The Darling Tennis Center (DTC) at 7901 W. Washington is Nevada’s largest public outdoor tennis facility with 23 courts on 11 acres located in the Northwest Summerlin area at Durango and Washington. Amenities include locker rooms with showers, a pro shop and new LED lighted courts for unparalleled night play. The Darling Center offers a variety of tennis related social events and programs including group and private instruction for Seniors, Adults and Juniors of all levels from beginners through advanced players.
The Darling family has long been involved with sponsoring youth activities including an annual memorial tournament dedicated to their two daughters, Amanda and Stacy, who were lost in a tragic automobile accident in 1993. In 2001 the family lost their son Ron in a tragic motorcycle accident. All were avid tennis players and supporters of the Nevada Tennis Association. Through the foundation Fred Darling, father of Ron, Amanda, and Stacy has annually raised thousands of dollars for local charities
Since opening in 2005 the Darling Tennis Center has hosted a number of prestigious events including the ATP Men’s Tour event “The Tennis Channel Open” which took center stage at Darling in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Each year the event attracted elite players such as James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Querrey who won the event respectively. The Bryan Brothers won the doubles event two years in a row and made the finals in 2008.
In 2013 the Darling Tennis Center hosted “The Party Rock Open” – a USTA Women’s pro circuit event. In the final match Melanie Oudin outlasted compatriot Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3.
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