Rob Shaw competes in wheelchair tennis at Lima 2019
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Rob Shaw



Wheelchair Tennis


North Bay, ON

The Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games will be Rob Shaw’s first multi-sport Games. His classification, quad tennis, is being included at the Parapan Am Games for the first time.

He has represented Canada at the World Team Cup tennis event, which brings together teams from around the world, for the past few years. Canada finished sixth in the quad division this year. He is also the four-time reigning Canadian national quad singles champion.

Shaw reached the Top 10 world rankings in the men’s singles quad category for the first time last fall, after he made his biggest career final at the ITF 1 Series Birmingham Classic event. He has won three ITF singles titles in 2019 so far.

Shaw coached tennis from the age of 15 to 21, including stand-up and wheelchair tennis. He was injured in a diving accident at the age of 21, becoming partially paralyzed from the neck down. He started playing wheelchair tennis after his accident.


Year Type
Host City
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru

PERSONAL Also is currently working on his PhD at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences