Boasting 120,000+ square feet of available space, many leading events are looking at MatchPoint NYC as an incredible place to host tournaments and competition. Professional tennis player and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina appeared at the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day, where MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness staff provided free blood pressure tests, family activities and engagement in the problems associated with bullying. At the same time, explains Dmitry Druzhinsky, a state-of-the-art, exclusive indoor cycling system was also introduced. Differing from stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system is the first of its kind in New York, providing real interactive cycling training.
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A well-liked family sports and wellness center is soon evolving into an international venue for tennis, swimming, basketball, martial arts, gymnastics and different events. As members eagerly try out the various workouts offered, athletic professionals are making full use of the venue for their training sessions. From superstars to extraordinary events and fundraisers, many categories of occasions take place at MatchPoint NYC. The size and flexibility of the luxury recreation center allows for easy usage and skilled contests, including a controlled environment for precise outcomes. Co-founder of the premier Brooklyn-based center, Dmitry Druzhinsky is thrilled about the activities and sporting events being held at the MatchPoint NYC.
MatchPointNYC, on top of the nine indoor tennis courts, offers a full size gym with top of the line exercise equipment and three group fitness studios, a junior Olympic pool, rhythmic gymnastics area, a basketball court, Yoga studio, outdoor training field as well as a sauna. There are also incredible MMA and Sambo training programs for kids and adults. By partnering with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC has welcomed athletes from more than 12 countries – including Ukraine, Russia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Israel, Belarus, Armenia and the States – competing here for international titles, explains Dmitry Druzhinsky.
“From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center,” proclaimed Dmitry Druzhinsky. “Our approach has been to make it into a community hub, a kind of athletic village where Brooklyn residents can socialize, compete and collaborate.” Functions held at MatchPoint NYC include the 2015 Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament where politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx raised awareness for both public health and youth empowerment; the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day starring Dinara Safina, professional tennis player and Olympic silver medalist; and the New York Tennis Tournament, held each year since 2014 at MatchPoint NYC. Wall Street investors including Jon Bader, Bruce Richards, Rob Pohly, Jeremy Mindich, Dax Vlassis and Bill Ackman come together each year to compete in what New York Tennis Magazine referred to as “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 event has raised over $500,000 in just two years at MatchPoint NYC, helping to benefit infant medical care through a variety of ways including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program and symposiums.
Along with politicians, business and media professionals, and celebrities, New Yorkers gather annually to watch the fast-paced competition. Local stars from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smacking the ball against 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 work. The tournament kicked off 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 showcase organizations that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Nearly 80 years ago, beach-goers hitting a worn tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties drove the New York Parks Department to build community handball courts in city parks, explains the U.S. Wall Ball Association. In modern times, wall ball is now a professional sport played at athletic centers throughout the country. Politicians recently joined Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a premier health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, for the annual Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The renowned competition – dubbed the “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises awareness of public health along with youth empowerment. The winners took home a trophy and a year of gloating rights.
Featuring over three acres of world-class amenities, including nine indoor tennis courts, MatchPoint NYC is Brooklyn’s number one tennis complex, and ranks as the second largest in the whole New York area. Since opening in Coney Island in 2013, the massive facility has played host to dozens of charity events attended by politicians, Wall Street traders, sports icons and celebrities helping to raise millions of dollars for a range of non-profit groups. Much of this is a result of MatchPoint NYC co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky melding his personal commitment to philanthropy with his successful real estate developments.
Following Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC’s remarkable success, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky is excited to present two more locations coming soon to New York City. The renowned real estate developer explained that one new center will be opening its doors to the community near the end of 2016, with the other slated for 2017.
MatchPoint NYC’s mission to improve the health, well-being and lifestyle of members, and this is evident throughout the groundbreaking facility. The commodious, 12,000 sq. ft. gym welcomes those wishing to push themselves on the most advanced fitness equipment on the market with on-site personal trainers, while a steam sauna and spa soothe the body after an intense workout. For parents who wish to observe their kid’s lessons or for those taking a break between training sessions, Dmitry Druzhinsky encourages a visit to the full service cafe offering couches, HDTVs, and a juice bar with views of the nine cutting edge, indoor tennis courts, half dozen mini courts designated for youth, and the world class junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. For those wishing to go a step further, over one hundred classes take place weekly in three group fitness studios and rhythmic gymnastics facility, giving members the ability to master Pilates, yoga, boot camp, and Sambo Academy. From professional athlete to child entering a sport for the first time, MatchPoint is the place to work hard, excel, and grow.
Dmitry Druzhinsky’s stepped into real estate back in 2000, when he oversaw the development of his own house. In the ensuing sixteen years, he has been the lead force behind the construction and sale of over one hundred properties. As MatchPoint NYC’s co-founder, his previous experience in the acquiring and repositioning property played a critical role in the success of the grand $20 million process. The arduous negotiations with New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals for permitting to develop the desirable three acre lot only came to fruition because the businessman worked with the city to “de-map” a road that had been unused for the past century, and crossed one of the parcels where the structure was planned. Upon opening, the MatchPointNYC became the largest recreational center of its kind in Brooklyn, and the second most expansive in all of New York.