IronOaks welcomes new tennis manager, Josh Bates

Denise Lott and Sandy Casale

IronOaks Tennis Club is excited to have Josh Bates joining us as the new Manager of Tennis, taking Heide Gilbert’s place following her retirement.

Josh is one of only 21 Masters of Tennis Performance in the world, as rated by the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry). He is a national tester for the PTR and USTA. Josh has been teaching tennis in the valley for 20 years and is the owner of Bates Tennis Services.

Included among his many planned activities and services are:

Private and Group Tennis Lessons

Strategy and Ball Machine Clinics

Tennis and Pickleball Socials

Mix-N-Split Round Robins

Tournaments (In-house and USTA)

Stringing and Racquet Services

Leagues and Ladders

IronOaks Tennis Club looks forward to the implementation of Josh’s ideas for the club and for the Sun Lakes community.

Clay Court Tournament Results

Winners from June’s clay court tournament are (Women’s Division) Kay Wengert and Marilyn Major; (Men’s Division 1) Tom Sanders and Mike Miller; and (Men’s Division 2) Tom Kaspar and Mike Davin.