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#RoadToRio: Meet wheelchair tennis player Lucy Shuker

April 14, 2016

Lucy Shuker starts 2016 as World Number #7 in wheelchair tennis, she won a bronze medal alongside Jordanne Whiley back in London 2012 and is now aiming for a Gold medal at this year’s Rio Paralympics.


Lucy started her Paralympic journey after a motorcycle accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. However during her 10 months at the Salisbury Spinal Unit she met Paralympic Gold medalist Pete Norfolk who motivated her to follow her dreams to become a wheelchair tennis player.

She started training at Blackbrook Tennis Centre and competed in her first National Championships in 2004 in Gloucester.  No one could have predicted her great successes to date, but there is no denying this Paralympian has gone on to inspire many.


Australian Open finalist, 2013 and 2010
First Paralympic Bronze Medalist, London 2012
Wimbledon Finalist, 2012, 2010, 2009
National Champion, 2013, 2009, 2006

Lucy’s notable achievements also include winning the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Awards in 2007, Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011 and British Tennis Disability Player of the Year 2012.

Renowned for her continuous focus and immense determination, Lucy is arguably one of the toughest players to enter the court. And with growing support from her fans and sponsorship from leading sporting organisations she’s aiming for success!

To help realise her dreams of a victory at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Wimbledon Debenture Holders, a specialist boutique for Wimbledon ticket sales, are working in partnership with Lucy to support her preparations for what is sure to be a huge opportunity for her.

If you would like to make a donation to this talented athlete, please visit her dedicated page and show your support.

The Women’s Sports Magazine

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