Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Tennis Director Earns Top Coaching Certification


Dmitri Diakonov, director of tennis at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, has completed education requirements to earn the Professional Tennis Registry’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis – Performance. This is the highest possible educational rating achievement in the industry. Diakonov is one of  47 individuals worldwide to hold this certification.

Many credentials are required to be considered to pursue this achievement. Every two years, the PTR selects 16 pros based on knowledge, playing ability, and experience. Also, these individuals must have achieved PTR professional status, which requires travel and testing.

Diakonov, a Royal Oak resident, has more than 20 years of playing experience, ranging from the USTA Junior level up to the USTA Professional Circuit. He is currently in his fifth season as director of tennis at the yacht club.