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.
Druzhinsky, with his MatchPoint NYC members and staff, are honored to play host to several community-driven fundraisers and events that give players a place to demonstrate their abilities in fierce but friendly matches, while inspiring youth to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. Dmitry Druzhinsky, in addition to hosting wall ball tournaments, welcomes Wall Street finance industry professionals as they compete in the annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament. This event helps improve outcomes of medical care for infants by financing hospital programs including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training initiatives, symposiums and more. More than $500,000 has been raised by the Foundation in the two years it’s taken place at MatchPoint NYC.
In addition to the nine indoor tennis courts, MatchPoint NYC facilities include a full size gym with top of the line fitness equipment and three group fitness studios, a junior Olympic pool, rhythmic gymnastics center, a basketball court, Yoga studio, outdoor training field and sauna. There are even competitive MMA and Sambo training programs for youth and adults. As a proud partner with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC has seen athletes from more than 12 countries – including Ukraine, Russia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Israel, Belarus, Armenia and the U.S. – competing under its roof for international titles.
With more than three acres of world-class facilities, including nine indoor tennis courts, MatchPoint NYC ranks as Brooklyn’s largest tennis complex, and the second largest in the entire New York area. Since its opening in 2013 in Coney Island, the location has played host to dozens of charitable events attended by politicians, Wall Street traders, sports icons and celebrities who have helped to raise millions of dollars for a range of non-profit groups. Much of the credit goes to MatchPoint NYC co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, who has learned to merge his personal interest in philanthropy with his successful real estate developments.
Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of the upscale health and fitness club MatchPoint NYC, understands the critical impact philanthropic work has for those in need. Through partnering with the city’s charities and public welfare campaigns, the developer continuously provides crucial support for schools, health centers, and at-risk kids. Druzhinsky knows that by delivering his time, skills, and resources, thousands of lives across New York City can be positively shaped.
Because of the unprecedented success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has announced that two more locations will soon be opening in The Big Apple. The prominent real estate developer noted that the second facility will be opening its doors to the public in the fourth quarter of 2016, with 2017 seeing the third opening.
According to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, beach-goers in the 1930s passed time by hitting a bald tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties, inspiring the New York Parks Department to place community handball courts in city parks. Today, the game of wall ball is a professional sport played at athletic centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a premier Brooklyn-based health and fitness complex, was recently accompanied by politicians for the annual Pro Wall Ball Tournament. This large competition – billed as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” – raises awareness of public health and youth empowerment in the area, with the winning team awarded a trophy and bragging rights.