Head Prestige Pro vs MP

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 MP

Head Prestige Pro vs Prestige MP Comparison

For this racket comparison, I will be using the Prestige Pro (or “HPP”) that was released in 2023 and the Prestige MP (or “HPMP”) that was released in 2021.

Racket Specs

Main Differences: The Prestige Pro has a heavier strung weight (11.9oz vs 11.5oz), a lighter swing weight (324 vs 334), a more head light balance (7 pts HL vs 3 pts HL), a lower frame Stiffness rating (58 vs 66), a thinner beam width (20mm vs 21.5mm), and a more closed string pattern (18 x 20 vs 18 x 19).

Specs:Prestige ProPrestige MP
Design:Head Prestige 2023Head Prestige MP
Head Size:98in99in
Strung Weight:337g (11.9oz)326g (11.5oz)
Swing Weight:324334
Racket Balance:7 pts HL3 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:5866
Beam Width:20mm21.5mm
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 324 versus the 334 of the HPMP so this combined with its smaller head size, will mean the HPP will be more maneuverable.


The HPP (7 pts HL) is more head light than the HPMP (3 pts 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 (58) 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.


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 x 20 string pattern while the HPMP has an 18 x 19 string pattern.

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


Both rackets 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.

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 had 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.