On hearing about the impact sports reminiscence is having on older sports fans, John was keen to show his support of the Sporting Memories Network. To coincide with Wimbledon fortnight, John is supporting the launch of Replay Tennis.
"Tennis fans from across the globe will be watching Wimbledon and thinking back to the glorious matches the championships have served up over the years. With the damp summer we are having it is almost inevitable there will be breaks in play during this fortnight. I hope fans will take the opportunity to submit their memories of watching the game and help create more stories for Replay Tennis groups to use in their reminiscence sessions"
John has submitted his own memory to the site, recalling two Wimbledon finals he watched on TV which had very different outcomes - read it here and then share your own
We want to hear your tennis memories, be it watching or playing the game. Tell us about those special moments that stand out when you think back to previous Wimbledon championships. Memories can be just a few words to support a photograph, or an introduction to a clip on youtube, through to a flowing description of a magical point won or lost. All memories added help to make a difference. Visit Replay Tennis now!