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 Florida One-On-One Doubles tournaments are also showcased on the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) platform for event registration.

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.

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 

 

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FORMAT & RULES

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.

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