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 unites with Kids Tennis
29 October, 2021

The Australian Tennis Foundation is focused on supporting children to learn and grow through the sport.The amalgamation of Kids Tennis Foundation and Australian Tennis Foundation ensures more children and youth are building life skills through the sport.
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Rallying as one: Tennis supports Australian communities
31 January, 2021

Casey Dellacqua with Cobargo community members during a Rally as one event in New South Wales.The Australian Tennis Foundation's efforts to support Australian bushfire-affected communities continues to lift spirits across the country.
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Schedule and charity partner announced for A Day at the Drive
26 January, 2021

Ash Barty during the Adelaide International in 2020. Picture: Getty ImagesThe A Day at the Drive event in Adelaide this week is supporting the Australian Tennis Foundation.
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Tennis legend John Fitzgerald headed to Mallacoota for Rally as One
4 December, 2020

HELPING HAND: Former world No.1 doubles star John Fitzgerald at a Rally as One event in Cobargo this week. Picture: Tennis AustraliaThe Australian Open and Australian Tennis Foundation’s national Rally as One initiative continues with a visit to the Victorian town of Mallacoota.
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