Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
Grant Connell of West Vancouver, a former world doubles champion and star of Canada's Davis Cup men's national tennis team, is a member of the Athlete Advisory Board of Fortius Sport & Health. Now a prominent realtor for Sotheby's International Realty, Connell brings with him sport experience as an international athlete, coach, tournament director and administrator. His 360-degree experience and track record in sport gives him such a unique standing among Canadian sports personalities. Connell is best known for spending most of the 1990s as one of the top men's doubles players in the world. He made Grand Slam championship final appearances with three different partners, including fellow Canadian Glenn Michibata of Toronto. Connell and Michibata, who had already been inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame last decade, were named two years ago to the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame in an on-court ceremony at Rexall Centre at York University. The lefthander reached the Wimbledon doubles finals three times, once with Michibata, once with Patrick Galbraith and once with Byron Black. He won the ATP Tour World Doubles championship with Galbraith in 1995. He also made the finals of the French Open and Australian Open and won a total of 22 ATP Tour doubles titles in a pro career which spanned 1986-1997 and featured a starring role on Canada's Davis Cup team. Connell also represented Canada in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Wimbledon and world champion