|Do you feel like playing some tennis, but the courts are
all book up, or it started to rain on your outdoor court? Well, at this
court you will never have those problems, and you don't have to get your
behind off your comfy chair either. Get ready for some on-line tennis.
This applet is not yet finished, and it has been stuck in this state
for some time, but general demand has requested that I publish it
anyway, so take it for what it is. The fact that the player only has one
arm should give you a hint that there still are some things left to
If you still are interested in playing this you need to know a few
things to get going. You control the player with the arrow keys. You
start the backswing by pressing 'z' for normal hit or 'x' for lob or
drop shot. The longer you keep the key pressed before releasing they
key, the harder you will hit the ball (if you do hit it). They player
will do the forward swing when you release the key. You control the
angle of the ball by the timing of the forward swing. If you release
early, it will be a ball going left for forehand (Img 1) and right if it
is a backhand and vice versa (Img 2).
The serve can be quite difficult when you are new to this game. There
are three things you have to time right:
- The power/height of the toss. This is decided by the length of the
duration that you hold down the 'z' key they first time.
- The power of the serve. This is decided by the length of the
duration that you hold down the 'z' key they second time.
- The angle of the ball, which is decided by the height of the ball
the second time you release 'z'. If you release the key too late the
ball will go to low. If you release to early, the ball will go too
The harder you hit the more difficult it will be to get the ball in
the court. But if you hit a soft ball it should be fairly easy to get it
Well, that should be enough to get you going.
Let's go play
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