This year, I’m planning to give Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player a major re-boot by redesigning, printing and publishing it in partnership with Creative Triangle of Leicester.
I’ve been fortunate to meet a Derby based illustrator, Paul Warren, who has provided a fantastic set of images for the book which you can see on the here.
When Paul Warren, the Confessions illustrator and I first met, we soon realised we were both fans of the Derby born musician, Kevin Coyne. I had seen Kevin several times, and Paul was lucky enough to be one of his best friends and study with him at the Derby College of Art.
We both thought it would be terrific if Kevin’s role in our lives could be acknowledged in the Confessions… book and so were delighted when Helmi, Kevin’s wife, allowed us to use of Kevin’s song, Mad Boy, as the accompanying song for Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player. If you’re listening up there, Kevin, we hope we’ve done you proud.
The launch will be from 6pm on Sunday 11 July at the Park Tennis Club in Nottingham. Drop me a line if you’d like to come along!