Wilson vs Head Tennis Racket Comparison

Picking Wilson or Head is a pretty tough choice. Both brands are leaders in the industry. The design of both, Wilson and Head tennis rackets, is pretty appealing, and also playing characteristics are at the highest possible level. The question if you like more Roger Federer, the synonym of Wilson or Novak Djokovic, the Head global ambassador, makes the choice even harder. Below you will find a little bit more information to help you in picking.

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My Wilson racket choice

WILSON CLASH

Wilson Clash is the latest model from Wilson. Version 1 was introduced in February 2019. Clash offers a unique combination of power, control, and spin for all intermediate and advanced players.

View at Wilson store or Read my Review of Clash

Wilson versus Head comparison
[companies, design, product range]

Companies background

Wilson

Wilson Sporting Goods Company has headquarters in Chicago, IL. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Finish Amer Group Ltd. from 1989. Wilson was established in 1913 as part of the meat producer Ashland Manufacturing Company. Wilson focused on the special use of slaughterhouse byproducts. In 1914 it produced e.g. tennis strings. The name Wilson Sporting Goods Company was adopted after a series of acquisitions and mergers in 1931.

Currently, Wilson family brands consist of Wilson itself, Louisville, DeMarini, Atec, Evoshield, and Luxilon (tennis strings – check our guide on how to choose the best tennis strings). Wilson produces sportswear and equipment for Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Badminton, Racquetball, and Squash.

Check the full range of Wilson products at their store here.

Head

Head was established as a ski equipment producer back in 1950 by Howard Head. In 1969 Head widened its production to tennis by manufacturing the first metal tennis racket. Currently, Head UK Ltd. is a private company with headquarters in London, UK. Head sell alpine skis and equipment, snowboard products, tennis, racquetball, paddle, squash, and pickleball rackets. It also produces tennis balls (Penn brand) and footwear. Tyrolia, Mares, SSI, and rEvo are also brands owned by Head UK Ltd.

Design

Wilson

Wilson is a conservative brand and the design respects it. However, I have to say that the current design with the black frame is stunning. I like the simple but modern look of Wilson rackets. I prefer the full black frame version of ProStaff, but rackets with a colored stripe on the racket frame (green, orange, or red) are beautiful too. It must be said that the different colors mean different products. Green is reserved for Blade rackets, Orange for Burn, Black for Pro Staff, Blue for Ultra, and Gray-Orange for new Clash.

Head

Head is definitely the boldest tennis brand in terms of design. Their frames are known for striking colors that catch your eyes. From orange-blue Head Radical via blue Head Instinct to clear yellow of Head Extreme. Head rackets can be hardly overlooked. They are not very popular among conservative players used to grey and black racket frames and white only shirts and shorts, but the younger generation is all in for Head striking racket design.

Product Range

Wilson

CLASH

BLADE

BURN

PRO STAFF

ULTRA

Revolution
Power and Control and Spin

Spin and Control

Power

Control

Power and Spin

Read our review of WILSON CLASH 100 tennis racket

Read our review of WILSON BLADE 104 tennis racket

Read our review of WILSON BURN 100 Countervail tennis racket

Read our review of WILSON PRO STAFF 97LS tennis racket

Read our review of WILSON ULTRA 100 tennis racket

SHOP WILSON CLASH at official Wilson store HERE

Shop WILSON BLADE at official Wilson store HERE

Shop WILSON BURN at official Wilson Store HERE

Shop WILSON PRO STAFF at official Wilson Shop HERE

Shop WILSON ULTRA at official Wilson Shop HERE

Head

GRAVITY

PRESTIGE

SPEED

RADICAL

INSTINCT

EXTREME

New! Force

Full Control

Ultimate Power

Control and Spin potential

Power and Comfort

Power and Spin

SHOP HEAD GRAVITY TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

SHOP HEAD PRESTIGE TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

SHOP HEAD SPEED TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of HEAD SPEED MP tennis racket

SHOP HEAD RADICAL TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of HEAD RADICAL MP tennis racket

SHOP HEAD INSTINCT TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

SHOP HEAD EXTREME TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

Head introduced special kids racket series Head Maria and Head Novak for young players.

Players

Wilson is an undisputed leader among professional tennis players. It is the number one choice for both, ATP and WTA players. However, Head is at least trying to challenge Wilson’s position among men. Both brands have one global ambassador known not just to tennis fans. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are definitely tennis superstars and their marketing reach is well beyond the borders of the tennis world.

Wilson

MenRoger FedererGrigor DimitrovJuan Martin Del PotroMilos RaonicDavid GoffinTennys Sandgren
LadiesSimona HalepElena SvitolinaJelena OstapenkoSerena WilliamsVenus WilliamsPetra Kvitova

The full list of players using Wilson rackets can be found here

Head

MenNovak DjokovicAlexander ZverevMarin CilicAndrey RublevTaylor Harry FritzDiego Schwartzman
LadiesSloane StephensAsleigh BartyBarbora KrejcikovaBianca AndreescuDaniele CollinsMaria Sharapova

The full list of players using Head rackets can be found here

Check the latest numbers of players from ATP and WTA TOP 100 using respective racket brands here

 

Wilson vs Head, my subjective pick is …

Do you like more Roger or Novak? The answer to this question will help you a lot in picking the racket of your choice. However, if I look at the features and playing characteristics of Wilson and Head rackets I have one strong favorite.

Wilson Clash would be my choice. I like the new “revolutionary” concept of Clash. The control, the power, the comfort. All I want from the racket is there. You can check my review of Wilson Clash here to find out why I am so thrilled about it. By the way, I like Novak Djokovic more than Roger, but Wilson Clash is just perfect for me.

All Wilson rackets can be bought at the Wilson Official Store

All Head rackets can be bought at Amazon here

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Tennis Pro Guru

Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Clash 100
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship

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