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I originally thought the same mate, but the more ive played it the more ive got the hang of doing different kind of shots, now i can do some great lobs, really fast backhands and forehands and even dink ones over the net!
Its still a basic game but there is a little more to it than what you think!
Change how late or early you hit the ball - you'll hit it up the court if you leave it late, and across court if you hit early. By hitting late, it's even possible to hit across the other side of the court. In this respect, it works exactly like my previous fave tennis game, Tennis Addict on the Pocket PC.
I'm still working on slices, fast balls lobs etc, but it's to do with either remote orientation or swing. Some people who were playing in work tday were lobbing everything, others were doing a high percentage of low, fast shot,s so it's possible.
I love the "tennis is rubbish" comments, I would love to film a video of me playing against an 1800 rated opponent (I'm up to pro level now), you would not believe how many different shots you can pull off and how accurately you can place a shot once you get used to it.
People are confusing "the controls are rubbish" with "I'm not an expert yet"...in real life anyone can pick up a tennis racquet and hit a few shots, but you need to practice to get better, Wii Tennis is no different.
to do a sideways spin shot just try to replicate how you would do it in real life. as you hit the ball normally, tilt your hand so the buttons of the remote face the ceiling!
on a different note!! ive become very addicted to the first tennis training game where you just have to return as many balls inside the court as possible. got a high score of 88 so far. trying for 100+