Bryan Grant "Bitsy"

December 25, 1910
June 05, 1986
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 6

A master of the defensive game, Bryan “Bitsy” Grant was a magnificent clay court player. With solid, unerring ground strokes and a mental toughness to back it up, he earned a slot in the American top ten nine times between 1930 and 1941. Although he never captured a Grand Slam singles championship, the fact remains that he scored impressive triumphs over Ellsworth Vines in 1933 and Don Budge in 1935 at Forest Hills. He also won the U.S. Clay Court Championships three times in singles during the 1930s.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Semi-Finalist 1935

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1935-37
  • 19 U.S. Singles Senior Titles