Lucy Shuker

Lucy Shuker

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    Fleet, Hampshire

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Lucy made her Paralympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

She began playing wheelchair tennis at Aldershot Tennis Centre in 2003, shortly after coming out of Odstock spinal unit in Salisbury. She met a former British player, Chris Johnson, while she was in rehabilitation in the spinal unit. Shortly after, Paralympian Peter Norfolk lent her a tennis chair to help her get started in the sport.

In March 2004, Lucy entered her first local tournament before competing at the 2004 National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Gloucester, a competition she would go on to win in 2006, 2009 and 2013.

On her second Games appearance at London 2012, Lucy reached the quarter-finals of the women’s singles competition.

In the women’s doubles, she partnered up with ParalympicsGB team-mate Jordanne Whiley to take bronze, her first Paralympic medal.

At Rio 2016 the pair matched this achievement to take bronze once again, as they beat Japan’s fourth seeds 6-3, 0-6, 6-1.  After the Japanese pairing of Yui Kamiji and Miho Nijo dominated the second set, Lucy and Jordanne fought back to win in one hour and 27 minutes.

Outside of Paralympic competition, Lucy won her first ITF 1 Series singles title at the 2010 Belgian Open and she is a multiple Wimbledon and Australian Open doubles finalist. She has won a number of silver and bronze medals representing Great Britain in wheelchair tennis’s World Team Cup.

On the wheelchair tennis tour, Lucy competes for over 20 weeks of the year, but she looks forward to the Paralympic Games as she sees it as the pinnacle of competition.

In addition to her sporting achievements, Lucy was awarded a BSc Hons in the Science and Management of Exercise and Health from Guildford University in 2001.

Lucy was injured in a motorcycle accident in 2001, shortly after her 21st birthday. Prior to this, she competed in Badminton at county level and Equestrian at a regional level.

Her training base is Blackbrook Tennis Centre in Taunton.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Women’s doubles (with Jordanne Whiley): Bronze

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • Women’s doubles (with Jordanne Whiley): Bronze

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