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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Top stars unite to raise money for Australian Tennis Foundation
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Alex de Minaur in action during the United Cup. Picture: Tennis AustraliaAustralian Alex de Minaur is among the world's top players confirmed to compete in charity matches during AO Opening Week.
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4 December, 2023

Gallipoli Youth CupMore than 150 students, coaches and managers from across Australia recently descended on Brisbane to compete in this year’s Gallipoli Youth Cup – The National High…
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AO on the Road set to visit flood-affected communities in Victoria
26 October, 2023

The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in Castlemaine. Picture: Tennis AustraliaThe Australian Open trophies will visit more than 20 Victorian communities in coming months as part of AO on the Road.
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Rising Australian players awarded Ashley Cooper Scholarships
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Petra Hule in action at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis AustraliaEight players have been awarded Ashley Cooper Scholarships, including South Australia's Petra Hule.
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