Expert Review: Head Gravity Pro Racquet · UnstrungPublished on 11/03/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the tennis racquet, which I tested for one week in October of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Russell Christensen
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the tennis racquet, which I tested for one week in October of 2022.
The Head Gravity Pro is ideal for anyone looking for solid, all-around playability but likes a comfortable feel on the arm. The racquet is smooth on the swing and well-balanced in its weight.
About the racquet I tested
- Model: Head Gravity Pro 2021
- Grip Size: 4 ⅜ in
- String and Tension: Head Hawk Touch 17G at 54 lbs
- Head size: 100 sq. in
- Racquet Length: 27 in
- Any Customizations: Luxilon Dampener
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 210 lbs
- Previous Racquet Played With: Babolat Pure Aero 2019 version
- Experience: 23 years of tennis
- NTRP/UTR Rating: 5, 8.5
- When I tested it: October 2022
- Days tested: 1 week
- Court Surfaces: Indoor courts
- Match Play/Practice Session/Both: Practice Session
- Where I’ve used it: University of Utah Tennis Facility
How it performs
What I was looking for
I just wanted to test the Head Gravity. I am a big fan of Alex Zverez, who is a top 10 pro who endorses this racquet. So I wanted to see how his racquet performed.
Why I chose to test this gear
Gravity is one of the newest lines that has come out from Head, so I simply wanted to test it. There was the Tour and MP version of the Head Gravity, which are the lighter versions, but I like testing the heavier models.
What I love about it
- Control: With the 18x20 string pattern in the racquet, I feel confident in the directions and depth of my shots. I feel like my mind and my racquet agree on where to hit the ball.
- Feel: With the Graphene 360 tech mixed with the new SpiralFiber tech, I can sense how comfortable the shot feels at contact. It feels like I’m cutting through butter with the racquet.
- Stability: Due to the weight and rounder shape of the racquet, I am able to get more “meat” on the ball, adding that extra stability to it.
- Maneuverability: This Head brand came with a thinner beam and frame, which helped compensate for the weight of the racquet. It definitely helped with reactions to faster-type shots.
- Versatility: Awesome all around playability in my opinion. If I were to lean towards a shot that best compliments this racquet, the backhand would be my choice.
- Serves: With the thin beam of the Gravity, the fluidity of the serves feels nice. It was nothing too crazy when it came to hitting the serve, but more so well balanced as I went through the set up and follow through of the serve. I really enjoyed that.
- Volleys: The Gravity has a well-balanced frame, and with the weight of the racquet, the volleys feel clean and controlling. Feels very clean on contact and feel like I can react well to my volleys.
- Ground strokes: I enjoy how hard I can swing with this racquet. With the added control from the string pattern, I feel like I take big swings with my groundstrokes and have the ball stay in.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Power: This is my only hang-up. I feel like I have to swing pretty hard to get good depth or they land short. Honestly not a deal breaker for me since I am a bigger guy, but it could be a potential concern for those struggling to make their own power in shots.
Favorite moment with this gear
My favorite shot with this racquet was every time I hit a backhand. I felt really confident with my backhand and rarely missed my shots.
Value for the money vs. other options
For anyone looking for a good-quality racquet, this racquet is great for its price. It is going for under $200, which is pretty good considering this is an intermediate/advanced level racquet. A great comparison to this racquet would be the Wilson Blade, which is about $60 more than this racquet.
This is a very complete racquet that provides great options. If one is an intermediate to advanced player with a complete, all-around game, this is the racquet for them.