Louise Hunt-Skelley

Louise Hunt-Skelley


Louise is a British wheelchair tennis star from Wanborough in Swindon.

She was born with a disability called Spina Bifida, which is a development congenital disorder, meaning she has been in a wheelchair her whole life.

At the age of five she began participating in many sports, including swimming, basketball and fencing, but soon found a love for wheelchair tennis.

She achieved a lifetime goal of qualifying for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and also competed four years later in Rio. Louise has amassed more than 100 titles in singles and doubles competitions.

Louise also works as an athlete mentor, commentator and motivational speaker, sharing her stories and experiences.

Louise says: "The work in which everyone undertakes at the charity is astounding and makes such an important difference to the local community. When I learnt more about the real-life stories and how many lives the crews have saved it made me feel passionate about supporting the charity in any way I can."

Wiltshire Air Ambulance needs £4.5 million a year to continue its lifesaving service