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Tennis is a singles tennis game which can be played by one player against the computer or two players against each other. The game follows standard tennis rules, and allows players to hit a variety of forehand and backhand shots to any location on the court. There are two skill levels included; a slower practice game, and the more challenging full speed game.


Tennis Atari 2600 Getting ready to serve...
Tennis Atari 2600 A volley in progress
Tennis Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode

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The Atari Times Jan 18, 2006 90 out of 100 90
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jul 19, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 Jul 04, 2010 5.9 out of 10 59
Woodgrain Wonderland Jul 09, 2018 C- 42
The Video Game Critic Jul 29, 2011 D 25


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When you play NTSC cartridges on a PAL TVs that supports the mode, some colours can appear wrong. In this case the court appears blue rather than green - almost as if the game has automatically modernized from grass to hard-court surface (obviously the ball still behaves as if skimming off grass though).

Activision patch

Players who won one set against the computer could send in a photo of their TV screen and get an Activision Tennis patch.

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Servo (57366) added Tennis (Atari 2600) on Sep 25, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (77596)