The Head Speed Pro and Boom Pro are two of Head’s most popular tennis rackets amongst recreational players as they both offer a good balance of power, spin, and control.
In this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of these two tennis rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Head Speed Pro vs Boom Pro Comparison
In the comparison below I have used the 2022 versions of the Head Speed Pro (or “HSP”) and the Head Boom Pro (or “HBP”).
Racket Specs Comparison
|Specs:||Speed Pro||Boom Pro|
|Strung Weight:||326g (11.50oz)||329g (11.60oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||310g (10.94oz)||310g (10.94oz)|
|Swing Weight:||326g (11.50oz)||325g (11.46oz)|
|Balance:||6pts HL||6pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||62||66|
|Colors:||Black and White||Black and Coral|
|String Pattern:||18 x 20||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Hydrosorb Pro||Hydrosorb Pro|
The HSP (100in) has a head size that is 2 inches larger than the HBP (98in), so you may find the HSP is more forgiving as it will have a slightly bigger sweet spot when compared with the HBP.
The HSP and HBP have a standard racket length of 27 inches long.
The strung weight of the HSP is 326g or 11.50oz, which is 3g lighter than the strung weight of the HBP (329g/11.60oz), but the difference is too small to notice it.
As they are both over 320g, these rackets would be considered to be relatively heavy to play with so they are not very beginner friendly.
Both of these Tennis Rackets have an unstrung weight of 310g or 10.94oz.
The HSP has a swing weight of 326g (11.50oz), which is 1g heavier than the HBP (325g/11.46oz) so you won’t much of a difference when swinging these rackets.
Both tennis rackets have a 6pts head light balance, which will help with their maneuverability when you are at the net.
The HSP (62) has a slightly lower stiffness rating when compared with the HBP (66), with both rackets being considered relatively arm friendly.
Power and Control
The HSP and HBP are both low to medium powered tennis rackets with more of a focus on control than power.
I would only recommend these rackets to advanced tennis players as they are too heavy for most beginners.
Also, most intermediate players would be better off going with a lighter frame such as a Speed MP or a Boom MP.
The Speed Pro (23mm/23mm/23mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the Boom Pro (23.5mm/24.5mm/23.5mm) so the HBP will be the better option if you need help generating power on your shots and the HSP will be the better option if you need more control.
The HBP has a 16 x 19 string pattern, while the HSP has an 18 x 20 string pattern with the 16 x 19 string pattern giving you easier access to spin and the 18 x 20 string pattern giving you more control.
Both tennis rackets come with a standard Hydrosorb Pro Grip.
I wouldn’t recommend either of these two rackets to a beginner as in my opinion, they are too heavy.
Although an intermediate player could use these rackets, I think are much better options out there e.g. Head Speed MP, Yonex Ezone 98, or Wilson Ultra 100.
However, if you are an advanced player who likes playing with lots of control, then I would recommend the HSP.
But, if you struggle to get power on your shots then the HBP will be the better option for you.