Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. It’s the best tennis game on any console.
  2. A great choice to lead the Wii MotionPlus charge, combining summertime fun with great gameplay.
  3. With a few tennis games out this summer there is plenty of choice but Grand Slam Tennis is THE choice for Nintendo Wii owners.
  4. 90
    As a quality tennis title and an impressive showcase of Nintendo's new tech, EA's ambitious first effort easily takes the cup.
  5. Our new favourite tennis game on Wii. It works perfectly. [Aug 2009, p.76]
  6. The best tennis game on Wii, and probably the most enjoyable one we've played on any console since Mario Tennis on N64. [Aug 2009, p.62]
  7. With Grand Slam Tennis EA has set a new standard for motion control input, tennis games, and Wii games in general.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    This game is broken. I don't understand why reviewers disagree with my opinion. The controls make the game impossible to play. You have to have the Wii Remote at precisely the right angle, as the game makes it difficult to switch to your forehand. When you swing the Wii Remote, the game is cruel and unforgiving. I wish I hadn't wasted my money on this game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    Grand Slam Tennis is a very great sports tennis game though some of the design of the players do not seem like you're really in the tennis opens. The game has great controls but the other background characters are basically stick people and they stay there forever Full Review »
  3. Dec 1, 2011
    The motion plus controls work about 90% of time, provided you return your Wii remote(ie: your racket) to the center position after each swing. There a few times where the games thinks you're performing a backhand instead a forehard and occassionally your player will stand still even after you've swung. But overall, aiming and spinning the ball is generally accurate and mostly importantly, enjoyable with the motion plus. The game can be played without the motion plus but control over the racket is drastically decreased. The online and offline options are fairly good. Being able to have 2 players go online together (such as in Mario Kart) is also a nice bonus. It's not a great sports game but it is the fairly good one that justifies the purchase of a Wii. With the Wiimotion plus, gameplay wise, no other sports games can compare. Full Review »