MatchPoint’s prized offering, exclaims Dmitry Druzhinsky, is a cutting edge indoor tennis facility with nine courts, plus the six additional mini courts for youth training. Local and international phenoms train there, including Kazakhstan legend Aleksandr Nedovyesv and the former top ranked women’s player in the world, Dinara Safina. The celebrated youth training curriculum is led by highly ranked national and international competitors, with personalized lessons and drills in addition to mental and physical coaching. Moreover, USPTA certified coaches provide Quick Start, Junior Development, adult leagues, and specialized programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. For parents who wish to relax and enjoy a meal or beverage while observing their children, a WIFI-ready cafe and lounge is located above the courts and offers couches, viewing areas, HDTVs, and a juice bar.
In 2012, Dmitry Druzhinsky took on a $20 million venture to construct New York’s finest health and fitness destination. After the extended negotiation process, a desirable three-acre lot in Coney Island was secured, and plans to construct a 120,000 sq. ft. complex, the biggest of its kind in Brooklyn, were drawn. After completing construction in 2014, MatchPoint NYC immediately pushed the envelope for recreational infrastructure across the city, becoming the preferred fitness center for families, professional athletes, and charitable events. MatchPoint’s unrivaled, state of the art building provides an expansive array of training programs, organized sports matches, and fitness classes that many facilities simply cannot accommodate, while its dedicated and professionally trained crew of certified instructors, personal trainers and nutritionists motivate, push and encourage members to increase their overall health and happiness.
MatchPoint NYC was the site for the annual tennis tournament by R Baby Foundation for the second year in a row on Saturday, April 16. Dmitry Druzhinsky, the venue’s co-founder is pleased to announce that more than $250,000 was raised as an outcome of the event, which featured tennis players and Wall Street’s chief investors. The R Baby Foundation is America’s first and single nonprofit body with the goal of saving babies’ lives by enhancing pediatric care, and till date, has supported hospital programs and safeguarded over one million lives by contributing $8 million dollars.
The sport now known as wall ball originated in the 1930s when, according to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, beach-goers hitting a bald tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties inspired the New York Parks Department to install community handball courts in the city’s parks. Today, the game is a professional sport played at athletic centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of Brooklyn’s premier health and fitness center MatchPoint NYC, was recently joined by local politicians for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual competition has gained much steam, and billed as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises awareness of public health and youth empowerment. The champions were awarded a trophy and a year of bragging rights.
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Dmitry Druzhinsky along with the staff of MatchPoint NYC, are proud to offer a variety of activities and provide a center for sporting excellence. The aquatic director for MatchPoint, Konstantin Petrov, is an extraordinary athlete with a Bronze medal from the Olympics and the European Championships Gold medals. The swimming team trains in a twelve-month tailored schedule to help athletes meet their top performance. Former successful events also comprised the International Sambo Championship that saw participants all across the world. Joining hands with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC is elated to be the favoured venue for over ten countries sending athletes to participate in their Sambo, Judo, or mixed martial arts activities. In the leading-edge tennis facility, MatchPoint NYC provides the world-class junior tournament training system, an invite-only program to national and international players who are top-ranked. Offering customized training, rigorous drills, match play, mental training, and world-class sporting events, for both youngsters and adults, MatchPoint NYC is the premier fitness center in the region.
Top-notch sporting bodies have been eyeing MatchPoint NYC as the perfect venue to host tournaments and ritzy events because of the 120,000 square feet of open space. Lately, professional tennis champion and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina attended the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness staff provided attendees with blood pressure tests free of charge; hosted activities for families and engagement to create awareness around the issues of bullying. Besides, a one of a kind indoor cycling system was announced. Unlike stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system offers a real interactive cycling experience, a sureshot first in New York.
With more than 120,000 square feet of available space, many leading sporting associations are looking at MatchPoint NYC as an excellent place to host tournaments and special events. Professional tennis star and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina attended the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. This time, MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness staff also provided free blood pressure tests, family entertainment and engagement in the problems associated with bullying. At the same time, a brand new, exclusive indoor cycling system was also introduced. Unlike stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides the first of it’s kind in New York, a real interactive cycling experience, explains Dmitry Druzhinsky.
Since the year 2015, native leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been throwing the ball at the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky remarks that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. steer the cross-town competition to give a push to the physical pursuits of underserved and downtown youngsters. Furthermore, this assists the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity undertakings. The contest, founded in 2012, memorializes the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and the essence behind the creation of the association. Dmitry is happy to partner with organizations that promote a fit lifestyle.
According to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, back in the 1930s individuals at the beaches hit a bald tennis ball against the walls of wooden docks. This created interest in the New York Parks Department to make public handball courts in city parks. Today, the game is a professional sport usually known as Wall Ball and is played at sport centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a leading health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, was recently joined by leading lawmakers for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual remarkable competition known as “Battle of the Boroughs,” enlightens people about the topics of public health and youth empowerment. The winning team was given a trophy and a year of bragging rights.
Along with sports fans, politicians, business and media professionals, and celebrities gather every year to witness the fast-paced competition. Local figures from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall since 2015 in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky points out that the cross-town rivalry is led by both Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and engages inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity. The event also benefits the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Celebrating the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO and inspiration behind the creation of the association the tournament originally formed in 2012. Dmitry gladly welcomes this opportunity to support organizations that encouorage a healthy lifestyle to the complex.