Rally as One – Supporting bushfire affected communities
Through the Rally as One program, the ATF has supported communities devastated by 2019-20 bushfire events through rebuilding of community tennis clubs, dropping off racquets to local students, holding community events and providing after-school activities for primary school students.
Grants to primary schools to deliver tennis programs after school, focusing on building resilience in young people and rewarding positive participant behaviors. A family celebration event is included in the program to foster deeper connection with families and schools.
In partnership with local community organisations in Queensland, the ATF is using tennis as a vehicle to engage young first nations people and inspire career pathways available through the sport.
Grants to coaches to employ young people as assistants, providing leadership opportunities and mentoring support for coaching or administrative duties.
Grants to support the delivery of community events and school activations. In 2020/21, community events were held in Cobargo (NSW), Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills (SA), Mallacoota and Cudgewa (VIC) and Yepoon (QLD). Over 1250 people attended the events, which included school activations, tree planting, social tennis activities, community festival events, racquet drops and tennis coaching courses.
Kangaroo Island – November 2020
Yeppoon – November 2020
Cobargo – December 2020
Mallacoota – December 2020
The ATF has supported the redevelopment of the following community facilities impacted by the 2019/20 bushfire event:
- Kangaroo Island, SA: Rebuild of community hall and adjacent tennis court
- Mallacoota, Vic: Book a court installation
- Cudlee Creek, SA: Court resurfacing
Programs Coming Soon
- Kids Tennis (revised) Program opens Jan 2022
Grant to coaches to provide free or heavily subsidised tennis programs, in schools or at clubs – evolution of existing Kids Tennis program.
- Play on Scholarships Check back in September for application details
Scholarships for individual children and young people facing financial hardship, ideally who have participated in the Kids Tennis introduction, to enable continued participation.
- AO Community Grants Check back in September for application details
Grants to community clubs to deliver activities focused on providing opportunities to children and young people facing disadvantage.
- Youth Ambassador Coming soon