“From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center,” Dmitry Druzhinsky said. “Our approach has been to make it into a community hub, a kind of athletic village where Brooklyn residents can socialize, compete and collaborate.” A sample of the events held at MatchPoint NYC are the 2015 Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, featuring politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx working to benefit public health and youth empowerment; the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day with international tennis star and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina; and the annual New York Tennis Tournament, held at MatchPoint NYC since 2014. Top Wall Street bankers such as Jon Bader, Bruce Richards, Rob Pohly, Jeremy Mindich, Dax Vlassis and Bill Ackman attend what New York Tennis Magazine called “one of the top tennis charity events around, and… one of the biggest and most successful events put on by the R Baby Foundation.” The function has raised more than $500,000 in just the two years of hosting at MatchPoint NYC, money that is dedicated to improve infant medical care through a range of hospital programs: telemedicine with pediatric professionals, mobile simulation training program and symposiums.
Every year, politicians, business and media personalities, celebrities, and sports fans come together to watch the fast-paced wall ball games. In 2015 local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx began putting the ball to the wall at MatchPoint NYC in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament. Notes Dmitry Druzhinsky: the intra-city rivalry is promoted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to get inner-city and under-served kids engaged in physical activity while helping the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The competition first took place in 2012 to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO and inspiration for the association’s founding. Dmitry is honored at the opportunity to provide support to organizations promoting a healthy lifestyle in New York.
MatchPoint NYC proudly played host to the 6th annual R Baby Foundation with pro tennis players and Wall Street’s leading financers both competing. Dmitry Druzhinksy explains that the R Baby Foundation, America’s sole nonprofit organization with the mission of saving the lives of infants through the enhancement of pediatric care, has contributed over $8 million to medical programs and helped save more than one million lives. MatchPoint NYC also hosted in 2015 for the 5th annual event, and Druzhinsky was pleased to announce that in two years over $500,000 has been raised and provided to childcare initiatives, telemedicine alongside pediatric experts, mobile simulation training training, as well as symposiums. “They are great to work with,” says Darren Port, CEO of Powered by Professionals and one of the runners of the competition, “He [Druzhinsky] 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 of keeping its expenses low to ensure that the money raised goes towards the cause, and MatchPoint’s generosity helps make that possible.”
Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of the upscale health and fitness center MatchPoint NYC, understands the critical impact philanthropic work can have on a community in need. Through partnering with local charities and public welfare campaigns, the entrepreneur continuously provides crucial support for schools, medical centers, and at-risk youth. Druzhinsky knows that through time spent contributing skills and resources, thousands of lives across New York City can be positively impacted.
MatchPoint’s prized offering, according to Dmitry Druzhinsky, is a cutting edge indoor tennis facility with nine courts and six additional mini courts for youth training. Local and international phenoms train in the center, including Kazakhstan legend Aleksandr Nedovyesv and the former top ranked women’s player in the world, Dinara Safina. World-class youth training curriculum is led by highly ranked national and international competitors, offering personalized lessons and drills in addition to mental and physical coaching. Moreover, USPTA certified coaches provide Quick Start, Junior Development, adult leagues, and personalized 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 restaurant and lounge is located above the courts and offers couches, observing windows, HDTVs, and a juice bar.
Following the reverberating success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has announced that two more MatchPoint facilities will soon be opening in New York City. The respected property developer confirmed that the second facility will open in the fourth quarter of 2016, while the third will be completed 2017.
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.”
Coney Island has been an area traditionally lacking in recreational infrastructure, but is now home to one of Brooklyn’s newest and most popular facilities. MatchPoint NYC is inspired by the passion for athletics and devotion to South Brooklyn of co-founder and entrepreneur Dmitry Druzhinsky, who brought the luxury sports center to life in 2013 after noticing a dire need in his community. Druzhinsky’s dedication to delivering New York’s preeminent fitness experience has resulted in MatchPointNYC becoming the preferred venue of families, professional athletes, charity events, and even world-class tournaments.
Along with the staff at MatchPoint NYC, Dmitry Druzhinski is proud to offer a diverse range of activities and provide a superior center for sporting excellence. The facility’s aquatic director, Konstantin Petrov, is a phenomenal athlete with a Bronze medal from the Olympics as well as European Championships Gold medals. His swim team trains year-round on a schedule designed to help athletes meet their optimal performance. A previously successful event also is the International Sambo Championship, which saw participants from all over the world participate in their Sambo, Judo, or mixed martial arts activities. MatchPoint is proud to partner with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF) for the event. In the cutting-edge tennis facility, MatchPoint NYC offer’s the world-class junior tournament training system, a program available based on invite only to national and international players who are highly ranked. With personalized coaching, intensive training, match play, mental conditioning, and world-class sporting events designed for both youth and adults, MatchPoint NYC is the premier fitness center in the region.