With over three acres of high-class amenities, including nine indoor tennis courts, MatchPoint NYC is Brooklyn’s largest tennis complex, and ranks as the second largest in the New York region. Since opening in Coney Island in 2013, the location has played host to many charity events attended by politicians, Wall Street elites, sports icons and celebrities working to raise millions of dollars for a range of non-profit groups. Much of this is because of MatchPoint NYC co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, who has learned to meld his dedication to philanthropy with his successful real estate developments.
Last January, New York politicians and lawmakers came together in MatchPoint NYC to discuss social issues and participate in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament. According to Dmitry Druzhinsky, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in addition to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. encourage a spirited cross-town rivalry in an effort to engage inner city and under-served youth in sports. In addition to friendly play, the inspirational leaders spoke on the importance physical activities maintain for public health and the empowerment of children.
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.
MatchPoint NYC hosted the R Baby Foundation’s annual tennis tournament for the second year in a row on Saturday, April 16. MatchPoint’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky is pleased to announce that the event raised over $250,000 and featured tennis professionals and Wall Street’s leading financers.
With more than 120,000 square feet of available space, many leading athletic associations are considering Dmitry Druzhinsky’s 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 provided guests with free blood pressure tests, family entertainment and engagement around the problems associated with bullying. At the same time, a revolutionary, exclusive indoor cycling system was introduced. A step up from stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides New York with its first real interactive cycling experience.
A sports and fitness center for the whole family is rapidly becoming a global destination for tennis, watersports, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts and many others. As members and guests are trying out the different activities on-site, well-known professional athletes often utilize the facilities for training sessions. From famous celebrity guests to annual competitions and fundraisers, an abundance of activity is taking place at MatchPoint NYC. This luxurious rec center’s size and versatility make for ease of use for expert competitions, with proper regulation sized facilities giving accurate results. Co-founder of this elite Brooklyn-based center, Dmitry Druzhinsky, is proud to host these activities and sporting events at MatchPoint NYC.
Druzhinsky, along with MatchPoint NYC members and staff, are proud to be the venue of choice for several cause-driven benefits and events that give players the chance to demonstrate their skills in fierce but friendly matches, while encouraging young athletes to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. In addition to wall ball tournaments, Dmitry Druzhinsky has for the past two years hosted 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 funding programs at hospitals, such as telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program, symposiums and more. The foundation has raised more than $500,000 at MatchPoint NYC.
Along with politicians, business and media professionals, and celebrities, sports fans gather once each year to watch the fast-paced competition. Local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC since 2015. According to MatchPoint co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, the cross-town rivalry is fostered by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the aim of engaging inner-city and under-served youth in sports, and also benefiting the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The tournament started in 2012 to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO and inspiration behind the founding of the association. Dmitry welcomes this opportunity to support organizations that encourage a healthy lifestyle to complex.