User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. TrevorY.
    Aug 30, 2002
    2
    Poor, no depth. You play first to win three games and not even one set... I got to the semi-final on me first try. I wouldn't even give this game away as a gift.
  2. AlexR.
    Dec 12, 2002
    2
    A decent enough tennis game but unfortunately Namco have tried to dress it up too much. Rather than just playing tennis in the tournament mode you have to do certain challenges. For instance; scoring four points with volley shots in a game will give you more money? Why? Surely winning a match should mean you get prize money, the fashion that you did it in should not matter. If this were A decent enough tennis game but unfortunately Namco have tried to dress it up too much. Rather than just playing tennis in the tournament mode you have to do certain challenges. For instance; scoring four points with volley shots in a game will give you more money? Why? Surely winning a match should mean you get prize money, the fashion that you did it in should not matter. If this were the case in true tennis than Pistol Pete Sampras wouldn't have earnt half of what he has. This game also lacks characters you can either be four men or four women, (listed above) which means during tournament mode in the first and second rounds you play no-hopers with names like 'Red Rage' or summit. This enables you to win the first two matches but when you face Sampras in the Q/F he thrashes you. I was going to give this game a 4 but since writing this, all SCTPT's faults have been brought to the forefront of my mind. Buy it and be disappointed! Expand

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#98 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. While Smash Court isn't quite as polished or deep as "Virtua Tennis," there's still plenty of fun to be had with this game.
  2. Some clumsy colouring on the USA courts also means the ball can often get lost on screen making returns a gamble. Add in waif-like character models and it can often become a chore to keep an eye on the action.
  3. 70
    The so-so visual and sound package contributes to the middling quality of the game, too.