Barros nips USF Standout to Grab One-On-One Doubles Crown at Disney

Disney World is the home to some of the World's greatest entertainment. The ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis Complex, inside Disney, hosted the $1000 Central Florida One-On-One Doubles Shootout-coupled with a live rockin' blues concert -with top players competing for the $500 first prize. The players and spectators were treated to a live musical entertainment provided by Tampa's Big D and The Dirty Deal.

16 players competed on four courts with two matches played per court. Each player competed against the other three players on their court. All matches are played first to win 4 games, tiebreaker at 3-3.

Paulo Barros, who captured the USTA Men's 35s National Claycourt Singles Title last year, defeated USF's Vadym Kalyuzhnyy 4-3(7-5) in the final.
Carlos Goffi, Tennis Director at ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis, stated "I thoroughly enjoyed hosting the One-On-One Doubles at our Tennis Complex. The players, the band, the spectators...we all had a blast! Finally, some Serve & Volley Tennis! Hallelujah! I look forward to hosting the next one!"....

Tournament Round Robin Games Won before Semifinals:
Court 1:
Chris Henderson -10
Kris Kumar -8
Sebastian Flores -10
Guilherme Jasmin -11

Court 2:
Stephen Moros -12
Ninan Kumar - 11
Carlos Pinel -7
Steve Hollander -4

Court 3:
Vadym Kalyuzhnyy -12
Andrew Muller -8
Gabriel Andrew -6
William Cameron -1

Court 4:
Paulo Barros -12
Santiago Garcia -11
Gerardo Rodriguez -1
Rory Wilson -1

Semifinals :
Barros def. Moros 4-2
Kalyuzhnyy def. Jasmin 4-2

Finals:
Barros def. Kalyuzhnyy 4-3(7-5)

The $1000 Pinellas County One-On-One Doubles Shootout will be held on Saturday, May 21st at Tarpon Tennis Club in Tarpon Springs, Fl. with three playing divisions offered: Men's Open, Men's 4.5 and Women's 4.5. USTA Tournament ID #.150004717.

For video and more information about One-On-One Doubles, visit One-On-One Doubles or call Ed Krass, Events organizer at 813-684-9031.

One-On-One Doubles Shootout Rocks the Women's $25,000 Pro Circuit Event

With a mix of 12 professional Women's players and 11 local area Male players, The Florida Tennis Center and Tournament Director, John Hudson, showcased a modern day, "Battle of the Sexes" One-On-One Doubles Shootout. The 3-hour, Round -robin tournament featured 6 courts of players, both male and female, competing for 8 Quarterfinal spots. All matches were short sets, first to win 3 games, no-ad scoring and a 9-point tiebreaker played at 2-2. Rock N Roll music was piped in, for the players and fans listening pleasure, during the 3-hour tournament. Food, Beer and Soft Drinks were also provided for this special evening event.

One-On-One Doubles is the half-court, serve-and-volley Singles game played on the Doubles Court. 2 matches are played on one court. One-On-One Doubles has been played at two ATP Challengers in Sunrise. This was the first One-On-One Doubles Tournament held at a USTA Women's Professional Professional Circuit stop. "The high level of Serve-and-Volley play displayed by the Ladies was superb! These ladies were just as athletic, if not more athletic, than most of the top Men's players who have competed in our tourneys. I would love to see more Women's Tournaments include One-On-One Doubles to their menu", said Ed Krass, Founder of One-On-One Doubles and Director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp. For more information about One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, visit One-On-One Doubles Tennis - Serve and Volley Tennis Half Court Style - Tennis and Rockin' Blues!

Quarterfinals:
Max Levanovich def. Dane Hawthorne, 3-2(5-0)
Jackie Cako def. Katy Dunne 3-2(5-4)
Asia Muhamed def. Will Greaves 3-2(5-1)
Nicole Melichar def. Caitlyn Whorisky 3-0

Semifinals:
Levanovich def Cako 3-0
Muhamed def. Melichar 3-1

Championship:
Muhamed def. Levanovich 3-1

Thomas Hipp wins ITA Coaches Championship in Naples

Thomas Hipp, former All-American at Barry University, and Head Coach at Flagler College, captured the 8th Annual ITA Coaches Convention One-On-One Doubles Championship held at Naples Grande on Dec. 12th. The format of the tournament was a 4-court, round robin with 18 players competing.
Two courts, that hosted a 5-player round robin, had each player compete in four matches of first to win 10 points.
Two courts, that played a 4-player round robin, had each player compete in three matches of first to win 13 points.
The winner of each court plus the top 4 wildcards qualified for the Tournament's single-elimination Quarterfinals.

The Quarterfinals:
Thomas Hipp(Flagler) def. Derrick Racine(U. of West Florida) 10-5
Danny Bryan(LSU) def.Steve Fuch(Concordia College of Minn) 10-4
Ryan Keckley(Princeton) def. Mehdi Rhazali(Drexel) 10-5
Drake Bernstein(U. of Georgia) def. Rich Bonfiglio(Ithaca College) 10-2

Semifinals:
Hipp def. Bryan 10-8
Keckley def. Bernstein 10-6

Championship:
Hipp def. Keckley 10-1

Kyle Dunn wins the Wisconsin shoot-out

What a blast at our 2nd Annual Wisconsin One On One Doubles Tournament on Saturday, November 29th at Center Court. We had 12 players compete in the Open Division and 7 in the 4.0 and below division. The competition was fierce with players from the division 1, 2 and 3 levels competing in open division. The night was capped off with food and drinks from Philly's On Fourth. Congrats to all of our competitors. Here is a breakdown of all of the finalists from last night's competition.

Open Division
1st - Kyle Dunn (Valparaiso U.)
2nd - Bradley Luetschwager (IUPUI)
3rd - Dural Morris (Fox Cities RC)
4th - Lucas Waak (Valparaiso U.)

4.0 and below Division
1st - Emily Luetschwager
2nd - Steve Petrinski
Consolation Champ - Gary Anders

National One-On-One Doubles Tournament at USTA BJK NTC

The National Prize Money One-on-One Doubles Tournament and Live rockin' blues concert returned to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with a great night of tennis and music. The tournament was won by former Auburn Tiger player Daniel Cochrane, who defeated former Clemson Tiger Derek DiFazio in the finals, 6-1. Cochrane took home $1,000, while the runner-up DiFazio won $500. Former college players were all over the draw, as two former Florida Gators advanced to the semifinals.

One-on-One Doubles is the half-court serve and volley singles game played on the doubles court. All points are played cross-court with the alley included.This event is unique to the tennis industry, as both a pro tennis tournament and live concert take place simultaneously to create a fan-friendly, party-like atmosphere. The competition level was extremely high, as the winner of the Pro One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix Circuit, played in Florida earlier this year, was a participant at the National Tennis Center, along with a number of other national-level players.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center supplied a great buffet of food and drinks as recording artists, The F&G Blues Band, played their brand of blues as the matches progressed.

Matt Bocko
One-on-One Doubles Director Ed Krass with event winner
Daniel Cochrane; runner-up Derek DiFazio; and USTA Billie Jean
King National Tennis Center Director of Tennis Whitney Kraft
Quarterfinals:
Derek Difazio def. Jeff Lonczak, 4-1
Alex Lacroix def. Bora Gerceker 4-2
Daniel Cochrane def. Hieb Maslau 4-2
Jordan Dolberg def. Ilia Shatashvill 4-3(5-0)

Semifinals:
Difazio def. Lacroix 4-1
Cochrane def. Dolberg 4-2

Championship:
Cochrane def. Difazio 6-1

Kodali wins last Grand Prix Circuit tournament

Anudeep Kodali, a Senior Blue Chip recruit and ranked top 20 in US on www.tennisrecruiting.net, won the last USTA/Florida One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament played at the Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club in Valrico, Fl. Kodali defeated Matt Bocko, last week's Champion at Avila Golf & Country Club, 4-3(5-2) in a thrilling final. Kodali displayed his arsenal of high quality all court Tennis and earned $2000.

Under the new NCAA rules, Juniors can receive up to $10,000 per year in prize money. Matt Bocko earned $1000 for his 2nd place finish. Ashley Fisher, who was the 2006 U.S. Open Doubles Semifinalist, captured the Third Place match defeating Lance Cohen, an ATP player from South Africa, 4-1. Fisher earned $750 for his third place finish; Cohen earned $250 for his fourth place prize. Steve Arvey's Electric Blues Band performed as the event's musical guest.Chris Henderson, from Tampa, won the Grand Prix Circuit with 225 points.
Chris made the Quarterfinals of 3 events and Semifinal of another. Henderson wins an all-expense paid trip to compete in the National One-On-One Doubles Tournament to be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on November 9th. The tournament's 21 players competed on 5 courts and played short sets, first to win 4-games, no-ad scoring, with a 9-point tiebreaker played at 3-all. The five court round-robin champs and top 3 wildcards were placed into the Tournament's single elimination Quarter-finals.

Tournament Director, Ed Krass, said "It was exciting to showcase the One-On-One Doubles tournament format around the state of Florida. With two top Juniors winning the Champion's purse, I am looking forward to growing the game with some Junior One-On-One Doubles Tournaments in the near future. I also believe the tournament's 4-hour rockin' format will be an excellent addition to USTA Pro Circuit Tournaments in 2015".

Buckhorn Springs Tennis & Swim Club, November 1st results:

Quarterfinals:
Ashley Fisher def. Jonathan Heidenberg 4-2
Anudeep Kodali def. Ben Kronk 4-3(5-4)
Matt Bocko def. Dominic Cotrone 4-1
Lance Cohen def. Chris Henderson 4-3(5-3)

Semifinals:
Kodali def. Fisher 4-2
Bocko def. Cohen 4-3(5-2)

Championship:

Kodali def. Bocko 4-3(5-2

Third Place:

Fisher def. Cohen 4-1

Matt Bocko Wins Avila One-On-One Doubles Title

Matt Bocko, who has been ranked as high as #400 on the ATP tour, captured the first place prize of $2000. He defeated Pat Daciek 3-1 in the Final. Daciek took the Finalist check for $1000.The third place playoff was won by Chris Henderson, a 3-0 winner over Andrew Laflin, former Notre Dame standout. Henderson collected $750 for third place and Laflin earned $250 for his Semifinal finish.
National recording artist, Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones performed their rockin' Blues concert between courts 3 & 4, during the tournament, to add to the electric atmosphere. Chris Henderson, who made it to the Quarterfinals of the last two One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournaments, now leads the Grand Prix Circuit with 165 points. The USTA/ Florida Grand Prix Circuit winner will get an all-expense paid trip to compete in the National One-On-One Doubles Tournament to be held on Sunday, Nov. 9th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Matt Bocko (Champion)and Pat Daciek (Finalist)
Matt Bocko (left) Champion and Pat Daciek (right) Finalist
in the $4000 One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament
at Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa10/25/2014.
The Avila Grand Prix tournament was run in Round Robin fashion, with a 5-player round robin played on 6 courts. All matches were first to win 3 games, no-ad scoring with a 9-point tiebreaker played at 2-all. Each court's round-robin winner was placed into a Single elimination Quarterfinals bracket along with the top two wildcard winners -based on total games won. Some of the Tournament's participants included Ashley Fisher, 2006 U.S. Open Doubles Semifinalist, Agustin Moreno, 1988 French Open Doubles Semifinalist and Roscoe Tanner, 1979 Wimbledon Singles Finalist.

The 4.5 NTRP Qualifyer Tournament was won by Chris Muller. Muller defeated Tampa's Terry O'Grady 3-0 in the final. Muller won $200 and O'grady earned $100. Both players wildcarded into the Pro Tournament later that afternoon.

The last Grand Prix Tournament will be held at the Buckhorn Springs Tennis & Swim Club in Valrico, Fl., Saturday, Nov. 1st from 1-5pm..with musical guests, Steve Arvey's Electric Blues Band starting at 3pm.


Matt Bocko
Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones play the Rockin' Blues
during the $4000 One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament
as tournament champion, Matt Bocko makes a mid-court volley.
Quarterfinals:
Matt Bocko def. Fons Verberne, 3-1
Chris Henderson def. Ben Kronk 3-1
Pat Daciek def. Ashley Fisher 3-2(5-4)
Andrew Laflin def. Mik Borkowski 3-1


Semifinals:
Matt Bocko def. Chris Henderson 3-0
Pat Daciek def. Andrew Laflin 3-1


Third Place :
Chris Henderson def. Andrew Laflin 3-0


Championship:
Matt Bocko def. Pat Daciek 3-1

Matt Bocko and Ed Krass
Matt Bocko (left) Champion and Ed Krass(right),
Founder of One-on-One Doubles Tournaments

Redlicki Beats Pernfors in One-on-One Doubles Plantation Final

Martin Redlicki, the 18-year-old US Open juniors doubles champion from last year, defeated former ATP Top 10-ranked Mikael Pernfors 4-2 in the final of the One-on-One Doubles tournament at Hawks Landing Club in Plantation, Fla.
Redlicki, who has committed to Duke University, earned the $2,000 first place prize. Third place went to teen Spencer Papa, a University of Tulsa commit, who defeated Ricardo Mena in the 3rd/4th place playoff.
Other quarterfinalists were Denis Zivkovic, Chris Henderson, Eric Hechtman and Stefano Ianni. Other competitors included 1979 Wimbledon singles runner-up Roscoe Tanner, and Andy Lake, winner of 31 USTA Gold Balls.
One-on-One Doubles pits two singles players against each other, but playing cross-court tennis only. The doubles alleys are good, and players have to serve and volley on both first and second serves. One-on-One Doubles tournament events, endorsed by USTA Florida, include food, live music and more, part of a four-tournament circuit in Florida in 2014.

Remaining events on the One-on-One four-tournament Florida swing:

May 3 -- Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club, Valrico
Oct. 25 -- Avila Golf & Country Club, Tampa

"I think that tennis fans who enjoy live music will really enjoy attending the One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Circuit tournament events," says organizer Ed Krass. "With a $2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize, $750 third prize and $250 fourth prize, many players will be encouraged to enter. The Compass tournament format is short sets to 4 games, no-add scoring. If a player loses early, they can keep on playing in the compass draw."
The $80 entry fee includes tournament play, the Player Reception Party, and the Rockin' Blues Concert. A $15 guest fee admits guests to the Player Reception Party. The one-division event (men and women in the same draw) will be played on green clay (Har-Tru).
"What makes the game exciting is that many of the top 35- and 40-year-old players have a shot to beat the younger players in this game of One-On-One Doubles," Krass says.
For more information about One-On-One Doubles tournaments, visit oneononedoubles.comor call Ed Krass at (813) 684-9031.

Court 6 Round Robin:
Stefano Ianni(1) def. Evan Specht 6-3; Ianni def. Drew Engel 6-1
Evan Specht def. Drew Engel 6-3; lost to Ianni 6-3
*Stefano Ianni wins Court 6 round robin with 12 games - advances to Quarterfinals


Court 5 Round Robin:
Denis ZivKovic(2) def. Andrew Rikfin 4-1; defeated Naveen Goel 4-0 and lost to Martin Redlicki 4-3(7-5)
Martin Redlicki defeated Zivkovic 4-3, Rifkin 4-1 and Goel 4-0
Andrew Rifkin defeated Goel 4-1, lost to Redlicki 4-1 and lost to Zivkovic 4-0
Naveen Goel lost to Zivkovic 4-0, lost to Redlicki 4-0 and Rifkin 4-1
*Martin Redlicki wins Court 5 round robin with 11 games- advances to Quarterfinals
*Denis Zivkovic qualifies for the Quarterfinals with 11 points - advances to Quarterfinals


Court 4 Round Robin:
Eric Hechtman(5) def. Carlos Yenes 4-0; defeated Peter Magnussun 4-2 and Whitney Kraft 4-0
Peter Magnusson def. Carlos Yenes 4-2, Whitney Kraft 4-0 and lost to Hechtman 4-2
Carlos Yenes defeated Whitney Kraft 4-3; lost to Hechtman 4-0; lost to Magnusson 4-2
Whitney Kraft lost to Hechtman 4-0; lost to Yenes 4-3 and lost to Magnusson 4-0
*Eric Hechtman wins Court 4 round robin with 12 games - advances to Quarterfinals
*Peter Magnusson qualifies for Quarterfinal playin match with 10 games


Court 3 Round Robin:
Andy Lake (4) defeated Roscoe Tanner 4-2; defeated Jeremy Standiford 4-2; lost to Spencer Papa 4-1
Spencer Papa defeated Roscoe Tanner 4-1; defeated Andy Lake 4-1 and defeated Standiford 4-0
Roscoe Tanner lost to Lake 4-2; lost to Papa 4-1 and lost to Standiford 4-2
Jeremy Standiford defeated Tanner 4-2; lost to Lake 4-2 and lost to Papa 4-0
*Jeremy Papa wins Court 3 round robin with 12 games - advances to Quarterfinals


Court 2 Round Robin:
Ricardo Mena(6) defeated Chris Henderson 4-3; lost to Todd Schlorf 4-2 and defeated Steve Kaplan 4-0
Chris Henderson defeated Todd Schlorf 4-1; lost to Mena 4-3 and defeated Kaplan 4-1
Todd Schlorf defeated Ricardo Mena 4-2; defeated Kaplan 4-3 and lost 4-1 to Chris Henderson
Steve Kaplan lost 4-3 to Schlorf; lost 4-1 to Henderson and lost 4-0 to Mena
* Chris Henderson wins Court 2 round robin with 11 games -advances to Quarterfinals
** Ricardo Mena ties Peter Magnusson for 8th place with 10 points and wins playoff tie-breaker 5-4.


Court 1 Round Robin:
Mikael Pernfors defeated Scott Allen 4-1; defeated Thomas Lake 4-1 and defeated Ford Robinette 4-0
*Mikael Pernfors wins Court 1 round robin -advances to Quarterfinals


Quarterfinals:
Pernfors def. Zivkovic 4-2
Papa def. Henderson 4-3
Redlicki def Hechtman 4-2
Mena def. Ianni 4-3


Semifinals:
Pernfors def. Papa 4-2
Redlicki def. Mena 4-1


Third Place Match:
Papa($750) def. Mena($250) 4-2


Championship:
Redlicki($2000) def. Pernfors($1000) 4-2


Points earned on Grand Prix Circuit-after 2 tournaments:
Redlicki(100 points); Pernfors(80 points); Papa(60 points); Mena(40 points); Henderson(40 points); Zivkovic(40 points); Ianni(40 points); Kendrick(100 points); Ouellette(80 points); Almeida(60 points); Hechtman(20 points)
Lake(10 points); Schlorf(10 points); Tanner(5 points); Standiford(5 points); Magnusson(10 points); Carlos Yenes(5 points); Andrew Rifkin(5 points); Drew Engel(5 points); Ford Robinette(5 points); Evan Specht(5 points); Steve Kaplan(4 points); Naveen Goel(1 point); Thomas Lake(2 points).


Former Pro Kendrick Captures Kiwi One-on-One Doubles Title

Tennis players from all walks of life entered, but a former and current ATP pro battled it out for the title.
Robert Kendrick took home the $2,000 first place prize at the inaugural Pro One-on-One Doubles Tournament on March 7, 2014, held at the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
A new series of pilot USTA Florida events, the inaugural Pro One-on-One Doubles Tournament featured a 24-player qualifying draw featuring club players who competed for coveted spots in the main event. The 32-player main draw event was filled by current or former ATP players, tennis teaching pros and USTA national tournament players.
Kendrick, formerly ranked No. 69 on the ATP Rankings, in the final defeated Palm Coast's Greg Ouellette, a former University of Florida standout who currently competes on the USTA Pro Circuit. Kendrick defeated Ouellette 4-1 in the final in the tournament's first-to-four set format with no-ad scoring. One-on-One Doubles pits two singles players against each other, but playing cross-court tennis only. The doubles alleys are good, and players have to serve and volley on both first and second serves.
"What a great one-night event and format," said USTA Florida Competitive Tennis Coordinator Andy Gladstone. "Players were guaranteed at least two matches, a band played all night, everyone received a nice dinner with their entry fee and it was a great atmosphere."
Ouellette collected $1,000 as the finalist, while third, fourth and fifth place received $750, $250 and $100. Clayton Almeida, the 2014 USTA Men's 30s national singles champion, captured third place with a win over Thomas Knight, a teaching professional at the Kiwi Tennis Club and a former Louisiana State University standout.
Four One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Circuit tournament events in Florida lead to the National One-On-One Doubles Tournament and Rockin' Blues Event, to be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Nov. 9, 2014. The winner of the Florida Grand Prix Circuit with the most points earned will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to play in the national event.
The next Pro One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament will be held Saturday, April 5 at Hawks Landing Tennis Club in Plantation. All matches are first to win 4 games with no-ad scoring. A live "Rockin' Blues Concert" takes place during each tournament.
For more information about playing in or attending One-On-One Doubles events, visit oneononedoubles.com or call (813) 684-9031.

$4000 One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament
at Kiwi Tennis Club piloted by USTA FLORIDA
Round of 32:
Dane Chuntraruk def. Daniel Lempka 4-3
Adrians Zguns(6) de. Ray Guerrero 4-0
Chris Henderson def. Joe Romanelli 4-1
Haydn Lewis def. Josh Simonetta-Lee 4-2
Milo Hauk def. Mark Harrison(7) 4-0
Thomas Knights def. Andrew Veeder 4-2
Maksim Levanovich def. Ted Parker 4-0
Clayton Almeida(8) def. Bill Donadio 4-0
Angel Rodriguez def. Shane Harrison 4-2
Joey Jones def. Stefan Hartman 4-0
Erik Turnquist def. Bill Macom 4-0


Round of 16:
Robert Kendrick(1) def. Dane Chuntraruk 4-0
Chris Henderson def. Adrians Zguns(6) 4-1
Haydn Lewis def. Denis Zivkovic(4) 4-2
Thomas Knights def. Milo Hauk 4-1
Clayton Almeida(8) def. Maksim Levanovich 4-2
Ashley Fisher(3) def. Angel Rodriguez 4-0
Stefano Ianni(5) def. Joey Jones 4-2
Greg Ouellette(2) def. Erik Turnquist 4-3(11-9)


Quarterfinals:
Kendrick(1) def. Henderson 4-0
Knights def. Lewis 4-2
Almeida(8) def. Fisher(3) 4-2
Ouellette(2) def. Ianni(5) 4-2


Semifinals:
Kendrick(1) def. Knights 4-0
Ouellette(2) def. Almeida(8) 4-2


Third Place Match:
Almeida($750) def. Knights($250) 4-2


Championship:
Kendrick($2000) def. Ouellette($1000) 4-1


Consolation Championship:
Stefan Hartman($100) def. Josh Simonetta-Lee 4-2


Grand Prix Circuit Points:
Kendrick -100 points
Ouellette - 80 points
Almeida - 60 points
Knights - 40 points
Henderson -20 points
Lewis - 20 points
Fisher - 20 points
Ianni - 20 points


One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, piloted by USTA/FLORIDA, will return to the Sunshine State in its music filled format. The Grand Prix Circuit of Events will be played at The Kiwi Tennis Club, in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. on Friday, March 7th; at Hawks Landing Tennis Club in Plantation, FL. on Saturday, April 5th; at Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club in Valrico, FL. on May 3rd and at Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa, FL. on October 25th.

This unique tennis event integrates rockin' blues music throughout the three-to-four hour event. A live rockin' blues concert and a reception party for the tournament players, event partners and guests will finish the festivities at each tournament.

Each Tournament will offer $4000 in prize money and give out Grand Prix points for each tournament. The player with the most Grand Prix points will earn an all-expense paid trip to NYC to compete in the National One-On-One Doubles Tournament, hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, on November 9th, 2014.

The prize money and points breakdown, per tournament, are: $2000 for Winner(100 points); $1000 for Finalist(80 points); $750 for Third(60 points) and $250 for Fourth(40 points).

This event has been hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2009 and 2010. Jared Palmer, 2001 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, won the 2009 tournament in New York.

One-on-One Doubles, endorsed by USTA, is a half-court, serve-and-volley Singles game played on the Doubles court. This game brings the full arsenal of tennis shots into a new fast-paced, spectator-friendly sport. Having been played at USTA, USPTA, ATP and ITA national tournaments, One-on-One Doubles is making a name for itself as the third game of tennis. Since 2005, One-On-One Doubles Tournaments have been hosted at the annual ITA National College Coaches Convention.

In the Summer of 2012, Tennis Channel aired a Professional One-On-One Doubles Tournament, hosted by the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, that was won by Michael Pernfors, 1986 French Open Singles finalist. The game's founder, Ed Krass, is the former Harvard Women's Coach and he currently is also the director of the College Tennis Exposure Camps, the world's only camps taught exclusively by head college coaches for high school players looking for College Tennis opportunities.

Krass states "The tournaments will consist of some of the states and nations top players going after the One-On-One Doubles titles. This will surely be a great mix of tennis and music to entertain the fans". Whitney Kraft, Tennis Director at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, is looking forward to hosting this national event, as he said "One on One Doubles Events are a blast! The tournaments are a natural addition to any tennis clubs' schedule- both for regular play and special events. We're excited to host our third One-On-One Doubles Tournament event this upcoming November in NY including another great live band . Kudos to Coach Krass and the Florida Section for their innovative collaboration with the upcoming events throughout the".

A portion of each event's proceeds will benefit a worthy charity. The Kiwi Event charity is the Scott Center for Autism at Florida Institute of Technology; The Hawks Landing event's charity is the Wounded Warrior Project; The Buckhorn Event charity will benefit ALS(Lou Gehrig Disease and its research for a cure) with more charities to be named for future events.

For more information about the Tennis and Rockin' Blues Event-featuring One-On-One Doubles tournaments, contact Ed Krass at oneononedoubles@yahoo.com or call 813-684-9031. All players can register, starting mid January, at www.florida.usta.com/tournaments/adult/. For more information about One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, visit oneononedoubles.com


Ryler Deheart wins ITA coaches convention One-On-One Doubles Title

Ryler "The Dominator" Deheart, Asst. Men's Tennis Coach at University of Alabama, won 5 rounds to capture the 8th Annual ITA Coaches Convention One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Tournament. Deheart was an All-American at the University of Illinois and turned pro shortly after graduating. Ryan's playing career included a second round appearance at the U.S. Open- where he lost to Rafael Nadal on Stadium Court.

The 32 draw was played in 3 hours, as all tournament matches were first to win 4 games, no-ad scoring. The tournament was played at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Fl. on Friday, Dec. 13th.

Round of 32:
Ryler "The Dominator" Deheart, U. of Illinois, def. Jason Cohen, Juniata College, 4-0.
Alan Green, Xavier Univ. of Loisiana, def. Shaimmaa Elsisi, HCC, 4-2
Rick Morris, Chabot College, def. Mike Raymond, Lake Forest College, 4-3(5-3)
Mehdi Rhazali, Drexel Univ., def. Trish "National Team" Riddell, Florida Southern College, 4-1
Neil "Ballroom Blitzer" Caniga, St. Lawrence Univ (Bye)
Anik Cepeda, Williams College, def. Rod Ray, Wofford College, 4-3(5-4)
Ryan "Crazy Legs" Keckley, Princeton University (Bye)
Whitney "Sandman" Kraft, USTA (BYE)
Ed "The Ripper" Rincon, Kennessaw State Univ. (Bye)
Andrew Veeder, Florida Tech def. Hendrick Bode, Hawaii Pacific Univ., 4-3(5-4)
Brian Bowman, Univ. of Rochester, def. Mike "Maddog" Griffith, Gardner Webb Univ., 4-1
Reinaldo "Sly Fox" Valor, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) (BYE)
Martin Parkes, St. Leo Univ., def. "Wild" Bill Macom, Florida Tech, 4-3(5-0)
Greg Kreitzer, St. Lawrence Univ. def. Chelsea Patton, Whitman College, 4-1
Steve Futchko, Concordia College (BYE)
Chris O'Brien, Connecticut College (BYE)

Round of 16:
Deheart def. Green 4-0
Rhazali def. Morris 4-2
Caniga def. Cepeda 4-1
Keckley def. Kraft 4-1
Rincon def. Veeder 4-1
Valor def. Bowman 4-3
Parkes def. Kreitzer 4-1
Futchko def. O'Brien 4-2

Quarterfinals:
Deheart def. Rhazali 4-3(5-2)
Keckley def. Caniga 4-2
Rincon def. Valor 4-3(5-3)
Futchko def. Parkes 4-2

Semifinals:
Deheart def. Keckley 4-3(5-3)
Rincon def. Futchko 4-3(5-3)

Final:
Deheart def. Rincon 4-3(5-0)

Third Place:
Keckley def. Futchko 4-2



FDU Women's Tennis captures Womens' Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Title:

Ksenija and Tihomirova, from Fairleigh Dickinson University, defeated Ally Hayley of Army, 6-3, Elizabeth Sadovnikova of University of Rhode Island, 6-0, and her teammate, Marija Krochock, in the finals, 6-4 to capture the 7th Annual Stony Brook Women's One-On-One Doubles Collegiate title!


Pablo "Golden Boy" Montana Captures ITA Title in Naples

Pablo "Golden Boy" Montana won the ITA One-On-One Doubles Coaches Title defeating Neil "The Ballroom Blitzer" Caniga 4-3(8-6) in a thrilling final. The University of California-Pennsylvania Women's Coach, Montana also defeated Coach Veeder, of Florida Tech, Rick Edelman of Boston University and Coach Jackson of Pacific University of Oregon en route to the championship match. Caniga, the Head Coach at Roger Williams University, won a closely contested round-robin playoff against "Wild" Bill Macom of Florida Tech, Trish "National Team" Riddell of Florida Southern and Mehdi "The Razor" Razali of Drexel University, all with 4-3 wins. The tournament was held at the ITA Coaches Convention at Naples Grande Resort in Naples, Fl. on Dec. 18th. See College Coaches Rankings on rankings page.


ARMY'S MARGARET ILIEV CAPTURES COLLEGIATE TITLE
Margaret Iliev

Margaret Iliev, a Junior at the United States Military Academy, won the 2012 Women's Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Championship held at Stony Brook University on Sunday, September 16th. This was the 4th Annual tournament held hosted by Gary Glassman, Head Tennis Coach at Stony Brook University. Players from University of Rhode Island, Army, Stony Brook, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Colgate and Amherst all competed in this year's tournament. Maya Parker, of Army, won the "B" flight. "We play One-On-One Doubles all the time, as practice matches, and it gives us a definite edge going into our season. Our team has gained more All-court confidence playing this important game that forces the transitional game.", staed Paul Peck, Head Women's Coach at Army. "It was exciting to see the ladies move forward to make the volleys. I think everyone had fun playing and we'll be doing this event next year, as well", stated host Coach Gary Glassman


Army and Navy Capture Women's Collegiate Tournament At Stony Brook University's Fall Classic
Army's Jamila Paul won the "A" Flight of the Stony Brook Women's Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Tournament. Paul defeated Erin McCarthy of Marist, 6-3 in the Quarterfinals; defeated Salom Mkervalidze of Stony Brook University, 6-5(7-3) in the Semifinals and she defeated Stefanie Ton of Navy, 6-4 in the Finals to win the title.

Navy's Caitlin Olsen won the "B" Flight of the Tournament. Olsen defeated Kirsten Ackerman of Marist, 6-3; defeated Michelle Dussol of University of Rhode Island, 6-4 in the Semifinals and she defeated Natalie Houle of Navy, 6-4 to win the "B" draw.

"It's great to have Division 1 collegiate women playing One-On-One Doubles Tournaments. This tournament will encourage younger junior girls to play in some One-On-One Doubles Tournaments in the near future!" stated Ed Krass, founder of the College Tennis Exposure Camps and One-On-One Doubles Tournaments. "One-On-One Doubles skills are absolutely imperative in preparing our Girls to come forward and make the transitional volley; girls One-On-One Doubles Tournaments will be a big step forward to help them develop the doubles skills so desired by college coaches," said Coach Paul Peck, 7-time Patriot League Champion Coach of Army. Gary Glassman, Head Tennis Coach and Tournament Director, agreed, "It's exciting to see the women make the first volleys in the midcourt area! These One-On-One Doubles Tournaments get the women's players comfortable feeling uncomfortable. It's a great game to develop their all-court confidence, too."


Ross Wilson nips Scoville Jenkins to capture ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles Title in Naples, FL
Ross "The Fierce Southpaw" Wilson, Asst. Coach at Kenyon College defeated Scoville "Jacked Up" Jenkins, Asst. Men's coach at Kennesaw St. University, 4-3 in the Championship match of the ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles tournament held at Naples Grande Resort on December 16th. One-On-One Doubles was the featured format of competition at the 2011 ITA Coaches Convention. Wilson won the ITA National Indoor Doubles Title while playing at Ohio State University. Jenkins had played in 5 consecutive U.S. Open Singles events before taking the College coaching position at Kennesaw St. Third Place went to Lee "Nails" Nickell, Head Men's Coach at University of Buffalo who has held a top, national coaches One-On-One Doubles ranking over the past few years. Fourth place went to Drake "The Snake" Bernstein, Asst. Tennis Coach at University of Alabama. The College Coaches who placed 5th-10th were: Felix Mann of Rhodes College, "Slick" Rick Edelman of Boston University, Carl "Swift Hands" Swanson of Linfield College, Brandon "Boom-Boom" Feldman of Oxford College of Emory University, Jeff "The Nighthawk" Nevolo of the U. of Alabama and Greg "The Wizard" Wyzykowski of Seton Hall University.

Army and Navy Capture Women's Collegiate Tournament At Stony Brook University's Fall Classic
Army's Jamila Paul won the "A" Flight of the Stony Brook Women's Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Tournament. Paul defeated Erin McCarthy of Marist, 6-3 in the Quarterfinals; defeated Salom Mkervalidze of Stony Brook University, 6-5(7-3) in the Semifinals and she defeated Stefanie Ton of Navy, 6-4 in the Finals to win the title.

Caitlin Olsen Navy's Caitlin Olsen won the "B" Flight of the Tournament. Olsen defeated Kirsten Ackerman of Marist, 6-3; defeated Michelle Dussol of University of Rhode Island, 6-4 in the Semifinals and she defeated Natalie Houle of Navy, 6-4 to win the "B" draw.

"It's great to have Division 1 collegiate women playing One-On-One Doubles Tournaments. This tournament will encourage younger junior girls to play in some One-On-One Doubles Tournaments in the near future!" stated Ed Krass, founder of the College Tennis Exposure Camps and One-On-One Doubles Tournaments. "One-On-One Doubles skills are absolutely imperative in preparing our Girls to come forward and make the transitional volley; girls One-On-One Doubles Tournaments will be a big step forward to help them develop the doubles skills so desired by college coaches," said Coach Paul Peck, 7-time Patriot League Champion Coach of Army. Gary Glassman, Head Tennis Coach and Tournament Director, agreed, "It's exciting to see the women make the first volleys in the midcourt area! These One-On-One Doubles Tournaments get the women's players comfortable feeling uncomfortable. It's a great game to develop their all-court confidence, too."

VIDEO: Jonathan Stokke, former Duke All-American Doubles player and current Asst. Coach at Duke, won the 2010 ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles championship. Stokke defeated Ramsey Smith, the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Duke, 4-2 in the Final.

Reinaldo Valor Wins Georgia Pro Men's Open Shootout in Oxford

Reinaldo ValorReinaldo Valor won the Georgia One-On-One Doubles Prize $ Shootout held at the Oxford College of Emory University on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Valor was an N.C. State standout and he currently is the Head Coach for the College of Coastal Georgia. Valor had to defeat 6 players to win the title. There were 6 players in each round-robin draw and Valor won his draw by winning all mini-sets of first to win 4 games, tiebreaker at 3-all.

Brandon Feldman was the finalist, losing 4-2 to Valor in the finals. Brandon won his draw defeating Tom Cobb, USTA Gold Ball Doubles Winner from Woodstock, Ga., 4-2 during round-robin competition. Valor won $300 and Feldman netted $200.

Pavlovic, Carr and Valor Capture Spring Break Titles in Orlando
Spring Break Sports hosted its 1st Annual Collegiate One-On-One Doubles Tournament for some of its visiting Colleges on March 13th at The Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando, Fl. All the players were treated to the game's trademark Rockin' Blues music and a tasty buffett during the 3-hour event. Paul Bellingham, President of Spring Break Sports, held three divisions of play: Men's, Women's and a Coaches prize money division. James Carr,from the College of Coastal Georgia, defeated Greg Maxson 5-2 in the Finals to champion the 16-player draw. Aleksandra Pavlovic, from Long Island University, defeated fellow teammate, Taysha Blessington, 5-1 in the Finals to take the 16-player draw. Reinaldo Valor, Head Tennis Coach at The College of Coastal Georgia, won the Coaches Tournament and snagged the event's $100 first prize. Results and rankings coming soon!

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES Returns to USTA BJK National Tennis Center - Long Island Tennis Magazine

2nd Annual One-On-One Doubles Event Rocks The USTA BJK National Tennis Center
The music was cranking, the players were attacking and the fans were rocking at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center's combined Tennis and Rockin' Blues Event Featuring One-On-One Doubles. The players and fans were treated to 4 hours of live, rockin' blues music performed by Long Island's F&G Blues Band featuring the entertaining Edlene Hart. As the music played, the competitors were serving-and-volleying their way through the event's compass draw that guaranteed 4 sets of no-ad One-On-One Doubles competitions.

2nd Annual Tennis and Rockin' Blues Event Featuring One-On-One Doubles
One-On-One Doubles action at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center
Darrin Cohen, former University of Virginia star and Tennis Director at Sportime Kings Park, captured the Men's Open Division and the $600 first prize. On his way to the title, Cohen defeated Jared Palmer, last year's champion. Palmer was the 2001 Wimbledon Doubles Champion with Don Johnson.

Cohen defeated Billy Smithline of Rye, N.Y. 6-1 in the round of 16. Palmer went down 6-1 in the Quarters. Cohen then took down Taavo Rios, former Armstong State University star, 6-4 in the Semis. Cohen defeated Justin Natale 6-3 in the Final. Natale was 2006 USTA Men's Open National Grasscourt and Indoor Doubles Champion and was All-Ivy at Brown in 2002. "I had an absolute blast playing in this tournament! It's a real exciting venue, playing at the USTA BJK NTC with the music rocking. My adrenaline was really pumping. The matches are an absolute sprint to the finish line because they are only one set no-ad scoring. I was really fired up and energetic. The One-On-One Doubles' crosscourt format of play is excellent because I don't have to cover as much ground as in Singles. I can't wait to try to repeat next year!", said Cohen.

The Men's 35s was a highly contested, national-level draw, as well. Kline Sach defeated Dicky Waterfall 6-5(7-5) in a thrilling final. Last year's champion, Jay Harris, was nipped by Waterfall in the Semifinals 6-5(7-5). Sach defeated Tim Keller, in the round of 16, 6-3. Sach knocked out Binghamton's very crafty Mike Starke 6-2 in the Quarters; New York's Paul Moss, former #1 USTA Men's 40&over Doubles player, took Sack to the tiebreaker, before losing 6-5(7-2); and then Waterfall, the former #1 USTA/New England Men's 35s player in 1998, took Sack to the alter before bowing out 6-5(7-5) in a most exciting final!

After the final, Waterfall stated "I love the game of One-On-One Doubles! It is exciting and it puts different demands on your ability to become a complete player. Everyone can benefit from playing this new game". Kline Sach, of New York, N.Y., owns 4 USTA Doubles Gold Balls and is a former Auburn standout. The Mixed NTRP Open was won by Luis Quintero. Quintero defeated Eric Metzger, Head Men's Tennis Coach at Hunter College, 8-3 in the Final.

Steve Flink Covers One-on-One Doubles on TennisChannel.com!

Sportime/Kings Park Hosts A Rockin' One-On-One Doubles Tourney

Sportime, which operates 13 Tennis clubs throughout New York, hosted its first One-On-One Doubles Tournament at its Kings Park location on Friday,Feb. 25th from 9-12pm.

The tournament was sanctioned by USTA/EASTERN and offered play in four different divisions: Men's Open Prize $, Men's 35s Prize $, Men's 4.5 and Women's 4.5.

The tournament followed Jason Wass' USPTA Educational Seminar that featured Katrina Adams, Lawrence Kleger, Jay Harris and Tim Mayotte.

All tournament participants were treated to some excellent food, soda, beer and wine.

The Sportime party was free to the Seminar guests and fans.

The players and fans were treated to customary One-On-One Doubles excitement, which included pre-recorded rockin' blues music and live music performed by the Human IPOD.

Both Indoor Complexes that hosted the tournament were rockin' the tunes throughout the tournament and fans were allowed to talk, dance, and heckle the players while keeping it all fun!

"The One-On-One Doubles event we recently hosted was a great success. Players of varying abilities all enjoyed the format. What I really liked is that One-On-One Doubles is a great game for our Doubles players...even players that were not comfortable coming to the net found the format fun and helpful. We plan on hosting more tournaments in the future", stated Jason Wass, General Manager of Sportime/Kings Park.

Darrin Cohen won the Men's Open Division and won the $350 first prize. Darrin won the One-On-One Doubles title at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center in January, so he retains the East's #1 ranking. Cohen is the Director of Tennis at Sportime/Kings Park and was All-ACC while playing at The University of Virginia. Cohen defeated Sam Queenan, a staff Pro with Sportime who hails from Australia, 6-4 to win the title.

Jay Harris won the Men's 35s Division defeating Whitney Kraft, 6-5(7-5) to win the title. Harris won the first One-On-One Doubles Men's 35s event at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center in Jan. of 2010. Harris, the former Brown Head Men's Coach, is the General Manager of Sportime/Syosset. Harris netted the event's $350 first prize.

Scott Hancock won the Men's 4.5 Division and Paige Lawrence won the Women's 4.5 Division.

The Sportime/Kings Park event came just 4 weeks after the 2nd Annual One-On-One Doubles event at the home of the U.S. Open.

A One-On-One Doubles Men's Open is planned for May 15th at the USTA/USPTA's Tennis Festival in Mt. Kisco.

Ernests Gulbis discusses One-On-One Doubles on NBC Sports with Harry Cicma
Ernests Gulbis discusses One-On-One Doubles on NBC Sports with Harry Cicma Gulbis, who played in the 2010 One-On-One Doubles Championships at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center, now has a recent win over Roger Federer.
One-On-One Doubles at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center 2010
Jared Palmer made a triumphant return to competitive Tennis at the inaugural One-On-One Doubles Championship held on Saturday night, Jan. 30th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Palmer, who won the Wimbledon Doubles Title in 2001 with Don Johnson, showcased his brilliant serve-and-volley game and his wide array of shotmaking on his way to the title.

Jared won four rounds to capture the tournament, as he defeated Jaymon Crabb, ranked as high as #181 on the ATP Tour, 6-5 in the Semifinals. Palmer came back from 3-0 down, against Crabb, to win a thrilling set. In the finals, Palmer defeated Keith Kessler, former Florida Tech star, 6-3.

2nd Annual Tennis and Rockin' Blues Event Featuring One-On-One Doubles
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Jay Harris, Head Men's Tennis Coach at Brown University, won four rounds to capture the Men's 35s Division. Harris defeated Paul Moss, formerly ranked #1 in the U.S Men's 45s Doubles, 6-2 to win the title.

Back in his Ivy League home, Coach Jay Harris was still buzzing with excitement. "This is such an amazing concept! I just competed in the electrifying One-On-One Doubles tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center and I am still fired up about it! The event had everything from incredibly intense competition to a "party all night long" atmosphere with a great band and fantastic food and drinks for the fans and competitors. The new game is really picking up momentum and we are very excited to be bringing it to Brown University this Fall for a nationally televised One-On-One Doubles event. This event will come in and rock the Northeast!" stated Jay Harris.

Both Palmer and Harris won the $1000 grand prize for winning their divisions.

JONATHAN STOKKE WINS ITA COACHES ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES TITLE

Jonathan Stokke, former Duke All-American Doubles player and current Asst. Coach at Duke, won the 2010 ITA Coaches One-On-One Doubles championship. Stokke defeated Ramsey Smith, the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Duke, 4-2 in the Final. Ramsey was ranked in the nation's top 5 in both Singles and Doubles while playing for Duke and had achieved All-American status twice when competing. Besides being great players, Smith and Stokke make up for a powerful coaching combo for this upcoming Blue Devil Tennis season.

Fresno State University Men's Coaches, Jay "Blue Collar" Udwadia and Asst. Coach, Derek Schwandt, were semifinalists.

Schwandt, who was a volunteer Asst. Coach for the U. of Virginia's Men's powerhouse, won the event last year defeating the World's former #1 Doubles player, Glenn Mitsibata, Head Men's Coach at Princeton along the way. 2010 College Coaches One-On-One Doubles Rankings are now posted here.

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES AT THE USTA BJK NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER

Jared Palmer made a triumphant return to competitive Tennis at the inaugural One-On-One Doubles Championship held on Saturday night, Jan. 30th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Palmer, who won the Wimbledon Doubles Title in 2001 with Don Johnson, showcased his brilliant serve-and-volley game and his wide array of shotmaking on his way to the title.

Jared won four rounds to capture the tournament, as he defeated Jaymon Crabb, ranked as high as #181 on the ATP Tour, 6-5 in the Semifinals.

Palmer came back from 3-0 down, against Crabb, to win a thrilling set.

In the finals, Palmer defeated Keith Kessler, former Florida Tech star, 6-3.

Jay Harris, Head Men's Tennis Coach at Brown University, won four rounds to capture the Men's 35s Division. Harris defeated Paul Moss, formerly ranked #1 in the U.S Men's 45s Doubles, 6-2 to win the title.

Back in his Ivy League home, Coach Jay Harris was still buzzing with excitement. "This is such an amazing concept! I just competed in the electrifying One-On-One Doubles tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center and I am still fired up about it! The event had everything from incredibly intense competition to a "party all night long" atmosphere with a great band and fantastic food and drinks for the fans and competitors. The new game is really picking up momentum and we are very excited to be bringing it to Brown University this Fall for a nationally televised One-On-One Doubles event. This event will come in and rock the Northeast!" stated Jay Harris.

Both Palmer and Harris won the $1000 grand prize for winning their divisions.

Bryanne Stewart-Crabb, former #18 WTA ranked Doubles player and Wimbledon Doubles Semifinalist in 2005, also competed in the Men's Open draw and reached the quarterfinals.

Bryanne is the wife of Jaymon Crabb.

The Todd Wolfe Band, one of the nation's premiere rockin' blues bands, performed their songs throughout the tournament to add to the exciting atmosphere and to celebrate the new game of Tennis coming to town.

The tournament was directed by Whitney Kraft, NTC Director of Tennis, and his excellent staff at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center.

New, One-On-One Doubles rankings for the East have officially started with this inaugural tournament.

SCHWANDT WINS TITLE AT ITA COACHES CONVENTION

Derek Schwandt, former University of Richmond star and Volunteer Asst. Coach at University of Virginia, captured the One-On-One Doubles championship at this year's ITA Convention played on Dec. 16th at the Naples Grande Resort in Naples, Fl.

Schwandt defeated Sal Castillo, formerly ranked #1 in the ITF Men's 45s World Rankings and head coach of Our Lady of the Lake University, 4-1 in the finals.

All tournament matches were played in the round-robin, short set format of play.

In the Semifinals, Schwandt defeated Colgate's Head Men's and Women's Coach, Bobby "The Precise One" Pennington, 4-0; Castillo defeated Univesity of South Florida's Women's Coach, Agustin Moreno, 4-3(7-5). Agustin was a former Doubles Semifinalist at the French Open with Kelly Jones.

Glen Michibata, Princeton Head Men's Coach and former #1 ATP Doubles player, was defeated by Schwandt in the tournament's first match.

Schwandt is a former Camp alumni of the College Tennis Exposure Camp.

For this year's College Coaches' One-On-One Doubles rankings, go to rankings page.
This was the fourth year that One-On-One Doubles has been played at the ITA Convention.

LAZAROV GRABS $1000 ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES SHOOTOUT AT HCC
Konstantin Lazarov, of Tampa, Fl., captured the One-On-One Doubles Tennis Shootout held at the HCC Tennis Complex in Tampa, Fl. on Saturday, Nov. 7th.

Lazarov, NAIA National Doubles Champion and NAIA All-American for 3 years at Embry Riddle University, won 4 matches in route to the championship.

Lazarov defeated Reinaldo Valor, former N.C. State standout, 6-4 in the finals.

All matches were one set matches played in the no-ad format with a 12-point tiebreaker played at 5 all.

The 4-hour tournament was played to Rockin' Blues music. There was a concert afterparty performed by two-time, IBC (International Blues Challenge) Winner, The Joey Gilmore Band.
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ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES: MERGING TENNIS AND ENTERTAINMENT

By Michael Cramton, Active.com
One-on-One Doubles is evolving the game of tennis. The new alternative format to singles and doubles is a half-court, serve-and-volley singles competition played on a doubles court.
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Houghton Captures Women's Division 1 One-On-One Doubles and Rockin' Blues Title at Stony Brook

Annie Houghton, a junior from Army, defeated Katherine Lange, a junior from Northwestern St.(La.) 6-4 to win the Flight "A" One-On-One Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Stony Brook University as part of the 3rd Annual Stony Brook Women's Invitational, held on Sunday, Sept. 20th.

Houghton now captures the #1 One-On-One Doubles ranking for Women's Collegiate Tennis. The tournament was held on the final day of the three-day Invitational, with all nine Division 1 teams entering their players into four different flighted divisions.

Flight "B" was won by Erin McCarthy, a sophmore from Marist College. McCarthy defeated Julia Prantl, a sophmore from Fairleigh Dickinson University, 6-5(7-3) in the finals. Flight "C" Champion was Fanny Charliquart, a junior from Stony Brook University. Charliquart beat Joanna Kacprzyk, a junior from the University of Houston, 6-3 in the finals. Flight "D" Champion was Veronica Cardenas, a sophmore from West Virginia University. Cardenas defeated Jurelle Mendoza, a junior from Army, 6-3 to win this flight. Friday's format of play was all Doubles; Saturday's format was all Singles and Sunday's format was solely One-On-One Doubles.

Gary Glassman, Head Tennis Coach at Stony Brook and Tournament Director, said "This was a great three-day, College Tennis tournament because we played Tennis to some of the best Rock N' Roll and Blues music ever recorded! We heard the Replacements, Springsteen, John Lee Hooker, Blues Brothers, Gary Moore, Paul Westerberg, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Bonamassa, Dusty and Danny and other greats."

"The One-On-One Doubles tourney was a great experience for our team. I strongly feel that playing One-On-One Doubles will surely strengthen one's Doubles game. I also personally enjoyed the concept of music being played throughout the weekend tournament. I can see more tournaments and even Dual matches being played in this sort of environment. I will be running an event like this in the future," stated John Severance, Head Tennis Coach at University of Houston.

The tournament concept was well received by the players and coaches alike. Jeff Greene, former Vanderbilt player and FDU Volunteer Asst. Coach, stated "What the players thought of One-On-One Doubles at the beginning of the event and what it looked like at the end of the event, showed why this was an awesome concept. Anytime you introduce something new, people are going to look at you with spepticism. Meanwhile, if you are willing to buy into it, the game's skills will become an integral part of your game. The game may be cutting edge, but the value derived from it will be a huge, long-term benefit. Change is slow, but the game is fast. This event deserves huge accolades for taking a chance and making it happen."

All tournament participants received a Women's Collegiate One-On-One Doubles ranking on the game's website.

PAUL MANCINI CAPTURES GEORGIA ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES SHOOTOUT

Paul Mancini, former West Virginia and ATP player, defeated Matic Omerzel, former University of Georgia standout, 5-3, to win the first professional, One-On-One Doubles tournament played in the state of Georgia.

The tournament was played on May 29th at TPC-Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga.

The draw had 30 entrants playing for in the $1000 prize money event. All competing players receive a One-On-One Doubles ranking under the Georgia Men's Open Division.

The 3.5 hour compass draw allowed for the players to compete for a 3-hour timeframe while the game's signature Rockin' Blues music played over the loudspeakers.

Winner of the 4.0 Men's Division was Miren Ivankovic. Winner of the 4.0 Women's Division was Alyssa Hanson. The tournament was sanctioned by USTA/Georgia.

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES BRINGS OUT MUSIC, PLAYERS & FUN
- From USTA.com

With blues music ringing in your ears, it's not what a usual tennis tournament sounds like. But, with only half the court to shoot for, it doesn't feel like the usual tennis event.

It isn't. It's One-on-one doubles, a hybrid singles-doubles game that sharpens your serve-and-volley skills.

With Atlanta's top talent competing for $1,000 in prize money, a buffet barbeque sending appetizing aromas over the courts and the anticipation of a full concert by bluesman Roger "Hurricane" Wilson, the atmosphere at TPC Sugarloaf in Dulth, Ga. was ripe for a good time. Paul Mancini won the $500 first prize in the Men's Open division.

Rules are pretty simple. It's a singles game in which the server must serve and volley on all serves, all shots are hit cross court (an extra line is drawn down the middle of the court between the service line and baseline) and the alleys are good.

The action is demanding on the legs. Returners (who can stay back) often throw up lobs over or fire big returns at the always advancing servers.

Coaches have often used this format to hone volleying skills. But, one-one-one doubles was taken to a new level by inventor Ed Krass, Director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp, the world's only junior tennis camp taught exclusively by head college coaches.
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UT to Host Bates College in New One-on-One Format

(from TampaSpartans.com) TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa women's tennis team will host Bates College in a newly designated one-on-one doubles format match. The NCAA has approved the match as a regular dual match between the teams on Thursday, February 21 beginning at 4 p.m.

Under the format, the teams will play eight-game sets of one-on-one doubles in place of singles and an eight-game set of doubles with the one-on-one doubles serve and volley rule in effect.

The Hillsborough County Tennis Association (HCTA) has been invited to come out and watch the match and then participate in a free one-on-one doubles clinic at the conclusion of the match.

Due to the significance and groundbreaking efforts of the match, the day will be called "One-on-One Doubles Day at The University of Tampa."

Admission will be free to the public. The festivities will take place at The University of Tampa tennis complex. For more information, please contact the UT tennis office at 813-257-3076 or adufaux@ut.edu.


One-on-One Doubles Day at the University of Tampa on Thursday, February 21st 4 -7pm

The University of Tampa Women's Tennis Team will compete against the Bates College Women's Team in the first One-on-One Doubles college tennis match. The NCAA has approved this new format of play for this dual match competition. The teams will play six matches using the half-court, serve and volley singles game, known as One-on-One Doubles, in place of the Singles matches. There will be three doubles matches to follow utilizing the serve and volley rules of One-on-One Doubles. Immediately following the college match, attending tennis fans and players will be treated to a free, one-hour tennis clinic to learn and play One-on-One Doubles. The clinic will be conducted by Ed Krass, founder and executive director, One-on-One Doubles, Al Dufaux, Head Women's Tennis Coach, University of Tampa, Paul Gastonguay, Head Tennis Coach, Bates College, and Coach Ray Belmudez, co-founder, Hillsborough County Tennis Association(HCTA). Complimentary Snacks and Refreshments. RSVP, by Feb. 19th or earlier to oneononedoubles@yahoo.com. For more information about the new game of Tennis, e-mail oneononedoubles@yahoo.com.


Tennis and Rockin' Blues continued

This very competitive game is designed for club play, junior tennis, college tennis, senior tennis, and league tennis. A player's skill level should be at a minimum 3.5 NTRP rating to compete effectively in competitions. One-on-One Doubles is truly an "in the trenches" type of competition. A steady diet of playing the new game, coupled with good coaching, will enhance players both technically and strategically. One-on-One Doubles forces players to be disciplined with their crosscourt shotmaking. The game also appeals to a player's creative side to hit all of the shots: serves, returns, first volleys, half-volleys, quick-volleys, lobs, overheads and groundstrokes. One-on-One Doubles will reveal who the best individual players are with their serve and volley and all-court skills. Playing One-on-One Doubles truly develops all-court confidence for today's competitive juniors. The game provides a competitive format of play combining both singles and doubles skills all within one game. The competitive boundaries for One-on-One Doubles is approximately 2/3 of a regular singles court, thus allowing for better serve and volley success. One-on-One Doubles showcases the athleticism, talent and variety of each player. For the adult doubles players who still want to be competitive, but who aren't thrilled about playing singles, One-on-One Doubles can be introduced as the new competitive format for singles play. Staying true to the game's serve and volley rules is certainly the ideal to maintain and revere within One-on-One Doubles competitions.

The game has been played on the ATP Challenger Tour, where Stefan Koubeck (who reached the third round of this year's U.S. Open) championed the tournament in a thrilling 6-5 win over Andy Lake (USTA Men's 30 National Grand Slam Champion) in front of a sold-out crowd at the BMW Tennis Championships in Sunrise, FL., in mid-March.

An hour television show, entitled "Tennis and Rockin' Blues Featuring College and Pro One-on-One Doubles" was shot at the USTA Men's Futures Championships in May in Tampa. National television airing dates are upcoming.

One-on-One Doubles Tournaments have been played to live, rockin' blues music. Just recently, there was a USPTA/Florida One-on-One Doubles tournament, played indoors with a tie-breaker format, to Marcel Anton's Blues Band. "The event was awesome! The future of blending tennis and entertainment is here with One-on-One Doubles," said Norm Schillinger, formerly ranked as high as #212 on the ATP Tour in 1986. At the USTA Men's Futures Event in Tampa, Kelly Jones reached the finals of the One-on-One Doubles professional tournament. Jones, formerly ranked #1 on the ATP Doubles Tour in 1992, said, "One-on-One Doubles is a great new game to bring into the forefront of American tennis. It's a great format of competition to get juniors coming into the net. The game gives them an opportunity to learn how to volley in a matchplay situation."

The new game also adds the same type of excitement to the women's game. Tami Whitlinger, former top ranked NCAA player from Stanford and as high as #41 on the WTA Tour, says, "We are not seeing much net play from our women and this game will be very exciting for the future of Women's Tennis!"

The College Tennis Exposure Camps (www.collegetennis.com), taught exclusively by head college coaches, have been using the One-on-One Doubles format of competition for our junior campers over the past four years. This past summer, the juniors trained and competed while listening to rockin' blues music. The music relaxed the players and allowed them to compete longer and harder with less negative thoughts. "I found that the juniors stay positive, focused and relaxed more when the music was playing," said Scott Wilkens, head men's tennis coach at Boston College.

Evan Dufaux, who plays for Vanderbilt University, competed in the One-on-One Doubles tournament in Tampa, as well. Dufaux defeated Tami Whitlinger in a "Battle of the Sexes" before losing to Sadik Kadir, the tournament's eventual champion who comes from Australia. Evan says the game is "great for skill development and is a lot of fun playing to the rockin' Blues!" J. Webb Horton, Tennis Director at Florida Gulf Coast University and member of the ITA Task Force to sanction One-on-One Doubles, says, "The whole concept of bringing tennis and the Blues together is a great combination with One-on-One Doubles. We're trying to get a whole new generation of kids to serve and volley."

Can tennis and Blues music fans unite to grow a new sports and entertainment showcase in the U.S.? Jorge Escallon, communications director for the ATP Tour, says "Entertainment is the policy of the ATP Tour events. ATP tournament directors need to be creative to add value to their menu of events." Tennis and Blues are joined by the sentiment that "Tennis players need to rock away their blues; you can't win all the time, sometimes you lose." Sounds like lyrics for an original song.

Capture the craze for the new game of tennis at www.oneononedoubles.com You will notice that the new theme song of the game pops out with some catchy lyrics, i.e., "feel the power, feel the heat, to serve and volley is the ultimate treat" and "on half a court your dreams come true when the low and quick volleys become part of you".

One-on-One Doubles coupled with Rockin'Blues makes for an exciting Sports and Entertainment Showcase ! The game is fast, energetic and fresh. Adding music to the game adds another twist that will enhance the Tennis Industry's efforts to eliminate the traditional, silent, stuffy, staid atmosphere currently associated with our great game of Tennis!


Poolstick Larry reaches Semis of USTA National Grasscourts!
Congratulations to Poolstick Larry, the winner of the original One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix in 2004, for reaching the semifinals of the USTA Men's 50s National Grasscourt Championships in Philadelphia in early September!! Poolstick Larry is also a huge Bucs and Hogs fan-the ultimate bar star! Larry has been sharpening his poolstick often with a healthy dose of One-on-One Doubles to prepare him for his tournaments. Way to go, Poolstick Larry!

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES, THE "NEW GAME OF TENNIS", TO JOIN USTA PRO CIRCUIT TOURNAMENT

USTA Florida proudly presents One-on-One Doubles as a competitive and entertainment showcase to bring the new college tennis game to the general public. USTA is the first section within USTA's national infrastructure to sanction One-on-One Doubles for competition.

Ed Krass, former Harvard Coach and Director of the College Tennis Academy, is the Executive Director of the new, non-profit corp. 501(c)(3), Advancing the Game, Inc. Its mission is to advance the game and blues music to underprivileged, ethnically diverse children. One-on-One Doubles debuted on the ATP Tournament Circuit at the BMW Tennis Championships in front of a sold-out crowd on March 18, 2007 at the Sunrise Tennis Club in Sunrise, Fla.


ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES at the BMW TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Half-Court Serve and Volley Singles competition played on a Doubles court, otherwise known as One-on-One Doubles, made a successful first appearance on the ATP CHALLENGER TOUR. Stefan Koubek, former top 10 ATP Doubles player from Austria, defeated Andy Lake, former USTA National MEN's 30 & 35s Singles Champion from Florida, 6-5(7-5) in the main draw final. The packed stadium crowd of 2500 was treated to the new game's thrilling point play comprised of every shot in the book! The one set final was played just prior to the Men's Doubles Final. Ed Krass hosted two USPTA/USPTR ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES Qualifying tournaments earlier in the week. Carlos Gomez Diaz and Whitney Kraft won the qualifying draws and were rewarded with wild-cards into the main draw of the One-on-One Doubles tournament. The tournament fans were treated to magnificient, live perfomances by THE SPOONBENDERS and THE ALBERT CASTIGLIA BAND over the weekend of World-Class Tennis held at the 2007 BMW TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sunrise, Fl. at the Sunrise Tennis Club, March 11-18.


Knock Off That Racket: Even Tennis Players Get the Blues
By Sam Eifling


Broward-Palm Beach New Times (March 15-21, 2007 issue)

We'll just throw out the title of this event, because it more or less says it all: A Weekend of World-Class Tennis and Rockin' Blues. Seems confusing, perhaps, that someone would pair the sport of lanky-white-brat gentry with the music that became America's only redemption for the crimes of slavery. But consider this something for everyone. The BMW Tennis Championship is what's called an "ATP Challenger event," which ought to draw many aspiring somebodies and a few mid-ranking pros. After the string music, check out Fort Lauderdale's own Spoon Benders at the venue Saturday; on Sunday, it'll be the Albert Castiglia Band. Still don't believe the blues belong in tennis? The Spoon Benders' "Polygamy Blues" begins with this line: "My baby got three other men come creeping through her window late at night." What traveling tennis pro couldn't relate? Serve up your own backhanded compliments at the Sunrise Tennis Club (9605 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise) on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. The damage will be $15 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday, but a ticket stub from the Riverwalk Blues Festival or the Langerado Music Festival or a South Florida Blues Society I.D. will get you $5 off. Visit sunrisetennis.com.


USTA Florida to Pilot First One-on-One Doubles Tournament

USTA Florida has granted One-on-One Doubles its first adult tournament. USTA Florida One-on-One Doubles Championships will be hosted by the Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa in Tampa May 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Men's 30+ and 40+ divisions will be the first to taste the game that is sweeping the tennis nation!

One-on-One Doubles is a half-court, serve and volley singles competition played on a doubles court. All points are played crosscourt with the alley included and players alternate points from the deuce court to the ad court. The goal is to play a match; an 8 game set, 10 game set, or best 2/3 sets. One-on-One Doubles truly develops all-court confidence for today's players.

Entry fee is $10 and $200 dollars will be awarded to the winners of each tournament with $100 given to the finalists. There will be no ranking points awarded for this historic tennis event and the tournament will run in conjunction with the $10,000 USTA Challenger tournament.

BMW is the first to include One-on-One Doubles as part of their 2007 BMW Tennis Championships on the ATP Challenger Tour, March 13-18, in Sunrise, Fl.

For more tournament information, call tournament director Ed Krass at 813-684-9031.


Qualify For One-on-One Doubles
By Tennis Week

One-on-One doubles is turning pro next month. You don't need a doubles partner to qualify for a wild card into the BMW One-on-One Doubles Championships. The One-on-One doubles format, which stresses serve-and-volley play in a match between singles players using half the court and doubles alley, will host two professional qualifying tournaments for entry into the BMW Tennis Championships in Sunrise, FL.

The qualifying events are scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on March 13 and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 15.

Qualifying tournament winners will receive $200 and a wild card into the main draw of the BMW One-on-One Doubles Championships to be held on March 15 with the finalists playing on Sunday, March 18 right before the men's singles final.

The entry fee is $150 and it includes two box seats throughout the tournament, a tournament t-shirt, One-on-One Doubles DVD, food coupons, and reception parties. All players must be 4.0 NTRP minimum to enter. All USPTA and USPTR pros can enter the tournaments free of charge.

There will also be live performances by some of South Florida's finest rock and blues bands on the weekend of March 17-18.

The BMW Tennis Championships will showcase some of the ATP's top 50 players in the world. For more information on the One-on-One Doubles tournaments, please call (800) 446-2238. For more information about One-on-One Doubles, please visit www.oneononedoubles.com.


Drill growing into game of its own
by ANN LOPRINZI
TRENTON TIMES TENNIS COLUMNIST
Suppose you're really looking for a doubles game but only can come up with one other person. No problem. You can play One-on-One Doubles, a new format that is making its way into tennis circles around the country.

Coach Ed Krass, a former college coach who presently serves as the director of the College Tennis Academy in Florida, knew about this format that was used in drills for many years, but decided to take it a step further and turn it into a competition.

"I wanted to make it into a game in and of itself -- bring all the shots back into the game. Juniors need this badly. Adults can get a good workout and work on their doubles skills," said Krass.

One-on-One Doubles is a half-court, serve-and-volley competition played by two players. There is a 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 the line. On hard courts, chalk or white athletic trainers' tape can be used.

The server alternates serving from the deuce (right) court to the ad (left) court, just as in regular tennis, but all points are played crosscourt, with the alley included. Any ball that goes on the wrong side of the court is considered out. Players must serve and volley on both first and second serves, with half-volleys permitted. The returner can stay back or come to the net. The scoring can be best-of-three sets, or one eight- or 10-game set.

This is considered ideal for high school, college or a high level of play. It's also been found effective for seniors looking to play singles in more of a doubles format, in club play or league tennis. It can be used in practice or competition. It may be difficult for players rated 3.5 (intermediate) and below, so those players can relax the rules about coming to net on every point. It depends not only on the player's skill level but the age factor, athleticism, and in some cases, the coach's preference.

Krass first showcased One-on-One Doubles in a presentation to the U.S. Military Academy in 2003. Since then, he has presented it at many conventions, including the recent Tennis Teachers Conference in New York during the U.S. Open. The feedback has been very positive. At an upcoming Intercollegiate Tennis Association convention, he will run a One-on-One Doubles Tournament.

Dave Brown, a USPTA Master Professional in Florida, used it as an added feature in a national 35-and-over tournament he ran in November with great success. He sees it as a way to make players into all-court players. The USTA Florida section has committed to running some of these events.

To play One-on-One Doubles, you would have to use more lobs and overheads, hit balls at the opponent's feet, and bring back those touch shots. In other words, creativity is the name of the game. Many junior players slug it out from the baseline and are uncomfortable at the net. This game will help those kids get more comfortable in coming to the net more often. The competitive boundaries are approximately two-thirds of a regular singles court, thus allowing for a high level of serve-and-volley success.

If there is a downside to One-on-One Doubles, it's that it clearly exposes weaknesses, particularly in volleying. Then again, playing this format should increase volleying skills. What it also showcases is the athleticism, talent and shot variety of each player.

Krass' ultimate goal would be to see One-on-One Doubles sanctioned where players can compete and get a ranking. Eventually he would love to see it used on the pro tour.

To learn more, go to oneononedoubles.com.

Contact Times tennis columnist Ann LoPrinzi at annlop@optonline.net.


One-on-One Doubles® competition in Daytona Beach

This year's Men's 35 and over National Clay Court Championship Nov. 3-8 at the Florida Tennis Center Daytona Beach will have an added feature - a One-on-One Doubles tournament that will take place the day before the event begins - Thursday, Nov. 2 from 3-8 p.m.! One-on-One Doubles is the first alternative competitive format to singles and doubles since the inception of the game in the 1870s! City of Daytona Beach Director of Tennis and tournament director, USPTA Master Professional Dave Brown is excited about hosting the 2006 tournament with this new addition. "It is going to be a great prelude to one of the nation's foremost national championships," he said.

One-on-One Doubles is a half-court, serve and volley competition played 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, a regular court liner can be used to make this divisible line through the middle; on hard courts, chalk or white athletic/trainers' tape can be used to mark the middle line. The rules of One-on-One Doubles:
· Play a match (8 game set, 10 game set, or 2/3 sets).
· Players alternate points from the deuce court to the ad court.
· All points are played crosscourt with the alley included.
· All players must serve and volley on both first and second serves.
· Half-volleys are permitted.
· The player who returns can stay back or come into the net.
· NOTE: All USTA and ITF rules apply

This very competitive game is designed for club play, junior tennis, college tennis, senior tennis, and league tennis. One-on-One Doubles will reveal who the best individual players are with their serve and volley and all-court doubles skills. One-on-One Doubles allows players to develop their all-count game: serve, return, first volley, half-volley, drop volley, lob, and overhead.

One-on-One Doubles truly develops all-court confidence for today's competitive players. The game also provides a competitive format for those who enjoy combining both their singles and doubles skills all within one game. The competitive boundaries for One-on-One Doubles is approximately 2/3 of a regular singles court, thus allowing for a high level of serve and volley success. One-on-One Doubles showcases the athleticism, talent and variety of each player.

"This new format will be an excellent way for great players who come here from all around the country to get used to our climate and clay courts before the main championship is underway," Brown said. $1,000 will go to the winner and $300 to the finalist of the One-on-One Doubles kick-off event. Questions or more information: Dave Brown (386) 671-8903

One-on-One Doubles® is a registered trademark of One-on-One Doubles, LLC, managing member Ed Krass.

 
One-on-One Doubles Joins National 35's
Reprinted from Florida Tennis Magazine

This years' Men's 35-and-over National Clay Court Championship will have an added feature – One-on-One Doubles. This new format is taking the country by storm due to its mass appeal from juniors to competitive seniors.

"It is going to be a great prelude to one of the nation's foremost national championships," says Tournament Director, Dave Brown of the host site Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Matches will be played November 2.

One-on-One Doubles is a half-court, serve and volley competition played between two players.
"One-on-One Doubles truly develops all-court confidence for today's competitive players. The game also provides a competitive format for those who enjoy combining both their singles and doubles skills all within one game," says Brown. "This new format will be a great way for these players who come here from all around the country to get used to our climate and clay courts before the main championship gets underway."

Ed Krass of College Tennis Academy, who is creator of One-on-One Doubles, and USTA Florida are co-sponsors of the event offering $1000 in prize money.

"Tennis needs more progressive people like Ed Krass," says Andy Gladstone, USTA Florida director of competitive tennis. "He knows how to jell people, and his event will get more attention than the main tournament."

Coach Ed Krass launches "One-on-One Doubles" Tournaments at the Collegiate Level Coach Ed Krass, Director of the College Tennis Academy, is integrating his new game of "One-on-One Doubles" into two Fall of 2005 Collegiate tournaments. MORE->
Develop All-Court Confidence
By Ed Krass, Director, College Tennis Academy
& Chairman, One-on-One Doubles Championships
We have all experienced the roller coaster of confidence in competitive matchplay. If we can push ourselves, and our students, to develop better all-court skills, the game becomes less emotional and more athletic. With this crucial development comes more enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to compete against all game styles. MORE ->

Tourney Caters To Singles Who Like Doubles
By Andy Staples
 
Reprinted From The Tampa Tribune
Tampa -- Ed Krass didn't want to stop playing tennis after knee surgery last year. He just wasn't sure whether his repaired joint could take the pounding of a full singles match. MORE ->

"One-on-One Doubles will infuse passion back into doubles and serve and volley play. It's a return to the glory days of our sport -- an avenue for junior, college, and recreational players to embrace the tactical advantages of attacking the net and serve-and-volleying." - Billy Pate, Head Men's Coach, University of Alabama
"I use one-on-one doubles before tournaments to keep my strokes sharp and stay fit. It makes practice fun and exciting." - Derek Brooks, USTA National Doubles Champion, Men's Open, Men's 25s & Men's 30s
 
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