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One-on-One Doubles at the Sony-Ericsson Open

January 25, 2008 10:19 AM

One-on-One Doubles, the new game of Tennis sanctioned by USTA Florida, will be played at the Sony-Ericsson Open, April 2-5, as part of the USPTA Florida Invitational. This half-court, Serve-and-Volley Singles game played on the Doubles court, known as One-on-One Doubles, will showcase 16 of the best USPTA Florida professionals competing in a prize-money tournament.The new game was played at the USTA National Men's 35s Claycourt Championships in 2006, at an ATP tournament, The BMW Championships, in 2007, and at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis in September of 2007.
"It's great to be able to expose the new game at the World's fifth largest major tournament! I am extremely pleased at our USPTA Florida Division's enthusiasm to play and promote One-on-One Doubles. This will certainly have a positive effect on how we develop our junior players and also give our senior players an exciting format to compete in,", says Ed Krass, Founder and Executive Director of One-on-One Doubles.

"Ed Krass is the Walking Tennis Parade. He creates infectious enthusiasm for his One-on-One Doubles game, which is a great way to have fun and teach players all the necessary skills for success.", says Andy Gladstone, USTA Florida's Director of Competitive Tennis. "One-on-One Doubles is a fun, fast action game that is totally different than playing singles. Playing this game makes you a better, well-rounded player.", states Ken Flach, six-time, Grand Slam Doubles Champion.
The organization conducting One-on-One Doubles business is Advancing the Game, Inc., which has applied for Not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) status. The organization's mission is to advance the new game within the Tennis Industry and to create programs for disadvantaged youth groups.
For event sponsorship opportunities and for more information about the new game of Tennis, e-mail oneononedoubles@yahoo.com and visit www.oneononedoubles.com.






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