Nintendo never failed to provide us with great sports games, and the Tennis one is among the most underrated sports simulators out there. How can you say you're a true Nintendo fan if you haven't played the Tennis minigame in Wii Sports? But the times have changed, and it's time to usher in a new era of Nintendo tennis games.
Tennis games on the Nintendo Switch are just as fun as the Wii ones and follow the same family-friendly style that makes the company a family favorite. Now make sure you don't fall in love with every title on our list, but we assure you that it won't be easy.
10 Go Vacation
Go Vacation is right up your alley if you're looking for a nostalgic Wii-era-style game. The title's tennis minigame isn't the best on our list, but you'll undoubtedly enjoy it. Go Vacation shines in its exploration aspect, where you can uncover hidden secrets, interact with characters, and earn rewards for that sweet customization you all love so much.
At the end of the day, Go Vacation's world offers more content than other sports-based minigame titles. With four main areas to explore and over 50 different activities, there's something for everyone.
9 Tennis Club Story
Everyone is great at playing tennis, but what about managing a tennis school? In Tennis Club Story, your goal is simple: attract customers, train promising players, and lead them to victory in the Grand Slam. Customize your training menu to focus on power or technique, molding your players into formidable athletes ready to compete. Secure lucrative sponsorships that not only provide financial support but also offer top-notch gear and amenities.
Rise through the ranks, dominate in singles, doubles, and team competitions, and fill your trophy shelf with glory. And remember, your strategic advice during matches can make all the difference. So get ready to serve up success and become the ultimate tennis club manager.
8 Family Tennis SP
Step onto the tennis court in Family Tennis SP and get ready for a family fun multiplayer experience. With support for up to four players, this game delivers heated matches that will test your skills. Choose from eight unique characters, that are all family members, making those family game nights easy when it comes to character selection.
If you prefer more casual gameplay, dive into the Free Play mode and challenge other characters to singles or doubles matches.
7 AO Tennis 2
Developed in collaboration with the organizers of the Australian Open, this game offers an intense and authentic tournament experience. Take on the all-new narrative-driven career mode, where success relies on your on-court skills and external events, adding depth and immersion to your journey.
If you've played the original AO Tennis, you know that Big Ant's content editor gives you the power to customize every aspect of your game. Or relive the glories of your favorite players with a roster featuring top talents from both the ATP and WTA.
6 Tennis World Tour
Sure, there's Tennis World Tour 2 out as well, but the original is slightly better. The game was launched when we still had some of the best tennis players competing.
Play as one of the 30 best tennis players in the world, including legends like Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber, and Stan Wawrinka. Perfectly reproduced movements using motion capture technology allow you to learn and master all the shots used in modern tennis, from slices to lobs to top spins.
5 Tennis 1920s
Travel back to the golden age of tennis and join refined ladies and gentlemen in a battle of wits and skill on the court in Tennis 1920s. Because it's all fun and games when using the latest sports tech, but what about good old wooden rackets? That's how the sport is supposed to be played.
In Tennis in the 1920s, you could train your AI character to play just like you, creating a formidable virtual opponent. Choose from seven tennis player character types and customize your in-game character to become the ultimate tennis pro.
4 Gachinco Tennis S
Gachinco Tennis S is one of Switch's most exciting tennis games. Unfortunately, you'll only find it on the Japanese Nintendo store, but the game is worth a shoutout. It's a high-intensity tennis game that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
We're talking Magical Shots and Counter shots that will have you wondering where the ball is. Also, its peculiar art style is another reason it deserves a spot on the list.
3 Matchpoint: Tennis Championships
In Matchpoint: Tennis Championships, you'll get to step onto the court and experience the thrill of becoming the world's next tennis champion. The game prides itself on its tactical realism, and you have complete control over positioning and aiming, allowing you to execute precise shots and strategies.
This title's rivalry mechanic makes it shine compared to the previous realistic tennis games on our list. It lets you study your rivals' moves and tactics, gaining a strategical advantage before you step onto the court and hone your skills with a personal coach.
2 Nintendo Switch Sports
You knew this was coming up; how could we leave out the best sports game on the Switch? Nintendo Switch Sports has a wide selection of activities, but its tennis minigame is undoubtedly a must-try.
Nintendo Switch Sports' Tennis offers a variety of court options, with three different courts randomly selected for each game. So prepare for the unexpected and adapt your strategies to each unique court's characteristics.
1 Mario Tennis Ace
Fun tennis games are all over the place, but none can beat Mario Tennis Aces, and this goes for other platforms too. In addition to the standard free-play and multiplayer modes, the game offers an exciting Adventure mode.
In it, you'll tackle missions, face off against some of your favorite franchise characters, explore the Kingdom of Bask, and enjoy a whole new way to enjoy tennis.
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