TAUNTON tennis star Lucy Shuker is among four Brits to have qualified to take part in the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Loughborough next month - the season finale to the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis World Tour.

She joins Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne in the International Tennis Federation’s season-ending championship for the world’s top wheelchair singles players, which will be hosted once again in Great Britain by the Tennis Foundation.

This year’s event is to be held from November 29 to December 3 at Loughborough University Tennis Centre.

The British quartet are among a star-studded list of 22 players from 11 different nations who will be battling for honours, including multiple Paralympic medallists and Grand Slam champions. 

Qualification for each of the men’s, women’s and quad singles is based on ranking points achieved across what has been another sensational season for players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme. 

No other country will be represented by more players at the prestige event than Great Britain, with only the Netherlands matching the British total of four players.

In the women’s singles, British No 1 Shuker is looking forward to competing again in front of a passionate home crowd.

“I’m very excited that I’ll be once again competing alongside the very best wheelchair tennis players in the world,” she said.

“The Tennis Foundation has really raised the level of the event so I’m looking forward to experiencing another memorable Masters tournament.”

Tickets are available now via www.wheelchairtennismasters.com, priced £8 for adults, half price concessions and just £1 for children, while the event will also be streamed live.