Head Prestige Pro vs MP

The Head Prestige Pro and Head Prestige MP are two low powered tennis rackets that are popular with advanced tennis players who favor control over power.

The Head Prestige tennis rackets are endorsed by tennis pros Gilles Simon, Aslan Karatsev and Marin Cilic.

This article will look at how these two tennis rackets compare to each other in terms of playability and racket specs.

Head Prestige Pro vs MP

Head Prestige Pro vs Head Prestige MP

For this racket comparison, we will be using the Head Prestige Pro and the Head Prestige MP that was released in 2021.

Racket Specs – Head Prestige Pro vs MP

Racket Specs:Head Prestige ProHead Prestige MP
Version:20212021
Racket:Head Prestige Pro 2021Head Prestige MP
Head Size:98in99in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:337g (11.9oz)326g (11.5oz)
Swing Weight:325g334g
Racket Balance:6 pts Head Light3 pts Head Light
TW Stiffness Rating:6066
Power:LowLow
Beam Width:20mm21.5mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Racket Colors:Black and RedBlack and Red
String Pattern:18×2018×19
Grip Type:Head Hydrosorb ProHead Hydrosorb Pro

Head Size and Racket Length

The Prestige MP (99in) has a bigger head size when compared with the Prestige Pro (98in) so the Prestige MP will have a slightly bigger sweet spot.

Both tennis rackets have a standard racket length of 27 inches.

Strung Weight and Swing Weight

The Prestige Pro (337g) has a heavier strung weight than the Prestige MP (326g) so the Prestige Pro will feel heavier in your hand.

However, the Prestige Pro has a slightly lower swing weight at 325g versus the 334g of the Prestige MP so this combined with its smaller head size, will mean the Prestige Pro will be more maneuverable.

Racket Balance

The Prestige Pro (6pts HL) is more head light than the Prestige MP (3pts HL) so again this will mean it is more maneuverable.

Stiffness Rating

The Prestige MP has a stiffness rating of 66 which is stiffer than the Prestige Pro (60) so the Prestige Pro will be the more arm friendly tennis racket.

Beam Width

The Prestige Pro (20mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the Prestige MP (21.5mm) so you will have more control with the Prestige Pro.

Power

Both of these tennis rackets are low powered so you will need good technique and a full swing to get the most out of these rackets.

String Pattern

The Prestige Pro has an 18×20 string pattern while the Prestige MP has an 18×19 string pattern.

Check out our separate article on Tennis Racket String Patterns to see how different string patterns affect a tennis racket.

Availability

Both the Head Prestige Pro and Head Prestige MP are available to buy on online shops such as Tennis Point, Tennis Warehouse, and Tennis Express.

Recommendations

In my opinion, neither of these two tennis rackets is a good option for beginner to intermediate players as they are quite heavy tennis 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 a oversized head size and a large sweet spot.

If you are an intermediate player then in my opinion you are better off going for a lighter tennis racket like a Wilson Clash 100 or Head Speed MP.

However if you are an advanced tennis player who has a full swing and good technique on their groundstrokes then the Prestige Pro and Prestige MP are more useable for you.

If I has to choose one of these two rackets then I would probably go for the Prestige Pro as it has a more head light balance and a lower swing weight/stiffness rating.