◄►▲▼ - Move
Z - Swing
X - Power Shot

Hitting the ball when it is directly in front of you will return in the direction it came from. Standing to the left or right of the ball when hitting it will angle your shot. The further to the side of the ball you are the more angle your shot will have.

Power Shot
Whenever you return the ball during a rally you will build up power. You can do a power shot anytime you have power in your meter. The more it builds up the faster your shot will be.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(50 total ratings)
AuthorParanoid Cactus
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Local multiplayer, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4 Recommends: Tennis Kings


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My friend is a piece of sh*t at this game love it !

very funny game !!


That's amazing!

This is an awesome game. I noticed many fantasy console games are actually very good and not to mention have a retro look and feel that is consistent like an actual video game console back in the day.

How to play with "w" controls?

I love this! It's incredible how you were able to do so much with such a simple idea. Movement feels great, hitting the ball feels good. Nice job!

Super good game! Had a lot of fun with this with a couple of gamepads. The powershots are a fun tactical dynamic and I like how the aiming happens as a result of the player's position than an additional input. 


Hi man, it's Joep from Poki:

Congrats on creating this awesome game, would you be open to feature it on our platform? 

Let me know! 



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I didn't read the instructions lol, so it took me a while to figure out how to aim, but once I got it, it was a lot of fun. 

It would be helpful if there was a visual indicator on each player when they had full power meter, I found it hard to look at both power meters while focusing on the game.

Is there any way to actually change the settings in the main menu?

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1.are you the developer
2.if yes do your games have discord servers ?
3.when will this tenis game release ?


Saw this on Twitter, holy crap this is amazing. I absolutely love the asthetic. Did you create your own 3d renderer for pico-8

Yeah, this game actually came about because I was playing with 3D rendering in Pico-8 and was looking for something to do with it. The characters are done as a combination of 3D models and 2D sprites to retain the retro sprite look.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that lost 9 games continuously...

You're not alone! I suck at playing tennis games too. :P

set cpu on easy


A pretty well made tennis game.  No bugs, no issues, and a decent aesthetic style. If I was into tennis, I might enjoy this more. To whichever hipster who feels like playing an obscure, but nice looking tennis game, this is the one for you. Perhaps some music wouldn't go a miss, but other than that, pretty solid.

A technical notability would be the spinning tennis field rendered in 2D or 2.5D. However it's done, it looks good anyway. I hope to see this become a fun party game.