A MAN has celebrated the end of his twenties by accepting that none of his childhood ambitions will ever come to pass.
Martin Bishop had hoped to become a professional tennis player but this is now officially in the past.
Instead, he is going to make the best of working in an insurance call centre, hopefully becoming a supervisor and perhaps working his way up to regional services manager by the age of 40.
Bishop said: “It’s not as fun as my 18th birthday, when my parents gave me a car.
“Actually I sold that car last year to pay for more tennis lessons, which on reflection was pointless.
“It could be worse. I’d rather not have a tennis career at all than have to put up with the kind of hassle that Tim Henman went through. He probably wishes he had been a claims analyst.
He added: “Yes, it could be a lot, lot worse. I’m healthy, that’s the main thing.
“Yes it is.”