Wilson sporting goods originally manufactured baseball equipment, however after WWII started to design and manufacture tennis rackets. Wilson supply tennis rackets to many of the worlds top tennis players, including Roger Federer, who currently uses Wilson’s flagship tennis racket, the Wilson Six One Tour.
Wilson have been one of the leading manufacturers of tennis rackets for the last couple of decades. Wilson were extremely popular for improvers, advanced and tour players. The Wilson Hammer Series which were very head heavy were very popular with improver tennis players looking for a little more power from a head heavy tennis racket.
The legendary Wilson ProStaff range of tennis rackets were the weapons of choice for many pro tennis players. Pete Sampras won 14 grand slam titles using the Wilson Pro Staff 6.1, a tennis racket made using graphite and kevlar. The Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 was so popular among tennis players that it is still Wilson’s flagship tennis racket, the Wilson BLX Six One Tour is the latest version. However it has changed very slightly over the years; it is now made from a high modulus graphite and has a slightly larger head size (85 – 90 in sq).
Legendary tennis players like Pete Sampras, Jimmy Conners, Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier all used Wilson tennis rackets in the ATP Tour. Grand slam winners Justine Henin, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert all used Wilson tennis rackets in the ladies game.
Today Rodger Federer and Juan Martín del Potro, use the legendary Wilson Six One tennis rackets.