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Price: $269 (buy here)

Head Size: 100 sq. in.

Length: 27 in.

Weight: 11.7 oz.

Balance: 6 pts. HL

Swingweight: 333

RA Rating: 62

Beam Width: 20 mm

String Pattern: 18x20

What’s New

In terms of performance, Head took a mostly “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach with the Gravity Pro. The specs remain virtually the same, but just as with all brand’s recent releases, the latest Gravity Pro has been updated with Auxetic construction in the yoke. Overall, this gives the frame a sturdier and more comfortable feel, particularly on off-center hits. The flip design cosmetic has also been given a sleeker, black and silver combination. Previous colorways, while eye-catching, drew hit-or-miss reactions. The hope is this look is more universally-praised.

The flip design cosmetic in the Head Gravity Pro 2023 has also been given a sleeker, black and silver combination.

The flip design cosmetic in the Head Gravity Pro 2023 has also been given a sleeker, black and silver combination.

What Works

It’s a fine line when a racquet tries to strike the balance between old-school feel and control, and modern power and aggression. Usually, the scales are tipped too unfavorably in one direction. But the Gravity Pro manages to pull off the feat with favorable results. It’s one of the best-feeling racquets around, yet it doesn’t sacrifice stability in the process. It’s got just enough power to compete with the light, stiff and thick crowd, but beats them when it comes to precision, versatility and comfort.

The teardrop-shaped head gives the frame a distinctive appearance, but it has a more functional purpose—it elevates and widens the sweet spot in the upper portion of the hoop where the modern player most frequently makes contact. For a frame which oozes advanced players specs, the Gravity Pro is rather friendly. Similar in beam shape and thickness, the slightly larger head size and wider shoulders gives the frame a more playable, Prestige vibe.

It’s still demanding, and off-center hits will draw a penalty, but the sweet spot is large enough that it doesn’t happen at an alarming rate. The addition of Auxetic to the yoke has seemingly given the frame a warmer, friendlier feel, when compared to the outgoing model, but feedback is rather similar. The mass of the frame and the ample swing weight are the catalysts for giving shots depth and plow through, as well as a rock-solid feel at impact. It handles incoming pace without a problem—so stable when returning serve—and sends it back with interest. Yet, the thin, constant beam allows it to cut through the air so that it’s not cumbersome.

The lower-power response and 18x20 string pattern result in first-rate command. There’s a confidence that you can swing freely on any shot and still regularly find your targets. With the tighter spacing, it is better-suited to drive shots through the court, with just enough access to spin for safety or to get creative with angles. And the thin beam and heft are tailor-made to cut through contact to deliver skidding slices. Aggressive players should find it lively enough to play their natural game.

Not a rocket launcher, it can still be sneaky fast on serves provided the motion is speedy and smooth. As with ground strokes, spin on kickers isn’t overly nasty, but enough to keep opponents off-balance and at bay. The spot-on placement allows you to move the ball around the box and hit targets to stun opponents with an opening jab. If that doesn’t pick up a free point, it's capable of inflicting heavier damage with the follow-up shot—building a point until there’s an opening to finish it.

This leads into the inherent versatility of the Gravity. It’s solid and dependable enough to exchange consistent, deep ground strokes, or can break open a point with a sudden injection of pace. All-courters can move forward to the net with assurance that the frame can deflect a hard-hit pass and put the volley into tight windows, or take advantage of its feel to drop something short in the court. Perhaps not the quickest through the air, it’s just nimble enough that experienced net rushers should find it highly effective.


The mass of the frame and the ample swing weight are the catalysts for giving shots depth and plow through, as well as a rock-solid feel at impact.

What Needs Work

Any shortcomings of the Gravity Pro are essentially baked into its design. The 18x20 string pattern and thin, flexible beam make it rather low-powered. Throw in a small sweet spot and there’s not much help when stretched or hitting off the back foot. This also makes spin production somewhat diminished compared to some other more open-patterned frames.

Then there’s the higher mass and swing weight. It helps the frame defend against and deliver a heavy ball, but requires effort to swing. Just as with the string pattern, there are lighter, more maneuverable options that rely on firmer, thicker beams to provide backbone.

Again, these are all traits meant to attract skilled players who gravitate toward frames that emphasize control and a reliable response, rather than assistance in power and spin. And the Gravity Pro is the embodiment of dependability in terms of producing what is expected from shots—both good and bad.

Tester Feedback

“When I set up for a forehand, loaded on my rear foot, and transferred my weight into the shot, the pace was huge.”

“The control on the softer shots is fantastic and the response is equally good; you can really feel what you’re doing when the ball is on the strings.”

“One of the best feeling racquets on the market for old-school players like me.”

Bottom Line

It takes game to wield effectively, but if you’ve been searching for a classic-feeling frame with some modern flourishes, look no further than the new Gravity Pro.