Lucas – My Story

About me

My name is Lucas –  I am 12 years old and from Huddersfield.  I have spastic Cerebral Palsy, which affects both of my legs and a degree of low tone in my trunk.  I use a Kaye walker and wheelchair to get around and use my Quad sticks at home.

I love all aspects of taking part in sports.  I play wheelchair tennis twice a week, wheelchair racing once a week, and play Frame Football fortnightly.

How it all began

I was introduced to Wheelchair Tennis by my Wheelchair club and I haven’t looked back since.  I am part of a Junior Wheelchair tennis group and regularly attend competitions.

Competition

My first competition was at the 2017 British Open and I also took part in the 2018 competition and won the runners up doubles event with my doubles partner Joshua.  I have won runners up medals in some competitions and was also picked to represent England in the School Games in 2018 in Loughborough, despite being only 11 at the time!

Awards

I have won Disabled Athlete of the Year in 2016 for Kirklees in Huddersfield.  The Yorkshire Children of Courage Award in 2016 for Sporting Achievement and I have just won a Highly Commended Award at the Leeds Sports Awards, where I train for my wheelchair tennis and racing and I also train at Longley tennis centre once a week.

Ambitions

I would like to inspire other disabled children to take part in sports, it is fun and a brilliant way to do fun physio and also to make  friends! My ambition is to be the best that I can be and would love to progress with my tennis and get to play in the Paralympics!