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.
Covering three-acres and featuring over 120,000 sq. ft. of space, MatchPoint NYC offers an impressive collection of equipment and amenities, including a restaurant and a juice bar. Its most impressive feature is a massive nine court indoor tennis arena, the largest of its kind in Brooklyn. Local and international tennis stars frequent the grounds, including Aleksandr Nedovyesv of Kazakhstan and former number one women’s player Dinara Safina. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that the R Baby Foundation, a charity providing aid to hospital programs for endangered infants, has selected MatchPoint as the location for its New York Tennis Tournament for the past two years. Played by Wall Street’s elite financers, the competition has raised over $500,000.
Druzhinsky, along with the members and staff of MatchPoint NYC, are proud to be the venue of preference for several cause-driven fundraisers and events annually, where players have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in fierce but friendly matches while inspiring younger athletes to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. In addition to wall ball tournaments, Dmitry Druzhinsky hosts a group of Wall Street finance industry professionals competing in the annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament, which the goal of improving outcomes of medical care for infants by funding programs at hospitals. Programs including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program, symposiums and more benefit from the event, which has raised more than $500,000 in the two years it’s been held at MatchPoint NYC.
Dmitry Druzhinsky and MatchPoint NYC staff are proud to offer a wide range of activities at their superior center for sporting excellence. Konstantin Petrov, MatchPoint’s aquatic director, is an outstanding athlete with a Bronze medal from the Olympics and Gold medal from the European Championships. The swim team he leads trains on a year-round schedule built to help athletes achieve their peak performance. Previously successful events include the International Sambo Championship, which saw participants from all over the world attend. Partnering with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC is the proud venue of choice for over ten countries sending athletes to demonstrate their Sambo, Judo, or mixed martial arts skill. In the state-of-the-art tennis facility, MatchPoint NYC offer’s the world-class junior tournament training system, a program available based on invite only to highly ranked national and international players. Offering personalized coaching, intensive drills, match play, mental conditioning, and world-class athletic events for both youth and adults, MatchPoint NYC is the premier fitness center in the region.
MatchPoint NYC has more than 120,000 square feet of available space, and many leading athletic associations are looking at the facility as an excellent place to host tournaments and special events. Professional tennis star and Olympic silver medalist Dinara Safina was on-site along with Dmitry Druzhinsky for the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day, at which MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness staff offered free blood pressure tests, family entertainment and education about the problems associated with bullying. At the same time, a state-of-the-art indoor cycling system was also introduced. A step up from traditional stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides a real interactive cycling experience, the first of it’s kind in New York.
As a sports and fitness center for the whole family, MatchPointNYC is fast becoming a global destination for tennis, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts and other activities. As members and guests sample the different activities available, famous professional athletes are enjoying the facilities during training sessions. With celebrity guests in addition to special occasions and fundraisers, an abundance of sporting events call MatchPoint NYC home. The sheer size and versatility of the luxury recreation center provides ease of use for expert competitions, with proper regulation sized facilities ensuring accurate results. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of the premier Brooklyn-based center, is excited about the activities and competitions happening at MatchPoint NYC.
MatchPoint NYC members, the staff, and Druzhinsky, are proud to be the venue of choice for several cause-driven fundraisers and events that give players an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in fierce but friendly matches, while inspiring young athletes to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. In addition to wall ball tournaments, Dmitry Druzhinsky hosts Wall Street finance industry professionals as they compete in the annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament, which helps improve outcomes of medical care for infants by funding programs at hospitals; including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program, symposiums and more. The foundation has raised more than $500,000 in the two years it’s been played at MatchPoint NYC.
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.
In the 1930s, according to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, beach-goers lapping a bald tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties inspired the New York Parks Department to create community handball courts in the city’s parks. The game came to be a professional sport known as Wall Ball, played at athletic centers across the country. Co-founder of MatchPoint NYC Dmitry Druzhinsky was joined by politicians at his premier health and fitness complex in Brooklyn for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual big competition – known as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises awareness of public health issues and youth empowerment. The winning team took home a trophy and a gained year of bragging rights.