Doubles® Tennis is the first alternative, competitive
format to singles and doubles since the inception of the game in the
1870s. One-on-One Doubles can be played in both tournament and league
One-on-One Doubles® Tennis, the half-court, serve-and-volley Singles game played on the Doubles court, is a match between two players. There is a divisible
line drawn through the middle of the court from the center service
line to the middle of the baseline. On clay, one can use a regular
court liner to make this divisible line through the middle. On hard
courts, one can use chalk or white athletic/trainers' tape to mark
off the middle line. Players alternate points from the deuce court to the ad court. All points are played crosscourt with the alley included. Players must serve and volley on both first and second serves (serve and volley is OPTIONAL for players 60 years and up). Half-volleys are permitted. The returner can stay back or come into the net. MORE->
"The skill set involved in One-On-One Doubles play is extremely important! For many college coaches, including me, it is a large determining factor in the recruiting process." -Brian Boland, Head Men's Tennis Coach, University of Virginia
2008 ITA National College Coach of the Year
Winner of 3 ITA National Indoor Division I Team Championships
"The One-On-One Doubles event is unique. Playing half court serve and volley tennis with no ad scoring, two matches played simultaneously, and live music in the background adds several new elements at once, making for an exhilarating on court tennis experience. Fun, exciting, refreshing and competitive, Ed Krass has hit a home run with his novel event concept. Cannot wait to play another one! I will be licensing this event, from One-On-One Doubles, to bring it to Binghamton!" -Mike Starke, Owner, Binghamton Indoor Tennis Center, Binghamton, N.Y.
one-on one doubles tennis tour would be a shot in the arm for professional
tennis. I've played it and had a blast as a player, and watched it
and enjoyed it as a spectator. It would add another dimension to the
game that would add fun, excitement, and personality. It would help
chip away the belief that tennis is a 'country club' and 'stuffy'
sport, simply by the coolness of the game and also with the music
added! Who wouldn't want to watch quick, exciting, high-quality tennis;
listen to music; eat good food; and have a beer or two? One-On-One
Doubles Tennis is a genius innovation and the players, spectators, and the
game itself would be better for it." -Dave Martin, ATP Doubles Champion at the SAP Open, San Jose,
Doubles Tennis is the game our nation's youth needs to play. It develops
the many abandoned fundamentals that are critical to getting players
to the top levels of the game."
-Chuck Kriese, Head Men's Tennis Coach, Clemson University (USPTA
and ITA National Coach-of-the-Year Award Winner)
skills involved in One-on-One Doubles Tennis are critical to the development
of today's top players. Just as importantly, they are fun to execute
by players at any level."
-Dick Gould, Tennis Director, Stanford University & ITA Coach
of the Decade 1980s & 1990s
Doubles DVD & Video
One-on-One Doubles Tennis
a new, innovative tennis game designed to improve a player's all-court
2013:ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles $$ Tournament at the ITA Coaches Convention
at Naples Grande, Dec. 13th from 6-9pm.
One-On-One Doubles Pro Tournament one-hour show aired on TENNIS CHANNEL in June!
PERNFORS CAPTURES ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES PRO TOURNAMENT IN OCALA FL
Mikael Pernfors, the 1986 French Open Singles finalist, won the 1st Annual One-On-One Doubles Pro Tournament held at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, FL on April 21st. The tournament was played round-robin style with two matches being played on one court. Pernors had to win three matches, within the tournament's 2-hour timeframe, to capture the title. In the first round, Pernfors defeated Tim "Dr. Dirt" Wilkison 5-1; In the second round, Pernfors defeated Johan Kriek 5-3; and in the Final round, Pernfors defeated Murphy Jensen 5-2. Pernfors was declared the tournament Champion with 15 games won.
Tim Wilkison, with career wins over John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, finished as the Finalist with 11 games. After losing to Pernfors, Wilkison defeated Murphy Jensen, French Open Doubles Champion in 1993, 5-1 in the second round and he beat Johan Kriek, Australian Open Singles Champion in 1981 and 1982, 5-2, in the final round. Murphy Jensen and Johan Kriek placed third and fourth in the event which was filmed for TENNIS CHANNEL. The players, sponsors, VIPs and Fans were all treated to a Jimmy Hall(of Wet Willie) & Friends afterparty concert to close the day's festivities. The next One-On-One Doubles Tournament will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as part of the U.S. Open National Playoff Sectional Tournament on June 16th.
"I got hooked on One on One Doubles after trying it once. First of all, I think it is an excellent game for anyone trying to become a better doubles player. Having said that, I also feel it would be a wonderful way for juniors, or any player, to develop a solid serve and volley game, to be added to the baseline game most juniors play today. Playing in the One on One Doubles Pro Tournament was also a great experience for me. Great atmosphere and fun tennis!. Having slowed down a step or two in the last couple of years, it was great way to play competitive tennis without all the running." - Mikael Pernfors, 1986 French Open Finalist; ATP Ranking of #10 in 1986