by Will Boucek

October 7, 2021   

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The Head Gravity tennis racquets help advanced players with control, comfort, and feel as well as any tennis racquet on the market.

Top 5 ATP player, Alexander Zverev and other professional players use the Head Gravity tennis racquet. Head designed this racquet for modern power players looking for a blend of flexibility, control, and feel.

Below, I will review the Head Gravity Pro, MP, and other models. I will also compare them to other racquets on the market to help you find the right tennis racquet for your game.


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The Different Versions of the Head Gravity Racquet

The Head Gravity tennis racquets are available in several different models that vary in size, weight, string pattern, and other specifications.

Below is a list of the different Head Gravity tennis racquets available.

  • Head Gravity Pro 2021 – Stable, arm-friendly, control-focused racquet for advanced players only.
  • Head Gravity MP – Lightweight version with an open string pattern for players seeking more spin and maneuverability.
  • Head Gravity Tour – Lighter version great for high-level intermediate and advanced players who want slightly easier handling.
  • Head Gravity S – A lighter version with a larger 104 square inch frame. Great for beginner to intermediate players who need a forgiving racquet with spin, control, and comfort.
  • Head Gravity Lite – Lighter version of the Gravity S model for beginners and juniors who are still developing their skills.

I’ll review each version of the Head Gravity in more detail below.


Head Gravity Pro Review

This is the version used by Alexander Zverev, although he likely has it customized. The Head Gravity Pro is an advanced racquet built for control and feel.

Head Gravity Pro Racquet Specifications

Here are the specifications for the Gravity Pro version.

Weight: 11.7 oz. strung

Head Size: 100 square inches

Length: 27 inches

Balance: 320 mm

String Pattern: 18×20

Head Gravity Pro 2021 tennis racquet

Pros & Cons of the Head Gravity

See the pros and cons of the Head Gravity tennis racquet below for a quick glance at how it performs compared to other tennis racquets.

Pros

  • Very precise control on groundstrokes & volleys
  • Great feel & comfort
  • Good for intermediate & advanced players with big strokes
  • Very stable racquet
  • Arm-friendly

Cons

  • Difficult to generate power & depth on groundstrokes

The Head Gravity Pro is Built for Feel & Control 

This racquet has a thin frame with a generous 100 square inch head size. The 18×20 string pattern helps maximize control and feel.

This racquet also has good flexibility, and Head’s Graphene 360+ technology enhances the feel and adds comfort. It’s easy on the arm, making it a good racquet for tennis elbow. The weight gives the Gravity Pro great stability as well.

This tennis racquet will help advanced players keep the ball in the court with precision. It will perform well against power from both the baseline and the net.

On groundstrokes, you will be able to direct the ball with ease. When hitting volleys with this tennis racquet, you will have great touch and control. It makes angles and drop shot volleys more precise.

A Great Racquet for Advanced Level, Power Baseline Players

The Pro version of the Gravity racquet is definitely for advanced players who create their own power from the back of the court. ATP player Alexander Zverev, who uses the Gravity Pro, has big strokes and a power game-style.

The feel and flexibility allow you to swing big while still feeling in control. The weight of the racquet will add a bit of power on the serve and stability defending against faster paced shots.

Alexander Zverev and Head Gravity tennis racquet
Alexander Zverev and the Head Gravity tennis racquet. (Source: www.tennisworldusa.org)

Downsides of the Head Gravity Pro

This racquet does not have a lot of power itself, so it’s not a good tennis racquet for beginners or lower-level intermediate players.

It is also heavier than most tennis racquets, so it is not as mobile. It will be a bit more difficult to maneuver, especially around the net when you have less time to react. This means it should only be used by physically strong, advanced players who play a lot of tennis.

If you need a racquet with more power and better mobility, read our Head Speed review (more balanced) or Head Extreme review (more power).


Head Gravity MP Review

The Gravity MP racquet is better for intermediate to advanced players.

Head Gravity MP Racquet Specifications

Here are the specifications for the Head Gravity MP tennis racquet.

Weight: 11.0 oz. strung

Head Size: 100 square inches

Length: 27 inches

Balance: 340 mm

String Pattern: 16×20

This racquet differs from the pro version in four areas.

  1. It is 7 ounces lighter making it easier to handle.
  2. It has a bit more weight towards the head to compensate for the lighter frame, adding a bit of power.
  3. The string pattern has only 16 mains adding spin potential.
  4. The frame’s beam width is 2mm wider which helps with power as well.

The Head Gravity MP Has Increased Spin & Handling

The Gravity MP only has 16 strings in the mains which gives it more spin potential than the Pro version. Because it is lighter, intermediate players will find it easier to maneuver and generate racquet head speed.

The balance point is closer to the end of the racquet as well. This helps add power and stability to compensate for the frame’s lower weight.

Intermediate and advanced players who want an easy-to-handle racquet with a nice combination of spin and control will like the Gravity MP.

The Gravity MP Has Less Stability & Low Power

The Head Gravity MP racquet is less stable against pace than the Pro version. That means you won’t have quite as much control on volleys, groundstrokes, and returns when the ball is coming fast.

The racquet is still on the lower end of the power scale when compared to the best intermediate tennis racquets today.

The Graphene 360+ technology increases both flexibility and feel. It is one of the most arm-friendly, comfortable tennis racquets on the market.


Reviewing Other Versions of the Head Gravity Tennis Racquet

There are three other versions of the Head Gravity, reviewed below.

  • Head Gravity Tour
    • 11.4 ounces with a slightly thicker frame.
    • 18×20 string pattern.
    • In between the Pro & MP versions, this racquet is great for high level intermediate to advanced players seeking more control and feel.
  • Head Gravity S
    • 10.6 ounces with a thicker beam.
    • 104 square inch head size with a 16×20 string pattern.
    • Great for beginners or intermediate players who want a forgiving, spin friendly, control-oriented racquet.
  • Head Gravity Lite
    • 10.1 ounces with a thicker beam.
    • 104 square inch head size with a 16×20 string pattern.
    • Great for beginners, juniors, or intermediate players who want a lighter weight version of the Gravity S.

The Best Alternatives to the Head Gravity

Below are several tennis racquets similar to the Head Gravity to consider.

  • Head Radical – A more powerful racquet with better spin, but less control and feel.
  • Head Speed – Another more powerful racquet that offers good feel. The Speed is also easier to swing but won’t be as comfortable as the Gravity.
  • Wilson Blade – An intermediate to the advanced level racquet with good comfort and spin. The Blade is one of the most popular control-oriented racquets in the world.

My Experience Playing with the Head Gravity Racquet

I played several tennis matches with the Head Gravity Tour and the Head Gravity Pro. My favorite part about this racquet was the feel and stability.

At contact, the tennis ball felt very soft on all my shots. It felt particularly comfortable on groundstrokes and returns.

When defending against pace or big servers, the racquet was very stable for me. I didn’t feel like I had to swing big to get the racquet through the ball and place it where I wanted.

Although I had great control, I didn’t feel like I could create a lot of spin with this racquet. The 18×20 string pattern felt tighter than the same pattern from my Head Speed Pro.

My primary complaint with this racquet was power on my serve. I didn’t feel like I could get enough pop on the ball to create the power I wanted. I also struggled to handle the racquet at the net, especially the Pro version. I didn’t feel like I could get the racquet in position quickly enough for my volleys.

After reviewing the Head Gravity tennis racquet, I think it is a great racquet for singles players who rely on control and feel from the baseline to move their opponent around the court.

Players who need more power or spin should review the other best advanced tennis racquets.

Will Boucek

About the author

Will Boucek is the Founder & CEO of The Tennis Tribe. He has played and coached tennis for over two decades. Will is a strategy analyst for ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He also tests the latest tennis racquets, shoes, & other gear from Wilson, Babolat, Head, Prince, and other tennis brands. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments.

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