The Wilson Sporting Goods Company is an American sports equipment manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois. Since September 2018, Prosports International based in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, is the exclusive distributor for Wilson in the GCC. Wilson makes equipment for many sports, among them badminton, baseball, basketball, softball, American football, racquetball, soccer, paddle, squash, tennis and volleyball.
Aside from tennis rackets, the Wilson sporting goods company also makes tennis balls (including the official ball of the US Open major championship), shoes, strings, clothes, and racquet bags.
A Wilson volleyball “co-starred” alongside Tom Hanks in the film Cast Away, and Hanks’ character named the ball “Wilson” in the film. After the success of the film, Wilson Sporting Goods actually created and marketed volleyballs with Wilson’s “face” printed on it.