Devastating News as Las Vegas-Based Tennis Player Dies After Suddenly Collapsing on Court

Published 02/01/2023, 5:39 AM EST

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In a shocking turn of events, club-level tennis player Ryan Vannah passed away while playing a mixed doubles match. Vannah was 43 years old and used to play for the Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas. The shocking incident happened on Sunday when he took to the court to play a mixed doubles match. Here’s the detailed information regarding the same.

A 43-year-old club-level tennis player passed away on the court

On Sunday afternoon, Ryan Vannah was in the tiebreaker while playing mixed doubles at the Red Rock Country Club. All of a sudden, he dropped to his knee, placed his hand on the hard court, and lied down. The doctors present at the match rushed immediately for his help.


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Later, they shifted him to Summerlin Hospital after he didn’t respond to the CPR attempts. Vannah had a family history of high blood pressure and was on medication for the same. As per reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the 43-year-old was on the wrong medication for his issue of high blood pressure. Ryan Vannah, resident of Las Vegas, comes from a family of doctors and lawyers. However, unlike his family, he chose sports as a career. He graduated from Durango High School and competed in the state tennis championships.

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His family was in shock, as Ryan was in good shape and took extra care of his health. Ryan also used to teach children at local elementary schools for extra money.


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His sister was in shock after a huge loss

Ryan’s sister interacted with the media after the sad demise of her brother. She was in utter shock as she revealed that Ryan was extremely fit and it was the first incident of its kind. She also revealed that her husband also used to play alongside her brother at the same club and was present there when the sad incident happened.

Remembering him, she said that Ryan was nice to people and took very little time in making new friends. His friend at Red Rock club, Sean Hubbard, also expressed his shock over Ryan’s sudden demise. However, he also claimed that it was not the first time he saw a player collapse on the tennis court, as it happened in the club eight years ago as well.


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Our condolences are with the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.


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Gaurav Verma


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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.
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