John played tennis for Dorset, both junior and senior teams. Between 1970 and 1983 he competed in the Davis Cup, Grand Slams and on the Tour. He played in 42 countries and enjoyed the travel as well as the competition. John worked at the LTA for 20 years in Events and Sponsorship and sat on the Main Board for 4 years. He represented Europe on the ATP and WTA Boards as well as the Committee of the All England Club and The Championships, Wimbledon.
John is now President of the International Club of Great Britain and Chairman of the Advisory Board of StreetGames, a national charity, as well as Chairman of the Trustees of Performance Plus Sport.
He is passionate about Dorset Tennis and is open to new ideas of how to get more players playing and enjoying the game at all levels.