ABOUT KIDS TENNIS FOUNDATION


CELEBRATING 33 YEARS!

WHAT IS KIDS TENNIS FOUNDATION?

Kids Tennis Foundation is a unique Australian Charity founded by Paul McNamee.

Kids Tennis Foundation provides tennis coaching for financially and socially disadvantaged children.

Kids Tennis Foundation is first and foremost a social welfare program using tennis as a communication tool to help raise the self-esteem and self-confidence of those involved, whilst also improving other social and communicative skills.

The size of the groups can vary, but the emphasis is always on lots of games and having fun. With much positive encouragement and praise, the children learn to play tennis in a relaxed, happy environment and to appreciate their own worth.

Kids Tennis Foundation has coached in excess 400,000 children on a weekly basis in both suburban and country areas in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania

This quite incredible achievement has been due to the support of wonderful sponsors, namely BUNNINGS (2012-Current), RYOBI (2015- Current), VICTA (2012-2014), OAMPS INSURANCE BROKERS (2005-2007incl), AMERICAN EXPRESS (through Amex Aces Program at Australian Open 2005-2007incl), GARNIER (2006-2010incl), with HYUNDAI donating money from HYUNDAI ACES at HOPMAN CUP (2010-2014) and AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHARITABLE FUND currently providing much needed funds and TENNIS AUSTRALIA supplying equipment as well.  From 1985-1996 SHELL AUSTRALIA was the Principal Sponsor, certainly a truly magnificent contribution. 1997-1998 saw TATTERSALL'S as Principal Sponsor and SUNSENSE (Ego Pharmaceuticals) took over this role from 1999-2004, for which Kids Tennis Foundation is truly indebted. TENNIS AUSTRALIA, HEALTHWAY in WA, VARIETY WA and VICHEALTH provided grants for many years with great support from DUNLOP SPORT and NESTLE PETERS ICE-CREAM  also.

 

The success of Kids Tennis Foundation is also due to the hard work of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, National Co-ordinator,  State/Territory Administrators, the Social Committee, the Coaches, many fantastic Companies, Organisations, Tennis Clubs and other wonderful supporters, all of whom are involved in one way or another in the Program or in KTF fund-raising functions, events and activities.

 In 2016, with the support of not only Bunnings and Ryobi, but CQS (major sponsor of the International Tennis Club), the International Club Philanthropy Foundation and the Yulgilbar Foundation (Myer), KTF launched the Ken Rosewall Regional Project and provides  coaching for many more children in regional areas throughout Australia.

 

 

Click on the image below to see a snapshot of the wonderful work Kids Tennis Foundation is doing around Australia...