About the project

Some of the world’s greatest tennis players including Rod Laver, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley and Pat Rafter have come from rural and regional Australia. Tennis is one of the toughest and financially challenging sports to play at the highest Grand Slam level due to travel, coaching and equipment investment; even more so for kids from rural and regional areas of Australia.

The Judy Dalton Country Cup is a National Team Competition providing the opportunity for the best and brightest 13 and under tennis players from rural and regional Australia to compete against each other while representing their States and Territories. Although tennis is an individual sport this event gives players the enjoyment of playing within a supportive team environment. The Foundation Cup has been running successfully for over 20 years. It inspires and encourages 13 and under players from Wagga Wagga to Broome and everywhere in between to be active, compete to their best level and make lifelong friendships. 

What we do for the event

The Women's Tennis Foundation Inc along with its partners manage player accommodation, meals and transport during the event to provide the players with the same experience as a professional tennis player, an opportunity and experience of a lifetime. We aim to make tennis accessible to all Australians and this event highlights our dedication to uncovering the next generation of rural and regional talent.

How you can help

By donating to this magnificent event, you are helping support kids from rural and regional Australia to have a life changing experience. In the future we aim to expand on the experience we give the players and support we can give to their families.


  • Yvonne Lynch

    Keep up the good work. I love that kids in the country get to play tennis.

  • Kris Peach

    Vital to support regional young players and give them the opportunities those in major cities take for granted

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