettable tennis experience
31 May, 2024

Youth of TomorrrowThe return of the Schools Future Fit Program saw more than 500 primary school students enjoy a day of tennis at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centrre.
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 A Day of Joy and Tennis with the Australian Tennis Foundation and Camp Quality
19 May, 2024

Brighter Days participant enjoyed some special experiences at Melbourne Park. The Australian Tennis Foundation partnered with Camp Quality to provide children impacted by cancer with a memorable day at Melbourne Park.
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Inspiring brighter futures: the Australian Tennis Foundation’s impact on AO 2024
23 April, 2024

ATF-Brighter-DaysAs the world's top players staged thrilling Australian Open campaigns, the Australian Tennis Foundation was also making a powerful impact.
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From lucky ticket to tennis paradise: Inside the Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners’ dream experience
6 February, 2024

Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners Mel and Dave Jones.Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners Mel and Dave Jones relished their once-in-a-lifetime experience at Australian Open 2024.
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