Head Tennis Racket Ultimate Buyer’s Guide (2024)

Here is the extensive Head tennis racket guide. From this guide, you will find different racket models, their characteristics, and specifications.

Note! Some of the models may not be available anymore.

Racket model reading guide: name of the racket, head size, and string pattern

For example. Head Speed Pro 100 19×20

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Speed ⚪️

HEAD RS Speed 2022

Speed is Head’s most popular competitive racket model. It is endorsed by the world’s top tennis players such as Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, and Bianca Andreescu.

Head Speed is designed to offer players excellent control and power production. It is suitable for all-court players who are looking for a polished balance between control and power. It sits between Head’s control-focused Prestige-racket and Head’s power-focused Extreme-racket.

Head Speed has also arm-friendly models that are capable of producing spin when needed.

Head Sizes

Head Speed comes in standard 100-square-inch head-sized models. This head size offers players a good amount of stability and power production. The Speed series also has larger head-sized models called Power or PWR which are designed for senior players.

Weight

The basic Speed models weigh 300 grams which is the standard for competitive tennis rackets. The weight of 300 grams allows the racket to be versatile offering players good maneuverability, control, and power production.

Speed also comes in slightly heavier and lighter models that are aimed at more competitive players and others for more recreational players.

Speed MP

Speed MP is the standard Head Speed model. It has a head size of 100 square inches and it weighs 300 grams which is the average weight of a tennis racket. Head Speed MP is constructed with classic straight beam technology which offers players excellent feedback when hitting the ball.

Head Speed MP has an open 16×19 string pattern which offers good power and spin production making it an all-around racket that performs well in every aspect of the game.

Speed MP is best suited for intermediate to advanced all-court players who are looking for a versatile and stable power-producing Head racket.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed MP 16×19
CPI*500
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness62
Strung balance (cm)33
Strung balance (pts)-4
Strung weight (grams)315
Strung weight (ounces)11.1
Beam (mm)23
Unstrung balance (cm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)300
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.6
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Speed Pro

Speed Pro is the most competitive model of the Speed series. It has a closed string pattern of 18×20 which offers players more control and precision. Due to the closed string pattern, the strings have less room to move and the racket produces less spin and power.

In addition to a more closed string pattern Speed Pro is also heavier than the basic MP-model. It weighs 310 grams compared to the basic model’s 300 grams. This additional weight enhances Speed Pro’s control and stability.

Speed Pro is best suited for advanced players who are looking for a competitive Head racket with excellent stability, control, and maneuverability.

Price range: $270 / 300€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed Pro 18×20
CPI*300
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×20
Stiffness62
Strung balance (cm)32.49
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)326
Strung weight (ounces)11.5
Beam (mm)23
Unstrung balance (cm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)310
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.9
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Speed MP L

Speed MP L is the Lighter version of the basic MP model. It shares the same string pattern as the original model but it weighs 275 grams compared to the original model’s 300 grams. Due to its lightweight, it offers players more maneuverability and comfort. In addition to these improvements, Speed MP L has better power production capabilities than the standard model.

Speed MP L is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a lighter and easier to play with Speed racket. Thanks to its lighter weight it is also suitable for older junior and women players.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed MP L 16×19
CPI*600
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness62
Strung balance (cm)33.99
Strung balance (pts)-1
Strung weight (grams)295
Strung weight (ounces)10.4
Beam (mm)23
Unstrung balance (cm)33
Unstrung balance (pts)-4
Unstrung weight (grams)275
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.7
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Speed Team Rackets

Head Speed Team rackets are more beginner-friendly models (formerly known as Speed S). They are intended for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for easier and lighter Speed models. Due to their lightweight and different (head-heavy) balance point, they offer players improved maneuverability thus making them more beginner-friendly.

Speed Team

Speed Team is the basic Team model from the series. It shares similar characteristics as the Speed MP model but it weighs 285 grams compared to the original model’s 300 grams. It has also a different balance point than the original model making it easier to play with.

Speed Team is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a lighter, easier version of the basic Speed model. Due to its lighter weight, it is also suitable for junior and women players.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed Team 16×19
CPI*700
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness66
Strung balance (cm)33.78
Strung balance (pts)-2
Strung weight (grams)298
Strung weight (ounces)10.5
Beam (mm)25
Unstrung balance (cm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)285
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.1
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Speed Team L

Speed Team L is a Lighter version of the basic Speed Team model. It weighs 265 grams compared to the original model’s 285 grams. It is the most maneuverable racket from the Speed series and due to its lightweight, it is also very arm-friendly.

Speed Team L also offers players good power production capabilities making it suitable for beginners and younger players.

Speed Team L is best suited for beginner players who are looking for a light, easy, and beginner-friendly Speed racket that offers good power production. Due to its lightweight, it is also suitable for younger junior players.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed Team L 16×19
CPI*800
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness66
Strung balance (cm)34.54
Strung balance (pts)+1
Strung weight (grams)275
Strung weight (ounces)9.7
Beam (mm)25
Unstrung balance (cm)34
Unstrung balance (pts)-1
Unstrung weight (grams)265
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.3
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Head Speed PWR Rackets

Speed PWR or Power rackets are racket models intended for senior players. They come in lightweight models with increased head size for easier maneuverability and greater comfort.

Speed PWR

Head Speed PWR is one of Head’s most powerful and arm-friendly rackets. It is a lightweight racket weighing just 255 grams offering players great maneuverability and comfort. In addition to lighter weight, it has an oversized head size of 115 square inches offering players a bigger sweet spot and greater comfort when hitting the ball.

Head Speed PWR is best suited for senior players who are looking for a Head racket that produces effortless power and great comfort and stability.

Price range: $315 / 290€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed PWR 16×19
CPI*1000
Head size (sq cm)740
Head size (sq in)115
Length (cm)69.5
Length (in)27.4
String Pattern16×19
Strung balance (cm)34.5
Strung balance (pts)0 (even)
Beam (mm)26mm/26mm/28mm
Unstrung weight (grams)255
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.0
Recommended stringing tension
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Speed PWR L

Speed PWR L is the Lighter version of the basic Speed PWR model. It weighs 230 grams compared to the original model’s 265 grams making it extremely lightweight. Due to its lightweight, it is able to offer players excellent comfort, maneuverability, and power production.

Compared to the original PWR model the PWR L model has an increased length of 70 centimeters ( 27,7 inches) making it easier to reach difficult balls.

Speed PWR L is best suited for senior players who are looking for a very lightweight PWR racket that has increased length.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Speed PWR L 16×19
CPI*1000
Head size (sq cm)740
Head size (sq in)115
Length (cm)70.3
Length (in)27.7
String Pattern16×19
Strung balance (cm)37.5
Strung balance (pts)+1
Beam (mm)29
Unstrung weight (grams)230
Unstrung weight (ounces)8.1
Recommended stringing tension
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Radical 🟠

HEAD Radical 2023

Radical is the Head’s more powerful and spin-focused model. It is widely endorsed by top tennis players such as Andry Murray, Taylor Fritz, and Diego Schwartzman.

Head Radical offers players decent control but excellent power and spin production capabilities. It performs well at redirecting hard shots thus making it an excellent choice for an aggressive player.

Head Sizes

The standard Radical models come in 98 square-inch head-sized models. The smaller 98-inch head offers players greater control and precision compared to the basic 100-inch models. Head Radical also comes in larger 100-inch + head-sized models that are designed for beginners.

Weight

The standard Radical model weighs 300 grams which is the average weight of a tennis racket. It offers players great versatility in the form of stability and power production.

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Babolat Pure Strike Tour
  • Technifibre TFight ISO
  • Wilson Pro Staff 97

Radical MP

Radical MP is the standard Radical model. It has a smaller head size of 98 square inches and an open string pattern of 16×19. It weighs 300 grams which is the average weight of a tennis racket.

With the help of a smaller head size Radical MP is able to offer players a good amount of control and feel when hitting the ball compared to 100-inch head-sized racket models. The open 16×19 string pattern offers players good power production making Radical MP a good versatile racket that combines control and power.

Even though Head Radical MP has an open string pattern it doesn’t produce as much spin as other Head models with the same 16×19 string pattern. Players who are looking for a more spin and power-producing racket could find Head Extreme a fitting choice.

Radical MP is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a power-producing Head racket that has good control.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Yonex EZONE 98 (305g)
  • Head Extreme MP 2022
  • Dunlop CX 400 Tour
Radical MP 16×19
CPI*400
Head size (sq cm)632
Head size (sq in)98
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness65
Strung balance (cm)33.02
Strung balance (pts)-4
Strung weight (grams)318
Strung weight (ounces)11.2
Beam (mm)20/23/21mm
Unstrung balance (cm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)300
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.6
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Radical Pro

Radical Pro is the most competitive racket model in the Radical series. It has the same head size as the MP model but it weighs 15 grams more (315 grams in total) and has a thinner beam. With the help of these modifications, it is able to offer players more stability and control.

Even though Radical Pro is considered to be on the heavier side of rackets it still has decent power-producing capabilities especially when redirecting harder shots.

Radical Pro is best suited for advanced players who are looking for a Head Radical model with improved control and stability.

Price range: $325 / 300€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Dunlop Srixon CX 200
  • Dunlop SX 300 Tour
  • Prince Textreme Beast 98
Radical Pro 16×19
CPI*200
Head size (sq cm)632.26
Head size (sq in)98
Length (cm)68.58
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness64
Strung balance (cm)32.39
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)332
Strung weight (ounces)11.7
Beam (mm)20/21.5/21mm
Unstrung balance (cm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)315
Unstrung weight (ounces)11.1
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Radical Team Rackets

Radical Team rackets are the Radical series’ more beginner-friendly rackets. They are more lightweight and they have a bigger 102-inch head size compared to the basic model’s 98-inch head. Due to lighter weight and bigger head size, they are easier to play with and produce more power.

Radical Team

Radical Team is the team series’ basic model (formerly known as Radical S). It has a bigger head size than the basic Radical model making the racket’s sweet spot bigger and more forgiving. Radical Team also weighs 280 grams compared to the original model’s 300 grams making it significantly easier to maneuver.

The bigger head size and lighter weight together make the Radical Team a little bit more power-producing than the original model but also less precise.

Radical Team is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a lighter, more power-producing, and easier-to-maneuver Radical racket. Due to its lightweight, it is also suitable for younger junior players and women.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Yonex EZONE 98L
  • Babolat Pure Strike 103
  • Babolat Pure Aero Lite 2023
  • Dunlop CX 200 OS
Radical Team 16×19
CPI*700
Head size (sq cm)658
Head size (sq in)102
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness63
Strung balance (cm)32.99
Strung balance (pts)-4
Strung weight (grams)295
Strung weight (ounces)10.4
Beam (mm)22/25/23
Unstrung balance (cm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)280
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.9
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Radical Team L

Radical Team L is the Lighter version of the original Team model. It weighs 260 grams compared to the basic model’s 280 grams. It is the lightest and most maneuverable racket in the Radical series. Radical Team L has a 102-inch head size which is capable of producing a good amount of comfort, power, and spin.

Head Radical L is best suited for beginner players who are looking for a beginner-friendly, extra-light Radical racket that produces a good amount of power. Due to its extra lightweight, it is suitable for younger junior players as well.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Radical Team L 16×19
CPI*800
Head size (sq cm)658
Head size (sq in)102
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness65
Strung balance (cm)34.54
Strung balance (pts)+1
Strung weight (grams)278
Strung weight (ounces)9.8
Beam (mm)22/25/23
Unstrung balance (cm)34
Unstrung balance (pts)-1
Unstrung weight (grams)260
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.2
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Prestige ⚫️🔴

Prestige might be Head’s most popular model. It is endorsed by tennis professionals such as Marin Cilic and Aslan Karatsev. It has received vast recognition for its unmatched control, precision, and feel.

Prestige series rackets are designed for advanced players who are looking for control-focused heavier rackets with smaller head sizes. These rackets offer an excellent amount of control and precision for those who are skilled enough to handle them. For advanced players Prestige rackets have one of the best ball feedbacks from all other competitive tennis rackets.

Due to their small head size and greater weight, they can be rather hard to play with for inexperienced players and thus they are recommended only for those players who have solid technique and demand extreme control.

Head Sizes

Prestige series rackets are designed to have extremely small head sizes ranging from 93 to 99 square inches. These head sizes produce a great amount of control, precision, and feel but their power production capabilities are below average.

Weight

Prestige rackets are also considerably heavier than average rackets weighing from 300 grams to 330 grams. This higher weight offers players a greater amount of stability but also makes the rackets harder to maneuver.

Prestige Tour

Prestige Tour is the second most competitive model in the Prestige Series alongside Prestige Pro. It weighs 315 grams and has a small head size of 95 square inches. With heavier weight and extra small head size, it offers excellent precision and feel.

In addition, the Prestige Tour has a thicker beam and an open 16×19 string pattern which is capable of producing a decent amount of spin and power. This is particularly useful in situations where a player needs to redirect the pace of a hard-hitting opponent.

Head Prestige Tour is suitable for advanced players who are looking for a middle-level competitive Prestige Model that offers precision and decent power production.

Price range: $325 / 300€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Yonex VCORE 92 2023
  • Yonex EZONE 98+
  • Wilson Ultra Tour
Prestige Tour 16×19
CPI*300
Head size (sq cm)613
Head size (sq in)95
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness62
Strung balance (cm)32.49
Strung balance (pts)-9
Strung weight (grams)332
Strung weight (ounces)11.7
Beam (mm)22
Unstrung balance (cm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)315
Unstrung weight (ounces)11.1
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Prestige Pro

Prestige Pro is the most competitive model from the Prestige series alongside Prestige Tour. It weighs 320 grams and has a small head size of 98 square inches. It offers players excellent control, precision, and feel just like the Tour model.

Prestige Pro has a more closed 18×20 string pattern which compared to Prestige Tour’s 16×19 string pattern is able to produce more control but less spin. It also has a thinner 20mm beam which further improves control, especially in harder outstretched shots.

Head Prestige Pro is best suited for advanced players who are looking for the most control-focused Prestige Model and who are capable of producing their own power.

Price range: $345 / 320€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Wilson Blade 18×20 v8
  • Prince Phantom 97P
  • Prince Tour 95
Prestige Pro 18×20
CPI*200
Head size (sq cm)632
Head size (sq in)98
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×20
Stiffness58
Strung balance (cm)31.98
Strung balance (pts)-7
Strung weight (grams)337
Strung weight (ounces)11.3
Beam (mm)20
Unstrung balance (cm)31
Unstrung balance (pts)-10
Unstrung weight (grams)320
Unstrung weight (ounces)11.3
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Prestige MP

Prestige MP is the most player-friendly model in the Prestige series. It is a little bit lighter than other Prestige models weighing 310 grams. It has a unique string pattern of 18×19 which makes it more forgiving and easier to play with.

Prestige MP has also a larger head size of 99 square inches compared to the Prestige Tour’s 95 inches and the Prestige Pro’s 98 inches.

Prestige MP is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a more forgiving Prestige model that is easier to play with.

Price range: $325 / 300€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Babolat Pure Strike 18×20 3rd Gen
  • Wilson Pro Staff X v14
  • Yonex VCORE 100
Prestige MP 18×19
CPI*400
Head size (sq cm)639
Head size (sq in)99
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×19
Stiffness62
Strung balance (cm)33.2
Strung balance (pts)-3
Strung weight (grams)326
Strung weight (ounces)11.5
Beam (mm)21.5
Unstrung balance (cm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)310
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.9
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Prestige MP L

Prestige MP L is the Lighter version of the MP model. It weighs 300 grams compared to the original model’s 310 grams. It is the lightest model in the Prestige series and therefore it offers the best maneuverability and speed.

Prestige MP L also has an open 16×19 string pattern which offers players more forgiveness, power, and spin when hitting the ball.

Prestige MP L is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a forgiving and light Prestige model that offers great power and spin production.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro
  • Technifibre TF40 315 16×19
  • Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour 18×20
Prestige MP L 16×19
CPI*500
Head size (sq cm)639
Head size (sq in)99
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness61
Strung balance (cm)32.49
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)318
Strung weight (ounces)11.2
Beam (mm)21.5
Unstrung balance (cm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)300
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.6
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Prestige Classic

Prestige Classic is a remake of a late 80s Prestige model. It is built on the basis of the old Prestige. Head Prestige Classic has an extremely small 93-inch head size and a heavy weight of 330 grams. It also has a closed string pattern of 18×20. With all these specifications it can be said that it is the most control and feel-focused racket in the Prestige series.

The idea of Prestige Classic is to offer players a collectible that they can also play with. With the extremely small head size and heavy weight, players can try out what it was like to play with Head Prestige 30 years ago. Though Prestige Classic has been produced with extra stability and power-producing improvements.

Head Prestige Classic is best suited for advanced players who are fond of the Prestige model and curious to know what it was like to play with the Prestige racket back in the late 80s.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • Babolat Pure Strike VS
  • Head Prestige Tour 2023
  • Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18×20
Prestige Classic 18×20
Head size (sq cm)600
Head size (sq in)93
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×20
Stiffness61
Strung balance (cm)31.75
Strung balance (pts)-8
Strung weight (grams)349
Strung weight (ounces)12.32
Beam (mm)19.5
Unstrung balance (mm)31
Unstrung balance (pts)-1.3
Unstrung weight (grams)330
Unstrung weight (ounces)11.6
Recommended stringing tension21-26kg / 48-58lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity 🔵

HEAD RS Gravity

Gravity is the Head’s control and feel-focused racket series. It is endorsed by top tennis players such as Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.

Head Gravity has a unique teardrop-shaped head which gives the racket a bigger sweet spot towards the tip of the racket. This helps to improve the racket’s stability and increase its spin and power production capabilities.

The teardrop shape also improves Gravity’s maneuverability making it more responsive and faster to play with.

Head Sizes

Head Gravity comes with standard 100-inch head sizes that offer players a good amount of stability and forgiveness. There are also larger 104-inch Gravity team models that are intended for more beginner players.

Weight

Head Gravity models weigh a little bit less than standard tennis rackets. The lightest gravity model is 270 grams and the heaviest model is 315 grams.

Gravity MP

Gravity MP is the Gravity series basic model. It has a standard head size of 100 square inches and a more closed string pattern of 16×20. It weighs 295 grams which is slightly less than an average tennis racket.

Due to a closed string pattern and lighter weight Gravity MP is able to produce a good amount of power and spin to the shots while retaining control. The racket head’s special teardrop shape makes hitting the ball also more forgiving increasing the racket’s comfort.

Gravity MP is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a comfortable spin and power-producing Head racket with a bigger sweet spot.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity MP 16×20
CPI*400
Head size (sq cm)645.16
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.58
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×20
Stiffness59
Strung balance (cm)33.48
Strung balance (pts)-3
Strung weight (grams)312
Strung weight (ounces)11
Beam (mm)22
Unstrung balance (mm)32.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-6
Unstrung weight (grams)295
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.4
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity MP L

Gravity MP L is the Lighter version of the MP model. It weighs 280 grams compared to the original model’s 295 grams. Due to its lighter weight, it is more arm-friendly and produces more power than the standard MP model.

Gravity MP L is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a lighter and more arm-friendly Gravity racket that produces more power. Due to its lighter weight, it is also suitable for older junior and women players.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity MP L 16×20
CPI*500
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×20
StiffnessComing soon
Strung balance (cm)33.25
Strung balance (pts)-3
Strung weight (grams)295
Strung weight (ounces)10,4
Beam (mm)22
Unstrung balance (mm)32.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-6
Unstrung weight (grams)280
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.9oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity Tour

Gravity Tour is the second most competitive model in the Gravity series. It has a standard head size of 100 square inches but a closed string pattern of 18×20. It weighs 305 grams which is a little bit over the standard weight of a tennis racket.

Due to the more closed string pattern, Gravity Tour is able to offer players more control and precision compared to the Gravity MP model. The closed string pattern restricts the string movement which reduces power and spin production. This together with extra weight gives players more control over their shots.

Gravity Tour is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a more control-focused Gravity racket that isn’t super heavy.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity Tour 18×20
CPI*300
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×20
Stiffness63
Strung balance (cm)33.5
Strung balance (pts)-1
Strung weight (grams)320
Strung weight (ounces)11.3
Beam (mm)22
Unstrung balance (mm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-1
Unstrung weight (grams)305
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.8oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity Pro

Gravity Pro is the most competitive model from the Gravity series. It has a standard head size of 100 inches but a heavy weight of 315 grams. It is the most control-focused racket in the Gravity series.

Due to a closed 18×20 string pattern and a thin 20mm beam Head Gravity Pro is able to offer players excellent ball feedback and precision. In addition to these Gravity Pro offers players one of the best levels of comfort regardless of its heavier weight.

Gravity Pro is best suited for advanced players who are looking for a heavier Gravity racket with the best control and ball feedback.

Price range: $325 / 300€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity Pro 18×20
CPI*200
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern18×20
Stiffness63
Strung balance (cm)32,39
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)332
Strung weight (ounces)11.7
Beam (mm)20
Unstrung balance (mm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)315
Unstrung weight (ounces)11.1oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity Team Rackets

Gravity Team rackets are lighter, more power-producing, and forgiving Gravity models. They have a larger head size of 104 square inches compared to the original Gravity models’ 100 square inches. This bigger head size offers players more stability and comfort.

Gravity Team

Gravity Team is the basic Team model. It has a large head size of 104 inches and a lighter weight of 285 grams. The larger head size offers players more stability and comfort while the lighter weight improves the racket’s maneuverability and arm-friendliness.

Head Gravity Team is best suited for beginner to early intermediate players who are looking for a player-friendly Gravity racket with a lighter weight and extra large head size.

Price range: $270 / 250€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity Team 16×20
CPI*600
Head size (sq cm)671
Head size (sq in)104
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×20
Stiffness60
Strung balance (cm)33.48
Strung balance (pts)-3
Strung weight (grams)301
Strung weight (ounces)10,6
Beam (mm)24
Unstrung balance (mm)32.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-6
Unstrung weight (grams)285
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.1
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Gravity Team L

Gravity Team L is the Lighter version of the basic team model. It weighs 270 grams compared to the basic model’s 285 grams. Due to this extra lightweight Gravity Team L is the lightest model in the Gravity series and it has excellent maneuverability.

Gravity Team L is best suited for beginner to early intermediate players who are looking for an extra light player-friendly Gravity racket that is stable and produces a good amount of power.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Gravity Team L 16×20
CPI*700
Head size (sq cm)671
Head size (sq in)104
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×20
Stiffness63
Strung balance (cm)34.24
Strung balance (pts)0 Equal Balance
Strung weight (grams)283
Strung weight (ounces)10
Beam (mm)24
Unstrung balance (mm)33.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-3
Unstrung weight (grams)270
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.5
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Extreme 🟢

HEAD RS Extreme 2022

Head Extreme is the Head’s most spin and power-focused model. It is widely endorsed by tennis professionals such as Matteo Berrettini, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, and Barbora Krejcikova.

Head Extreme is intended to offer players a great amount of spin and power and therefore it is suitable for big-hitting players. It is close to Wilson’s Blade model and the Tour model shares some similar characteristics with the blade.

Head sizes

Head Extreme comes in 90, 100, and 105 square-inch models.

Weight

Head Extreme models weigh from 265 grams to 305 grams.

Extreme MP

Head Extreme MP is the basic Extreme model. It has a standard head size of 100 square inches and it weighs 300 grams. It has an open string pattern of 16×19 which allows good string movement for spin and power production.

Head Extreme is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for a Head racket that produces a great amount of spin and power.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Extreme MP 16×19
CPI*500
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness66
Strung balance (cm)32,99
Strung balance (pts)-4
Strung weight (grams)318
Strung weight (ounces)11.2
Beam (mm)23/26/21
Unstrung balance (mm)32
Unstrung balance (pts)-7
Unstrung weight (grams)300
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.6oz
Recommended stringing tension23-28kg / 52-62lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Extreme MP L

Head Extreme MP L is the Lighter version of the MP model. It weighs 285 grams compared to the basic model’s 300 grams. Due to its lighter weight, it has improved maneuverability making it more player friendly.

Extreme MP L is best suited for beginner to intermediate players looking for an easier player-friendly Extreme MP model. Thanks to its lighter weight it is also suitable for older junior players and women.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Extreme MP L 16×19Detailed specifications coming soon!
CPI*600
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Strung balance (cm)
Strung balance (pts)
Strung weight (grams)
Strung weight (ounces)
Beam (mm)23/26/21
Unstrung balance (mm)32.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-0.7
Unstrung weight (grams)285
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.1oz
Recommended stringing tension
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Extreme Tour

Head Extreme Tour is the most competitive model from the Extreme series and closest to Wilson Blade. It has a smaller head size of 98 square inches and it weighs 305 grams which is identical to Blade’s specifications.

The smaller 98-inch head size and open 16×19 string pattern offer players an excellent amount of spin and good control.

Extreme Tour is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for the most control-focused and competitive Extreme model.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Extreme Tour 16×19Detailed specifications coming soon!
CPI*400
Head size (sq cm)630
Head size (sq in)98
Length (cm)68.58
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness63
Strung balance (cm)32.49
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)
Strung weight (ounces)
Beam (mm)22/23/21
Unstrung balance (mm)
Unstrung balance (pts)
Unstrung weight (grams)305
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.8
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Extreme Team Rackets

Head Extreme Rackets are lighter more power-producing models in the Extreme series. They come in standard 100-inch head sizes and extra large 105-inch head sizes.

Due to lighter weight and larger head sizes Extreme Team rackets offer more players a more user-friendly experience to the Extreme series.

Extreme Team

Head Extreme Team is the standard Team model. It weighs 275 grams and it has a standard 100 square inch head size. Due to its lighter weight, it has better maneuverability and power production than the basic Extreme models.

Head Extreme Team is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for an Extreme model with improved maneuverability and power production. Due to its lighter weight, it is also suitable for older junior and women players.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Extreme Team 16×19Detailed specifications coming soon!
CPI*700
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Strung balance (cm)33.68
Strung balance (pts)-2
Strung weight (grams)289
Strung weight (ounces)10.2
Beam (mm)23/26/21
Unstrung balance (mm)33
Unstrung balance (pts)-4
Unstrung weight (grams)275
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.7
Recommended stringing tension23-28kg / 52-62lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Extreme Team L

Extreme Team L is the Light version of the basic Team model. It weighs 265 grams compared to the basic model’s 275 grams. It also has an extra large frame size of 105 square inches making the racket forgiving and power-producing.

Head Extreme Team L is best suited for beginner players who are looking for an extra light power-producing Extreme racket with a large head size. Due to its lightweight, it is also suited for younger junior players.

Price range: $225 / 210€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Extreme Team L 16×19
CPI*900
Head size (sq cm)677
Head size (sq in)105
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Strung balance (cm)34.98
Strung balance (pts)+2
Strung weight (grams)281
Strung weight (ounces)9.9
Beam (mm)23/26/22
Unstrung balance (mm)34.5
Unstrung balance (pts)+1
Unstrung weight (grams)265
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.3
Recommended stringing tension23-28kg / 52-62lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Boom ⚫️🟢

Head RS Boom 2022

Head Boom is Head’s newest power and spin-focused model. It is endorsed by top tennis players such as Coco Gauff and Lorenzo Musetti. Boom is similar to the Extreme model but the priority is on power production rather than spin production.

In addition to power and spin production, Head Boom is designed to be a fast and arm-friendly racket with good stability.

Head sizes

Head Boom comes in 98, 100, and 102 square-inch models.

Weight

Head Boom models weigh from 260 grams to 310 grams and are a bit lighter than other Head models.

Boom MP

Head Boom MP is the standard Boom model. It has a standard head size of 100 square inches and it weighs 295 grams which is a little less than the average tennis racket. It has an open string pattern of 16×19 which offers players a good amount of power and spin production capabilities.

Due to its lighter weight, Head Boom can be considered a little more agile than the average 100-square-inch competitive racket.

Head Boom is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for an agile Head racket that prioritizes power and spin production.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Boom MP 16×19
CPI*600
Head size (sq cm)645
Head size (sq in)100
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness64
Strung balance (cm)32.69
Strung balance (pts)-5
Strung weight (grams)315
Strung weight (ounces)11.1
Beam (mm)23.5/24.5/23.5
Unstrung balance (mm)31.5
Unstrung balance (pts)-9
Unstrung weight (grams)295
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.4oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Boom Pro

Head Boom Pro is the most competitive model from the Boom series. It has a smaller head size of 98 square inches and it weighs 310 grams which is a little bit more than an average tennis racket. It has an open power and spin-producing string pattern of 16×19 just like in the other Boom models.

Due to its heavier weight, Boom Pro is the most control-focused racket in the Boom series. Together with smaller head size and extra weight Boom is able to offer players extra stability and precision.

Head Boom Pro is best suited for intermediate to advanced players who are looking for the most control-focused racket in the Boom series.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Boom Pro 16×19Detailed specifications coming soon!
CPI*400
Head size (sq cm)632
Head size (sq in)98
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
StiffnessComing soon
Strung balance (cm)32.49
Strung balance (pts)-6
Strung weight (grams)329
Strung weight (ounces)11.6
Beam (mm)22.5/22.5/22
Unstrung balance (mm)31.0
Unstrung balance (pts)-10
Unstrung weight (grams)310
Unstrung weight (ounces)10.9oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Boom Team Rackets

Head Boom Team rackets are lighter and more power-producing versions of the standard Boom models. They come in larger 102 and 107 square inch head size models.

Due to their lighter weight and larger head size Boom Team rackets are easier to play with and offer players a more user-friendly approach to the Boom series.

Boom Team

Boom Team is the standard Team model. It has a head size of 102 inches and a lighter weight of 275 grams. The larger head size and lighter weight together offer players more stability and maneuverability.

Head Boom Team is best suited for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a lighter and easier Boom racket with power-producing capabilities. Due to its lighter weight, it is also suitable for older junior and women players.

Price range: $250 / 230€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Boom Team 16×19
CPI*800
Head size (sq cm)685
Head size (sq in)102
Length (cm)68.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness66
Strung balance (cm)33.99
Strung balance (pts)-1
Strung weight (grams)289
Strung weight (ounces)10.2
Beam (mm)25/25/22
Unstrung balance (mm)33.0
Unstrung balance (pts)-0.5
Unstrung weight (grams)275
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.7oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Boom Team L

Boom Team L is the Lighter version of the standard Team model. It has an extra large 107 square inch head and it weighs 260 grams. Due to this lightweight and extra-large head size, it is the most forgiving and power-producing Boom racket. In addition to these Boom Team L is considered to have the best maneuverability in the Boom series.

Boom Team L is best suited for beginner players who are looking for an easy, forgiving Boom racket with good power-producing capabilities. Due to its lighter weight, it is also suitable for younger junior and senior players.

Price range: $250 / 210€

Similar models from other manufacturers:

  • coming soon!
Boom Team L 16×19
CPI*900
Head size (sq cm)690
Head size (sq in)107
Length (cm)69.5
Length (in)27
String Pattern16×19
Stiffness66
Strung balance (cm)34.67
Strung balance (pts)0 Equal balance
Strung weight (grams)275
Strung weight (ounces)9.7
Beam (mm)26/26/22.5
Unstrung balance (mm)34.0
Unstrung balance (pts)-0.3
Unstrung weight (grams)260
Unstrung weight (ounces)9.2oz
Recommended stringing tension21-25kg / 48-57lb
*Control-Power-Index, higher value meaning higher power production.

Head’s Junior Rackets

Head also offers Junior players a wide variety of rackets. These junior rackets are lighter and easier to play with versions of the adult rackets. Head’s junior rackets come in various sizes and you’ll find a size guide at the end of this chapter.

Here is a list of juniors and kids rackets:

Competitive rackets

  • Speed Junior 25, 26 –> more power-producing competitive racket
  • Junior Radical 25, 26 –> more precise and spin-producing competitive racket
  • Gravity Junior 25, 26 –> more control-focused competitive racket
  • Extreme Junior 25, 26 –> more spin-focused competitive racket
  • Boom Junior 26 –> more comfort-focused competitive racket

Note! Competitive junior players can also play with Head’s lighter racket models that have the Team tag in the racket’s name.

Recreational rackets

  • Junior Radical
  • IG Gravity Junior
  • Novak Junior
  • Coco Junior

Racket size guide

Racket size (inches)Child’s height EUChild’s height USAge
17<90cm<2 ft 11in<3 years
1990-105cm2 ft 11 in – 3 ft 5 in3-5 years
21105-120cm3 ft 5 in – 3 ft 11 in5-6 years
23120-130cm3 ft 11 in – 4 ft 3 in6-8 years
25130-140cm4 ft 3 in – 4 ft 7 in9-10 years
26140-150cm4 ft 7 in – 4 ft 11 in11-14 years
>26>150cm> 4ft 11 in>14 years

Best Head Rackets for Junior Players

Competitive rackets

ModelPrice $Price €
Speed Junior120110
Radical Junior130120

Recreational rackets

ModelPrice $Price €
Junior Radical5550
Extreme Junior5550

Head Recreational Rackets

Recreational tennis rackets are aimed at casual and beginner players who play every now and then. They are a good affordable way to play tennis but the features in the rackets are limited to casual play due to the racket’s lighter materials.

List of Head’s Recreational Rackets

  • HEAD MX Attitude Elite Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD MX Attitude Comp Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD MX Attitude Suprm Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Spark TOUR Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Spark PRO Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Spark ELITE Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Challenge MP Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Challenge PRO Tennis Racquet
  • HEAD Challenge LITE Tennis Racquet

Best Head Rackets for Beginners

Gravity MP, MP L, Team

  • Excellent all-around racket that offers great stability and forgiveness.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Boom Team

  • Good power and spin-producing comfortable racket

Price range: $250 / 230€

Speed MP L, Team

  • Power-producing racket with good maneuverability

Price range: $270 / 250€

Best Head Rackets for Intermediate Players

Gravity MP, MP L

  • Excellent all-around racket that offers great stability and forgiveness.

Price range: $300 / 280€

Boom MP

  • Good power and spin-producing racket

Price range:  $280 / 260€

Speed MP, MP L

  • Excellent all-around racket with good power production and maneuverability

Price range: $270 / 250€

Best Head Rackets for Advanced Players

Speed MP, Pro

  • Excellent all-around racket with good power production and maneuverability

Price range: $270 / 250€

Radical MP, Pro

  • Aggressive racket with good power and spin-producing capabilities

Price range: $300 / 280€

Extreme MP, Tour

  • Aggressive racket with excellent spin-producing capabilities.

Price range: $280 / 260€

Best Head Rackets for Senior Players

Speed PWR, PWR L

  • Excellent arm-friendly all-around racket with large head size and good power-production

Price range:  $315 / 290€

Corresponding Models from Other Racket Manufacturers

Head ModelWilson ModelBabolat ModelYonex Model
Extreme MPBladePure AeroVCORE
Speed ProPro StaffPure StrikePercept
Boom MPUltraPure DriveEzone

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FAQ

What are Head MP Models

– Head MP models are the standard models of each racket series.

What are Head Team Models?

– Head Team Models are lighter and larger head-sized models of the Head rackets. Due to the larger frame and lighter weight, they produce more power.

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