The city of Las Vegas’ state of the art Amanda & Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center opened to the public for play in September 2005, as part of the 110 acre Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex. The center is the largest public outdoor tennis center in the state of Nevada.
The tennis complex is comprised of 23 lighted hardcourts with center stadium court that seats 3,000 spectators. The tennis center provides an array of comphrehensive tennis programs, events and services for the beginner through the advanced player.
Through an endowment agreement with the Amanda and Stacy Darling Memorial Foundation, the city recieved $1million dollars for maintenance and operations of the Amanda and Stacy Darling Tennis Center. The center court is named in memory of the late Ronald Craig Darling.
The Darling Family has long been involved with sponsorship of youth activities and an annual memorial tournament. The family lost their two daughters, Amanda and Stacy in a tragic automobile accident in 1993. The family later suffered another tragedy when son Ron was lost in a motorcycle accident in 2001. 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. Part of the ATP Tour International Series, the Tennis Channel Open took center stage at DTC for three years between 2006 and 2008. Each event attracted the elite players of our sport. The tournament was won by James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, and Sam Querrey respectively. The Bryan Brothers won the doubles event two years in a row and made the finals in 2008.