Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPointNYC, Brooklyn’s luxury health and fitness complex, believes that philanthropy can leave a major mark on a community in need. By working with local charities and public welfare initiatives, Druzhinsky frequently provides crucial help to schools, hospitals, and at-risk youth. The entrepreneur firmly believes that by contributing his time, facilities, and resources on his plate, countless lives throughout New York City can be impacted in a positive manner.
In January, regional politicians and lawmakers gathered at MatchPoint NYC to grow awareness for social issues and partake in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament. According to the center’s co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. maintain a friendly cross-town rivalry in an attempt to get inner city and under-served children into organized sports. In addition to spirited competition, the inspirational leaders spoke on the importance sports play in youth health and empowerment.
MatchPoint’s most prized feature, according to Dmitry Druzhinsky, is a cutting edge indoor tennis arena with nine courts and six additional mini courts dedicated to youth. Local and international greats frequent the grounds, including Kazakhstan international Aleksandr Nedovyesv and the former number one ranked women’s player in the world, Dinara Safina. World-class junior training programs are comprised of highly ranked national and international competitors, offering personalized lessons and drills in combination with mental and physical conditioning. In addition, USPTA certified coaches lead Quick Start, Junior Development, adult leagues, and private programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. For parents who wish to relax and enjoy a snack or beverage while watching their child, a WIFI enabled restaurant and lounge sits above the courts equipped with couches, full-length windows, HDTVs, and a juice bar.
With the phenomenal success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky has confirmed plans for two more locations to soon be serving New York City. The prominent real estate icon confirmed that one new center will be open during the fourth quarter of 2016, with the other in the works for 2017.