GPYC Activities

Junior Tennis

Tennis For Kids!

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As you probably all are aware, the tennis court area (aka Family Activity Center) is currently under renovation with an expected completion date in July. We will offer a full menu of tennis options available at an alternate location; details on alternate location will be provided in the near future. Updates on the progress of the Family Activity Center can be found on the Projects Update page. For more information, please contact Dmitri Diakonov at

Pee Wee Program
Format: The building blocks of tennis taught through fun and engaging games.
Ages: 4-7

Challenger & Tour Level
Format: Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved footwork, strokes, strategy, and match play.
Intermediate Court, ages 8-10
Advanced Court, ages 11 and up

Dmitri Diakonov is one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance Tennis coaches worldwide. The Professional Tennis Registry is the largest global organization of tennis professionals with more than 15,000 members across 125 countries.
The Master of Performance Tennis represents the highest possible educational rating achievement in the industry. As well, the Master of Tennis represents a coaching level 5, the highest level within the national Standard for Sports Coaches. It is also recognized as an equivalent to the International Tennis Federation’s highest level of education and coaching.

In addition, Dmitri is a USPTA ELITE rated pro, holds a sports science certification from the USTA, and acts on the Babolat Advisory Staff.  A graduate of Penn State University,  Dmitri has been on the tennis staff of Country Club of Detroit, while later serving as the director of tennis for the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club.  During the indoor winter season, Dmitri is stationed as a tennis professional at Lochmoor.

Dmitri brings along over 20 years of playing experience, ranging from the USTA Junior level up to the USTA Professional Circuit.

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