Head Speed Pro vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

In this article, I look at the racket specs of the Wilson Pro Staff 97 and Head Speed Pro to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Head Speed Pro vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

General Info

Below is some general information on the Head Speed Pro (or “HSP”) and Wilson Pro Staff 97 (or “PS 97”) tennis rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.

General infoHSPPS 97
Composition:Graphene 360+/GraphiteGraphite braided with aramid
Color(s):Black and WhiteBlack

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Speed Pro and Pro Staff 97 tennis rackets.

Main Differences: The Speed Pro has a bigger head size (100in vs 97in), a less HL balance (6pts HL vs 7 pts HL), a more closed string pattern (18×20 vs 16×19), a slightly lighter strung weight (326g vs 332g), a heavier swing weight (326 vs 321), a lower frame stiffness rating (62 vs 66), and a thicker beam width (23mm vs 21.5mm).

Racket Specs:HSPPS 97% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456253.10%
Head Size (sq in)100973.00%
Length (cm)68.5868.580.00%
Length (in)27270.00%
String Pattern18×2016 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.49321.51%
Strung Balance (pts)6716.67%
Strung Weight (grams)3263321.84%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.511.71.74%
Swing Weight3263321.84%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3103151.61%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.911.111.93%
Frame Stiffness62666.45%
Beam Width (mm)2321.56.98%

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Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Racket:HSPPS 97
Pros:Good stability, control, and feelOffers tons of control, has decent maneuverability, and is a great racket to use on slices, volleys, and drop shots.
Cons:A relatively heavy frame that beginner to intermediate players will struggle to play well withA low-powered frame that is best suited to advanced tennis players

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are my recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelHSPPS 97

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pro Staff 97 is currently endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov, Ons Jabeur, Petra Kvitova, Reilly Opelka, and Roberto Bautista Agut, while the Speed Pro is endorsed by Novak Djokovic and Fernando Verdasco.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Head and Wilson websites.