On Saturday, April 16, MatchPoint NYC hosted the R Baby Foundation’s annual charitable tennis tournament for the second consecutive year. The venue’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky is pleased to announce that over $250,000 was raised at the event, which welcomed tennis professionals along with Wall Street’s leading financers.
MatchPoint NYC offers children and adult swimming lessons in the facility’s Junior Olympic pool and Kids Aquatic Center, a program that has become a favorite of local residents. Everyone from toddlers to aspiring Olympians participates in the training led by coach Konstantin Petrov. Dmitry Druzhinsky believes the swimmers are in good hands, “Konstantin currently holds a Level 4 Certificate from the American Swimming Coaching Association, placing him in the top five percentile of all coaches in the country.” As a former Olympic Bronze medalist, Petrov brings more than thirty years of experience on the local, national, and international levels.
Covering three-acres and containing over 120,000 sq. ft., MatchPoint NYC hosts an impressive array of equipment and amenities, including a juice bar and on-site restaurant. Its most notable feature, says Dmitry Druzhinsky, is the expansive, nine court indoor tennis arena, the largest tennis facility in Brooklyn. American and international tennis greats frequent the grounds, including the former number one women’s player in the world, Dinara Safina and Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesv. The R Baby Foundation, which provides aid to hospital programs for endangered infants, has used MatchPoint as the location for its New York Tennis Tournament for the past two years. The competition, played by Wall Street’s elite financers, has raised over $500,000.