Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One-On-One Doubles Coming To Atlanta

A Junior One-On-One Doubles Shootout tournament is planned for Sunday, May 31st, from 3-6,pm, at the Racquet Club of the South. Divisions of play are Boys and Girls 12s, 14s and 16s. The Entry fee is $25. All participating players will receive a One-on-One Doubles ranking on the game's website. The online registration link for this tournament is:

An adult One-on-one doubles event, the brand of tennis sanctioned by the USTA Georgia, will be showcased at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. on Friday, May 29.
A $1,000 Men's Open prize money tournament, named the Georgia One-On-One Doubles Shootout, will bring out some of the area's top teaching and playing professionals to try their hand at the new game.

One-on-one doubles is the half-court, serve-and-volley Singles game played on a regulation tennis court. The game brings back the excitement of the serve-and-volley and all-court game to competitive tennis.

The USTA Florida section sanctioned the new game for tournament play in 2006 calling one-on-one doubles the first, alternative game to singles and doubles since the inception of the game in the 1870s. The game's rules call for the server to serve-and-volley on both first and second serves or there is a loss of point Half-volleys are permitted. The returner can stay back or come in. All points are played crosscourt with the alleys included. There is a middle line drawn from the center of the service line to the center of the baseline.

Since the game's inception in 2003, one-on-one doubles has been played as part of ATP, USTA, USPTA and ITA national/international tournaments. One-on-one doubles collegiate tournaments were nationally televised on Fox College Sports in 2005.

The game's tournaments are played within a 3-4 hour timeframe and the matches are played to prerecorded rockin' blues music. All tournaments are played in the round-robin or compass draw format, based on number of entries. Many of the tournaments have live concerts as afterparties.

The Georgia One-On-One Doubles Shootout will offer a prize money event for the Men's Open division. There will also be a Men's and Women's 4.0 NTRP division offered, as well.

The TPC Sugarloaf tournament will start at 4 p.m. and finish around 7 p.m.

Georgia's premiere rockin' blues national recording artist, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson and band will perform at the tournament's afterparty from 7-10 pm. Wilson has produced 8 CDs and has performed with Stevie Ray Vaughan. "One-On-One Doubles will become a great compliment to our USTA and ALTA League play since Atlanta is very much a Doubles driven town. Players, spectators and rockin' blues fans alike will be in for a special treat with a Roger "Hurricane" Wilson blues band performance," states Andrew Minnelli, Tournament Director for the One-On-One Doubles Tournament at TPC Sugarloaf.

The $1,000 Prize money, Men's Open and 4.0 NTRP One-On-One Doubles tournaments to be played at TPC Sugarloaf, has registration online at: (Tournament ID# 703493109). Tournament proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Tennis Foundation. Entry fee is $41.35 and includes a dinner buffet, rockin' blues concert and tournament t-shirt.

For more information about the One-On-One Doubles tournaments coming to the Atlanta area, contact the Adult Tournament Director, Andrew Minnelli at or the Junior Tournament Director, Turhan Berne, at

To read more about the new game of Tennis, One-On-One Doubles, visit and

The founder of One-On-One Doubles Tennis is Coach Ed Krass, Director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp, the world's only junior tennis camp taught exclusively by head college coaches. The camp's website is To contact Ed Krass, call (813) 684-9031 or e-mail him at .

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