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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Rafael Nadal to rock Margaret Court Arena
19 December, 2014

Rafael Nadal, Australian Open 2014. GETTY IMAGESUPDATE: A pair of Aussie stars will join 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal for a blockbuster one-off entertainment event at Margaret Court Arena this summer.
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Gallipoli Youth Cup kicks off in Melbourne
23 April, 2014

(L-R) Michael Annett, CEO RSL Victoria, competitor Maddison Inglis (WA), Consul General for the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Apak, competitor Jake Delaney (NSW) and former Australian player
and Davis Cup Captain John Fitzgerald with the Gallipoli Youth Cup trophies, which include sand from Gallipoli. (Photo credit: Elizabeth Xue Bai)The Gallipoli Youth Cup was officially launched in Melbourne on Wednesday, with the battle for 2014 honours now under way on the clay courts at Melbourne Park.
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