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Mens Rackets

HEAD Boom MP 2024 Alternate
Black/Mint

£185.00
£210.00
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HEAD Boom MP 2024 Alternate

Experience explosive energy with the HEAD Boom MP 2024 Alternate tennis racket in Black/Mint, the second generation of the fun and powerful racket featuring new Auxetic 2.0 technology that actively responds to give real-time, super-accurate feedback for an enhanced, sensational feel.
Designed for ambitious intermediate and advanced players looking for serious fun, the HEAD Boom MP Alternate is back to strengthen the connection between player and racket. Its fresh, modern designs complement its explosive playability, generating a confident, powerful feel that takes your game to the next level. Built to generate the ultimate connection between you and your racket, Directional Drilling combines increased power with a larger sweet spot, delivering a plush feel upon impact with the ball, even if you hit off-centre. A unique Morph Beam frame construction merges an elongated box beam shaft with the powerful head for the perfect blend of feel and ease on court, while the enlarged Power Grommets maximise string movement for increased power as you strike, helping you to hit harder comfortably. The specially designed uniform string pattern allows for a consistent ball trajectory on every shot for reliable and forgiving play. Crafted to deliver unmatched comfort, the Boom MP features Auxetic constructions. Due to their internal properties, Auxetic constructions widen when a “pull” force is applied and contract when squeezed, ensuring a pleasant reaction with every shot. Furthermore, strategically positioned Graphene Inside strengthens the frame, providing stability to optimise energy transfer from your racket to the ball.

Coco Gauff

Cori "Coco" Gauff, born in 2004 in Florida, USA, is an exciting young talent in women's tennis. Bursting onto the scene at just 15, she gained international attention when she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon in 2019. Known for her powerful serves, aggressive baseline play, and mental toughness, Gauff is one of the youngest players in the top 100 of the Women's Tennis Association rankings. Her impressive rise, coupled with her maturity on and off the court, marks her as a future star of the sport. Gauff's success is inspiring the next generation of players, proving that age is just a number.

HEAD

A brand with a reputation for innovation, HEAD trace their tennis origins back to the late 60s and the creation of the first aluminium-based tennis racket, the brainchild of company founder Howard Head.

Head, a former aeronautics engineer, began a racket revolution with his idea for light yet strong frames. Attracted by the durability of a metal racket, American icon Arthur Ashe stepped in to give a player’s point of view, assisting with development of the original aluminium frame in 1969. A few years later, a HEAD racket was in the hands of a champion, with Ashe famously wielding his signature Competition to win Wimbledon in ’75.

Since then, HEAD have continued to push the boundaries of racket design, utilising all kinds of space-age materials in the quest for ultimate performance. They’ve had many more champion players using their frames, too, from Agassi and Muster in the 90s to Murray, Djokovic, Sharapova and Stephens in the 21st century.

Their modern range has options for every type of play. There’s the ever-popular Prestige, providing absolute precision since 1987, the versatile Radical with its vibrant paintjobs, and the super-fast Speed, which remains Novak’s racket of choice. More recent additions include the aggressive Gravity, endorsed by Sascha Zverev, the spin-focused Extreme, recommended by Matteo Berrettini, and the explosive Boom, a power-focused frame endorsed by US prodigy Coco Gauff. Whichever you choose, you’ll perform at your best with a HEAD racket.

HEAD Boom

The HEAD Boom tennis racket is a dynamic and powerful choice for players seeking explosive shots and superior performance on the court. It features a lightweight and manoeuvrable frame that allows for swift and precise swings. The racket's oversized head provides an enlarged sweet spot, enhancing forgiveness and power on off-center hits. The Boom's innovative construction and materials optimise power transfer and stability, resulting in impressive shot speed and control. With its vibrant design and advanced technology, the HEAD Boom is a reliable weapon for players who want to dominate the game with their aggressive and powerful style of play.

Control Racket

Control rackets usually have closed string patterns – essentially, more strings per area – to increase ball contact and give you more control over your shots. They tend to have thinner beams to allow more flex and often utilise material technologies to make you feel more connected to the ball.

Features


• Headsize: 645 sq cm / 100 sq in
• Unstrung weight: 295 g / 10.4 oz
• String pattern: 16 / 19
• Balance: 315 mm / 1 in HL
• Length 685 mm / 27 in
• Beam: 24 mm
• Grip size: 0-5
• Grip tape: HydroSorb Pro – Celeste
• Pre-strung string: Lynx, 1.25mm – Anthracite
• Recommended string: Lynx Touch 1.25mm
• For ambitious intermediate and advanced players looking for serious fun
• Enhanced, sensational feel
• Ultimate connection between player and racket
• Fresh, modern design
• Explosive playability
• Confident, powerful feel
• Directional Drilling: combines increased power potential and a larger sweetspot, delivering a plush impact feel
• Morph Beam: the unique frame construction merges an elongated box beam shaft with a powerful head for the perfect blend of feel and ease on court
• Power Grommets: the enlarged power grommets maximise string movement for increased power
• Uni Pattern: specially designed uniform string pattern allows for a consistent ball trajectory on every shot for reliable and forgiving play
• Auxetic 2.0: actively responds, giving real-time, super-accurate feedback
• Graphene Inside: strengthens the frame, provides greater stability, and optimises energy transfer from racket to ball
• Please note that this racket will come pre-strung
• Please note that all HEAD Boom rackets come without a protective head cover

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 1011774
  • Man. Ref: 230414
Choosing the Right Grip Size for your Tennis Racket

One often overlooked, but crucial, aspect when selecting a tennis racket is the grip size. The grip size is the measurement around the handle's circumference, and choosing the right one can significantly impact your comfort, control, and potential to prevent injury. This article will guide you through the process of selecting the right tennis racket grip size.

Importance of Choosing the Right Grip Size

A correctly sized tennis grip ensures you have optimal control over your racket and helps prevent injuries. Too small a grip may cause your hand to shift during play, reducing accuracy and increasing the risk of developing tennis elbow due to overuse of the forearm muscles. Conversely, a grip that's too large can make the racket hard to turn and manipulate, and it could also lead to hand, wrist, or shoulder injuries due to overgripping.

Measuring Your Grip Size

There are two common methods to measure your grip size:

  1. The Ruler Method: Open your dominant hand and extend your fingers. Align a ruler with the bottom lateral crease of your palm, measuring to the tip of your ring finger. The measurement in inches correlates with your grip size.

  2. The Finder Test: Hold the racket with a standard Eastern forehand grip, where the base knuckle of your index finger is on bevel #3. You should be able to fit the index finger of your other hand in the space between your ring finger and the palm that's gripping the racket. If there's not enough room for your finger, the grip is too small. If there's too much space, the grip is too large.

Grip Sizes: U.S. vs. European

In the U.S., grip sizes range from 4 inches to 4 ¾ inches, increasing in increments of 1/8 inch. European grip sizes use a different naming system, L0 to L5, each correlating to their U.S. counterparts as follows:

European Grip Size US Grip Size
L0 or G0 4 Inches
L1 or G1 4 1/8 inches
L2 or G2 4 1/4 inches
L3 or G3 4 3/8 inches
L4 or G4 4 1/2 inches
L5 or G5 4 5/8 inches

Choosing the Right Grip Size

When choosing the right grip size, consider the following points:

  • Go for the smaller size if you're in between: It's easier to increase the size of a grip than decrease it. You can always add an overgrip (which usually adds about 1/16 inch) to a smaller handle to increase its size, but shaving down a larger handle is not recommended as it can compromise the racket's structural integrity.

  • Consider your style of play: Players who rely on spin might prefer a smaller grip size, which allows for more wrist action. In contrast, players seeking control may benefit from a larger grip size.

  • Test it out: If possible, try before you buy. Visit a local sports store, hold the racket, and mimic your swing to see how it feels. Remember that comfort is key - if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.

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