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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Australian Tennis Foundation inspiring youth in remote Australia
26 October, 2022

The Australian Tennis Foundation is inspiring brighter futures through tennis. Picture: Tennis AustraliaA new Australian Tennis Foundation program is helping to inspire brighter futures for young people through tennis in Central Australia.
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Regional communities unite as Rally As One tour returns
20 October, 2022

Australian Tennis Foundation recently visited Mount Beauty Tennis Club. Picture: Tennis AustraliaThe Australian Tennis Foundation's Rally As One tour continues across regional Victoria in coming weeks.
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Australian Tennis Foundation creates ‘Brighter Days’ for children facing adversity
29 September, 2022

Participants at an Australian Tennis Foundation family day at Melbourne Park. Picture: Tennis AustraliaThe Australian Tennis Foundation teamed with the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Little Dreamers to host a family day out at Melbourne Park.
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Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners enjoy AO experiences
10 March, 2022

Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners, Dion Kidner and Cath Kent, at Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Tennis AustraliaAttending the Australian Open 2022 finals was a dream come true for the lucky Australian Tennis Foundation lottery winners.
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