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. Current GB No.#1, Lucy is a Double Paralympic Medallist, former World Doubles Champion, three times Wimbledon Finalist and World Team Cup Medallist 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. She has since gone on to represent Great Britain at three successive Paralympics; Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympics alongside fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley when the pair became the first women to win a medal for Great Britain in wheelchair tennis, coming 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’s other notable achievements have included being awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2017 from Bournemouth University, recognising the tremendous contribution to Wheelchair Tennis that Lucy has made throughout her career and being awarded the Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011.
Lucy is an inspiration to many, as a T4 Paraplegic many considered her injury to profound to find success in wheelchair tennis, however this has only ever motivated Lucy more, and as one of the most disabled women on tour, Lucy continues to find success 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.
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.