Las Vegas is known for high stakes games. Gambling is the most famous of all and this spirit is captured well by the Royal Vegas casino. There are also a lot of sporting events held here including the biggest boxing matches, mixed martial arts, and even tennis events. People are fascinated by head-to-head competition at all levels. It is always intriguing to see how athletes take the pressure and stare down their opponents. Close matches with long rallies are particularly exciting as anything can happen. If you are looking for an event to attend in the next few months, then here are a few suggestions:
2016 Las Vegas Tennis Open
This is part of the ATP Challenger Tour. The Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex will serve as the venue. It is already home to the city's intercollegiate tennis programs. The LVTO is held every year around late October and features some of the biggest names in the sport. Players from all over the world will come to Sin City to test their skills against each other. Locals are sure to be in the mix as well. Last year, the men's finals match was contested by players from the Netherlands and Slovakia. The men's doubles winners were from Australia and Germany. They defeated a pair from South Africa.
Dessert Palm Jr. Summer Smash
If you like to see the up-and-coming players, then head over to the Summer Smash. This is set to run from July 21-24. This tournament welcomes all USTA members with every registered player set for outright selection. Perhaps you have children who might be interested to join in this event. The skill level should be either intermediate or advanced. It is a Level 7 Boys and Girls competition for 10 and under. There are singles and double categories. There are already a lot of applicants and approved competitors for this event which is sure to be a great experience for the players.
10th Annual Darling Tennis Center Santa Claus Classic
The Darling Memorial Tennis Center is the biggest public outdoor facility of this type in Las Vegas. It is part of the Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex with 23 lighted hard courts and a center stadium with enough seats for 3,000 spectators. It offers programs that aim to develop players from the grassroots level. Every December, there is a Christmas-themed tournament held here on the hard surface. Don't be fooled by the name, though, because the level of competition is high and players take the games seriously. There are single and doubles categories for both genders, as well as a mixed doubles category.
WTT Smash Hits
Sometimes being involved with tennis can be about joining community projects for a great cause. The WTT Smash Hits, for example, is an all star charity event in October at Caesar's Palace. It will be co-hosted by iconic singer Sir Elton John and the legendary tennis star Billie Jean King. This is your chance to see superstars like Andy Roddick, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova play on a court. Ticket sales and donations will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.