SPUSA 20 years

Chris Bates


Talent Director Chris Bates first experienced the opportunity to study and play in the USA when he won a scholarship to Oklahoma State University in 1997.


Studying at Nudgee College, Brisbane and being a keen student of tennis he was approached by Oklahoma State University’s Division 1 tennis program. Chris was fortunate enough to be able to study and compete, visit over 32 States of the US and successfully earn an International Business and Marketing Degree.


As a result of this experience Chris set about spreading the word to as many young Australians as he could. He has been doing this ever since, imparting his passion for this pathway and the ways in which it can provide a pathway for individuals to ensure their most successful life.


Chris’s passion is education. In his extensive roles as a teacher, mentor and coach, Chris understands the critical role that education plays in the development of a young person. This is why he is so passionate about the US College pathway. He knows first-hand the benefits of the holistic approach the US Collegiate system provides its students.

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An Aussie's Transformative
US College Journey

By Study & Play Director, Chris Bates