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2015 BNP Paribas Open Tennisopolites Meetup!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Jun 17, 2015. 26 Replies

Being lucky to receive 4 free tickets to the McEnroe Challenge exhibition on March 7th, before the main event of March 9-22, I was wondering how many Tennisopolis members were going this year. Please post the day you may be going and perhaps we can…Continue

Tags: desert, springs, ca, california, palm

2014 Head Graphene Prestige Pro: Cilic's racquet or The Best of Both Worlds!

Started Sep 8, 2014 0 Replies

Two weeks ago, I used to have 4 Head IG Prestige Pros and 5 Tecnifibre TFight 325s. I would use the Prestige for doubles because of it's head…Continue

Tags: racket, racquet, Graphene, Prestige, Head

Best Shoe I've Tried in 2014: Lotto Raptor Ultra IV Speed! (Ferrer's shoe)

Started Jul 16, 2014 0 Replies

The first thing I noticed is the interesting plastic "cave" in the heel. Never before have I seen that since Avia's weird cantilever heel…Continue

Who's your picks for 2014 Wimbledon Men's Semifinals/Finals?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Jul 16, 2014. 7 Replies

Djokovic vs. Dmitrov: I am going with Djokovic's ability to be consistent, his strong return, his solid backhand, his angling forehand. I think it will exceed Dmitrov's weapons quite easily.Federer vs. Raonic: As much as love Raonic's serve and I…Continue


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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Teaching Pro or Coach, Racquet Stringer
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I play five to six times a week. All court game.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Sampras, Federer, McEnroe, Laver, Kuerten, Ivanisevic, Leconte, Mecir, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, Borg, Gasquet, Djokovic, Nadal
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5
On the court, I am a:
rightie, chip-n-charger, trixter, slicer, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, top-spinner, all courter, gracious winner, tournament goer
My favorite local courts:
Vermont Canyon in Griffith's Park, Burbank Tennis Center
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Tim Prapong's Articles

Battle of the 11.1 oz player frames: 2015 Head Speed Pro XT vs. Wilson Pro Staff 97

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:00am 2 Comments

As the recent owner of both these fine frames, Head and Wilson have really improved racquets in this weight category. I will describe the differences between the two. Both of these racquets are better than the Head Graphene Prestige Pro, also at 11.1…


Late 2014: How Federer very well may be surpassing Djokovic!

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:10pm 6 Comments

The last two meetings of the two titans, at the Shanghai and the IPTL league, showed Federer's increasing prowess at dominating the forecourt. Certainly, Edberg has not only improved Federer's volleys to such an extent. He has also made Fed cut off the angle from where Djokovic can pass. 

The years Fed spent with Annacone trying to adapt a chip and charge…


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At 5:46pm on July 8, 2014, Greg said…

Hi Tim, thank you for the consideration - the OC is quite a large area (3 million people & a large square mileage) and based on the mountainous geography & travel limitations to/from the beach cities, they are not a probable, regular playing area for people in Irvine - and there are a wealth of quality courts (private & public) and avid players in the Irvine area.

As for the South Coast Metro group - maybe it was the indiscriminate name or lack of specifying Irvine, but its been nearly 2 years since there was any activity in that group, which to date has only 2 members. So I doubt that group will actually serve the needs of our area. 

Of course, I cannot say how quickly the Irvine Group will grow, but the Hollywood / LA Group I started several years ago when I lived there is one of the top 10 largest on this site and like there, I definitely feel there is a need here, in this community, even if you just understand the urban planning and layout of this city - its quite unlike others.

This would be a great way to help connect players of the various ethnicities & cultures of our area through the game of tennis. I feel it would be unwise not to allow the chance. 

Again, I appreciate the consideration. 

With Gratitude,


At 10:09am on February 15, 2014, Mark / The Mayor said…

Tim, Bobby and I are trying to coordinate a 4.5 dubs session for Saturday morning in Palm Desert.  Check it out here:

At 9:27am on April 25, 2013, Rick Brandon said…

Thanks for the tip Tip.  I'll check that out.  Just to let you know there isn't any media that isn't about selling.  Peace, Rick Brandon.

At 6:23am on March 22, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

pros pro is that any good?

At 11:00am on January 16, 2013, Derek David said…

Thanks for the compliment Tim.  Since joining Tennisopolis, I have always found your comments to be level-headed and sincere.  I am preparing for "Old man/new racket vs young man/ wood racket 2013" by doing more weight training than I have ever done before.  I think it will be the difference between losing in 2012 and winning in 2013.

At 11:42am on January 7, 2013, SUMETHEE YOSSUNTHORN (SIM) said…

It's been good so far!

At 9:42pm on December 4, 2012, CoachV - William Vazquez said…
At 7:37pm on November 19, 2012, Mark / The Mayor said…

Remind me to bring the Head to IW when we get closer - I'm afraid I'm gonna forget.

At 9:28am on November 19, 2012, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

Visit you are up there as a staff pro.

At 11:58am on November 18, 2012, Mark / The Mayor gave Tim Prapong a gift
You're the best Tim - hope your tennis game is going great these days. I'm hungry for lunch so here is a piece of pizza!

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