Head Extreme MP vs Tour

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Head Extreme Tour (or “Tour”) and Head Extreme MP (or “MP”) to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Head Extreme MP vs Tour

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.

General infoMPTour
Brand:HeadHead
Version:20222022
Composition:Graphene 360+/GraphiteGraphene 360+/Graphite
Color(s):Sage green and YellowSage green and Yellow

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Extreme MP and Extreme Tour tennis rackets.

Main Differences: The Extreme Tour has a smaller head size (98in vs 100in), a more HL balance (6pts HL vs 4pts HL), a slightly heavier strung weight (320g vs 318g), a lower swing weight (317 vs 322), a lower stiffness rating (63 vs 66), and a thinner beam width (23mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 21mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in), and string pattern (16×19).

Racket Specs:MPTour% Difference
Version:20222022
Design:Head Extreme MP 2022Head Extreme Tour 2022
Head Size (sq cm)6456322.02%
Head Size (sq in)100982.00%
Length (cm)68.5868.580.00%
Length (in)27270.00%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
HL or HH1HLHL
Strung Balance (cm)32.9932.491.52%
Strung Balance (pts)4650.00%
Strung Weight (grams)3183200.63%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.211.30.89%
Swing Weight3223171.55%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003051.67%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5810.82.08%
Frame Stiffness66634.55%
Beam Width (mm)23 / 26 / 2123 / 23 / 210-12%

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Racket:MPTour
Pros:Offers tons of spin and feelOffers good feel, control, maneuverability, and easy spin generation
Cons:Heavy Frame that is better at the baseline than at the netHeavy frame, low powered

Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HMPTour
PowerWinner Grey
ControlWinner
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelMPTour
BeginnerNoNo
IntermediateYesNo
AdvancedYesYes

Pro Player Endorsements

The Extreme MP is endorsed by Matteo Berrettini and Richard Gasquet, while the Extreme Tour is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the official Head website.