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, Rio 2016 and is currently working towards her fourth in Tokyo 2020.
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.
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. Bringing an easy approach and natural charm, Lucy delivers a compelling account of how she came to terms with an event that would change her life forever.
Passionate about helping build the profile of disability sport around the world, Lucy is also eager to help shape the culture and attitude towards accessibility and disability. Through raising awareness of the opportunities for disabled athletes, 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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