If you’ve ever wanted to see how exactly tennis balls are made, today is your lucky day.
Vimeo user Benedict Redgrove uploaded a video showing the 24-step process involved in manufacturing tennis balls. In the video’s description, Redgrove says he was commissioned to make the short film inside a Wilson factory.
“I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.”
Even if you think you have no interest in seeing how a tennis ball is made, just watch the video. It’s mesmerizing, fascinating, and who knew Tennis ball rubber comes in large sheets that look like pizza dough?
Watch the full video below.