Tennis Australia in conjunction with its Member Associations are providing opportunities for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to play tennis.

The Tennis in School and National Schools Partnership Program is supported by providing equipment, playing and coaching opportunities, along with coach education to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on a national basis through programs and player pathways.

Our approach is to:

  • target specific schools and communities to deliver national tennis programs
  • create a club–coach link to ensure a longer term commitment and social inclusion
  • provide education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in coach education to encourage the sustainability of programs
  • facilitate partnership building between Member Associations (MAs) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundations, organisations and to engage the entire community (children, parents, teachers, elders).

Request a school visit

To request a school visit to in your area, contact your state or territory Member Association.

Tennis in schools

Learn more about how the Hot Shots Tennis in Schools program can benefit your school. More

Funding for Indigenous players

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program is for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected for a state team to compete at national championships or an Australian team to compete at an international event. It is for travel and accommodation expenses only.

Find out more and apply for the Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Indigenous Young Leaders Camp

Tennis Australia and Tennis Cares provide opportunities for young indigenous players to participate in our Indigenous Young Leaders Camp run alongside the Davis Cup events. The camp allows the participants the opportunity to witness an elite level of tennis, further develop their tennis performance and leadership skills. The camps provides motivation to grow and improve both on and off the court and encourages participants to act as role models back in their local communities.

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