A Double Paralympic Bronze Medallist with over 100 Career Titles to her name, Lucy Shuker is one of Britain's most successful Wheelchair Tennis players. She has achieved career best rankings of World No.#5 in Singles and World No.#3 in Doubles, and is also a former World Doubles Champion, four time Wimbledon Double’s Finalist, Multiple World Team Cup Medallist and National Champion.
In 2001, aged 21, Lucy had a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. She started playing Wheelchair Tennis and has since gone on to represent Great Britain at three successive Paralympic Games; Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Alongside fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley, Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympics, becoming the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis; the pair came from match point down to secure Bronze in the women’s doubles event. Lucy and Jordanne retained their Bronze medal status at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Named as one of Britain's most influential people with a disability, Lucy is currently working towards her fourth Paralympic Games, whilst also enjoying furthering opportunities off court. An active member of the ITF wheelchair tennis player council, Lucy is passionate about helping to develop wheelchair tennis for the next generation. Lucy also uses her experiences to inspire others through to strive for success no matter what life throws at them.
Lucy is an impressive and accomplished motivational speaker, she has an inspiring story to tell and is able to engage and motivate audiences as an ambassador and role model for Paralympic Sport.
Acknowledged as one of Britain's most influential people with a disability, Lucy brings an easy approach and natural charm while delivering a compelling account of how she came to terms with an event that would change her life forever. From the moment of realisation that she was never going to walk again to qualifying for her first Paralympic Games in Beijing, 2008.
Passionate about helping build the profile of disability sport around the world, Lucy is eager to help shape the culture and attitude towards accessibility and disability. Through sharing her own story and experiences, Lucy hopes to inspire people to strive for success no matter what life throws at them.
Lucy can tailor her talk to any occasion to ensure that she empowers workforces, schools, clubs, or groups of people with her inspiring story. For all enquiries please email: Management@LucyShuker.com
An absolutely amazing talk...truly enlightening and inspiring. Lucy, thank you for your authenticity, your honesty and your competitive ambition.
Principal, The Marist School
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