Ruby – My Story
My name is Ruby Bishop I’m fourteen, from Norwich. I have spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy which effects my right side.
I first got involved in sport through a sports scheme ran by the hospital. I found my love for wheelchair basketball in 2013 from there on I went every Saturday to train and still do. My skills have developed as the years have gone by. In 2015 our under 15s team came 4th in the lord taverners competition-uk. I now play for the under 18s and National Division 2 team.
In 2016 is when I found my love for my other favourite sport wheelchair tennis. The same scheme, I was introduced by a coach who shortly after a few training sessions suggested we went to a program ran by tennis foundation called push to podium in October. I then played my first ever tournament in December and came away winning the National doubles title. I played at British open in 2017 and won the girls consolation. I got selected to play at the 2017 national school games and ended up coming away with a silver in doubles, also a bronze in singles which was amazing for my first ever one. Later that year I found out I had been pick one of seven for the tennis Foundation’s new Junior Futures Potential programme running throughout 2018!
Sports has improved my confidence massively, especially after school games not just coming home with my medals also coming away with Jordanne Whiley’s old RGK grand slam wheelchair! Knowing how much she has achieved in it. Playing in Paralympics winning Wimbledon and many other grand slams!
My future goals and big dreams are to represent my country in the Paralympics, play in the world team cup, win grand slams and one day be the best I can be!