Head Tennis Racquet Reviews
Head is a quality and very recognisable brand in the world of tennis, which is most renowned for manufacturing top quality racquets. What many people may not know is that the company does actually have two major focusses; tennis and alpine sports, with the company creating top of the range skiing and snowboarding equipment as well as its work within tennis.
It was in fact within the skiing market that the company traces its roots, having been found by aeronautical engineer Howard Head in 1950 after he returned to Baltimore from a ski trip. It was in the late 1960’s that Head’s tennis division was created, when Howard Head realised that tennis racquets could be strengthened and improved by the addition of an aluminium frame.
The Aluminium racquets pioneered by Head gained increased popularity and were introduced to the US Open in 1969. Just six years later, Arthur Ashe won the tournament with help from the sponsorship provided by Head, and from this point on the company’s tennis division went from strength to strength. Head is now a leader in the tennis equipment market and in 2012 sponsored three different Grand Slam Winners in one calendar year; Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova at the French, and Andy Murray at the US.
Head’s current racquets are split into different ranges known as the ‘Prestige’, ‘Radical’, ‘Speed’, ‘Instinct’ and ‘Extreme’ ranges, which all include different features and benefits to optimise lots of different playing styles.
One of the most notable elements of Head tennis racquets is the widespread use of Graphene as a frame component. Graphene is especially useful for tennis racquets as it is strong and durable whilst maintaining a very light weight.
Whatever your playing style, Head tennis racquets can help you get the most out of your game and stay at the forefront of racquet technology.