Lucy Shuker – A Tennis Champion

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This Paralympic medallist can look back proudly on her career as consistent performances earned her a season-ending World No. #7 for wheelchair tennis, while she made history in the London 2012 Paralympic Games winning Great Britain’s first ever Women’s Wheelchair Medal alongside Jordanne Whiley.

Name: Lucy Shuker
Events: Wheelchair Tennis
DOB: 28/05/1980
Trains: Blackbrook Tennis Centre, Taunton

Lucy started playing wheelchair tennis after a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. She spent 10 months in Salisbury Spinal Unit and it was during this time she met Gold Paralympic medallist, Pete Norfolk, who inspired her to start up her journey which has ultimately shaped her success as an award winning tennis player.

No one could have predicted the success this Paralympian has achieved to date, but there’s no denying she has gone on to not only inspire young people but make British history in tennis. Her recognisable achievements include winning the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Awards in 2007, Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011, British Tennis Disability Player of the Year 2012!

Lucy is showing no signs of slowing down this year with her sights firmly set on a Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and is currently running a Crowd Funding Campaign to support her final preparations for this event!

And the support doesn’t stop there…

Leading sporting organisations, like Wimbledon Debenture Holders, a specialist boutique for Wimbledon ticket sales, are delighted to be sponsoring Lucy up to and beyond the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. With the coverage of her achievements increasing all the time, Lucy can rest in the knowledge she has the backing of her thousands of UK supporters.

Lucy also hopes to build on her performance at Wimbledon this year, so be sure to keep up-to-date with all courtside action. If you would like to make a donation to this talented athlete, please visit her dedicated page and show your support today.

Major Results:

  • Australian Open finalist, 2013 & 2010
  • First Paralympic Bronze Medalist, London 2012
  • Wimbledon Finalist, 2012, 2010, 2009
  • National Champion, 2013, 2009, 2006
  • British Disability Player of the Year, 2012 & 2010
  • Vitalise Women of Achievement Award, 2011
  • ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Award, 2007

Article and photo in this post provided by Wimbledon Debenture Holders, who specialise in providing premium Wimbledon Tickets for the best tennis experience

2 thoughts on “Lucy Shuker – A Tennis Champion

  1. Good article James.

    Here’s a video about Lucy. A truly inspirational person in that she’s not only disabled but paraplegic, and yet she doesn’t let it get her down or stop her from doing what she wants to do;

    It turns out that she hadn’t played tennis much before her motorbike accident at the age of 21 (she’d been a badminton player before that).


    • Thanks, Graham although credit to Wimbledon Debenture Holders who wrote the article. Lucy is indeed an inspirational sportswoman. I’d heard a little about her before but it was nice to learn more and a pleasure to be able to share the article.


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