James Shaw

James Shaw

Age: 21

Lives: Nottingham

Plays: Right-handed

Division: Quad

Career Titles (singles): 1

Career Titles (doubles): 2

Highest Ranking: 19 (August 2016)

Twitter: @JamesShawTennis

About:

As a baby James was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Inspired by his dad’s efforts as a marathon runner and keen gym goer, James attended a wheelchair sports camp in 2002 and after trying several sports he settled on wheelchair tennis. James played in his first tournament, an ITF-sanctioned world ranking event, in 2011 and in 2012 he played in a number of Wheelchair Tennis National Series events across the UK in an attempt to gain more experience.  

Major Achievements:

  • 2016 Quad singles champion ITF 2 Wroclaw Cup
  • 2016 Quad doubles champion ITF 2 Austrian Open
  • 2015 Quad singles and doubles National Champion
  • 2015 Quad doubles runner-up ITF 2 Polish Open
  • 2015 Quad doubles champion ITF 3 North West Challenge
  • Made debut for GB at the 2015 World Team Cup
  • 2014 Quad doubles National Champion