Dmitry Druzhinsky accepted an ambitious project back in 2012: a $20 million endeavor to develop New York’s best health and fitness destination. It has been a strenuous negotiation process with the city, but a coveted three-acre parcel in Coney Island was obtained, and plans to develop the largest fitness center in Brooklyn, at 120,000 sq. ft., were drawn and undertaken. When construction finished in 2014, MatchPoint NYC immediately raised the standard and expectations for rec centers throughout the city, becoming the desired venue for families, professional athletes, and high-end charity functions. The center’s unparalleled, upmarket amenities allow for an expansive offering of activities, league sports and group classes that similar rec centers simply cannot make room for, while the professional and highly trained staff of certified professionals, personal trainers and nutrition experts inspire, push and support members in improving their overall happiness.
Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC hosted the annual tennis tournament by R Baby Foundation for the subsequent year in a row on Saturday, April 16. Dmitry Druzhinsky, MatchPoint NYC’s co-founder is happy to announce that more than $250,000 was raised at the event, which presented tennis players and Wall Street’s top notch investors. The R Baby Foundation is America’s first and single nonprofit body with the ambition of saving babies’ lives by boosting pediatric care, and till date, has supported hospital programs and saved over one million lives by contributing $8 million dollars.
Following the broad success of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky is delivering two more locations will come to New York City. The respected property developer confirmed that one new center will be opening its doors to the community in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the other planned for 2017.
MatchPoint NYC occupies a three acre lot on Coney Island, made up of over 120,000 square feet of top notch equipment and facilities, most notably the expansive nine court indoor tennis arena. The tennis center is the largest of its kind in Brooklyn, and the luxury sports center was co-founded by Dmitry Druzhinsky in 2013 after he noticed a lack of recreational infrastructure in the region. Druzhinsky’s dedication to his club’s members, employees, and community have helped the complex become the preferred venue for families, well-known athletes, and non-profit fundraising events. “They are great to work with,” noted CEO of Powered by Professionals Darren Port, 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.”