If you haven’t picked up on it by now, OneSouthernMan is a huge tennis fan. I play (ALOT) and love the gentlemanly aspects of the game, plus, it’s a great way to exercise and socialize at the same time. Below is a peak inside the Wilson factory and a great video on how tennis balls are made. Who would have known.
It’s often said that the world’s simplest objects can also be the most complicated to make. This same notion applies to the humble tennis ball.
In association with ESPN for the upcoming U.S Open, film maker Benedict Redgrove dropped by the Wilson tennis factory to discover exactly how these handfuls of joy are made from scratch to finished product. The process takes a staggering 24 stages from factory to the retail floor and is oddly beautiful to watch.