During his lifetime, Doug Bruce was involved in basketball, tennis, volleyball and softball. He was regarded as an important builder of sport, especially through his service to tennis.
Doug was on the executive of the Regina Tennis Club in various capacities beginning in 1936, and was a member of the executive of the Saskatchewan Lawn Tennis Association from 1969 to 1973. He was also a member of the YMCA for over 50 years, and served on the Physical Education Committee in 1964.
As a senior basketball player, Doug Bruce played in every southern Saskatchewan championship from 1926 until 1938, except 1936.