ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES TOURNAMENT AND CONCERT EVENTS COME TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Sep 5, 2021 | One on One Doubles, Tennis

SHOUT OUT TO LEAD SPONSOR 

RAY RIPPMAN, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., is the lead sponsor of both the Charleston and South Carolina One-On-One Doubles Tournaments.

Ray, nicknamed THE RIPPER, was Boston College’s 1971 starting quarterback on their team that went 9-2. Ray competed in the 1997 National Grasscourt Championships in New York. Ray is a big proponent of serve-and-volley tennis and live music. ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES , its players and supporters would like to thank THE RIPPER for his support to grow our game and event!

 

ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES TOURNAMENT AND CONCERT EVENTS COME TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Serve-and-Volley Tennis accompanied by live rock n’ roll? The Third Game of Tennis, known as ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES, is coming to the Palmetto state during the weekend of September 25-26 with a Charleston and Lexington event.

One-On-One Doubles Tennis is the crosscourt serve and volley Singles game including the doubles alley. The server is required to serve-and-volley on both serves or there is a loss of point; Half volleys are allowed. Players earn a two-point bonus for winning volleys and overhead smashes the opponent cannot touch. One-On-One Doubles Tennis Tournaments are the first alternative to Singles and Doubles events since the inception of the game in the 1870s.

On Saturday, September 25th, the $3000 Charleston One-On-One Doubles Championships will take place at the LTP MT PLEASANT TENNIS CENTER starting at 1pm. Charleston’s highly acclaimed Rockabilly Band, JARED PETTEYS & THE HEADLINERS will perform a 2.5-hour concert during the tournament.
On Sunday, September 26th, the $2500 South Carolina One-On-One Doubles Shootout will be held at the TOPSPIN RACQUET & SWIM CLUB in Lexington, SC starting at 3 p.m. One of Florida’s premiere rocking blues bands, THE STEVE ARVEY BAND, will perform a 2.5-hour concert during the tournament.

Ray Rippman, of Hilton Head, SC., former Boston College starting quarterback on their 9-2 team in 1971 and 1997 National USTA Grasscourt player, is the lead sponsor of both tournaments.
“I am excited to bring this game and event into South Carolina. I expect a mix of top junior, college and professional men and women competing in one draw. High level, Serve and Volley tennis will be showcased for any curious tennis fans to enjoy. The live music celebrates the new game and adds electricity to the event,” stated Ed Krass, Founder of One-On-One Doubles Tournaments.
“Special thanks to our club hosts Patrick Hieber at LTP Mt. Pleasant and Randy Bloemendaal at the Topspin Racquet and Swim Club. Huge thanks to my special friend Ray “The Ripper” Rippman for sponsorship of both events,” said Coach Krass. Krass coached collegiately at Clemson, Harvard & UCF,before starting his College Tennis Exposure Camps in 1990.
Established in 2004, One-On-One Doubles Tournaments have been played at ATP, USTA, USPTA and ITA National Events. The tournaments are now part of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) platform.

For more information about the game and its events, visit https://oneononedoubles.com.
Ed Krass, tournament director and founder, can be reached at (813) 478-3384;
oneononedoubles@yahoo.com.

STEVE ARVEY BLUES BAND to play at THE SOUTH CAROLINA ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES SHOOTOUT AT TOPSPIN RACQUET & SWIM CLUB, LEXINGTON, SC, SUNDAY, SEPT 26TH!

STEVE ARVEY has worked with Blues Legends JIMMY ROGERS, HUBERT SUMLIN & JUNIOR WELLS. Steve continues to tour the U.S. and World to play music festivals and clubs.