Back in the 1930s, beach-goers hitting a worn tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties inspired the New York Parks Department to create community handball courts in city parks. These days, notes the U.S. Wall Ball Association, the game is a professional sport called Wall Ball, played competitively at athletic centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of Brooklyn’s MatchPoint NYC, a premier health and fitness complex, recently was joined by politicians for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual pro competition – billed as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” serves to boost awareness for public health and youth empowerment. The champions were awarded a trophy and earned a full year of bragging rights.
Matchpoint NYC Co-Founder and Property Expert