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Passionate Tennis by Josh Bates

Passionate Tennis is World Class Tennis Instruction presented by Josh Bates for those who are passionate about tennis. If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, Passionate Tennis will help you get there.

Josh Bates

Josh Bates

Josh is the Director of Tennis at Ocotillo Village in Chandler, Arizona.

He is one of the first professional coaches in the world to earn the distinction of PTR Master of Tennis Performance at all levels. This certification follows the developmental path from a beginning child to the professional player. Josh is also an Adidas Brand Ambassador, Master Racquet Technician, PTR Clinician, and a member of the Wilson Advisory Staff.

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  • Don’t Bounce the Ball Before You Serve - When preparing to serve, don’t bounce the ball. You never have the right grip when you bounce the ball. And, bouncing the ball forces your weight forward, when you want to have your weight back. That way you can drive forward through the ball on your serve.
  • Attacking High Balls with Jacqueline Cako and Joel Kielbowicz - If you’re familiar with the tennis scene in Phoenix, you’ve no doubt heard of (if not played in) the Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Tennis Tournament held at the Camelback Village. What most people don’t know is that Josh started and directs money tournaments like the Mercedes for tour pros to get out and play with the […]
  • Hitting Cross Court Let the Ball Tell You Where to Hit It - Today’s video is about placement control and hitting cross court. If you’re being pulled out wide, don’t go cross court. Let the ball tell you where to hit it. Being pulled out wide and trying to hit it cross court means you’d have to chicken wing it or flip the racket. Your body simply isn’t […]