The Head Speed Pro and Head Gravity Pro are two of Head’s top selling tennis rackets that are very popular with recreational tennis players.
This article will compare the two rackets in terms of their specs, as well as recommend which of these rackets is better for certain player types and playing styles.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of these two rackets amongst club tennis players is because the Speed Pro is endorsed by the world number 1 and 20 grand slam title winner Novak Djokovic and the Gravity Pro is endorsed by Olympic gold medalist and two time ATP finals winner Alexander Zverev.
Both rackets incorporate Head’s Graphene 360+ technology which claims to provide better feel, flex, maneuverability, and power on your shots.
HEAD’s Graphene 360 technology has been around since 2013 with Head’s Graphene 360+ adding more flex and feel to the rackets.
Comparison of the Head Speed Pro vs Gravity Pro
For the purposes of this comparison, we will be looking at the HEAD Graphene 360+ Speed PRO (2021 version) and HEAD Gravity PRO (2021 version).
Racket Specs – Head Speed Pro vs Head Gravity Pro
In terms of racket specs, both rackets are very similar as both have a 100in head size, have a racket length of 27in, a headlight balance of 6, and an 18×20 string pattern.
There is also only 0.1oz of a difference in terms of their strung and swing weights with the Head Gravity Pro being the slightly heavier racket of the two.
The main difference between the two rackets is their beam widths with the Head Speed Pro having a thicker beam than the Gravity Pro at 23mm vs 20mm.
The thicker beam of the Speed Pro will mean it will be easier to generate power but it will have less maneuverability than the Gravity Pro.
Both rackets have a stiffness rating of 62 but the Speed Pro is slightly more arm friendly due to its thicker beam width.
However, both rackets would be considered relatively arm friendly as there are definitely more stiff rackets on the market.
|HEAD Speed PRO||vs||Head Gravity Pro|
|329g (11.6oz)||Strung Weight:||332g (11.7oz)|
|6 pts HL||Balance:||6 pts HL|
|Graphene 360+/Graphite||Composition:||Graphene 360+/Graphite|
|Black and White||Racket Colours:||Black and Purple|
|18 Mains / 20 Crosses||String Pattern:||18 Mains / 20 Crosses|
|21-26kg / 48-57lb||String Tension Range:||21-26kg / 48-57lb|
|Check Price on Amazon||Price:||Check Price on Amazon|
If you are undecided about which of these two rackets will best suit you, I have listed some recommendations below based on different player levels and playing styles.
If you are a beginner, then I would not recommend either of these two rackets as both are too heavy for beginners.
Instead, you should look for a racket that weighs no more than 300g strung.
If you are looking for a recommendation then the Wilson Clash 100 would be a good option for most beginners.
For the majority of intermediate tennis players, the Head Speed Pro and Head Gravity Pro are not going to suit their game so you would be better off playing with a lighter tennis racket like the Babolat Pure Drive.
But if you are determined to buy one of these two rackets, then I think the Speed Pro would be slightly more suited to intermediate players as its thicker beam width will make it easier to generate power.
If you are a more advanced tennis player (4.5+) then this is when it makes more sense to play with one of these two tennis rackets.
Which one you go for will depend on what you want from a tennis racket i.e. If you are looking for power and spin then go for the Head Speed Pro but if you want more control then the Head Gravity Pro is the better option.
All Court Players/Serve and Volleyer
The Head Gravity Pro is the best option for all court players/serve and volleyers as it has that extra level of control you need to be effective using these playing styles.
Although both rackets are suited to this playing style, aggressive baseliners and Counterpunchers will prefer the extra power and spin you get with the Head Speed Pro.