Tennis has to be one of the most popular sports of all time, and with darn good reason. The people who dominate this sport are all pretty hot, and the whole event is like a ray of glorious sunshine cutting through the grey, wet and generally crappy weather we have for the rest of the year. Whether you dig Roger Federer or fall at the feet of the Williams sisters, we all have our favourite star. And no matter how hard they train, there is always someone ready to jump into their shoes and become the next big thing. If you enjoy a game or two of tennis but never really get past the second serve, why not enjoy this fabulous sport on a different platform instead? We are talking about Android here, and some of their very cool tennis game Apps that are available right now. This article looks at 3 of the best and offers an unbiased review on each of these bad boys – Enjoy!
Virtua Tennis Challenge By SEGA
Our first Android Tennis game is brought to you by those video game masters – SEGA! They know a thing or five about how to build and present a sports platform game for the small screen, and this is a damn fine example of that genre. The graphics are excellent and you can easily spend as much time choosing your own character as you will actually learning the technique. The sheer variety of opponents is first class and there are 18 stadiums to choose from. Virtua Tennis is already a big hit on the larger screens and you’ll soon see why that is the case. You have a mighty shot selection here and you will spend hours just perfecting those slices and top spin smashes. One of the best features of this Smartphone adaptation is the multiplayer option that connects you and your buddy, via Bluetooth, and allows you see who the best really is. The difference surfaces on offer actually affect the shot response so you’ll need to put in the hours before competing with the best of the best! Looks like SEGA have done it again!
Stick Tennis by Stick Sports Ltd
Sports video games usually fall into 2 main categories, games that focus on the graphics and games that say ‘whatever’ and concentrate on the playability. Stick Tennis is…well you can probably guess the rest. The game is a real blast and it is so addictive that it should carry a damn warning! The graphics aren’t exactly rubbish, but they have done away with those pretty useless optional extras and decided to offer a lot more fun instead. The shot option is dependent on how deft you are with your finger swipes and you will need to get a lot of practice in before you can perfect those cross court passing shots.You can link up with your buddies and have some 4 way tournaments as long as your Bluetooth can take the strain. But the real fun comes when you try to climb up the rankings and break into the top 10. Believe us when we say that this is the most addictive tennis game out there – period!
Cross Court Tennis by Refined Games Inc
Our final Android tennis App is a pretty good way to end this article. It kind of sits between the graphic centric and playability focussed tennis games and does this quite well. You will enjoy the clear player details as much as the precise control options. When you first try this game out, the beginner level on offer is extremely user friendly and draws you into the whole shebang rather nicely. Once you start to get the hang of the more basic strokes, you can start to add some spice to those shots. You can then work out your own style as you introduce some sweet slice shots as well as learning how to lob the opponent into misery. The controls are pretty intuitive and you can easily spend 30 minutes on this App without realising the time. It is a cool way to relax and as long as you aren’t fussy about graphics, you’ll be very happy with Cross Court Tennis!
You Cannot Be Serious!
As the great man once shouted, well we are serious and all 3 of these cool games are come at you for zero cash, so grab one of them before they change their minds!
The author of this post is James Willis, an employee at Tennis Coaching, leading suppliers of tennis apparels. James loves playing tennis and video games.