ALTA Foundation

The ALTA Foundation, Inc., has been in existence since 1986. It was created by ALTA to promote health, character, sportsmanship, and responsible citizenship by using the game of tennis to support, not only amateur tennis athletes, but programs for the disadvantaged, the physically and mentally challenged, and to provide new opportunities for under-served youth and other tennis programs. Through the foundation's grant and scholarship offerings, thousands of adults and juniors have had the opportunity to participate, introducing them to a game we love. Additionally, foundation program sponsorships help teach life lessons, keep kids off the streets, and create afterschool safe-haven environments for at-risk populations. For more information about supporting the ALTA Foundation as a donor or volunteer, contact Rita Maloof, 2023 ALTA Foundation President via email at or call 770-399-5788, EXT. 126.

ALTA Foundation

ALTA Foundation Grants

Some of the great work that goes on at the ALTA Foundation means that thousands of people benefit from the generous grants which are given out throughout the year. The goal is to distribute grants that enrich the community and serve youth and special athletes in the ALTA community. Some of the programs which are supported by the ALTA Foundation include Georgia Special Olympics, Special Pops Tennis, AYTEF, BlazeSports America, the Shepherd Center, and multiple wheelchair clinics, tournaments, and events. 

To apply, click on the button below and download the grant application.



L. Keith Wood Scholarship Program

In its 7th year, the ALTA Foundation is excited to announce the 2023 L. Keith Wood Scholarship recipients. Each winner will receive a $2500.00 scholarship to assist with school tuition. These impressive students will also be recognized on center court at the Atlanta Open on ALTA Day on July 24.

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 scholarship winners:

Asha Ahn - a graduate of the Paideia School

Sofia Arboleda - a graduate of St. Pius X Catholic High School

Ami Dodd-Mungin - a graduate of Atlanta Girls School

Samantha Fraser - a graduate of North Gwinnett High School

Sahana Parekh - a graduate of Paul Duke STEM High School

Samantha Ruder - a graduate of Centennial High School

Caroline Scott - a graduate of Wesleyan School

Avery Sisson - a graduate of Creekview High School

Michael Thomas - a graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Details on the 2024 scholarship will be released soon. Online applications will be accepted starting in February of 2024. Winners will be announced in early May of 2024. Check this website for more information soon.


START Program

The ALTA Foundation continues to expand its START program. In recognition of the additional resources needed in Title I schools, the foundation is reaching out to other schools to offer a program called START (Support for Teaching Atlanta Recreational Tennis). This provides funding for supplemental tennis needs in Atlanta Metro Area Title I high schools. 

Learn more below and click on the button to apply for the START program grant. 


Foundation Donation

The ALTA Foundation supports the growth of tennis in underserved populations in the Atlanta area through its various programs and scholarship offerings.  The generosity of our ALTA members makes it all possible.


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