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What songs remind of you Wimbledon? Tennis? Grand Slams?

We’ve had some great support from musicians over the course of the Confessions of an Ageing Tennis player, in particular from Martin Milner, Robert Coyne and Derby’s very own Kevin Coyne.

So we’re putting together a track list of all our favourite tennis-inspired musin in time for our launches in Nottingham and Liverpool this month and would love to know which music reminds you of all things tennis!

Any tracks which summon up the spirit of tennis? Of long summer days? Of or the Grand Slams in Wimbledon, Paris, New York or Melbourne? We’d love to know!

Kevin Coyne plays ‘Mad Boy’ for Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player

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.

You can see more about the Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player here.