John is a former international tennis professional, reaching number 98 in the world in 1973. He represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 1977 to 1983.

His 13-year career on the ATP Tour included two memorable highlights. He held the record for the most aces served in a single Wimbledon match from 1976 to 1997, while he also achieved the remarkable distinction of beating five-times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg twice in a week at the Beckenham grass court tournament in the mid-1970s.

John has served on the main Board and as Director of Communications and Sponsorship for The Lawn Tennis Association. He has been on the Committee of The Wimbledon Championships and Head of Player Relations for the Championships. He has also served on the European Boards of the WTA and ATP global Tours.

Away from tennis, he has been acting CEO of The Lords Taverners cricketing charity and Sponsorship Director for The Lord Mayor of London. He was a co-founder and a Director of The National Enterprise Academy for the Peter Jones Foundation.

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