In this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of the Speed Team and the Speed MP to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
Head Speed Team vs Speed MP Comparison
In the comparison below I have used the 2022 version of the Speed Team (or “HST”) and the Speed MP (or “HSMP”).
|Balance:||2 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||66||62|
|Power:||Medium||Low to Medium|
|Player Level:||Beginner – Intermediate||Advanced|
|Colors:||White and Black||White and Black|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Hydrosorb Pro||Hydrosorb Pro|
Both the HST and HSMP rackets have a 100in Midplus head size.
The HST and HSMP have a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The strung weight of the HST (298g) is 17g lighter than the strung weight of the HSMP (315g), so the HST will feel a lot lighter to hold in your hand.
Both the HST and the HSMP would be considered to be heavy tennis rackets, with the HSMP being the heavier of the two.
The HST has an unstrung weight of 285g, while the HSMP has an unstrung weight of 300g.
The HST has a swing weight of 306g, which is 17g lighter than the HSMP (323g), so a beginner to intermediate player will find it much easier to swing the HST racket.
The HST has a 2pts HL balance, while the HSMP has a 4pts HL balance so you will find it easier to generate power with the HST.
Frame Stiffness Rating
The HSMP (62) has a slightly lower stiffness rating when compared with the HST (66), so that combined with its more head light balance will make the HSMP the more arm friendly tennis racket to play with.
Power and Control
The Speed Team is a medium powered tennis racket, while the Speed MP is a low to medium powered tennis racket.
As the HST has a less head light balance, is lighter, and has a thicker beam width, it will be much easier to generate power with this racket when compared with the HSMP.
However, this will come at the cost of control so more advanced tennis players may prefer the extra control you get from the HSMP.
The HST is best suited to beginner to intermediate tennis players, while the HSMP is best suited to advanced tennis players.
The HSMP (23mm/23mm/23mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the HST (25mm/25mm/25mm), therefore you will get more control with the HSMP but more power with HST.
Both rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which is a good string pattern to use if you want more spin on your shots.
Both tennis rackets have a Hydrosorb Pro Grip, which is standard for most Head tennis rackets.