During the late seventies, two tennis professionals
started a stringing business to help
them earn extra cash for playing tennis overseas. Wayne Davies left the business and
went on to
become world champion of royal or real tennis. Doug Grant remained in the
while travelling the tennis circuit looked for other areas of tennis to expand
This led to a company called Racquets Plus Pty Ltd now owned by Doug Grant which
covers all areas of tennis including coaching, stringing
racquets, servicing tennis courts,
supplying court equipment and for almost twenty years a retail tennis outlet.
Racquets Plus Pty Ltd were stringers to Australian Open & Davis Cup players. In
after a fire, it was decided to close the retail side while still continuing the
Coaching and Court Service Divisions. The Racquets Plus logo still remains and
will continue to do so on many racquets restrung annually.
The Coaching Division “Doug Grant Tennis Specialist” coaches players from
the way to Grand Slam tournaments.
Our Tennis Court Service Division “Courtcare” specializes in keeping private
and tennis club courts in top playing condition. Courtcare maintains hundreds of
over Melbourne and Victoria on a regular basis using unique equipment developed
Racquets Plus had been involved in sponsoring tournaments to help Australian
tennis players and was involved recently in the building of a
real tennis court in Sydney. The club has recently named a tournament after Doug Grant
in recognition of his involvement and interest in the game.
Doug now spends time in Nepal taking groups for tennis, trekking and
climbing in the Himalayas. Doug also works with the national teams of Nepal and
Bhutan, and promotes tennis in schools and villages
throughout the Himalayas.