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Tournament Tennis is an early tennis game featuring or even creating many conventions that would become standard features in later tennis simulations. Matches can be played at quarter-final, semi-final or final level—winning at one level automatically moves the player to the next one. They can last for 3 or 5 sets, with a player requiring a 2-game lead to win a set, though a tie-break comes in at 6–6 in all but the final set.

The view is pseudo-3D, from above the court, and features a shadow on the ball to give its motion a more realistic appearance and make it easier to judge the ball's height. Spectators turn their heads to view the action, and ball boys run on to the court to retrieve dead balls. Shot speed, direction and spin can all be applied, and both forehand and backhand strokes are available.


Tournament Tennis ZX Spectrum Serving
Tournament Tennis ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Tournament Tennis ZX Spectrum Options menu
Tournament Tennis ZX Spectrum The opponent broke his racket.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis" -- Alternative US title
  • "Super Tennis" -- Thomson title
  • "Match Point" -- UK / Sinclair QL title
  • "Balle de Match" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Sep, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Crash! Sep, 1984 89 out of 100 89


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Martin Smith (66852) added Tournament Tennis (ZX Spectrum) on Apr 14, 2005
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