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The Tennis Play

July 01, 2012
The Tennis Player - London - The Sun

LUCY SHUKER is Britain's top female wheelchair tennis player and was a doubles finalist at Wimbledon this year.

She is also a reporter for That Paralympic Show, a ten-week series on Channel 4, starting today at 1.25pm.

Lucy, 30, from Fleet, Hants, says: "I was in a motorbike accident in 2001 and was paralysed from the chest down.

"It was two or three years later that I started playing tennis competitively.

"Every time the Paralympics come round they get more and more attention.

"But a lot of people say we should have more coverage all year round, not just at this one event every four years.

"There are so many sports having massive championships and they rarely get shown on TV.

"Wimbledon this year was shown on the BBC Red Button facility, but the results were not announced on the news at all.

"Wheelchair players are involved in the four Grand Slams so there could be coverage out there.

"Some people say disability sport is even better to watch than able-bodied sport, so the interest is definitely there.

"To win a medal at London would be a dream come true, so would winning a title at a Grand Slam.

"If we can get the country involved in the Paralympics it would be amazing."

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