Hot Shots Tennis (Everybody's Tennis in Europe) is a simulation of the tennis sport. It is very arcade oriented which means the player only needs to the correct position to the ball and a good timing. The player also can choose between different shot variants by pressing the assigned buttons.
There are three playing modes: trainings, exhibition matches and challenge mode. The latter consists of a series of matches against the AI. After a few victories the player improves his abilities and can play in a better league with stronger opponents. It also unlocks new characters, referees and stadiums with different advantages and disadvantages.
In multiplayer and free matches the player can vary various settings, including the basic rules, and use his unlocked rewards. There are also fun options, e.g. unrealistic physics and slow motion mode.