March 15th, 2018

Winter Haven to Host One-on-One Doubles Tennis and Blues Concert in April

General News Pro Tennis

The serve-and-volley game of tennis, One-On-One Doubles, is bringing its professional tournament combined with a rockin’ blues concert and after-party to the Country Club of Winter Haven on Saturday, April 28 from 2-6:30 p.m. in Winter Haven, Fla.

The Winter Haven One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Shootout will feature Grand Slam tennis legends Emilio Sanchez, Luke Jensen, Mikael Pernfors, and Mel Purcell in a two-hour round-robin format.

One-On-One Doubles is the half-court, serve and volley singles game played crosscourt-only with the alley included. Tournaments enforce its serve-and-volley rule, on both serves, or there is a loss of point. Half-volleys are permitted, and the returner can stay back or come in.

“We are not seeing much, if any, serve-and-volley tennis these days, so this game, One-On-One Doubles, brings this style of entertaining play to the tennis fans of Polk County and to television,” said Ed Krass, founder and director of the One-On-One Doubles Prize Money Shootouts.

One-On-One Doubles, known as the “Third Game of Tennis” alongside singles and doubles, is played in a compact timeframe in a round-robin format with short sets and no-ad scoring.

The event’s Pro-Am Doubles matches, with sponsors and tournament players, will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the main event. The One-On-One Doubles Tennis Shootout will take place from 2:15-4:30 p.m., with the Rockin’ Blues Concert from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The event will be broadcast via Fox Sports Florida, New England Sports Network (NESN) and the Tuff TV National Network going out to more than 68 million homes.

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