With an estimated 17.84 million tennis players across North America, it’s safe to say that it is a very popular sport. You can’t play tennis without a tennis racket! But most people don’t know where their tennis rackets are made. In this article, I’ll be looking into whether there are any American made tennis racket brands out there.
Are There Any Companies That Sell Tennis Rackets Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
After doing a thorough dive into the topic, I found out that there don’t seem to be any companies that produce American made tennis rackets anymore.
A Tennis Racket Company that is Commonly Mistaken as Being American Made
There is one brand that often gets confused as being an American manufacturer. Let’s take a look at it as it may possibly save you from making the same mistakes as many others have made.
Wilson is a company that was founded in America, and its headquarters is also in America. This has caused some confusion as some people mistake its headquarters for a manufacturing facility.
The company’s headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, whereas the manufacturing actually takes place at its facility in China. This massive facility is well-equipped to handle the demand for Wilson rackets. An estimated 2 million Wilson tennis rackets are sold each year, so it is crucial for Wilson to be able to keep up with public demand.
Wilson is owned by parent companies Amer Sports and Anta Sports. The former is based in Helsinki, Finland, and the latter is based in Fujian, China. The reason for production being moved to China was -unsurprisingly – to cut manufacturing costs.