Categories: Tennis Racquets

New HEAD Extreme Racquets 2022

The new HEAD Extreme Racquets for 2022 are revealed. The update comes with a fresh paint and Auxetic added to the layup.

There are not any big spec changes to the new HEAD Extreme racquets, but the Pro is not there anymore. Instead they have tigthened the string pattern on the HEAD Extreme MP, which I think makes a lot of sense as that one was a bit difficult to control. Auxetic is there to improve the feel and I also felt like it enlarges the sweet spot slightly. Similar to what it did with the HEAD Speed Racquets. It’s a small difference, but picky racquet nerds will definitely feel it while playing.

I am reviewing pretty much the whole range of the new HEAD Extreme racquets, from the very light Team L, to the Team, the MP L, the MP and the Tour. I had a lot of fun last week hitting with the Team L. Big power and spin and easy playability. My mother actually loved playing with that racquet and decided to keep it. She is a beginner so for her the easy power, spin and large sweet spot was appealing. But I actually had fun just hitting spinny groundstrokes with it too. It’s going to be a bit light for me in the long run, but that’s where the other racquets come in.

The racquets will be for sale end of August or early Sep, check out our affiliates Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Warehouse Europe, and Tennis Only to purchase (we get a small commission if you use the link, doesn’t matter what you buy, so no pressure!). And if you’re not picky about having the latest model, the current model is for sale.

The HEAD Extreme 2022 racquets

HEAD Extreme Tour

The HEAD Extreme Tour was my racquet of choice a while back, so I’m keen to see how this one compares. This is the most controlled racquet of the line-up and specs up in the following way. Ps. The CPI is the power scale from 100 (lowest) to 1000 (highest in power). Ds.

CPI: 400
WEIGHT (UNSTRUNG): 305 g / 10.8 oz
STRING PATTERN: 16/19
HEAD SIZE: 630 cm² / 98 in²
GRIP SIZE: 1-5
BALANCE: 315 mm / 1 in HL
LENGTH: 685 mm / 27.0 in
BEAM: 22/23/21 mm

No real difference as far as I can tell in terms of specs. It will be interesting to see how it feels. I will review it here as usual and on my YouTube channel.

HEAD Extreme MP

This racquet comes with a denser string pattern than its predecessor – similar to the Pro from 2020.

CPI:500
WEIGHT (UNSTRUNG): 300 g / 10.6 oz
STRING PATTERN: 16/19
HEAD SIZE: 645 cm² / 100 in²
GRIP SIZE: 1-5
BALANCE: 320 mm / 1 in HL
LENGTH: 685 mm / 27.0 in
BEAM: 23/26/21 mm

HEAD Extreme MP L

Just a lighter version of the MP.

CPI: 600
WEIGHT (UNSTRUNG): 285 g / 10.1 oz
STRING PATTERN: 16/19
HEAD SIZE: 645 cm² / 100 in²
GRIP SIZE: 0-5
BALANCE: 325 mm / 0.7 in HL
LENGTH: 685 mm / 27.0 in
BEAM: 23/26/21 mm

HEAD Extreme Team

A lighter and more powerful Extreme racquet for beginners to intermediate players.

CPI: 700
WEIGHT (UNSTRUNG): 275 g / 9.7 oz
STRING PATTERN: 16/19
HEAD SIZE: 645 cm² / 100 in²
GRIP SIZE: 0-5
BALANCE: 330 mm / 0.5 in HL
LENGTH: 685 mm / 27.0 in
BEAM: 23/26/21 mm

HEAD Extreme Team L

The lightest and most powerful racquet of the bunch.

CPI: 900
WEIGHT (UNSTRUNG): 265 g / 9.3 oz
STRING PATTERN: 16/19
HEAD SIZE: 680 cm² / 105 in²
GRIP SIZE: 0-5
BALANCE: 345 mm / even
LENGTH: 685 mm / 27.0 in
BEAM: 23/26/22 mm

Summary

The play-test of the new HEAD Extreme racquets are underway. Keen to hear what you guys think about them.

As usual, patrons will get my impressions first. Please join if you want to support the site and get unique content.

TN

View Comments

  • Thanks,

    So it's the same swingweight as previous MP model?

    The balance was changed to 320mm and CPI to 500, so thought maybe the swingeight dropped a little bit.

    Can you double check that, please?

    • Still 325 w Lynx Tour. A thinner/lighter string will reduce it. It also depends on the racquet you get of course (quality control).

  • Ok i see, thanks for precising that.

    Looking forward to your test and impression about it, and how it compares to the previous model.

  • Between new aero and new Extreme Mp, Which is more maneuverable and easy ti swing through the air and generally less tiring for the arm? I often play with 285 grams

    • I would say Aero because of the lower swing weight, but I haven't tried the Extreme MP L yet, which would be the version you should go for.

  • Looking forward to the review and also a comparison with the new pure aero 100 and 98. I currently use the extreme tour.
    Has the flex rating drop? I heard it’s like.

  • Got the new extreme TOUR about a month ago.
    I'm a teaching pro on the Philly area.
    It is a hitters racquet. It feels solid and a little more (softer) forgiving then the previous one.
    The new colors are very distinct. I will recommend it to my players

  • Demoed the current Extreme Tour and really liked it. It’s currently being sold at a steal of a discount of $149. Was considering a purchase but then heard about the update. Wonder if the new one will be worth the extra money (and that lime green - yeesh). Also, very curious how the new Extreme Tour will compare to the Pure Aero VS.

    Thanks so much for all the tennis content. You’re awesome!

    • I think you will be happy with the current one, it's not a huge update. You get more power but also stiffness with the Aero VS.

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