"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."


Hey there, fellow enthusiasts of tennis and life! 💪🎾🔥 WE ARE PASSION wishes you a warm and fruitful 2024. I haven’t yet wished you the best for this year, but from my perspective, it’s never too late to wish for the good things in life. May we move forward towards those things we desire most. May we advance as tennis players, sports lovers, and human beings with hearts filled with dreams and desires.

For me, the end of one year and the start of another are always quite special. I’ve conditioned myself to see my dreams and desires in life as the fireworks on New Year’s Eve, flying high into the air and filling the heavens with the brightest colors, just as my dreams and desires fill my heart. I aim to live a healthier life, become stronger and more energized, improve my tennis game, enhance my lessons so people learn even more, and elevate my business to the next level, taking as many people as possible with me on this journey of personal development and dream creation. I wish to make more friends, enjoy good times with people, read more books, learn another language, become more aware of who I am and what my values are, and live a life more aligned with those values. I would love to let go of fears and insecurities to step more into my own greatness.

Each year, I also take a moment to glance back, to reflect on the path I’ve walked, the experiences I’ve had, and how I’ve grown as a person, entrepreneur, tennis coach, son, brother, and adventurer of life. Over the years, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the process of personal development, the becoming of me and all my dreams, ambitions, and goals. And the start of 2024, once again, offers me a chance to set sail, to clearly envision which direction to go in life, to grow in many directions, to create an epic life, a happy heart, and to contribute to the dreams, desires, and growth of the people around me. 🎆

So, what do you desire in your heart this year, 2024? What dreams and goals would you like to create? Do you want to start moving in the direction of your highest tennis performance so far? Or improve your health? Would more free time to spend with your kids and spouse make you happier? Or perhaps you’d love to finally start that new hobby or project you’ve been talking about for so long? I think 2024 is the year to finally do it. Just do it!

WE ARE PASSION is here to help you on your journey to mastery—the mastery of your tennis game, the mastery of your life, and the mastery of yourself. This year we introduce to you…


The 4 Seasons of Mastery

As we grow, so do our business, coaching, workshops and masterclasses. Today, I would like to introduce to you our newest masterclasses, the 4 types of mastery: Mindset Mastery, Emotional Mastery, Momentum Mastery, & Connection Mastery. This framework is designed to holistically nurture athletes both on and off the tennis court, focusing on 4 key areas to ensure well-rounded growth and success on the tennis court and in life. Just as a year has 4 seasons, so do our masterclasses have four pillars of mastery, offering a complete journey to master your mindset, your game, and your life.

In spring, we will focus on cultivating a growth-oriented mindset because, in spring, everything starts to grow. In summer, we will work on managing our emotions so that we become more capable of shining like the sun. In autumn, as we turn on the heat and the fire to keep us warm, we will work on keeping our momentum high and learn how to keep our fire burning brightly and move forward continuously. Finally, in winter, we seek the warmth of connection—the connection with ourselves, with others, and with the world.

Mindset Mastery: Embrace the power of a growth-oriented mindset with our “Mindset Mastery” masterclasses. These sessions delve deep into fostering positive thinking, dismantling limiting beliefs, and nurturing a mindset primed for continuous learning and self-improvement. Tailored for tennis players, we explore techniques to develop mental resilience, adaptability, and an unwavering focus, vital for excelling in tennis and beyond.

Emotional Mastery: Mastering the Inner Game. Our “Emotional Mastery” masterclasses are designed to equip players with the skills to manage their emotions effectively, a critical aspect of competitive tennis. We cover emotional intelligence, stress and anxiety management techniques, and strategies for maintaining composure and focus during high-stress situations. These sessions help players transform their emotional responses into a competitive edge.

Momentum Mastery: Sustaining Success. “Momentum Mastery” is centered on the consistent achievement of personal and athletic goals. These masterclasses focus on effective goal-setting, resilience-building, and maintaining motivation. We emphasize the development of habits and routines that contribute to ongoing progress and peak performance, ensuring that players have the tools to maintain their trajectory of success.

Connection Mastery: The Power of Team Dynamics. In the “Connection Mastery” masterclasses, we emphasize the importance of building and nurturing relationships within the sporting arena. Participants learn effective communication skills, empathy development, and the nuances of teamwork and leadership. Understanding these dynamics is key to creating a supportive environment conducive to individual and team success.

The 4 Seasons of Mastery Masterclass Dates – IJburg & Weesp

Mindset Mastery Masterclass for Adult Players:

  • Sunday, March 10th, 9:30 – 12:00 in Weesp
  • Sunday, March 10th, 13:00 – 15:30 in IJburg

Emotional Mastery Masterclass for Adult Players:

  • Sunday, July 21st, 9:30 – 12:00 in Weesp
  • Sunday, July 21st, 13:00 – 15:30 in IJburg

Momentum Mastery Masterclass for Adult Players:

  • Sunday, November 10th, 9:30 – 12:00 in Weesp
  • Sunday, November 10th, 13:00 – 15:30 in IJburg

Connection Mastery Masterclass for Adult Players:

  • Sunday, December 15th, 9:30 – 12:00 in Weesp
  • Sunday, December 15th, 13:00 – 15:30 in IJburg

Registrations are now open for all masterclasses throughout the year. I promise you that these masterclasses will be inspiring and fun, providing you with the knowledge, tools, and insights to take your MINDSET and game to the NEXT LEVEL.

We are the masters of our fate, and the captains of our soul. Beyond all the limiting thoughts and feelings that we have lies a spark and flame that is waiting to be unleashed. The time for change is always now, and from this moment you can always choose a new direction, a new destiny. Hope to see you there, I wish you a fantastic 2024 and much fun and passion on the tennis court. 🎾🔥🎆

Warm smile,

Bastiaan Kollen
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Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
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