MatchPoint NYC’s works to boost the health, fitness and overall happiness of its members thru every facet of the twenty million dollar facility. The enormous, 12,000 sq. ft. gym invites members to push their fitness limits with the most current exercise equipment on the market and learn from complimentary personal trainers. Afterwards, a steam sauna and spa offer rest and relaxation. For parents wishing to watch their children’s activities or for those having a rest between training sessions, a restaurant complete with couches, HDTVs, and a full-service juice bar overlooks nine modern indoor tennis courts, six mini courts for youth lessons, and a top-of-the-line junior Olympic pool. For training, more than one hundred classes each week take place in three group fitness studios and the on-site rhythmic gymnastics center, with members participating in Pilates, yoga, boot camp, and Sambo Academy. From professional athletes to youth enjoying a sport for the first time, MatchPoint works hard to help members learn, excel, and succeed, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky.
Dmitry Druzhinsky’s ventures into property development began in 2000 with the spearheading of his own home’s development. He has since been behind the development and sale of more than one hundred different properties. As co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, his talent in the acquisition and repurposing of land was vital to the success of the great $20 million facility. The arduous negotiations with New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals to gain permission to construct on the highly sought after three acre lot were wrapped up only after the businessman worked with the city to “de-map” a street which had been unused for the last century, but passed through one of the parcels where the structure was to be built. Upon its completion, MatchPointNYC became the largest recreational facility of it’s like in Brooklyn, and the second largest such rec center in all of New York.
For over fifteen years, property investor and developer Dmitry Druzhinsky has been revolutionizing the residential and recreational infrastructure in New York. Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, his most recent development, has evolved into the region’s premier sports, health and fitness destination for residents and athletes of all ages. The 120,000 sq. ft. full-service complex features comprehensive, modern facilities and a friendly staff of certified instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists to consult with members and help them work towards their desired results.
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 sports center was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after noticing a lack of recreational centers in the region. Due to 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.”
The R Baby Foundation is America’s first and only charity organization with the goal of saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care, and to date, has given $8 million to hospital programs and saved more than one million lives. The nonprofit’s annual tennis tournament was formed in 2010 by Jason Pinsky, “Six years ago I saw the foundation was doing a golf event, and I suggested we should do a tennis event,” he notes. “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.” Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that the Foundation has raised over $500,000 in 2015 and 2016, going towards childcare initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs, and also symposiums.