Lucy Shuker is a three time Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Player and Double Paralympic Bronze Medallist. Lucy, alongside Jordanne Whiley made history at the London 2012 Paralympic Games winning Great Britain’s first ever Women’s Wheelchair Tennis medal in the women’s doubles event, the pair retained their Bronze Medal status at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Lucy started playing Wheelchair Tennis in 2002 following a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. Lucy has since represented Great Britain at three successive Paralympics, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 and was also the first Brit to contest the wheelchair tennis events at all four major Grand Slams when she played in New York in 2013.
Lucy’s other notable achievements include winning the British Tennis Disability Player of the Year 2012, Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011 and the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Awards in 2007 voted for by all the players on the world wheelchair tennis tour.
Lucy is an inspiration to many and is passionate about helping build the profile of disability sport around the world. With her sights firmly set on more success, Lucy will now begin her journey to Tokyo with the hope of more medals. In addition to her sporting achievements, Lucy was awarded a BSc (Hons) in the Science and Management of Exercise and Health from the University of Surrey in 2001 and is an accomplished Motivational Speaker.
Lucy trains at The National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, as well as upholding connections with Blackbrook Tennis Centre in Taunton who supported Lucy from the very early days and have continued to do so throughout her career. Lucy would not be where she is today without her dedicated team behind her and the love and support of those closest to her.