Druzhinsky Discusses Evolution Of Wall Ball

In the 1930s, according to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, beach-goers hitting an old tennis ball against wooden jetties inspired the New York Parks Department to install community handball courts in city parks. Now, the game is a professional sport known as Wall Ball, and a staple at athletic centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a prominent health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, recently hosted politicians for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. This annual large competition – billed as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” grows awareness of public health and youth empowerment. The winners earned a trophy and a year of bragging rights.

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