Team Vitalyte and the US Open
Ah Flushing Meadows! That iconic spot where on an early fall day you can catch a cool, crisp breeze that carries interludes of the salty Atlantic with freshly cut grass from adjacent Citi Field. Only in the Big Apple can world-class tennis and America's favorite pastime share such close quarters. And just as the waking giant due north wipes the dreariness from its eyes after last night's extra-innings game, the gates open at "Flushing" and tennis is center stage. For those two weeks in September, America's pastime quietly steps aside for the. Sure home runs are cracked over center field and double plays are made. The grass stains are the same as fourteen days prior and the raspberries from the red clay sting just as much, but no one's complaining. The game is played with the world' best and the bows are taken, but the roses are thrown to those competing at a different sport. New Yorkers love their boys of summer, but they pay their respects to those visitors coming to test their craft on the hard courts. And so it is that slides are taken and slams hit and grunting feats of athletic prowess echoed. But during this time of year it isn't about the diamond. Blevins, Colon and Familia are chanted and applauded starting in April. But they are happy to quietly play and excel while the grounds to the South are filled with the reverberating names of Angie, Andy and Novak. Giving those that love the game of tennis a chance to see the greats in one of the greatest sporting venues of all time, the US Open. And we are one of the many who love tennis! When we created our electrolyte replacement drink for tennis it was our way of saluting those players who slice and lob, dig and dive. Those players who strive for greatness. Those players who at the end of the day, when even the city that never sleeps takes a power nap, are thinking about how to be better.
So whether you are a USTA league player or a WTA superstar, good luck! Know that you have a champion on your side of the court. Oh and to the boys of summer, you can guarantee we will be eagerly watching those triple plays just as soon as the champions are crowned at Arthur Ashe Stadium!