Head’s Prestige Pro and Prestige MP are two low powered tennis rackets that are popular with advanced players who favor control over power.
The Prestige tennis rackets are currently endorsed by tennis pros Gilles Simon, Aslan Karatsev, and Marin Cilic.
This article will look at how these two rackets compare to each other in terms of racket specs.
Head Prestige Pro vs Prestige MP Comparison
For this racket comparison, we will be using the Prestige Pro (or “HPP”) and the Prestige MP (or “HPMP”) that was released in 2021.
Main Differences: The Prestige Pro has a heavier strung weight (11.9oz vs 11.5oz), a lighter swing weight (325g vs 334g), a more head light balance (6 pts HL vs 3 pts HL), a lower frame Stiffness rating (60 vs 66), a thinner beam width (20mm vs 21.5mm), and a different string pattern (18×20 vs 18×19).
|Specs:||Prestige Pro||Prestige MP|
|Strung Weight:||337g (11.9oz)||326g (11.5oz)|
|Racket Balance:||6 pts HL||3 pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||60||66|
|Colors:||Black and Red||Black and Red|
|Grip Type:||Hydrosorb Pro||Hydrosorb Pro|
Head Size and Length
The HPMP (99in) has a bigger head size when compared with the HPP (98in) so the HPMP will have a slightly bigger sweet spot.
Both tennis rackets have a standard length of 27 inches.
Strung Weight and Swing Weight
The HPP (337g) has a heavier strung weight than the HPMP (326g) so the HPP will feel heavier in your hand.
However, the HPP has a slightly lower swing weight at 325g versus the 334g of the HPMP so this combined with its smaller head size, will mean the HPP will be more maneuverable.
The HPP (6pts HL) is more head light than the HPMP (3pts HL) so again this will mean it is more maneuverable.
Frame Stiffness Rating
The HPMP has a stiffness rating of 66 which is stiffer than the HPP (60) so the HPP will be the more arm friendly frame.
The HPP (20mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the HPMP (21.5mm) so you will have more control with the HPP.
Both of these rackets are low powered so you will need good technique and a full swing to get the most out of these rackets.
The HPP has an 18×20 string pattern while the HPMP has an 18×19 string pattern.
Check out our separate article on Tennis Racket String Patterns to see how different string patterns affect a racket.
Both the HPP and HPMP are available to buy on online shops such as Tennis Point, Tennis Warehouse, and Tennis Express.
In my opinion, neither of these two rackets is a good option for beginner to intermediate players as they are quite heavy rackets that need you to have good technique and full swing in order to get the best out of them.
Instead, most beginners would be better off going for a racket like the Wilson Clash 108 which has an oversized head size and a large sweet spot.
However, if you are an advanced tennis player who has a full swing and good technique on their groundstrokes then the HPP and HPMP are more useable for you.
If I has to choose one of these two rackets then I would probably go for the HPP as it has a more head light balance and a lower swing weight/stiffness rating.