Meet our coaches

Josh Basha
Tennis Director

Josh Basha is a complete coach that understands the importance of goal setting. Players training with Josh can enjoy technical and tactical based drills, periodization planning, tournament schedule planning, injury prevention training and/or physical fitness training.

He has experience coaching competitive player development, USTA 10 & under training, cardio tennis, adult team practices, wheelchair tennis, and specialty seminar workshops.

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Basha Tennis: Director of Tennis (9-2010 to Present)
Developing a competitive traveling team
Developing a 10-and-under traveling team
Developing 10-and-under feeder programs
Developing a coaching manual
Managing a staff of 8 coaches
Developing a Tennis Fit program for adults and junior players
Racket-Stringing for Level 1 National Tournament annually in December 2004 to 2012
Facilitating all ages match play programs at Chandler Tennis Center
Facilitating all of the tennis programming at the PGA Store
Facilitating the BASIS Charter High School Chandler Tennis Program 2011 to 2013 (3 seasons)
Created coaching philosophies for competitive and recreation players
Food drive social round robin feed the hungry Novembers 2004 – 2012
Wheelchair exhibition match featuring the University of Arizona wheelchair tennis team
Chandler Tennis Center: Tennis Professional - 5-2008 to 9-2013
Coaching City clinics using USTA National 10 and under format
Rating new players
Coaching private lessons
Mirabel Club: Director of Tennis - 11-2010 to 5-2011
(private 350-home, 400-acre exclusive gated community)
Increased member participation by 700%
Hosted Inaugural Family Feud tournament
Developed 23 hours of programming a week
Scottsdale Ranch Park: Tennis Professional (1-2004 to 5-2008)
Created challenge match program
Coached USTA team tennis teams
Coached city clinics

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

USPTA: Committee chair for Southwest Tennis Across America (2013)
USTA: Chandler Unified School District Liaison 2009 to 2012

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

2007 Men’s open southwest year end ranking #2 singles, #1 doubles
Currently training to resume competitive aspirations of obtaining an age division national ranking
Glenn Delaney
USPTA Head Pro

Glenn offers a complete menu of classes for the 10 & Under age groups. The emphasis is on making improvement happen from a natural interest guided by very specialized, fun training. Glenn is available for private and group adult lessons on weekdays, weeknights, and Sundays. Contact him at glennjdelaney@gmail.com or call 425-385-8786.

PTR Certified Teaching Professional since 1980
USPTA P1 Certified Professional since 2001 (P1 is USPTA’s Highest Certified Level)
2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 USPTA World Tennis Conference
Graduate of Vic Braden’s United States Tennis Academy
2000 PTR Munchkin Tennis Workshop - Hilton Head
2002 PTR Munchkin Tennis Workshop - San Diego
2002 Voted USPTA/PNW Assistant Professional of the Year

He has experience coaching competitive player development, USTA 10 & under training, cardio tennis, adult team practices, wheelchair tennis, and specialty seminar workshops.

Shannon Nelson
Coach

Shannon was born in Japan and grew up mostly in Arizona. He started playing tennis at age 12. In high school he played number 1 doubles for four years and number 1 singles for three. He played number 1 doubles and number 2 singles for two years at Mesa Community College, placing in the top 50 in the junior college national rankings both years.

Shannon began working with Josh Basha in Arizona in 2010, starting out as an assistant coach and hitting partner for the junior players. He coached for Basha Tennis during summer and winter school breaks for several years, including one summer at Forest Crest. He recently joined the Basha Tennis staff as a full time coach at Forest Crest.