about ed krass

Coach Ed Krass is the founder and director of One-On-One Doubles® tennis, which is played on college campuses nationwide. One-On-One Doubles tournaments have been USTA sanctioned since the game’s inception in 2004. Coach Krass has directed his One-On-One Doubles tournaments as part of ATP, USTA, ITA and USPTA national events. Ed’s One-on-One Doubles Tournaments are sanctioned on the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) platform for tournament events that go towards a player’s singles rating.

Ed played his college tennis at the University of Central Florida, from 1978-1982, where he was a captain and played #1 singles his last two seasons. Ed went on to coach the UCF Men’s team to a #6 NCAA Division 2 national team ranking in 1983.

After his coaching stint at UCF, Ed worked as RICK MACCI’S Head Assistant Professional, at the Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort, from 1983-1984.

Ed gained teaching and coaching experience as a tennis instructor at the world-renowned Harry Hopman’s International Tennis Academy during the summers of 1978-1983.

In 1984, Ed became the head assistant men’s coach at Clemson University, where he helped coach the team to two ACC team titles and a #5 NCAA national team ranking in 1985. Team members included 10 players who turned pro.

After Clemson, Ed coached the Harvard women’s team to four consecutive Ivy League team titles and four national Division 1 team tournament appearances from 1986-1990. Ed’s Harvard team registered a win over formerly top 10 ranked Pepperdine University to close the 1990 season.

In 1990, Ed produced his Biomechanically Efficient Service Technique (B.E.S.T. Serve) video, which pioneered the abbreviated serve into both the teaching and playing ranks. Ed is also the author of 3 tennis instructional videos and directed five nationally televised One-On-One Doubles events.

Coach Krass is also the founder and director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp®, which is the world’s only tennis camp taught exclusively by all head college tennis coaches. Ed is recognized as a USTA High Performance Coach and he has been a speaker at the USTA, ITA, USPTA and USPTR national and international conventions.

Coach Krass’ One-On-One Doubles pro tennis and rockin’ blues concert events have been hosted four times at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open.


Contact Ed Krass, founder and executive director, Advancing The Game Inc., d/b/a One-On-One Doubles Tennis at

email: oneononedoubles@yahoo.com;
office: (813) 684-9031
cell: (813) 478-3384 


Andy Gladstone has a rich history in Tennis and tournament administration. Andy worked, for 20 years, as Player Development Coordinator for USTA FLORIDA. He directed over 50 USTA Player Development camps for elite Florida juniors. During Andy’s two- decade tenure with USTA Florida, he managed the ranking system for all players competing in USTA sanctioned events. In 2004, Andy and his USTA Florida section were the first to sanction One-On-One Doubles Tournaments for Adult competition.

Andy’s expertise in Junior tennis is expansive. He directed elite summer team events for over 150 players a year. He hosted a monthly podcast “The G-Cast – your guide to junior competitive tennis in Florida.” Andy was a monthly columnist for Florida Tennis Magazine highlighting human interest stories on Florida junior competitive players. Andy’s son, Paul, played college tennis at Virginia Wesleyan and his daughter, Mira, plays at Davidson College.

Andy has built special relationships with numerous touring professionals through his camps, events and programs. Andy will work as the tournament and programs advisor for One-On-One Doubles Tennis -helping bridge the gap from Junior to Professional tennis.





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 Tennis is the crosscourt serve-and-volley Singles game including the doubles alley. Players are required to serve-and-volley on both serves or there is a loss of point; Half volleys are allowed.  All players are awarded TWO POINTS for winning volleys and overheads — hit in the air — that the opponent cannot touch or reach.

One-on-One Doubles Tennis can be played in a half day tournament format.  One-on-One Doubles Tennis is strictly a crosscourt competition with new game dimensions. 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 hockey or trainer’s tape to line the middle boundary.

One-on-One Doubles Tennis is a very competitive game designed for advanced club play, junior tennis, college tennis, senior tennis, and professional tennis.



  • To create and administer low-cost ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES TOURNAMENTS for our nation’s juniors, adults, college and entry level touring professionals both boys, girls, men & women 
  • Develop the all-court confidence and Serve-and-Volley skills for our country’s junior tennis players 
  • To create a viable pathway for American juniors to be recruited to play College Tennis 
  • To educate sports fans and tennis players about One-On-One Doubles Tennis through community events within the United States 
  • To provide free, educational tennis clinics, teaching the skills of One-on-One Doubles to aspiring tennis players living in financially challenged communities 
  • To provide a unique, uplifting musical experience, with the addition of music and live concerts, for all competing One-On-One Doubles tournament players and fans 
  • To create a life altering tennis event experience that emphasizes truthful communication and respect for one another. Fair play, no excuses and honesty will also be taught throughout our competitions. 
  • To advance and enhance the presentation and administration of tennis tournaments nationwide and worldwide.


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