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Racquet Sports

No matter your level of ability, the GPYC Paddle and Racquet Sports programs have something for everyone. With four state of the art clay tennis courts, four fabulous pickleball courts, and two heated paddle (platform) tennis courts, the action can be compellingly competitive or relaxingly recreational. For more information and to register, contact Tennis Pro Dmitri Diakonov, one of 47 PTR Masters of Performance tennis coaches worldwide. Many of our members keep in touch through text and email chains. If you are interested in joining these communications, send your information via email to the Chair of Paddle and Racquet Sports, Bruce Knapp at k[email protected]. Let him know which sport interests you, your level of ability, and what it is you are looking for (open play, lessons, finding people of your ability, and so forth) and he will connect you. Please contact the Front Desk at (313) 884-2500 or [email protected]g for more information.

Introducing Pickleball Level Play

Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Advanced Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
To participate in Level Play, you must understand the rules of the game. It is recommended you know how to score, rally, and dink.
We invite any beginners to take lessons and clinics before engaging in Level Play.
All levels welcome!
Fridays 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The spirit of pickleball lies in its unique ability to develop deep and lasting social bonds amongst its community of players. The introduction of pickleball at the Club has served to create countless memories, new friendships, competition, and the weekly joy of coming together around the sport you’ve come to love.

The GPYC wishes to harness the passion of our players and put the content power directly into the hands of our pickle community while simultaneously providing the tools necessary to nurture the growth and exposure of the sport within our Club.

Alongside the ability to digitally reserve court time and permanent court time, as well as access to individual and group lessons by staff professionals, members have the option to create and host tournaments and special events desired by the GPYC pickleball community.

For details, please reach out to the tennis staff at [email protected].

There are no refunds for inclement weather.


Our Tennis Pro Dmitri runs clinics for different levels of ability, is available for lessons, and runs an active program at the Club. Contact Dmitri at [email protected] for a schedule of activities.  


Paddle (Platform) Tennis

Played on a raised and heated surface (so ice won’t form) surrounded by chickenwire, Paddle Tennis, also known as Platform Tennis, is a great way to get outdoors in the winter.  While year round play is available, the main season is November through March. There is a warming hut available for socialization before, during, or after play and the combination to the locked door is available to members. There is no schedule for play so find some friends and come out to play. Paddles are available to borrow at the gate house to the Club. If interested in playing, contact the Chair of Paddle and Racquet Sports, Brian Marshall at [email protected], letting him know of your skill level and what it is you are looking for.

Please click here for the Rules & Regulations for GPYC Racquet Sports.

If you are interested in a tennis lesson or reserving a court, contact Dmitri Diakonov at [email protected].


Dmitri Diakonov


Tennis Professional