Head was the first company to introduce aluminium into tennis racket frames, revolutionising the industry in the process.
Twenty years later they did it again with the first titanium and graphite racket, and have since become the racket of choice for more than thirty per cent of professional tennis players, including grand slam champions Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
Having been responsible for the original introduction of aluminium into racket frames – which first found major success thanks to tournament-winning Arthur Ashe at Wimbledon in 1975 – Head have made huge inroads in racket technology since a U.S. ski company branched out into the tennis world in the late 1960s.
Now based in Austria and the Netherlands, Head began life when Howard Head decided on his maiden skiing trip that wooden skies were fast becoming out-dated. It was an era when metals and plastics were replacing wood in many fields - including his own speciality, aircraft fuselages, which had already started using aluminium and plastic laminate to great effect.
Renowned for the first-ever titanium and graphite racket during the 90s which again revolutionised the industry, Head have continued to diversify and continue to go from strength to strength in the worlds of tennis, skiing, racquetball, squash and badminton.