The Wilson Clash 100 and the Head Speed MP are both good all round tennis rackets that suit recreational/club players looking for a tennis racket that offers a good mix of power, spin, and control.
The Speed MP is endorsed by tennis pros Jannik Sinner, Bianca Andreescu, and Karolina Muchova while the Clash 100 is not currently endorsed by any tennis pro as it is aimed more at recreational and club players.
This article will look at the differences between the two rackets in terms of specs as well as provide some recommendations based on some common playing styles.
Wilson Clash 100 vs Head Speed MP Comparison
For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2022 Version of the Head Speed MP (or “MP”) and the V2 of the Wilson Clash 100 (or “C100”).
|Strung Weight:||312g (11.0oz)||315g (11.1oz)|
|Balance:||7 Pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low to Medium|
|Colors:||Cherry Red||Black and White|
|Grip Type:||Wilson Pro Performance||Head Hydrosorb Pro|
Both of these rackets have a head light balance with the C100 (7pts HL) being more head light than the MP (4pts HL).
As the C100 is more head light and has a lower swing weight, it will feel easier to swing than the MP.
Strung Weight and Swing Weight
Both rackets have similar strung weights with the MP (315g) being slightly heavier than the C100 (312g).
However, there is a bigger difference in terms of swing weight as the MP (323g), feels much heavier to swing due to it having a less head light balance when compared with the C100 (313g).
Both tennis rackets have a relatively low stiffness at 57 for the C100 and 62 for the MP so both would be considered to be arm friendly rackets.
However, I would definitely have to give the edge to the C100 in terms of which racket is the most comfortable to play with.
The MP has a thinner beam width than the C100 so you definitely get more power from the C100 and more control from the MP.
If you looking for some help from your tennis racket in terms of power then the C100 is hands down the better option as its thicker beam width and lower swing weight makes it much easier to generate power when compared with the MP.
Both of these tennis rackets have a 16×19 string pattern so they will be good for players who like to hit balls from the baseline with lots of topspin.
Racket Length and Head Size
Both tennis rackets have the standard 100in head size and 27in racket length.
I wasn’t overly impressed with the design of either tennis racket but I probably would prefer the design of the MP as I am not a fan of the red cherry color of the Clash V2 rackets.
If you are a beginner to intermediate tennis player then I would recommend that you go for the C100 over the MP as it gives you more free power and it is more forgiving of off-center hits.
If you are more of an advanced tennis player who can generate their own power then the extra control you get with the MP makes it the better racket for you.
In terms of different playing styles, both rackets are better suited to playing from the baseline than at the net.