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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Rally as One initiative to support bushfire-affected communities
5 November, 2020

Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios with a volunteer firefighter during the AO Rally for Relief event at Rod Laver Arena in January. Picture: Getty ImagesA national program to support bushfire-affected communities across Australia launches today.
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Ash Barty and the Australian Tennis Foundation serve up $115,000 for Indigenous programs
6 August, 2020

Tennis player Ash Barty visits Edge Hill State School in Cairns ,Queensland Australia July 31 2020.
Photograph : Jason O'Brien / Tennis AustraliaThe Australian Tennis Foundation will provide funding support to Indigenous programs in Queensland over the next three years.
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Gallipoli Youth Cup honours Anzac centenary
17 April, 2015

Attending the launch of the 2015 Gallipoli Youth Cup at Melbourne Park were (back row, L-R) Todd Woodbridge, GYC Ambassador Oscar Yildiz, Victorian
Minister for Sport Hon John Eren, GYC founder Umit Oraloglu, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley, RSL Victoria CEO Michael
Annett and (front row, L-r) competitors Jeanette Lin, Matthew Romios and Ismail Bagdas; pic credit/Elizabeth Xue BaiThe eighth annual Gallipoli Youth Cup was officially launched to honour the 100th anniversary of the landings in Gallipoli and the tournament's return to Melbourne…
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Tennis Cares for local community
12 January, 2015

Australian Open 2015 - Tennis Cares.  Reservoir East Primary School Robin O'Neill (Manager of Govt. Relations and Strategic Projects Tennis Australia) and James Cumming (Principal Reservoir East Primary School) turn the first sod for the Hot Shot Courts. (Photo: Fiona Hamilton)The first sod has been turned in the development of four permanent ANZ Tennis Hot Shots courts at Reservoir East Primary School in Victoria today, the first project from…
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