Lucy Shuker is a Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Player with a career best ranking of World No. #5 in Singles and World No. #3 in Doubles. A Double Paralympic Bronze Medallist, Lucy is also a three times Wimbledon Finalist and National Champion amongst a number of other National and International successes.
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 made history in 2013 when she became the first Brit to compete in the wheelchair tennis events at all four major tennis grand slams in the same year.
At the London 2012 Paralympics, Lucy partnered up with fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley where the pair became the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis in the doubles event, coming from match point down to secure Bronze. The pair retained their Bronze medal status at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
In 2017, Bournemouth University recognised the tremendous contribution to Wheelchair Tennis that Lucy has made through the award of an honorary Doctorate of Arts. Lucy’s other notable achievements include winning the world doubles title in 2016 alongside dutch women Diede De-Groot, World Team Cup Silver Medallist in 2014 & 2013 and winning the Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011.
Lucy is an inspiration to many and is passionate about helping build the profile of disability sport around the world. An accomplished Motivational Speaker, Lucy now has her sights firmly set on more success in Tokyo where she will aim to represent her country at a Paralympic Games for a fourth consecutive time.
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, all of whom make up Team Lucy.