Two Italian dudes defined by a mammoth work ethic will be the first to tell you that Rome wasn't built in a day.
Meet Matteo Marighella and Alex Mingozzi.
Through workman-like persistence, a painstaking regimen, and freakish athleticism (Marighella maintains leaping ability like you can never imagine...from a white guy at least) the tandem has watched their Beach Tennis stock sky rocket.
With their trademark sunglasses and headbands, Marighella and Mingozzi have risen to surefire stardom.
The dominant duo reached the zenith of their young careers last year at the National Championship in the scorching sand of Long Beach, N.Y....
The italian stallions will look to threepeat this season. They were virtually untouchable the past two seasons in Long Beach, head-and-shoulders above the competition and untested until the title match.
Mingozzi and Marighella, both of whom have evolved into the faces of Beach Tennis worldwide, recently appeared on a Qui Wellnes TV feature: