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.
Local personalities including politicians, business and media professionals, celebrities, and sports fans gather each year to watch the fast-paced action. Since 2015 leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, which takes place at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky says that the cross-town rivalry is fostered by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the goal of engaging inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and also benefiting the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Started in 2012, the tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and inspiration behind the forming of the association. Dmitry celebrates the opportunity to support organizations which promote a healthy lifestyle at his complex.
Dmitry Druzhinsky and MatchPoint NYC will continue their diverse activities and provide a superior center for sporting excellence. Aquatic director Konstantin Petrov is a renowned athlete with a Bronze medal from the Olympics and European Championships Gold medals. The swim team he manages trains on a year-round basis designed to help athletes obtain their peak performance. Other top-notch happenings are the International Sambo Championship that saw response from all over the globe. Partnering with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC is proud to be the facility of choice for over ten nations sending athletes to participate in their Sambo, Judo, or mixed martial arts activities. In the cutting-edge tennis facility, MatchPoint NYC offer’s the world-class junior tournament training system, an invite only platform for national and international athletes who are highly ranked. They enjoy personalized coaching, intensive drills, match play, mental conditioning, and recognized sporting events. For the entire family, MatchPoint NYC is the premier rec center in the region.
Numerous leading sporting bodies are looking at Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC as the most fitting venue to host tournaments and swanky events because of the 120,000 square feet of open space. Professional tennis figure and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina was present at the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness employees also executed blood pressure tests free of charge, family activities and engagement related to the issues of bullying. Also, a fresh, one of a kind indoor cycling system was announced. In contrast to stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides a real interactive cycling experience, a first in New York.
Over 120,000 square feet of available space can be used, bringing many leading sporting associations to MatchPoint NYC as an excellent location for tournaments and special events. Pro tennis star and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina greeted families at the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. This time, MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness staff were on site for free blood pressure tests, family entertainment and education on the problems associated with bullying. Additionally, a brand new, exclusive indoor cycling system was also brought in. Unlike stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system gives a real interactive cycling experience to the city’s residents, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky.