About our Founders
Ultimate Sport was founded by Charl du Plessis in 1999 (known as Skills Promotions then). Charl was a professional rugby player who represented Golden Lions and Cheetahs in Currie Cup as well as the South African Gazelles (Springbok B-side). He was known for his great footwork and pace. Through his passion for sport and for developing athletes, Charl decided to start a business that does just that.
Charl involved his sons in the business from the start, first JP du Plessis (8 years old when he started) followed by his other son, Muller du Plessis (5 years old when he started). He tested all the equipment and exercises on them and had his sons join him as they traveled around the county and train schools and rugby unions with their product.
JP and Muller are both playing professional rugby. JP represented clubs such as the Stormers, Cheetahs and the Kings locally and a couple of clubs abroad. He is currently playing in the Major League Rugby competition for the San Diego Legion.
Muller represented the Blitzboks in multiple tournaments as well as the Junior Springboks in 2018 and is set to continue the journey in 2019. Muller was also a sprinter in athletics throughout his schooling career and has a personal best time of 10.46 on the 100m.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
What separates Ultimate Sport from our competitors is our 20 years of experience in this industry, as well as being one of the first to market in elastic band training within South Africa. While the effectiveness of elastic band-based training on the physical development of the body is undeniable in today’s era, the situation was a little different 20 years ago. Through our long journey, Ultimate Sport has had a lot of feedback from sports coaches, specialists, and doctors to help us build our products and ultimately our brand.
ULTIMATE TRAINING CENTER
Ultimate Sport has designed a training center with Ultimate Sports equipment, exercises, and circuits that can accommodate up to 100 users per session, called an Ultimate Training Center. This concept is ideal for schools (primary and high schools), sports clubs, and open public spaces.
Our equipment and exercises focus on weight management and components such as fitness, functional strength, speed, agility, and acceleration. These components are relevant to most sport types as well as the general health of a person.