USPTA Tennis Pro, Wendall Walker, talks about One-On-One Doubles:
'This last Sat I went to the One-on-One Doubles Tournament at Avila CC in Tampa. I THINK THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE MOST EXCITING AND FUN TENNIS EVENT I HAVE BEEN TO! There were 8 players with "ATP" experience, among the 30 in the afternoon pro event. All six courts had two individual matches happening together, with 5 players doing round-robin. The action was fast, the play was continuous. I moved around the courts and saw all 30 players "in action" in a short time period, at "close-up" range. I saw serves over 120mph from the St. Leo College tennis coach, Pat Daciek. I watched and met Roscoe Tanner. He was gracious, approachable, friendly, and fun to watch.Roscoe will be at the tournament this coming Sat at Buckhorn. If you go there and meet him, mention my name, and let me know if he remembers me. Ha! Tell him that I was the one at Avila in the neon yellow tennis outfit. In addition to the "world class tennis", the rockin' blues live band was "world class". The endorphins were pumping.'
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One-on-One 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 format.

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® 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->
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Saturday, November 28th - Wisconsin State One-On-One Doubles Prize $ Tournament - at Center Court Tennis Club Club, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Call 920-929-9650 for more information.

Saturday, December 12th - ITA Coaches 8th Annual One-On-One Doubles Prize $ Tournament - at the ITA National College Coaches Convention, Naples Grande Resort, Naples, Fl. Call 813-684-9031 for more info.


Former ATP Player Fisher Wins One-on-One Doubles
Players in three NTRP divisions - 3.5, 4.5, and Open - competed and winners were crowned at the Avila One-On-One Doubles Tournament, held on Oct. 2-3, 2015, at the Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Fla.

One-On-One Doubles is the half-court singles game played on the doubles court. All points are played crosscourt with the alley included. Players in the Pro Division (not NTRP) must serve and volley on all serves, and players are awarded two points for outright winners on volleys and overheads.

In the Open division championship, former ATP pro Ashley Fisher defeated Brazil's Paolo Barros, the head tennis professional at Winter Park Racquet Club in Orlando, 4-2. In the semifinals Fisher defeated Bruno Sisti 4-2, while Barros topped Andrew Laflin 4-2. In the third place match Sisti defeated Laflin 4-2.

"On Friday night we had a 3.5 NTRP tournament with a five-man round robin won by Damien Labor," said organizer Ed Krass. "We also hosted a 4.5 NTRP tournament with a six-man round robin won by Conner Cedro. Saturday was a 17-player round robin on four courts.

"This One-On-One Doubles was hard fought all the way through. The players, fans and sponsors were entertained with top-flight tennis and a real professional five-piece rockin' blues band. Great fun had by all. I want to thank Roger Cypriano and the Avila Golf & Country Club for being a superb host to this edition of prize money One-On-One Doubles Tournaments."

For more info go to the tournament page.

One-On-One Doubles Pro Tournament one-hour show aired on TENNIS CHANNEL in June!

Mikael Pernfors Wins One-On-One Doubles Tournament
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

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