8 September 2020 | Tennis Victoria

Tennis Victoria is excited to relaunch the ACE Grants program, supported by Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Together More Active funding.

As we edge closer toward a return to tennis, clubs are encouraged to look for opportunities to plan for the eventual, safe engagement/reengagement with underrepresented communities.

ACE Grants offers up to $2,000 to affiliated clubs, Tennis Australia Coach Members and peak bodies to support the inclusion of underrepresented communities in tennis at local clubs.  Grants awarded will have a strong emphasis on impacting underrepresented communities including;

  • Persons with a disability.
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • LGBTIQ+ community.
  • Women and Girls.
  • Other disadvantaged groups facing significant barriers to participation in tennis.

Before submitting, please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions and review the updated ACE Grants Guidelines contained within the application form here.

Applications close on Sunday 11 October.


To coincide with the relaunch of ACE Grants, Tennis Victoria is also excited to launch a new pilot grant program, ACE Grants – Beyond Playing.  This initiative encourages individuals who identify as part of underrepresented groups to take on club roles through training and support from Tennis Victoria and their local club.  For more information on this opportunity, please read the Guidelines available here, or speak to your relevant Club Development Officer or Coach Leader.


For more information, or if you would like assistance in applying for an ACE Grant, starting an inclusion program or any further information, please contact your Club Development Officer or Coaching Leader.