SMASH COURT TENNIS 
PRO TOURNAMENT
=====================
===================
 
 


This guide for Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament for the PS2 was written by 
thalivest and submitted on October 9th, 2011.




==================
TABLE OF CONTENTS
==================
 
 
1. INTRO
2. CONTROLS
3. MODES
4. PLAYERS
5. PLAYER RATINGS
6. TROPHY ROOM
7. OPTIONS
8. POSITIVES
9. NEGATIVES
 
 
 
 


========
1. INTRO
========
 
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.
 
 




===========
2. CONTROLS
===========
 


"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
 
 
 



========
3. MODES
========
 
 


ARCADE 
------

 
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 
-------------------
 



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
----------
 

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
----------------
 

Win all four tournaments the the fastest time.
 
 
 
 
 
CHALLENGE MODE 
--------------
 

Learn, practice and perfect the main skills of the game. The challenge will 
only be available after the practice is completed..
 
 
 
 


==========
4. PLAYERS
==========
 


-----
Women
-----
 
 

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


 
 
 


---
Men
---
 
 


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.

 
 
 



=================
5. PLAYER RATINGS
=================
 
 

- 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.
 
 
 
 



==============
6. TROPHY ROOM
==============
 


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
 
 
 



==========
7. OPTIONS
==========
 

-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)
 
 
 
 


============
8. POSITIVES
============
 

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.
 
 
 


============
9. NEGATIVES
============
 

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.

This guide may be not be reproduced or sold under any circumstances. It may 
not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without 
advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a 
part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of 
copyright.

Copyright thalivest 2011