Australian Open Gear

Microgel Racquet Technology


Modern Tennis Conquers The Court:
"Faster-paced and more aggressive, tennis has changed. New techniques have evolved: expanded use of spin, faster, more agressive swing styles, and more versatility in footwork and hitting stances. These "modern tennis" techniques can produce huge gains in performance, but also make huge demands on equipment. Today's aggressive players want products that are up to the challenge, and HEAD's innovative new MicroGel™ technology delivers"
Ball Impact
Microgel Feature
 Head’s revolutionary MicroGEL technology is a silicone-based material with the  lowest density of any solid known on the planet. Microgel is able to support up to 4,000 times its own weight, and weighs only 3mg per cubic centimeter. Head has currently fused a stiff and strong carbon composite fibers with MicroGEL material which has contributed to their new line of racquets. During ball impact, Head MicroGEL is able to evenly distribute the impact load around the frame to provide a rock-solid feel and unique touch not found in most racquets
What happens during ball impact?

The MicroGEL material compresses and changes in turn

taking in most of the shock while distributing the shock evenly.



With an increased head width, Head's Extreme Racquets are

allowing the ball to slide further across the string-bed

for enhanced spin generation and improved stability.


The increase in head width causes the ball to come off the

strings with greater spin, in turn enabling a larger distance

between the net and the ball’s flight trajectory.
MicroGel Benefit