It was bound to happen, and it's here: a tennis-centric "Harlem Shake" video. For your viewing pleasure:
Clinic players and members at the Five Seasons Sports Club in Indianapolis alternately watched incredulously and participated in shooting the clip. Ace, the USTA Midwest Section's kids' club mascot, led the shenanigans. My own favorite part of this footage: USTA Midwest's tennis service representative for the state of Indiana, Cameron Currie, bounding around on the back of a giraffe whilst wearing a dragon cape and using a tennis racquet to try to get her giraffe "ride" to accelerate its pace. Then her mother—sporting a bear mask, naturally—joins in the fray. Inflatable ducks and other birds and hugely oversized racquets abound.
The Spin's other favorite "Harlem Shake" clips come courtesy of the University of Georgia men's swimming and diving squad and the Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The former starts with a Star Wars Storm Trooper mask, and—depending on your own estimation of the "Harlem Shake" phenomenon—deteriorates/ramps up from there. The latter, well, you should just see it.
What do you think of these clips, and the craze?
[Video courtesy @USTAMidwest.]
—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)