Wheelchair Tennis ITF event Massage Therapy USA

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING A TREATMENT OR TREATMENTS TO THE PLAYERS, helping us achieve our goal of $5,000 for the massages, room and board, sheets, and other miscellaneous expenses. 

In March 2020, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) is hosting a Wheelchair Event in Rome, Georgia, (ITF GA Wheelchair Championships). For this event, world-class athletes travel from all around the world, each trying to fulfill their dreams. They have earned the right to participate and to receive excellent care for the duration of the 5-day competition (March 11th-15th, 2020).  Last year, players from 23 different countries participated in this event.

Massage therapist Tanya Petty, LMT, USPTA,  will be working to provide free massages to every player during this important event.

We aim to raise $5,000 in funding to benefit the participating players in this high profile event.


We have received an email from ROCKTAPE in that they are helping us provide products for this event. Thank you so much.

Why we are doing this:

Tanya has been ITF’s on-site massage therapist for the last 2 years. After hearing that several of the players could not afford her massages during past events due to limited sponsorship money, Tanya decided to donate all services to this years’ participants.

Caring for each individual and helping them achieve physical comfort is of great importance to Tanya.

Who we are:

Tanya Petty is a Licensed Massage Therapist (Georgia) and Tennis Teaching Professional. Originally from South Africa, she came to the United States on a tennis scholarship. She played out of Augusta State University and Kennesaw State University, where both teams were ranked in the top 25 in the nation (Division II for 3 of the four years.) After a car accident several years ago, Tanya left the professional teaching tennis arena and pursued a career in massage therapy. She now owns Hands on Healing Massage Therapy (www.handsonhealingsenoia.com ), which has been in business for more than 10 years. The massage services offered at Hands on Healing are diverse, to include spa, sports, and orthopedic/medical massages. Tanya also offers massages tailored to the needs of special populations. In addition to working with Hands on Healing, in January 2020, Tanya will begin working with at The Thomas F. Chapman Piedmont Cancer Wellness Center in Newnan, Georgia, a program providing free massage treatments and other health and wellness services to cancer patients.

Funding Needs

Massage services

Each 30-minute massage costs $40.00. The draws for men’s singles are 32 players, 24 players in the women’s singles, men’s doubles 16 players, women’s doubles 12 players, and a quadriplegic draw for men with 16 players singles and 8 doubles. This event has a significant number of participants, all of whom deserve excellent care.

We are expecting to perform about 80-100 massages at an estimated cost of $3,200.00- $4,000.00.

Accommodations and gas.

(Air BNB)/ hotel will run about $1,000.00 for a house for the week for our team.


We will need to purchase the following additional supplies:

·         Sheets ($300)

·         Massage lotion supplies with vegan option (preferably Sacred Earth Botanicals) ($300.00) DONATED ALREADY (thank you).

·         Rocktape ($1,000.00, though we are hoping for sponsorship) BEING DONATED (thank you).

·        Miscelaneous  (+- $500).

*The tables, sheets, blankets, and bolsters will be maintained and saved for the following year and future such events, so this initial investment will carry over for future events.

We really would love to exceed our goal as proceeds will go into training massage therapists in disability sports training.

How else can you help:

We encourage you to come and watch these tennis players pursue their dreams of being the best they can be on the court. Many of the participants visit hospitals and other disability programs to offer support and encourage life beyond the wheelchair. Come and get a picture and an autograph from these remarkable and dedicated athletes!

Rome Tennis Center has a live feed, so please click on their website to watch some of this amazing tennis.

Contact Information:

For information regarding this event please visit Rome Tennis Center, ITF site, Colin Caldwell (Tennis Director) Rome Tennis Center, 100 Match Point Way, Rome, Georgia 30165.

Website: https://rometenniscenter.com/ 

ITF Link

Website: https://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100180034 

To contact Tanya Petty (Hands on Healing Massage Therapy)

Address: 23 Eastbrook Bend, Suite 204 D, Peachtree City, Georgia, 30269.

Website: www.handsonhealingsenoia.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/handsonhealingsenoia

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Tanya Petty 
Newnan, GA
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