The Head Speed MP is a racquet that looks like the ones that Djokovic or Sinner use, with its iconic black and white colors.
It is a 100 sq in racquet with a fairly thick beam (23mm), so it should be power-oriented. However, I wanted to test what else I could get with this frame.
I decided to give it a test while using a Head Hawk Touch string.
This is my full review.
Quick Racquet Overview
The Head Speed MP 2022 is the racquet for controllable power, accuracy, and feel.
Compared to the Speed Pro, The Speed MP has a 16×19 string pattern to make it spin-friendly. In addition, the 100 sq in head size should offer easy power
The racquet’s classic straight beam design and sub-65-RA contribute to its amazing ball feedback.
Head has retained the Graphene 360+ technology for 2022, combining the stability and power of Graphene 360+ with SpiralFibers in the lower head to provide a cleaner impact feel.
Additionally, Head has introduced a uniquely flexible Auxetic construction in the yoke, which fine-tunes ball feedback based on the force of impact.
Modern intermediate and advanced tennis players with a versatile style should enjoy the new Head Speed MP for its power, control, and feel of it.
Head Speed MP 2022 Specs
The Head Speed line is one of the most good-looking in the racquet market. You get glossy black and matte white, along with copper letters to make the frame so elegant.
Graphene 360+: Power and stability
Spiral Fibers: Good feel and nice feedback from the racquet
Auxetic in the shaft: Superb feedback and good control of the ball
The racquet has a pretty high swingweight and a low flex score of 62. This should offer good plow through on the impact resulting in power but in a maneuverable and comfortable way.
|Head Speed MP 2022
|100 sq in
|10.6oz / 300 gr
|String mains skip
What I Liked About the Head Speed MP
These are the things that I liked when playing with the racquet.
The moment you grip this racket, you’ll immediately notice its exceptional control. From the very first swing, I could feel my shots landing precisely where I intended them to.
Moreover, it helped me withstand intense rallies effortlessly, rarely making any unforced errors.
I’m a player who’s all about adapting and keeping things interesting on the court. I like switching up my game depending on who I’m up against and how I’m feeling in the moment.
And let me tell you, when I’m in the mood for those lightning-fast winners with flat shots, the Head Speed MP racquet is my go-to weapon, especially on clay courts. It’s a real game-changer, helping me smash out those winners like nobody’s business.
So, if you’re a flat shot enthusiast like me, trust me when I say the Head Speed MP racquet is an absolute beast. It’s got everything you need to take your game to a whole new level. Don’t miss out on this gem!
Once again, this racquet offers brilliant precision. You really feel connected to the frame as you effortlessly place the ball with precision wherever you desire on the court. So you really get the feeling of control and the ability to attack precisely and to win the points quickly.
This racquet provides superb feedback. You can feel every ball going out of the strings and adjust your next shot based on that to get the best of your game.
Volleying was a joy for me and I also hit clean smashes. As for the serve, I liked the power but I hoped for more spin on my kick especially for a 100 sq in frame.
What I Didn’t Like About the Head Speed MP
Hitting a defensive slice with this racquet is good but to create backspin intended to hurt your opponent or to ship and charge, I found a hard time doing so.
My ball often floats and goes long instead of decelerating to land inside the court. I also don’t get the action on the ball I want.
Even with the 16×19 pattern, generating spin is a little difficult compared to other racquets. You have to really play in a more vertical path to create the monstrous spin that can disturb your opponent or clear the net from cross-court.
Who Is This Racquet For?
- A player who wants controllable power
- A player who wants accuracy
- A player who goes to the net a lot
- A player who wants a big sweet spot
Don’t Use the Head Speed MP Racquet If:
- You want plenty of spin
- You play with a one-handed backhand
- You struggle with your slice
I found the racquet to be excellent for providing me with these key points:
- Good power especially on the defensive side
- Flat shots are fast and accurate
- Good feel and improvement in my volley
- Hitting winners from anywhere on the court
- Comfortable with no arm issues at all