One-On-One Doubles Shootout and Concert in Fla.

Winter Haven, Fla.—The Serve-and-Volley game of Tennis, One-On-One Doubles, is bringing its professional Tennis Tournament, combined with a rockin’ blues concert afterparty, to be held at the Country Club of Winter Haven on Saturday, April 28 from 2pm to 6:30pm. The Winter Haven One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Shootout will feature Grand Slam Tennis Legends Emilio Sanchez, three time Grand Slam Doubles Champion, Luke Jensen, 1993 French Open Doubles Champion, Mikael Pernfors, 1986 French Open Singles Finalist, and Mel Purcell, former top 20 in the World’s ATP Singles player. The players will compete in a 2 hour round-robin format, first to win 5 games, no-ad scoring with a 9-point tiebreaker played at 4-4.

One-On-One Doubles Tournament Events are some of the most unique in the Sports Industry, as live concerts are always part of the overall event. RJ Howson, who hails from the Chicago rockin blues circuit, will bring his rockin’ blues show to the event’s afterparty to begin immediately after the Tennis event.

“Showcasing the Serve-and-Volley game, to the Tennis and sports fans, with some of the game’s most exciting Tennis Legends, is a dream come true. We are not seeing much, if any, serve-and-volley Tennis these days, so this game, One-On-One Doubles, brings this style of entertaining play to the tennis fans of Polk County and to television.”, states Ed Krass, Founder/Director of the One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Shootouts. Ed is a former Harvard Women’s Tennis Coach and he will direct his 30th Annual College Tennis Exposure Camps, this summer, throughout the US.

One-On-One Doubles, known as the Third Game of Tennis, alongside Singles and Doubles, is sanctioned by USTA/ Florida for tournament play. One-On-One Doubles is the half-court, serve and volley Singles game played crosscourt with the alley included. The game’s tournaments enforce its serve-and-volley rule, on both serves, or there is a loss of point. Half-volleys are permitted. The returner can stay back or come in. The tournaments are played in a compact timeframe, in a round-robin format with short sets, no-ad scoring.

Since the game’s inception in 2004, tournaments have been held throughout the U.S. and have been played at ATP, USTA, USPTA and ITA national events. One-On-One Doubles national tournaments have been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open. One-On-One Doubles Tennis is also played on college campuses nationwide. College Coaches use the format in their practice matches to develop their teams’ all-court game and confidence. See College Coaches endorsements on the link below:

“We are excited to bring this event to Winter Haven! I am excited to grow One-On-One Doubles and its entertaining event format” states John Haggar, Tennis Director at the Country Club of Winter Haven. The event will be broadcast via Fox Sports Florida, New England Sports Network (NESN) and Tuff TV National Network going out to 68 million homes.

The event’s Pro-Am Doubles matches, with the Legends and Sponsors, will take place from 10:30am to 11:30am the morning of the main event. The One-On-One Doubles Tennis Shootout will take place from 2:15pm to 4:30pm; The Rockin’ Blues Concert will take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. General Admission is $20 advance/$30 day of event; VIP is $90 to include VIP parking, seating, buffet and 3 beers. Food and beverages will be available all day for purchase. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 813-684-9031 and can also be purchased at all area Polk County Tennis clubs. In case of a rainout, this event will be re-scheduled for Sunday, April 29 from 12 -4pm.

For more information about One-On-One Doubles Events, visit For more event information, call Ed Krass at 813-478-3384 or John Haggar at 727-647-3682.


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