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Head Extreme MP Lite - tennis racket that got us super impressed

We are truly impressed with the performance of the Head Extreme MP Lite tennis racket after our initial test - our feedback

Head Extreme MP Lite - tennis racket review

If you follow our consumer blog regularly you would probably know that we are big tennis fans. We have tried and tested various tennis rackets throughout the years and always shared our honest opinion about them. 

Today we are reviewing the Head Extreme MP Lite after just one game (2 plus hours of testing) which got us really impressed. It seems like one of the most versatile rackets we have used so far and one that we strongly recommend buying in 2022, especially if you find it discounted for the winter season. 

Head Extreme MP Lite key features:

  • Mid-Plus Head Size: The racquet has a head size of 100 square inches, which is considered a "mid-plus" size. This can provide a good balance of power and control.
  • Flexible Beam: The racquet has a flexible beam, which can help absorb vibrations and provide a more comfortable feel on shots.

Head Extreme MP Lite - first impressions

We got our Extreme MP Lite from the local official Head store, just to make sure we have an original piece (so many counterfeits these days).  And since it is not the latest 2022 model we got a huge 50% discount on the original price, which was around $200

Head Extreme MP Lite - tennis racket specs

  • 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
  • CPI: 700

tennis racket specifications

The biggest concern that we had was the weight of the Extreme MP Lite which is around 285 grams which in some cases we would consider way too light. That is why we initially wanted to buy the regular MP version which is around 300 grams unstrung but unfortunately it was out of stock.

So we decided to take a chance and give it a try with the MP Lite version, strung 25/24 kg with Head Hawk Rough strings.

To be honest, we really like the electric color pattern of the racket, which at first was kind of too much, especially if you prefer classic looks and colors. But it looks fresh and after some time we thing would prefer it over traditional colors of most rackets.

Head Extreme MP Lite - the test

As mentioned in the beginning, we tested the racket for over 2 hours of gameplay. Surprisingly, the time for adaptation was super short, especially when coming from the Head Radical Pro which has smaller head size, weighs some 30 grams more and has much stiffer frame.

Extreme MP Lite and Radical Pro

Head Extreme MP Lite seems to be super versatile racket, easy power from the baseline, pretty accurate for such a lightweight frame and quite stable on volleys. 

Probably the only downside was the comfort and plow through on serve. For such a light frame we expected the Head Extreme MP Lite to be more comfortable and easy when serving. The good news is that this frame gives enough spin for different serving variations. 

Probably the issue on serve is due to the head light balance of our frame which kind of feels much heavier than 285 grams.

Other than that the Head Extreme MP Lite is really a comfortable and very stable racket. 

And if you are into lightweight frames, we would recommend you to check these racket that we reviewed earlier: