Darren is a career professional certified by both the U.S.P.T.A. at the Elite level and the P.T.R at the highest Professional level. As a youth, Darren played tournaments around the Pacific Northwest, including the Yakima Tennis Club, and rose to become a high ranking junior player. He went on to play 4 years of Division 1 college tennis for the University of Washington. Since then he has been coaching all aspects of tennis for over twenty years. Highlights have included : high school state championships, junior players achieving national rankings, juniors receiving college scholarships, and coaching over 50 USTA Teams to Nationals. His greatest pride comes from helping players of all levels and abilities to reach their tennis goals. His personal life is dedicated to pursuits with his most important person Ruthee, spending time golfing, hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities.