CP Sport have collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport. We will be posting these profiles daily throughout CP Awareness Month (March) to celebrate positive stories and inspire people to take part in the future.

Name: Ruby Bishop

Role: Player

Sport: Wheelchair Tennis

Clubs: GB Squad


How did that opportunity come for you to start participating in sport? I first started wheelchair tennis when I was 14 years old, I went to a summer camp for children with disabilities and I found tennis. I then attended a talent ID day & haven’t looked back since.

What skills have you learnt or improved from participating in sport? Being a GB athlete has given me a range of skills, knowledge and unique experiences. Representing your country has got to be the most significant achievement after such negative experiences at school and continuously being put down and told I wouldn’t be able to do that. I’ve learnt a lot travelling to compete. These include coping under pressure, adapting to different situations, problem-solving, having good communication skills, being organised, and managing my time efficient


What are your ambitions in sport? I have high ambitions of one day playing in a Paralympics and at Grand Slams.

How have you benefitted from participating in sport? Playing wheelchair tennis has helped me give me a purpose. It’s helped my fitness improve and my self confidence.


Why should other people should give your sport a try? It’s super fun and you can make lots of friends across the world.


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