• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2010

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. It's impossible not to be charmed by such a little gem. Everbody's Tennis Portable is easily the best portable tennis game out there, striking the perfect balance between accessibility and realism. The European version also gained a significant number of improvements over the Japanese one. It's a must have for all tennis fans.
  2. Play UK
    A deep, strategic and challenging game of tennis. [Issue#195, p.97]
  3. 88
    Any person, regardless he likes tennis or not, will find fun, challenge and charm in this game, with a great system of advancement through the world as if it was a RPG game.
  4. All aspects from the presentation to the gameplay are packed full. Combine that level of detail with great gameplay, a ton of depth and wi-fi multiplayer options and, whether you're a fan of the Hot Shots series or new to it, you simply cannot go wrong, especially when it only costs $20.
  5. Hot Shots has always been a fun-yet-challenging series, and that description remains apt here. If you enjoy tennis, this is a good one.
  6. 85
    There really is something here for everyone. This is essentially a much more polished version of the game released on the PlayStation 2 a few years ago, and a good step up for those that still love Mario Tennis.
  7. Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip offers a marked improvement over the first Hot Shots Tennis game with a much better single-player mode to anchor its feature set.
  8. Everybody's Tennis was quite a surprise. Although some of the characters actions like the jumping are annoying you play real tennis here.
  9. Everybody's Tennis is an entertaining arcade game, and this version has an interesting Story Mode, perfect for the handheld device.
  10. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Genuinely difficult to put down. [Sept 2010, p.92]
  11. Considering the $20 price-point, getting a friend to play with shouldn't be a problem and will most certainly lead to some long rallies and plenty of smack-talk.
  12. 80
    Everybody's Tennis is the perfect game to play on your way to your holiday destination. The singleplayer has many different features and playing tennis does look simple, but can go pretty deep. Graphically the game is nice, but could have been better and the story of the singleplayer is kind of lame. But the most important part of this game is playing tennis and that works great.
  13. Apart from useless dialogues and a sheer amount of out of place JRPG elements, a funny tennis title, and an excellent porting from the Playstation2. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
  14. 80
    I don't think it has the addictive hook of previous Hot Shots games, but it's still an awesome title in its own right.
  15. 80
    Clap Hanz learned from its mistakes and made a tennis game worth checking out, with approachable gameplay, excellent role-playing elements and a slick presentation.
  16. It doesn't have all the mini-games of Virtua Tennis, the lovable characters of Mario Tennis, or contain any groundbreaking content that takes it above and beyond the tennis games you've played before. But its gameplay is simple and addictive, and when it comes to this genre, that is really all you need.
  17. Everybody's Tennis does not disappoint on the PlayStation Portable. The arcade gameplay works amazingly well and gets more and more challenging during the funny story mode.
  18. Everybody's Tennis is aptly named, appealing the everyman despite speaking in the vernacular of the RPG nerd.
  19. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The presentation is brimming with cartoony amusement. [Sept 2010, p.114]
  20. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Everything matters: timing, positioning, footwork, a court's bounciness, our characters favored play style, our opponents favored play style, and even what clothes are worn. Taking that all into consideration to develop effective strategies is what makes the matches so satisfying. [Oct 2010, p.82]
  21. It just isn't anywhere as fun to play as any of the Hot Shots Golf titles.
  22. 75
    Still, it's a fresh and generally strong start to a spin-off concept that stumbled out of the gate on PlayStation 2, but makes a case for full-time series status on PSP.
  23. The tennis action is fast and fun in Get a Grip, but a meandering story keeps you off the court for too long.
  24. Probably the best portable tennis game ever, with an impressive range of options and deep gameplay.
  25. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Simple rules and "Gotta Catch 'Em All" effect work nicely with this fun and relaxing tennis game. Maybe it's too easy to challenge experienced gamers though. [Issue#195]
  26. A solid arcade tennis game, a not so convincing RPG: Everybody's Tennis is surely an entertaining product, yet it lacks that special something and that addictiveness that make some games truly amazing.
  27. It's everything you'd expect from the series in terms of gameplay and collectability while still retaining all of the character and charisma you love about the franchise.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#37 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    Coming from Hot Shots Golf series, this new game from ClapHanz feels a little less entertaining, though the story layer added to it keps it'sComing from Hot Shots Golf series, this new game from ClapHanz feels a little less entertaining, though the story layer added to it keps it's fun factor up. But when it comes to playing the actual matches it feels more of a hit or miss than it is with the golf. It is a harder game to master, and some Golf players might not find a good reason to stay in it. Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2011
    The customization in this game is huge and story mode is exciting to play through overall one of my favorite games.