MatchPoint’s top offering, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky, is a state-of-the-art indoor tennis arena with nine courts and six additional mini courts dedicated to children. National and international greats frequent the grounds, including Aleksandr Nedovyesv of Kazakhstan and the former number one internationally ranked women’s player, Dinara Safina. World-class junior training programs are led by highly ranked national and international competitors, delivering personalized lessons and drills in combination with mental and physical coaching. In addition, Quick Start, Junior Development, adult leagues, and private programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are led by USPTA-certified coaches. Parents who wish to relax over a snack or beverage while watching their child can enjoy a WIFI enabled restaurant and lounge above the courts that is equipped with couches, full-length windows, HDTVs, and a juice bar.
In 2012, Dmitry Druzhinsky assumed the most ambitious contract of his career: a $20 million project to construct New York’s preeminent athletic and fitness destination. After an arduous series of negotiations, the perfect three-acre lot in Coney Island was secured, with plans to develop a 120,000 sq. ft. complex, the largest such facility in Brooklyn, being drawn. Upon completion of construction in 2014, MatchPoint NYC immediately boosted the standard and expectations for recreational infrastructure in New York, becoming the venue of choice for families, professional athletes, and prominent charity events. The facility’s state of the art amenities are unparalleled, allowing for an expansive array of training programs, league sports and group classes that similar spaces simply cannot hold, while its dedicated and highly skilled team of certified instructors, personal trainers and nutritionists inspire, challenge and encourage members to improve their personal health and well being.
Following the unprecedented success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has announced that two more locations will soon be opening in New York City. The prominent property developer confirmed that the second facility will be opening its doors to the public in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the third opening in 2017.
MatchPoint NYC seeks to improve the health, fitness and overall happiness of its members, a mantra that is evident everywhere inside the twenty million dollar facility. The massive, 12,000 sq. ft. gym invites participants to up their fitness level with the most current exercise equipment available and complimentary personal trainers, while a steam sauna and spa welcome them to rejuvenate after a hard workout. For parents hoping to watch their children’s lessons or for those taking a breather between workouts, a full service restaurant complete with couches, HDTVs, and a juice bar sits above nine cutting edge indoor tennis courts, six mini courts built for youth, and a top-notch junior Olympic swimming pool. For training, more than one hundred classes are taught each week throughout three group fitness studios and on-site rhythmic gymnastics center, where members participate in Pilates, yoga, boot camp, and Sambo Academy. From serious athletes to youth participating in a sport for the first time, MatchPoint is the facility to learn, grow, and succeed, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky.
Dmitry Druzhinsky’s passion for property development began in 2000, when he spearheaded the construction of his own home. He has since been responsible for the development and sale of over one hundred properties. As co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, his prior experience in the acquisition and repurposing of land was instrumental to the success of the great $20 million facility. The arduous negotiation process with New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals to gain permission to develop the highly sought after three acre lot was finalized only after the businessman worked with the city to “de-map” a street which had been unused for the last century, but bisected one of the parcels where the structure was to be built. Upon its completion, the center became the largest recreational facility of it’s like in Brooklyn, and the second such complex in all of New York.
For over fifteen years, property investor and developer Dmitry Druzhinsky has worked to revolutionize the Big Apple’s residential and recreational infrastructure. Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, his latest offering, has evolved into New York’s premier sports, health and fitness destination for residents and professional athletes of all ages. The 120,000 sq. ft. upscale complex features comprehensive, modern facilities and a friendly staff of certified instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists to ensure that members correctly work towards their desired results effectively, efficiently, and safely.
Located on a three acre lot on Coney Island, MatchPointNYC features over 120,000 square feet of top of the line equipment and amenities. Its most notable aspect is an expansive nine court indoor tennis center, the biggest of its kind in Brooklyn. This luxury sports center was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013, after he noticed a lack of recreational infrastructure in the area. Due to his dedication to the club’s members, employees, and the surrounding community, the complex quickly became the preferred 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 one of the organizers 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 nonprofit organization with the mission of saving infants’ lives by improving pediatric care, and to date, has donated $8 million to hospital programs and saved more than one million lives. The charity’s tennis tournament was created 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. 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.” In 2015 and 2016, the Foundation is proud to have raised over $500,000 for childcare initiatives including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training programs, and symposiums, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky.
In its Junior Olympic pool and Kids Aquatic Center, MatchPoint NYC offers swimming lessons to both youth and adults. A favorite program of local residents, attendees range from toddlers to aspiring Olympians and are led by coach Konstantin Petrov. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that they are in good hands, “Konstantin currently holds a Level 4 Certificate from the American Swimming Coaching Association, placing him in the top five percentile of all coaches in the country.” With over thirty years of experience on a local, national, and international level, Petrov is also a former Olympic Bronze medalist.
MatchPointNYC’s rhythmic gymnastics center, basketball court, Yoga studio, and full size gym with top of the line equipment allow it to accommodate for athletic events that other sports clubs cannot hold. The USA SAMBO Open Championship, a collection of the world’s masters of Sambo and Judo, saw participants from twelve different countries compete to determine the World Champion of the sport. Dmitry Druzhinsky points to a community outreach initiative in which politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx competed in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, using the event as a platform to speak about the importance of public health and youth empowerment.