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Lucy Shuker - Tennis Player

About

In 2001, aged 21, Lucy had a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. She started playing wheelchair tennis and has since gone on to represent Great Britain at four successive Paralympic Games; Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

Lucy made history at the London 2012 Paralympics alongside fellow Brit Jordanne Whiley, 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 went on to win another Bronze medal at Rio 2016 but made history again in Tokyo, winning a Silver Medal, the best achievement from any women's British pair and seeing them become the first pair to feature on the podium at three successive Paralympic Games.

Named as one of Britain's most influential people with a disability, Lucy recognises the impact that she can have on future generations and is currently enjoying positions as LTA National School Sports Champion for Tennis as well as Chairman of the International Wheelchair Tennis Player Council.

Location

Wimborne

Dorset

United Kingdom

Aims & Goals

The goal in Wheelchair Tennis is always to win a Paralympic Gold Medal and a Grand Slam title. These are still goals for Lucy as she has reached the Paralympic final in Tokyo and nine Grand Slam finals all in doubles, so continues to work hard towards trying to achieve this.

Testimonials

Mr. M on behalf of Wimbledon Debenture Holders.

Lucy Shuker has been a great person to work with over many years during her sponsorship arrangement with Wimbledon Debenture Holders. She is always professional and helpful and makes herself available whenever she possibly can, despite her busy international tennis schedule. Lucy Shuker personifies positive energy, a determination to overcome adversity, conscientiousness and fun - the sort of values any company or organisation would be proud to embrace. I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend Lucy for any sponsorship partnership. She is a natural-born winner who likes to give back as much as she receives in life. This makes for a healthy and happy professional dynamic.\"

Mrs N on behalf of Path To Success

\"We have worked closely with Lucy since 2018 in our appeal for “Empowering GB Female Athletes in Disability Sport”, providing financial aid to Para-Athletes to cover their cost of travel, tournaments, equipment and coaching. Lucy’s story serves as an example to all that a disability does not have to stand in the way of your ambitions. That no matter the scale of adversity, having the determination, the ambition, and ultimately the belief, is enough to put anyone on the path to success. We have always been deeply inspired by her skill, determination and positive attitude and it is always a pleasure to work with her.

Mrs K on behalf of JP Morgan

Lucy’s story was amazing and inspirational. Her description of playing at the London Paralympics and the feeling she had playing to sold out stadiums, made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck just listening to her and only imagining the feeling and delight that she must have felt to become an Paralympic medal winner.