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 Medallist, Lucy is also a former World Doubles Champion, four time Wimbledon Double’s Finalist, Multiple World Team Cup Medallist & National Champion with over 100 career titles to her name.
Lucy started playing Wheelchair Tennis in 2002 following a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. She has since gone on to represent Great Britain at three successive Paralympics; Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Alongside fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley, Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympics by 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.
As a T4 Paraplegic, many initially considered Lucy’s injury too profound to find success in wheelchair tennis. However, this has only ever motivated Lucy more and through her unwavering determination, commitment and love for the game, as one of the most disabled women on the world tour, Lucy continues to compete amongst the top players in the game.
With her sights now firmly set on more success in Tokyo, Lucy will aim to represent Great Britain at a fourth consecutive Paralympic Games in 2020. Her other notable achievements include being recognised on the Shaw Trust Power 100 List 2018 as one of Britain’s most influential disabled people as well as being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University in 2017.