Jeremy Bates is a tennis player who has had two Grand Slam Mixed doubles titles under his belt. Born on June 16, 1962, in Sollihul, England, Michael Jeremy Bates turned pro in 1982 and won his first mixed doubles title in 1987. This was the first time that a British doubles team has won after 51 years. When he bagged his second doubles title during the 1991 Australian Open, his team made history by being the first British team to ever win the title.
In singles, Bates reached the fourth round in Wimbledon twice in 1992 and 1994, but lost both times to French player Guy Forget. He also faced Andre Agassi in the first round of the 1986 US Open where he won the first four sets.
His main singles career win was won in Seoul at 31, making him the oldest champion on tour for that year. He added three more doubles titles when he won in Tel Aviv in 1989, the Queens Club in 1990 and Rotterdam in 1994. Bates reached his highest ranking in singles at 54th place on April 17, 1995, and attained his highest ranking in doubles March 4, 1991 at number 25. He was a six-time British national champion and played 20 times for the British team for the Davies Cup.
Bates served as the captain for the British Davies Cup team after his retirement as well as also played for several seniors events. He was appointed as the Director of Tennis at the Sutton Tennis Academy in 2007.