James Shaw

James Shaw

Born: 10.06.95

Lives: Nottingham

Plays: Right-handed

Division: Quad

Career Titles (singles): 3

Career Titles (doubles): 6

Highest Ranking: 11 (April 2017)

Twitter: @JamesShawTennis


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:

  • 2019 French Riviera Open quad doubles champion partnering Kyu-Seung Kim (KOR)
  • 2018 Quad singles champion ITF 2 Open de Vendee
  • 2017 Quad singles and doubles champion ITF 2 Wroclaw Cup
  • 2017 Gold medallist at World Team Cup
  • 2016 Quad singles National Champion
  • 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