Dmitry Druzhinsky created the elite sports center in 2013, after realizing a deficiency of recreational infrastructure in the area. Due to his commitment to club’s members, employees, and the community, the complex has fast become the selected venue for families, expert athletes, and cause related charity events. “They are great to work with,” said Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and one of the runners of this year’s tournament, “He has gone out of the way to invite us to work together and that has helped make the event outstanding in the two years we have held it here. The foundation does a superb job in keeping its expenses at the lowest to make sure that the funds raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s patronage helps make that possible.”
Jason Pinsky founded the charity’s tennis tournament in the year 2010, “Six years back I found out that the foundation was organizing a golf event, and suggested to them that we should start a tennis event. The preliminary year was like a test and it went well, and the demand has been massive ever since. We amass an incredible set of enterprising individuals for a wonderful cause.” In 2015 and 2016, the Foundation is delighted to have raised more than $500,000 for childcare works including telemedicine with pediatric specialists, mobile simulation training programs, and symposiums. Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC is located on a three acre lot on Coney Island and has more than 120,000 square feet of swanky equipment and facilities, but its most important feature is an immense nine court indoor tennis arena, the biggest of its kind in Brooklyn.
Because of the unforeseen success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has announced that two more locations are on the way. The prominent real estate developer noted that the second facility will be opening its doors to the public late in 2016, with 2017 seeing the following location.
MatchPoint NYC is located on a three acre lot on Coney Island and features over 120,000 square feet of state of the art equipment and amenities, but its most famous offering is an expansive nine court indoor tennis center, the largest such facility in Brooklyn. The luxury fitness facility was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after noticing a lack of recreational centers in the region. Resulting from his dedication to members, employees, and the surrounding community, the complex quickly became the selected venue for families, professional athletes, and cause driven charity events. “They are great to work with,” noted Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and an organizing member of this year’s tournament. “He has really gone out of his way to invite us to work with them, and that has helped make the event really special in the two years we have had it here. The foundation does a great job in keeping its expenses low to ensure that the money raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s generosity helps make that possible.”
As America’s lone nonprofit organization with the mission of saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care, the R Baby Foundation has provided $8 million to hospital programs to date and saved over one million lives. The group’s tennis tournament first happened in 2010. Says founder Jason Pinsky, “Six years ago I saw the foundation was doing a golf event, and I suggested we should do a tennis event. The first year was sort of a test and it went well, and the demand has been high ever since. We bring together a great group of competitive guys for a great cause.” In 2015 and 2016, the charity is proud to have raised more than $500,000 for childcare initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts and mobile simulation training programs, along with symposiums, noted Dmitry Druzhinsky.
Sports fans mix with politicians, business leaders, media professionals, and celebrities to watch the fast-paced competition each year. Local athletes from Brooklyn and the Bronx have, since 2015, been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. According to MatchPoint co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, a fierce cross-town rivalry has been fostered by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in order to engage inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and also to benefit the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The five year old tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, who inspired the creation of the association. Dmitry proudly welcomes the opportunity to support such organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle to complex.