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Mar 20, 2013
Giselle Sotelo replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Which day(s) are you going to the 2013 BNP Paribas Open? (March 4-17)'
"I'll be there the 17th!"
Mar 9, 2013
Tim Prapong commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1'
"Nah, he got his a** whomped. lol You can find those things used for $90 bucks or less on ebay or elsewhere."
Oct 1, 2012
Giselle Sotelo commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1'
"Did he win??? LOL.  I loved this racquet.  I really want to try it!!!"
Sep 28, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1'
"That racquet is Edberg's old racquet. I have a friend who played one of the Bryan brothers singles as a junior. He still uses that racquet!"
Sep 28, 2012
Giselle Sotelo favorited Giselle Sotelo's blog post Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1
Sep 27, 2012
Giselle Sotelo posted an article

Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1

Just strung this gorgeous specimen for someone.  Smaller head, nice tight center string bed, and solid.  Does it play as good as it looks and feels???See More
Sep 27, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"Your 93 inch Mid requires a lower tension, unless you're a hard hitting serve and volleyer or slugger baseliner. I can see you huffing already. LOL!"
Sep 27, 2012
Giselle Sotelo commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"Good to know, Tim.  FYI... I forwarded the article you sent me to a friend who wants me to string his racquet.  We'd initially planned on stringing it at 54 lbs. but after reading the article he now wants it at 50.  I'm…"
Sep 19, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"55 lbs is just right for me because I need my string to last for a month. By then, it will have lost its tension to around 40 and I am still good to go. Alu Rough I strung at 52 and it has lasted a month. I string Solinco Tour Bite and Barb Wire at…"
Sep 19, 2012
Giselle Sotelo commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"Incredibly informative.  Please read the following comments if you are a stringer or really value the importance of strings in your tennis game (too few people do).  A few nuggets: if using a poly or co-poly string -- 1. Select a…"
Sep 18, 2012
Tim Prapong commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"I don't necessarily agree but something I found. I am at 55 lbs for myself. The Definitive Guide to Stringing Polys and Co-polys Posted on March 17, 2011 by GGTennis This entry was posted in Stringing and tagged proper way to string poly and…"
Sep 18, 2012
CoachV - William Vazquez commented on Giselle Sotelo's blog post 'Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.'
"61 lbs way to high. 45lbs good"
Sep 18, 2012
Giselle Sotelo posted articles
Sep 16, 2012
Giselle Sotelo posted a video

Tennis Serve Rhythm and Smoothness Drill

http://www.essentialtennis.com/ When you hit your serve does it feel like you're trying super hard to accelerate the racket but you don't actually get much o...
Jul 27, 2012
Giselle Sotelo and King Vergel Almanza are now friends
Jul 14, 2012

Profile Information

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Very new to tennis! My tennis practice thus far has been confined to hitting against a wall. I have only learned the one-handed topspin backhand stroke, and even that needs work. BUT, I do practice about 3 or 4 times a week. I just want to be able to practice with someone because right now I can't afford lessons. Possibilities might include feeding balls to one another to improve strokes, etc. Anyway, I really want to play with another beginner who wants to learn, too.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
1. FED 2. Justine Henin (pre-first retirement) 3. Nadal 4. The UNSTOPPABLE NOVAK DJOKOVIC
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Just started, Do not know my rating
On the court, I am a:
beginner
My favorite local courts:
I like playing against the wall at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex and the courts, which are currently under repair, look like they'll fix up real nice.
Relationship status:
Single
Favorite website:
http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com

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Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:28am 3 Comments

Just strung this gorgeous specimen for someone.  Smaller head, nice tight center string bed, and solid.  Does it play as good as it looks and feels???…

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Day 1 -- ALU Power on the Mains, Synthetic Gut on the Crosses, Tension at 61 lbs.

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 11:37pm 6 Comments

I strung my Prestige Mid at 61 lbs., ALU Power on the mains, synthetic gut on the crosses  (I had previously used these strings but in reverse -- ie, the synthetic gut was on the mains and the ALU Power was on the cross).  At first, this new set up felt like I was hitting the ball with a brick.  Despite exerting a tremendous amount of effort, my balls were barely going past the service box.  It was rough getting used to. Eventually, after about maybe thirty minutes or so, the strings started…

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Strings

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 5:20pm 0 Comments

So, I'll be test driving different strings (or combination of strings) at varying tensions each month to (1) get a better idea of the strings that are out there, (2) get a feel for different tensions and (3) see what works best for me.  To date, I've basically been stringing Prince sythentic gut on the mains and Luxilon ALU Power or Rough on the crosses (like Roger, except he uses natural gut on the mains which is a little cost prohibitive for me).  I usually tension my strings at 62 lbs…

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At 4:40pm on June 7, 2012, King Vergel Almanza said…

Hi Giselle, Excuse super late reply. If you are still interested in hitting around, let me know. I have just rediscovered this site. I can do weekends at night.

At 10:48pm on March 25, 2012, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…

hola!

At 9:42pm on January 31, 2012, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…

Welcome back!

At 5:07pm on December 8, 2011, Paul De Los Reyes said…

Hey Giselle, sent ya a message! :]

At 7:20pm on November 28, 2011, Canan Fraser said…

Hi Giselle, thanks for the message. yes of course Mark mention that to me. I like to play with you any day. just let me know we can schedule the date. I am here two more weeks then going for traveling for a few months then will be back. in the mean time we can play before i go my trip if you like. 

canan

At 11:40am on November 28, 2011, Paul De Los Reyes said…

Goodmorning Giselle,

 

Thanks for the reply! As of right now I'm avail any day and any time after today. Let me know what's best for you. I also saw you commented on Cana's page, if anything we can all meet up and play together. Just throwing that idea out there. :] I know a few drills we can do with three players on court! 

At 9:25pm on November 27, 2011, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…

ok. no problem.  i just got back from england a few days ago.  Wimbledon was Great!  i downloaded some pictures on my page if you want a look... ciao!

At 12:09pm on November 26, 2011, Paul De Los Reyes said…

Hey Giselle,

 

How are you doing today? Im relatively new to tennis too and we're in the same boat when it comes to not being able to afford lessons and wanting to get on courts to improve via drills and good old fun rallies. Hope we can get out on court sometime to practice and improve. Im around the Silver Lake area and I know some good courts (lighted and free) we can go to. Im currently avail to play any time!

 

Hope to hear from you soon Giselle!

-Paul :]

At 11:23pm on November 11, 2011, Tim Prapong said…

You were number 2 yesterday! Must be your stringing post. lol

At 6:12pm on November 6, 2011, Javier Djeu said…
yea i should be able to. i think later in the day ill be more free. message me your email or number so we can get intouch  better
 
 
 

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