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Tennis anyone?

The popular racquet sport, along with yoga, swimming and dancing, are returning to the intersection of Shell Road and Avenue Z in Gravesend in what is set to be Brooklyn’s largest sports complex.

Sheepshead Bites first learned about the deal from the broker, Brian Hanson of Massey Knakel Realty Services, and now a report by Brownstoner provides a few new details.

Costing $20 million, the 140,000 square-foot complex, dubbed MatchPoint NYC, will feature a whopping nine indoor tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a restaurant. It replaces the Brooklyn Racquet Club, which closed in 2011 and was later demolished.

Set to open in six months, the facility – developed by Dmitry Druzhinsky and tennis coach Noumroud Moukhatasov, and spearheaded by entrepreneur Sergey Rybak – will provide an outlet to accommodate for the huge Russian love of tennis.

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  • ST

    no indoor basketball?

    • walter kestel

      yes indoor basketball. Also there will be a handball court/racquet ball, restaraunt, tennis courts for big and little kids , boxing ring, gymnastics facility, sauna. it will be 3 stories

      • BBLL

        walter are you being sarcastic or do u know something no one else knows? what makes u thinks hoops are part of the plan?

        • walter kestel

          I know the owners. its my dad’s business partner

  • EndofDaze

    This is great news, even for us few natives left, who took up the athletic sport of tennis, before it became fashionable for some( and before these Slavic hordes arrived at our blessed shores! Lol!). Just hope it will be well maintained, run with civility, and not become the dump, the Brooklyn Racquet Club was! Additionally, here’s hoping they don’t intend to soak us, as Mill Basin has decided, seeing that Oceanview Racquet (or do they call it Bayview now?), has not been able to open up this winter! Then of course, for us more hardy souls, there’s always the outdoors at ?! Spaceba, comrades!!!

    • RealAmerican

      What about all the descendants of the Soviet immigrants, also the
      children of the Hispanic immigrants, Turkish, etc. born and raised in
      Brooklyn? Not native enough for you?

      “Even for us few natives left” ..get over yourself.

  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    hey, how about a sand volleyball court in there.

    • walterkestel

      regular volley ball

  • Oleg Rybak

    Sergey Rybak is a very very bad man. He made his money unlawful and did a lot of bad things. Sergey Rybak deserve to lose the rest of life in jail for offenses he did, and die in the greatest torment

  • Monte

    Will there be any ENGLISH-speaking people there?

    Will the Russian ladies have to wash their mascara off before they swim?

    Will there be American instructors?

    This is a great idea & one that I would embrace totally – but………

    This neighborhood is ENTIRELY Russian & very clannish – would love to join, but don’t think this will be geared toward the American crowd ?(

  • oleg rybak

    He made his money unlawful and did a lot of bad things. Sergey Rybak deserve to lose the rest of life in jail for offenses he did, and die in the greatest torment.

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