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HEAD Gravity MP 2023
Black/Mixed

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HEAD Gravity MP 2023

Crush your opponent with dominant tennis using the HEAD Gravity MP 2023 tennis racket in Black/Mixed, as endorsed by German superstar Sascha Zverev.
Boosted with Auxetic technology, the 2023 edition of the Gravity provides improved stability to go with the series’ inherent control.

Applied in the yoke, Auxetic refers to the way the carbon fibre is constructed: the fibres are arranged in such a way that they contract on ball impact, giving a more solid, stable feel.

Combined with the Gravity’s trademark teardrop head shape and its longer cross strings at the top of the hoop, the addition of Auxetic tech makes the racket extremely forgiving – the sweetspot is massive. No wonder it’s already so popular with the pros.

Elsewhere, the Elliptical Beam and deeper Flex Groove amp up the flex, so you’re still getting class-leading control over your shots.

Weighing in at 295 grams, the MP version of the Gravity is the perfect choice for players who like to experiment with their shotmaking, the lighter weight combining with a hybrid 16/20 string pattern to offer an extra element of versatility over and above the more defined Pro and Tour editions.

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 Gravity

The HEAD Gravity tennis racket is a game-changer for players seeking a perfect balance of power and control. Designed with advanced Graphene 360+ technology, it offers excellent stability and energy transfer, maximising the power behind each shot. The Gravity's unique flip design provides a personalised sweet spot, allowing players to adapt their game to different situations. With its comfortable and responsive feel, the racket provides exceptional touch and control, enabling precise shot placement. The HEAD Gravity is favoured by players who value versatility and want to dominate the court with a combination of power, spin, and precision. Elevate your game to new heights with the HEAD Gravity tennis racket.

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

• Endorsed by Sascha Zverev and Andrey Rublev
• Headsize: 645 sq cm / 100 sq in
• Weight (Unstrung): 295g / 10.4oz
• Balance (Unstrung): 325mm / 0.7 HL
• Beam: 22mm
• Length: 685mm / 27in
• String Pattern: 16/20
• Technology: Auxetic, Graphene Inside, Elliptical Beam, Flex Groove, Sweet Zone
• Grip: HydroSorb Pro
• Grip size: 1-5
• Please note this racket will come strung unless the image displays otherwise
• Please note that all HEAD Gravity rackets come without a protective head cover

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 278485
  • Man. Ref: 235323
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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