HEAD Prestige – 25 years of Absolute Precision

In 1987, the legendary first Prestige Pro racquet marked HEAD’s entry into a new generation of tennis racquets, based on a carbon fibre construction. This enabled players like Henri Leconte, Emilio Sanchez and Thomas Muster to play with an unprecedented level of power, control, and precision.
Now, the legend continues as HEAD launches the 2012 HEAD YouTek™ IG Prestige, which is coming to stores worldwide right in time for the Australian Open.

To honour the anniversary of this legendary racquet series, HEAD kicks off the year 2012 with a special celebration. Looking back at 25 years of history, outstanding players, epic tennis matches and trophies, and very special and personal Prestige moments, HEAD has launched a bespoke Facebook application and a series of YouTube videos, which allow tennis fans to dive into the Prestige history.

Each month, one of the past and current HEAD Prestige players reflects on a special ‘Prestige’ moment in his career. The Prestige legend featured in January is Thomas Muster.
Watch him talk about the career-threatening leg injury he suffered a few hours after his semifinal win over Yannick Noah at Key Biscayne, in 1989:



Among the many great former athletes on the ATP Tour, who have been playing with the Prestige, are French Davis Cup hero Henri Leconte, former World No.1 players Thomas Muster and Marat Safin, Spanish double-legends Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal, 3-time French Open winner Gustavo Kuerten, Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic and Davis Cup trophy holder Mark Philippoussis. But also current ATP Top 15 players such as Gilles Simon or Robin Söderling are taking part in the celebration.

On the 25th of each month, friends of HEAD Tennis on Facebook have the chance win a signed HEAD YouTek™ IG Prestige S-Line racquet signed by a Prestige Legend.

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