top of page
Meet Our Instructors
Director of Tennis
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.
Stacy is a USPTA Professional tennis and instructor. She is excited to fulfill her dream of becoming a tennis coach. Stacy started her journey playing high school tennis at Davis High School and then continued onto the Yakima Valley College team where she learned invaluable tennis strategy from coach Forrest Latham. When the opportunity was given to her to become a coach for the Davis team she jumped at it and fell in love with coaching. Coaching at Davis was an amazing experience for 8 seasons, she stopped coaching when her and her husband welcomed their daughter, Adie in 2009. Becoming a stay at home mom and looking to get some exercise, Stacy joined the Yakima Tennis Club in 2013. She played on numerous USTA league teams and became involved in social planning for club events. When her daughter decided she would play tennis, Stacy became a volunteer coach during the junior lessons. Working with the great coaches and amazing kids at YTC ignited the desire to become a certified tennis instructor.
bottom of page