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    SMASH COURT TENNIS 
    PRO TOURNAMENT
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    This guide for Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament for the PS2 was written by 
    thalivest and submitted on October 9th, 2011.
    
    
    
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. INTRO
    2. CONTROLS
    3. MODES
    4. PLAYERS
    5. PLAYER RATINGS
    6. TROPHY ROOM
    7. OPTIONS
    8. POSITIVES
    9. NEGATIVES
     
     
     
     
    
    
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    1. INTRO
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    No real reason other than this one of my favourite tennis games ever, and one 
    of the best ever in my opinion.. Also some FAQ's/ Guides are either too short 
    or long, so I was just trying to give all the pertinent information while 
    finding that happy medium.
     
     
    
    
    
    
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    2. CONTROLS
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    "X" = Slice - adds reverse spin to the ball, stays low and slows down the pace 
    of the shot
     
    
    "O" = Top Spin - adds forward spin to the ball, faster than a slice shot and 
    higher bouncing than a flat shot
     
    
    "A" = Lob - high angle shot to place ball over opponent (usually if opponent 
    is at the net)
     
    
    "A + Up"(when playing from the bottom of the screen, if playing at the top of 
    the screen, press down) = Top Spin Lob - lob with forward spin
     
    
    "A + Down" (when playing from the bottom of the screen, if playing at the top 
    of the screen, press down = Drop Shot - low short bounce right in front of the 
    net
     
     
     
    *Note "A" = triangle button
     
     
     
    
    
    
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    3. MODES
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    ARCADE 
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    Win 4 matches in row. You can pick the first tournament, but then the 
    following three are played chronologically. Difficulty level, number of games 
    and tie breaks are chosen by the player. Men, women and doubles are 
    available with doubles being available with human or computer partner.
     
    Prize: Unlock 2 hidden characters - Hitomi Yoshino & Red Ace
     
     
     
     
    
    
    PRO TOURNAMENT MODE 
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    Pick a male/female player and compete in the four grand slam tournaments:
     
     
    
    
    -AUSTRALIAN OPEN- 
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Venue: Rod Laver Arena
    2nd Venue: Vodafone Arena
    Surface: Hard
    Forecast: Daytime Sunny
    
    
     
     
    
    -TOURNOI DE PARIS- 
    Location: Paris, France
    Venue: Stade International de Paris (Court Centrale)
    2nd Venue: Stade Internatinal de Paris (Court 1)
    Surface: Clay
    Forecast: Daytime
    
    
     
     
    
    -WIMBLEDON-
    Location: London, England
    Venue: Centre Court
    Surface: Grass
    Forecast: Daytime Overcast
    
    
     
     
    
    -US OPEN-
    Location: Flushing, NY, USA
    Venue: Arthur Ashe Stadium
    Surface: Hard
    Forecast: Night
    
    
    
    
    
    NOTE: I noticed when I played with a female (I chose Hingis) in Pro Tournament 
    Mode, her opening match in the Australian Open took place on the Vodafone 
    Arena (now Hisense Arena).
    
    
    
    Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament could not get a French Open(Roland Garros) 
    licence and that’s why the 2nd grand slam is called “Tournoi de Paris”. But 
    Court Cenrale at the Stade International de Paris has the exact likeness of 
    Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros. Likewise Court #2 has the exact 
    likeness of Court Suzanne Lenglen which is the 2nd major court at Roland 
    Garros.
     
     
    
    
    
    1st Rd - 2 games
    2nd Rd - 2 games
    Quarter Final - 3 games
    Semi Final - 4 games
    Final - 6 games
    
    
    
    
    All matches have to be won by 2 games except at the US Open which goes to a 
    tie break if no player leads by 2 games after denoted amount of goes in each 
    rd. Although the choice is given to remove the win by 2 games feature in the 
    options section thus who ever reaches the denoted number of games first, 
    regardless of by how many will win the match.
    
    
    
    
    NOTE: The first 2 rounds are played vs. 2 of 3 fictional characters - Hitomi 
    Yoshino, I. Francesca and A. Alvarado for the women, and Red Ace, N. Kienzl & 
    M. Reno for the men. The real players are the ones you’ll face in the QF, SF 
    and F.
     
     
    
    
    There are also missions along the way such as win 3 points with your forehand 
    etc., in which you allocate points which can be used to obtain items from the 
    prize room.
     
    
    Prize Room: Various Items (Player guides, 5th outfits, different camera angles 
    an more)
     
     
     
     
    
    
    EXHIBITION
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    Pretty simple, pick match (single or doubles), players, venue and play. You 
    can decide the number of games, sets and difficulty level, and enable the use 
    of any of the camera angles you have unlocked in Pro Tournament Mode.
     
     
     
     
    TIME ATTACK MODE
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    Win all four tournaments the the fastest time.
     
     
     
     
     
    CHALLENGE MODE 
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    Learn, practice and perfect the main skills of the game. The challenge will 
    only be available after the practice is completed..
     
     
     
     
    
    
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    4. PLAYERS
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    Women
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    Name: Martina Hingis
    Country: Switzerland
    Date Of Birth: September 30, 1980
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 130 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: All Around
     
     
     
    
    
    Name: Lindsay Davenport
    Country: USA
    Date Of Birth: June 8, 1976
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Plays: Right
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Fast Stroke
     
     
    
    
    
    
    Name: Monica Seles
    Country: USA
    Date Of Birth: December 2, 1973
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 154lbs
    Plays: Left Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Fast Stroke
     
     
     
    
    
    Name: Anna Kournikova
    Country: USA
    Date Of Birth: June 7, 1981
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 123 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Net Player
     
     
    
    
    
    -BONUS-
     
    
    
    Name: Hitomi Yoshino
    Country: Japan
    Date Of Birth: September 6, 1983
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: N/A
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Fast Stroke
    
    
    
    
    
    Name: I. Francesca
    Country: France
    Date Of Birth: March 24, 1985
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 125 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: N/A
    
    
    
    
    
    Name: A. Alvarado
    Country: Spain
    Date Of Birth: August 19, 1986
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 130 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: N/A
    
    
     
     
     
    
    
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    Men
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    Name: Pete Sampras
    Country: USA
    Date Of Birth: August 12, 1971
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: One Handed
    Playing Style: All Around
     
     
     
    
    
    Name: Yevgeny Kafelnikov
    Country: Russia
    Date Of Birth: February 18, 1974
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 185 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Fast Stroke
     
     
     
    
    
    Name: Andre Agassi
    Country: USA
    Date Of Birth: April 29, 1970
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: Fast Stroke
     
     
     
    
    
    Name: Patrick Rafter
    Country: Australia
    Date Of Birth: December 28, 1972
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: One Handed
    Playing Style: Net Player
     
     
     
    
    
    -BONUS-
     
    
    
    Name: Red Ace
    Country: Japan
    Date Of Birth: August 6
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 174 lbs
    Plays: Left Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: All Around
    
    
    
    
    
    Name: N. Kienzl
    Country: Germany
    Date Of Birth: January 7, 1984
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 143 lbs
    Plays: Right Handed
    Backhand: Two Handed
    Playing Style: N/A
    
    
    
    
    Name: M. Reno
    Country: Chile
    Date Of Birth: June 11, 1983
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Plays: Left Handed
    Backhand: One Handed
    Playing Style: N/A
    
    
    
    
    NOTE: “Net Player” would refer to “Serve And Volley” player in real life and 
    “Fast Stroke” refers to a “Baseline” Player.
    
    
    
    Unfortunately female players (I. Francesca and A. Alvarado), and male players 
    (N. Kienzl and M. Reno) cannot be picked by human players to play as or 
    against. You can only play against them in Pro Tournament when the computer 
    selects them as your opponent. Thus I was unable to rate them (see Section #5) 
    as I’m unable to play with them. But they are pretty weak characters in the 
    same vein as Hitomi Yoshino and Red Ace.
    
     
     
     
    
    
    
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    5. PLAYER RATINGS
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    - Martina Hingis -
     
    Serve: 6.5
    Forehand: 7
    Backhand: 7.5
    Volley: 8
    Speed: 8.5
     
     
    
    - Lindsay Davenport -
     
    Serve: 7.5
    Forehand: 8.5
    Backhand: 8
    Volley: 6
    Speed: 6.5
     
     
    
    - Monica Seles -
     
    Serve: 7
    Forehand: 8
    Backhand: 8.5
    Volley: 5.5
    Speed: 7
     
     
    
    
    - Anna Kournikova -
     
    Serve: 6
    Forehand: 6
    Backhand: 6.5 
    Volley: 8.5
    Speed: 8.5
     
     
     
    
    - Pete Sampras -
     
    Serve: 10
    Forehand: 9.5
    Backhand: 8
    Volley: 9
    Speed: 9
     
     
     
    
    
    - Yevgeny Kafelnikov -
     
    Serve: 8.5
    Forehand: 9.5
    Backhand: 9
    Volley: 7.5
    Speed: 9
     
     
    
    
    - Andre Agassi -
     
    Serve: 7.5
    Forehand: 9
    Backhand: 10
    Volley: 7
    Speed: 10
     
     
    
    
    - Patrick Rafter -
     
    Serve: 9
    Forehand: 8
    Backhand: 7.5
    Volley: 10
    Speed: 9.5
     
     
    
    
    Note: These aren't official ratings just my personal opinion based on my game 
    playing experience.
     
     
     
     
    
    
    
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    6. TROPHY ROOM
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    List - View list of prizes you've obtained
     
    
    Players - Pictures and profiles of the 8 licensed players
     
    
    Stadia (Stadiums) - Pictures and information on each of the 4 tournaments
     
    
    Trophies - View pictures of trophies you've won in Pro Tournament Mode
     
    
    Advice - Player guides regarding their strengths, weaknesses and what 
    strategies to use
     
    
    Sound - View the list of song/BGM’s
     
    
    Records - View playing records
     
     
     
    
    
    
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    7. OPTIONS
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    -Arcade Options (set difficulty level, number of games and BGM)
     
    
    - Tie Break (On/ Off)
     
    
    -Replay (Set replay function)
     
    
    -N/A (will appear if prize has already been obtained)
     
    
    -Speed (mph/ km/h)
     
    
    -Button (set the buttons on the controller to relate to the corresponding shot
     
    
    -Adjust Screen (Adjust the screen position)
     
    
    -Auto Save (On/ Off)
     
    
    -Save (Save data to memory card)
     
    
    -Load (Load saved data from memory card)
     
    
    -Default (Return all options to their original settings)
     
     
     
     
    
    
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    8. POSITIVES
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    1. Beautiful volleying. No game since has matched realness and effectiveness 
    of the volleys of Rafter, Sampras, Kournikova & Hingis.
     
    
    2. Surfaces affect gameplay. Grass is actually faster and the ball stays lower 
    while clay is slower, thus easier and more effective to serve and volley on 
    grass than clay, while playing from the baseline is almost imperative on clay.
     
    
    3. Playing style balance. Can serve and volley and play from the baseline. 
    Only the surface gives advantage/ disadvantage, other than that, in comes down 
    to your ability.
     
    
    4. Players have their own unique styles and play to them. Rafter actually 
    rushes the net (should do so a little more hardcourts), while Agassi stays 
    back and pounds away from the baseline. And although Kournikova is not a net 
    player in real life she does so in this game playing to her style in the game.
     
    
    5. Can use licensed players in Pro Tour Mode, which can't be done in most 
    tennis games. Also due to the inability to create your own player in this 
    game.
     
    
    6. Outfits, like the variety. "All white" for Wimbledon.
     
    
    7. Balance. Have to be in good position to hit a powerful and accurate shot. 
    Reaching for balls being out of position will result in a weak shot.
     
    
    8. Footprints left in clay. Nice touch.
     
     
     
    
    
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    9. NEGATIVES
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    1. Speed of shots to fast. It needs to be slowed down a little to be more 
    realistic.
     
    
    2. Too easy to create wide angles. Takes away from skill and strategy. Makes 
    the game come down to who uses the angled shot better. Keep the ability to hit 
    wide angles but not so easy, but unlike SCTPT 2 where wide angles are 
    difficult to create.
     
    
    3. Inability to hit aces and service winners. Against licensed pros it's 
    almost impossible to hit an ace or service winners when the setting is on 
    hard. This is very problematic for me.
     
    
    4. Very, and I mean very difficult to hit a ball out (wide) or into the net, 
    and almost impossible to hit a ball long. I've never seen it happen in this 
    game.
     
    
    5. Serves almost always go in, occasionally wide but never long or into the 
    net.
     
    
    6. Weak shots (when a player is off balance and/or in a bad position) should 
    also go wide, long and into the net, not always back into the court.
     
    
    7. Being forced to hit a flat shot on a weak ball. You should only hit a flat 
    shot if you choose to. You can hit a drop shot or lob, but the ability to hit 
    a slice or top spin shot should be prevalent as well.
     
    
    8. Deeper Pro Tournament Mode. More tournaments like adding the 9 masters 
    events and year end championship, those 14 would be enough. Full 6 game, 3 
    (for women) or 5 (for men in slams and finals of Masters and Year End 
    Championship) set matches, full 7 rounds for slams (128 player draw), full 
    season with rankings, stats etc.
     
    
    9. Can create your own player. Be able to create them and use them (play with 
    or against) in all aspects of the game (exhibition, pro tour).
     
    
    10. More players. Licensed and fictional ones.
     
    
    11. Better replays, see Madden & FIFA. Be able to have control it, to rewind, 
    fast forward, play it at game speed and in slow motion, zoom in/out etc.
     
    
    12. Fake lobs form strange positions. Running lobs that can be hit from 
    difficult positions. Hingis, Agassi & Kafelnikov do this the most. At times 
    when you expect a weak reply they hit this lob. What's more frustrating and 
    less realistic they'll do it as a return of serve.
     
    
    13. Add a flat shot with the square button (was done is SCTPT2), not only done 
    when your opponent hits a weak shot.
     
    
    14. Change in weather. Not always the same for every tournament. Like Madden 
    different time of day start, day to night matches, gloomy in Australia (rare 
    though), sunny at Wimbledon, daytime in US Open etc.
    
    
    15. Incorporate the surface carpet.
     
     
    
    
    
    Any questions can be sent to gmfynn@yahoo.com and I'll try and answer as best 
    I can. Please put game title in subject line.
    
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