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 Prestige tennis rackets are 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 playability and racket specs.

Head Prestige Pro vs MP

Head Prestige Pro vs Prestige MP Comparison

For this racket comparison, we will be using the Head Prestige Pro (or “HPP”) and the Head Prestige MP (or “HPMP”) that was released in 2021.

Racket Specs

Specs:Prestige ProPrestige MP
Version:20212021
Design:Head Prestige Pro 2021Head Prestige MP
Head Size:98in99in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:337g (11.9oz)326g (11.5oz)
Swing Weight:325g334g
Racket Balance:6 pts HL3 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6066
Power:LowLow
Beam Width:20mm21.5mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Colors:Black and RedBlack and Red
String Pattern:18×2018×19
Grip Type:Hydrosorb ProHydrosorb 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.

Balance

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.

Beam Width

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

Power

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.

String Pattern

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.

Availability

Both the HPP and HPMP are available to buy on online shops such as Tennis Point, Tennis Warehouse, and Tennis Express.

Recommendations

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.

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

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.