International Tennis is governed to full lawn tennis ass rules, and the
game is scored and governed by this legislation. All referee calls and line
judge decision are final.
When your player has service, he can be moved into the correct position on
the base line. Pressing fire throws the ball into the air, and pressing
fire again makes the player begin his swing for the ball. If the ball is to
'high' or to 'low' when the player begins his swing he will miss the ball.
When a computer opponent has service, they will not serve until the 'human'
player is in the correct position at the base line.
A dot next to the players name on the scoreboard indicates who currently
has service. During a game, the player can be positioned anywhere on his side of the
court by joystick movement, pressing fire when the ball is in the near vicinity of the
player executes a forehand or backhand according to the players position in relation
to the player.
The direction of the ball is determined by the timing of your swing and any
spin that you choose to add to the ball, the following joystick positions affect the
RIGHT - Spins the ball to the right
LEFT - Spins the ball to the left
JOY-S TOWARDS NET - adds 'smash' power to the ball
JOY-S TOWARDS NET - absorbs 'power' on the ball
Different joystick and firebutton combinations will eneable the player to develop
their own repertoire of match winning shots. These shots will change according to the
hard, lawn or clay play surface selected. Current match scores are registered on
the scoreboard at the rear of the playing screen.