A bit about Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor made an outstanding contribution to tennis. In recognition of this contribution, Tennis SA has established the Ken McGregor Fund (KMF) to assist in the promotion of the next generation of international players and players with a disability. McGregor was part of the endless array of gifted Australian players gathered together by the renowned Australian Davis Cup Captain, Harry Hopman. McGregor won nine major championships, seven of those coming in doubles. They were all won between 1950 and 1952 as an amateur before becoming a professional tennis player in 1953.
Ken McGregor Fund (KMF)
The Ken McGregor Fund (KMF) aims to provide opportunities and support to junior and immediate post junior players to help them become the best they can be. KMF is committed to supporting diverse pathways for the betterment of tennis in South Australia, and to achieve improved playing outcomes for players with a disability.
- Development – To support the development of South Australia’s emerging tennis players.
- Tradition – To provide the necessary resources to continue our proud tennis tradition.
- Opportunities – To support and provide tennis opportunities for people with a disability.
Since being established in 2010, the Ken McGregor Fund has provided 60 grants to 46 individuals totaling over $136,000 (as at November 2021). Players such as Thanasi Kokkinakis (Davis Cup player for Australia), Brad Mousley (Australian Open Junior Doubles winner), Henry De Cure (world top 100 wheelchair player), and Petra Hule (Australian National Junior Team member) have all benefited from support from the Ken McGregor Fund.
The Ken McGregor Fund (KMF) has recently reviewed and updated its Charter. This review occurs annually and is supported by the Tennis SA Board. This year’s review has led to the redevelopment of the KMF Charter and reflects the impact of COVID-19 on the activities of Tennis SA and its player development programs.
Australian Sports Foundation
The Ken McGregor Fund is a registered project with the Australian Sports Foundation Ltd (ASF). The ASF was established to assist organisations raise funds for the development of sport in Australia. Through this arrangement, donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. SMS the word TENNIS to 0437 371 371 for a smartphone prompt to donate.