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.
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.
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.