If you're looking for the training modes, go to Tennis (training).
Tennis is the first of five games featured on Wii Sports and Wii Sports Club. The game's objective is to hit the ball over the net and make it bounce twice on the opposing team's side. The main gameplay involves using the Wii Remote like a racket and swinging it as the ball comes toward the player. The player(s) can choose to play a single game (Best of 1), two-out-of-three (Best of 3), or a three-out-of-five match (Best of 5). They can also choose whether to play against a real-life opponent or a CPU Mii. Overall, most of its rules are similar to tennis.
- Depending on the swing's timing, the ball will move in a different direction.
- The bounce's height can be changed when the Wii Remote is swung from a lower or higher angle.
- To swing a fastball, watch the ball when it reaches the user's peak throwing it up, and then hit it. If you did it successfully, the ball will go very fast and produce a white trail.
- Holding 2 when the screen turns black after the warning screen will let you play on a blue court.
- Using your front line for tennis is the best and fastest way for beating opponents, especially Masters [PRO★].
- Anyone can hit the tennis ball, so it is best to have quick reactions and have some practice at real tennis.
- You can play with teammates, but playing with teammates makes you lose some skill points when you reach skill level 2000+.
- Play "Best of 5" Games to achieve the most skill points (up to about 250 skill points).
- Hit the ball at its highest point at the start of the game to spike the ball.
Opponents in order by Skill Levels:
There are 60 tennis players in total.
- Hiroshi: 0 to 3
- Shouta: 4 to 11
- Chris: 12 to 22
- Ren: 23 to 34
- Abby: 35 to 47
- Matt: 48 to 59 (BEGINNER)
- Miyu: 63 to 78 (BEGINNER)
- Oscar: 82 to 96
- Shinnosuke: 98 to 110
- Lucía: 120 to 130
- Martin: 140 to 160
- Alex: 150 to 180
- Fumiko: 180 to 200
- Jake: 200 to 230
- Julie: 230 to 250
- Emma: 250 to 270
- Rin: 280 to 300
- Nick: 300 to 330
- Yoshi: 330 to 360
- Haru: 360 to 380
- Marco: 390 to 410
- Naomi: 420 to 440
- Emily: 450 to 470
- Akira: 480 to 510
- Luca: 510 to 530
- Ryan: 540 to 570
- James: 570 to 600
- Misaki: 610 to 640
- Steve: 640 to 670
- Kentaro: 670 to 700
- Silke: 710 to 740
- Jessie: 740 to 780
- Jackie: 780 to 810
- Pierre: 820 to 850
- David: 860 to 890
- Rachel: 890 to 930
- Sakura: 930 to 970
- Ashley: 970 to 1000
- Anna: 1000 (PRO)
- Ai: 1000/1100 (PRO)
- Mike: 1100 (PRO)
- Yoko: 1100/1200 (PRO)
- Keiko: 1200 (PRO)
- Andy: 1200/1300 (PRO)
- Steph: 1300 (PRO)
- Helen: 1300 (PRO)
- Michael: 1300/1400 (PRO)
- Kathrin: 1400 (PRO)
- Víctor: 1400/1500 (PRO)
- Takumi: 1500 (PRO)
- Hayley: 1500/1600 (PRO)
- Daisuke: 1600 (PRO)
- Theo: 1600/1700 (PRO)
- Saburo: 1700 (PRO)
- Tyrone: 1700/1800 (PRO)
- Eva: 1800 (PRO)
- Maria: 1800/rarely 1900 (PRO)
- Tatsuaki: 1900 (PRO)
- Sarah: 1900/rarely 2000 (PRO/rarely SUPERSTAR) (Champion)
- Elisa: 2000 (PRO/SUPERSTAR) (Champion)
Left or Right Racket:
Shouta, Abby, Matt, Fumiko, Emma, Rin, Nick, Haru, Emily, Akira, Luca, Ryan, James, Kentaro, Jackie, Pierre, David, Rachel, Anna, Ai, Yoko, Andy, Michael, Kathrin, Daisuke, Theo, Saburo, Eva, Maria, Sarah
Hiroshi, Chris, Ren, Miyu, Oscar, Shinnosuke, Lucía, Martin, Alex, Jake, Julie, Yoshi, Marco, Naomi, Misaki, Steve, Silke, Jessie, Sakura, Ashley, Mike, Keiko, Steph, Helen, Víctor, Takumi, Hayley, Tyrone, Tatsuaki, Elisa
The game reappears as one of the current games in Wii Sports Club. Unlike in Wii Sports, shots like smash hits and topspin have been re-added. The single-game works similar to Table Tennis from Wii Sports Resort as the player has to get AT LEAST seven points to win.
The first CPUs faced are Olga and Pit at Level 1, while the champions are Alice and Barbara faced at Level ★5. When the player beats the champions, they use a frying pan as a racket by holding down the 1 button with the Mii select screen displayed and pressing A.
For every odd-numbered grade, there are three CPUs, and every even-numbered grade has two. The exceptions are Level ★3 with two, Level ★5 with two, Level ★10 with 17 and Level 1 with seven if you include the following. People never faced in person and are partners are Araceli, Marie, Rui, and Chris.
There are 67 tennis players in total.
- Araceli (Partner only)
- Marie (Partner only)
- Rui (Partner only)
- Chris (Partner only)
- Barbara (Champion)
- Alice (Champion)
- This is one of two sports in Wii Sports where the audience members are randomly generated Miis, the other one being Boxing.
- Pressing 2 before the screen where you select your players will make you play on a blue tennis court (from training mode) and not the grassy one.
- Tennis is the only sport in Wii Sports in which you do not face random opponents after defeating the champion.
- To watch a computer-generated game, you have to set all of your players to CPU.
- This no longer works in Wii Sports Club.
- You can play in a tennis match all by yourself by setting all four players to your Mii. However, you don't gain (or lose) any skill points.
- You only gain skill points if you face a team of solely CPUs. That means that you can have a real-life teammate, and both of you still earn skill points (unless one or both of your skills are too high).
- If you are playing with a real-life teammate, your opponents will be a CPU at your level and a CPU at your teammates' level. For instance, Elisa could partner with Hiroshi.
- In Wii Sports, the maximum confirmed skill level you can achieve without hacks is 2399.
- In Wii Sports Club tennis, you can end up hitting a ball soft, causing it to go a bit slower than usual, unlike in Wii Sports. The game tells you if it was a hit like this when an exclamation mark appears on top of the character that hits the ball. It gives the other team a chance to slam the ball back full force, making it hard for the team that caused this to return it. It's like Table Tennis in Wii Sports Resort, where the Miis end up hitting the ball real soft, causing it to go slowly to the other player, giving the other player a chance to slam it full force.
- There's also a reward for you defeating the Wii Sports Club Tennis Champions. You get a frying pan by holding 1 unit the warning screen displays. In the original Wii Sports, you get nothing.
- The court in Wii Sports Club also looks completely different, as it has more extensive stands for the crowd to sit on and watch the game. It also has the tennis court's appearance that's PART of a building, with a vending machine, stairs, panels covering the stands from sunlight, etc. The Tennis Court in Wii Sports only shows a green, open plain of grass and trees NEAR buildings.
- Tennis is one of the 3 sports in Wii Sports that use Mii Parade Miis, the other 2 sports being Bowling and Boxing. In this case, they are shown to replace the generated Miis in the Tennis audience.
References in Movies and TV
- In the Doctor Who episode The Power of Three, the Doctor can be seen playing Tennis on a Wii. (Source: https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Wii)
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