Saturday, April 21, 2012

WEATHER UPDATE - Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Event Coming to Ocala Florida on April 21

Rockin' Ed is taking the blues to court in Ocala!
The Tennis and Rockin' Blues with Jimmy Hall & Friends at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has been moved to a noon start time for the Pro One-on-One Doubles Shootout with Jimmy Hall (Wet Wille lead singer), Jack Pearson (former Allman Brothers guitarist) and others playing at 3 PM. Music will be under a tent so the show will go on rain or shine.
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club will be hosting a Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Event featuring One-on-One Doubles®, the new game of tennis sanctioned by the USTA, on Saturday, April 21.
The half-court, serve-and-volley singles game, know as One-on-One Doubles, will be the featured tournament format from 4-6 p.m.  This will be a 4-man, round-robin competition, played on one court with two matches being played simultaneously.  This prize money shootout will feature tennis greats Murphy Jensen, 1993 French Open Doubles Champion, Donald Johnson, 2001 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, Johan Kriek, 1981 and 1982 Australian Open Singles Champion, and Tim Wilkison, former ATP star champion with singles wins over John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
This One-on-One Doubles shootout will be televised on Tennis Channel.  Each match will be first to win five games, no-ad scoring, with a tie-breaker at 4-all.  Each player will compete against the other three players in this unique two-hour tournament format.
The day of the event, there will be a Pro-Am prize money Doubles tournament, featuring the area’s top tennis talents, from 12:00-2:15 p.m., and a USTA 10 & under program presentation featuring One-on-One Doubles from 2:30-3:15 p.m.  Club doors open at Noon for the events.  Delicious food, beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase.
There will be a live, rockin’ blues concert after party, from 7-9 pm, with the legendary Jimmy Hall and Friends.  Jimmy Hall is the lead singer, saxophonist and harmonica player for the Southern Rock band, Wet Willie.  Hall has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jeff Beck and Grand Funk Railroad.  Hall is also the band director for Hank Williams, Jr.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Interfaith Emergency Services of Ocala.
Two Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Events featuring One-on-One Doubles have been held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the U.S. Open.  Since the game’s inception in 2004, One-on-One Doubles has been played at ATP, USTA, USPTR and ITA national events.  The game’s founder, Ed Krass, is also the Founder/Director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp, a summer camp program taught exclusively by head college coaches for aspiring college bound tennis players.
The rain date for the One-on-One Doubles tennis event is Sunday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m.  The Jimmy Hall & Friends concert is rain or shine as the concert area is tented.
General admission tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day of event.  VIP Tickets are $150 in advance, $170 day of event, and include admission into VIP parking, VIP seating, and VIP areas including food, beer, wine and soft drinks.
To purchase tickets online, go to and type in “Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Event.”  For more information, call (813) 684-9031.  For more information about this event, visit

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