Grant Golden was twice ranked number 10 in singles in the United States, and as high as number two in doubles. Golden represented the United States as a member of the U.S. team at the Pan American Games (two bronze medals), the Maccabiah Games (three gold medals) and the 1957 Davis Cup. He was a three-time champion at the USTA Men’s Indoor Doubles Championships and at the USTA Clay Court Doubles Championships. He won the Illinois State Singles Championship 13 times, the Western Indoor Singles Championship 10 consecutive times, and a Pan American Singles Tournament. While at Northwestern University, he was a Big Ten singles and doubles champion and was named an all-American. He coached the Chicago Davis Cup Team for nine years leading it to six titles. He founded Excellence, Super-Excellence and Youth Action in Chicago. He served on the board and as president of the Chicago District Tennis Association and CDTA Patrons Association.