Dmitry Druzhinsky on Hosting Local Charity Events at MatchPoint NYC

From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center.

New York City-based MatchPoint NYC, a world-class tennis facility with more than three acres of luxury fitness space is not only known for its cutting edge equipment but also for its willingness to open its doors for those in the community who need support. Since its opening in 2013 in Coney Island, the location has played host to dozens of charitable events attended by politicians, Wall Street traders, sports icons and celebrities who have helped to raise millions of dollars for a range of non-profit groups. Much of the credit goes to MatchPoint NYC co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, who has learned to merge his personal interest in philanthropy with his successful real estate developments.

“From the beginning, MatchPoint NYC was intended to be more than just a basic health center,” says Dmitry Druzhinsky. “Our approach has been to make it into a community hub, a kind of athletic village where Brooklyn residents can socialize, compete and collaborate.” Some of the events held at MatchPoint NYC include the 2015 Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament where politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx raised awareness of public health and youth empowerment; the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day with professional tennis star and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina; and the New York Tennis Tournament which has been held annually at MatchPoint NYC since 2014. Wall Street leaders as Jon Bader, Bruce Richards, Rob Pohly, Jeremy Mindich, Dax Vlassis and Bill Ackman gather each year to compete in what New York Tennis Magazine called “one of the top tennis charity events around, and… one of the biggest and most successful events put on by the R Baby Foundation.” The event has raised more than $500,000 in just the two years being held at MatchPoint NYC, money that help to improve infant medical care through a range of hospital programs including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program and symposiums.

In addition to the nine indoor tennis courts, MatchPoint NYC facilities include a full size gym with top of the line fitness equipment and three group fitness studios, a junior Olympic pool, rhythmic gymnastics center, a basketball court, Yoga studio, outdoor training field and sauna. There are even competitive MMA and Sambo training programs for youth and adults. As a proud partner with the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC has seen athletes from more than 12 countries - including Ukraine, Russia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Israel, Belarus, Armenia and the U.S. – competing under its roof for international titles.

A successful South Brooklyn entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dmitry Druzhinsky co-founded the $20 million, 120,000 square foot MatchPoint NYC venture. Over one hundred classes are offered each week in three group fitness studios, ranging from a variety of topics including boot camp, yoga, and Pilates. An onsite restaurant, lounge and juice bar, make it a perfect community hub for holding fundraisers, competitions and other philanthropic events. The complex’s state of the art facilities can accommodate a diverse array of recreational and professional sports, including tennis, swimming, basketball, mixed martial arts, and weightlifting.

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