MatchPoint NYC hosted the R Baby Foundation’s annual tennis tournament for the second year in a row on Saturday, April 16. The center’s co-founder, Dmitry Druzhinsky, happily announced that over $250,000 was raised at the tournament, which featured tennis professionals and Wall Street’s leading financers.
In its Junior Olympic pool and Kids Aquatic Center, MatchPointNYC offers youth and adult swimming lessons that have become a favorite program of local residents. Swimmers range from toddlers to aspiring Olympians, and the program is led by coach Konstantin Petrov. Dmitry Druzhinsky believes in the value of the program, “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.” As a former Olympic Bronze medalist, Petrov brings more than thirty years of experience on the local, national, and international scale to the center.
The center’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 simply cannot. The USA SAMBO Open Championship, a gathering of the world’s masters of Sambo and Judo, had participants from twelve different countries, and determined the World Champion of the sport. In a community outreach initiative, politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx competed in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, an event used as a platform for the local leaders to speak about the importance of public health and youth empowerment.