Oct. 2nd - One-On-One Doubles Tournament for NTRP levels 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 to be held at Avila Golf & Country Club, Tampa. Fl. Entry Fee: $30 per person. Winner of the 4.5 Tournament receives a free wildcard entry into the Oct. 3rd Pro Tournament. Time of Tournament: 6 to 9pm. e-mail Ed Krass at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Oct. 3rd - $2000 Florida One-On-One Doubles Tournament; Men's Open Division(Women invited to play!) at Avila Golf & Country Club, Tampa, Fl. Steve Arvey's Rockin' Blues Band to perform during the tournament. Tournament Time is 2 to 6pm. Entry Fee is $70 and includes food, drinks, concert and one guest. All other Guests entry fee is $50 each. Draw limited to first 30 Pros to enter; E-mail Ed Krass at email@example.com for more info.
Avila Tennis in Tampa to Host One-On-One Doubles Tournament
A Tennis & Rockin' Blues One-on-One Doubles event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2-3, 2015, at the Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Fla.
"We are hosting the NTRP tourneys the night before the Men's Open prize money tournament," says organizer Ed Krass. "What makes this type of tournament electric is the rockin' music that always plays during our tournaments."
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.
NTRP divisions for the Friday, Oct. 2 event will be 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5, and women can play one NTRP level up. The play format is round robin to guarantee at least two hours of play. The winner of the 4.5 division will receive a wild card into the main event on Saturday. Tennis, food and a live concert by Steve Arey and the Rockin' Blues Band are included with the tournament fee.
The Men's Open prize money event will be on Saturday.
"I got hooked playing One-On-One Doubles after trying it once,"said Mikael Pernfors, the former NCAA Division I singles champion, 1986 French Open singles finalist, and past event participant. "I think it is an excellent game for any player trying to become a better doubles player. I also feel that it is a wonderful way for juniors to develop a solid serve-and-volley game to be added to their baseline game."
For more info go to the tournament page.
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