Ocotillo Tennis Experts

Josh Bates

Tennis Director

Josh is one of 35 pros in the world with the distinction of Master of Tennis Performance. This certification follows the developmental path from a beginning child to the professional player. Josh is also an Adidas Brand Ambassador, a PTR clinician, and a member of the Wilson Advisory Staff. He is certified in all of these pathways by the PTR.

Steve Etchells

Head Tennis Pro

Steve moved to America at the age of 23 from Mansfield, England to pursue becoming a professional tennis coach. He is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry in both Performance and 10 & Under and the LTA. He is working toward becoming a Master Racquet Technician and Professional Racquet Advisor. Steve once strung 106 racquets in 6 days during a professional tennis tournament. Steve is a fan of anything sports related and you will constantly see him representing and talking about his beloved Chelsea FC or Detroit Lions.

Jonathan Chan

Rocket scientist by day, master racquet technician by night. Aside from his role as the principal electrical engineer lead ­designing and testing launch vehicles-Jon is also a USRSA nationally certified stringer as a master racquet technician with over 15 years of experience. His specialty favors tennis string and racquet composite materials to enhance each player’s feel and consistency through stringing.

Chris Steele

Christopher is a Phoenix local who has been playing tennis for 15+ years and was a top-ranked Jr in the southwest. He played high school tennis for Corona Del Sol and then went to NAU and graduated in the Spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s, in marketing and finance and was a part of the Men’s tennis team from 2017-2022. He went on to win 2 conference championships and compete in the NCAA tournament. He has always had a passion for the sport of tennis and loves to spread it with others.