Time Travel Tennis
Time Travel Tennis is a shot-by-shot computer simulation of professional tennis. With over 280 men and over 120 women individually rated and normalized available for purchase, you can match the greats of all tennis eras against each other, either in one-off exhibition matches or across a full tour of your creation.
Each player is individually rated for over 15 shot types, as well as playing style, mentality, temperament, hot and cold streaks and even performances in slams. It’s not just skill which wins a match and Time Travel Tennis replicates this. Strengths and weakness across different surfaces are also represented so you will see clay court specialists play well on clay and less well on others.
Tours are easy to create and default schedules are provided to get you up and running with a few clicks. It is very easy to amend or even create your own schedules. Once a tour is over you can roll it to a new year and then add or remove players from the tour.
The powerful auto-watch option allows you to focus on the exciting moments of a tournament and let the computer automatically play out the
routine matches. The top seed winning 6-2, 6-2 is not a story but if they are break-point down in the final set you can be sure that the crowd will get excited, and you will be able to see the match from that point, either watching or stepping in to control one or both players.
You can also select players from the tour you want to manually play out, or players you just want to keep an eye on. This all makes playing a tournament as exciting as possible.
You can of course watch or play every point if you wish. A simple animation brings the points to life and you can elect to control one or both players or switch them over to AI control and watch the match unfold. Strategic options are available during a rally allowing you to be aggressive, defensive, go to the net or stay back. Players’ style is also incorporated so you will see a difference in strategy between a serve and volley specialist and a baseliner.
Prize money and ranking lists are kept as well as other common tennis stats, and a match review screen allows you to review match stats on a set by set basis, view a point by point summary and even see how individual points played out.
Doubles is more than just putting four singles players on a court and the doubles expansion for Time Travel Tennis reflects this. Every available player has been separately rated for their doubles performances. When this expansion set is purchased all your previously purchased players will have their doubles cards unlocked.
Doubles players have a full shot card for lobs (reflecting the importance of this shot in doubles play), as well as having preferred partners to replicate regular and successful doubles partnerships.
New strategies include poaching returns, angled volleys and different formations (available for rated partnerships).
The gameplay itself reflects the different doubles strategies where getting to the net is critical. A new bounced overhead result reflects that in doubles
there is more emphasis on keeping the ball alive than going for outright winners. The angled volley result allows for exciting rallies at the net.
You will see players work as a team, target weaknesses (especially in mixed doubles), and experience a completely different style of tennis.
We have also included four new team event formats. Davis/Fed Cup formats as well as the Laver Cup format are available for both men and ladies. If you own at least one men’s and one ladies’ set then the Hopman Cup and Team Tennis formats will also be available. Team Tennis has its own unique scoring system, designed for a quick-fire style of tennis where every game matters.
These team events can be played in league format (round robin or double round robin) with up to 16 teams, or knockout (single elimination) with up to 32 teams.