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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Pretty fun. First game I remember on the Intellivision that had a shadow under the ball.

TennisGraphics: 3
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 2-player game
Screen Shots

With a good opponent, this game is fun. The crowd's head-turning tracking of the on-court action is cute. Graphics are clean and functional, but sound is minimal.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, seven variations have been found.
Manual Fourteen variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, four labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of seven Tennis box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tennis Box (Mattel Electronics 1814-0910) Mattel Electronics 1814-0910 1980 U.S.A. Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0910 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Tennis Box (Mattel Electronics 1814-0910-G1) Mattel Electronics 1814-0910-G1 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Tennis Box (Mattel Electronics 1814-0510) Mattel Electronics 1814-0510 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0410 1980 Hong Kong International Edition; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Tennis Box (Sears 3867-0910) Sears 3867-0910 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; blue game title on top and back
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1980 Brazil Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1980 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots




A total of fourteen Tennis manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0920 1980 U.S.A.  
Tennis Manual (Mattel Electronics 1814-0920) Mattel Electronics 1814-0920 1980 Hong Kong  
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0920-G1 1980 Hong Kong  
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0920-G3 1980 U.S.A. NEED CONFIRMATION; Green artwork; submitted by Hankster
Tennis Manual (Mattel Electronics 1814-0920-G3) Mattel Electronics 1814-0920-G3 1980 Hong Kong  
Tennis Manual (Mattel Electronics 1814-0720) Mattel Electronics 1814-0720 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0121 1980 Hong Kong German; blue artwork
Tennis Manual (Mattel Electronics 1814-0161) Mattel Electronics 1814-0161 1980 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1814-0131 1980 Hong Kong Italian; spotten in eBay auction; would like confirmation of part number
Tennis Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-1814-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-1814-0920 1980 U.S.A. PlayCable version
Image not available. Bandai ???? None   Japanese release by Bandai; noted by voltron and others; need verification of origin, date, part number, et. al.
Image not available. Intellivision Inc. 1814-0820-G1 None U.S.A. Staple along top edge; submitted by Hankster
Tennis Manual (Sears 3867-0920) Sears 3867-0920 1980 Hong Kong  
Tennis Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; image courtesy of Hankster




A total of four Tennis overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tennis Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1814-4289) Mattel Electronics 1814-4289 1980 U.S.A.  
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1980   Localized in Brazilian Portuguese; plastic variation confirmed
Tennis Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75218) Phil Boland 49 75218 1980 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of four Tennis label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tennis Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin
Tennis Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right
Tennis Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin, trademark or copyright; large blue label, rounded corners; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; image courtesy of Hankster
Tennis Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Tennis.
Centre Court The crowd is a good touch. Once you learn the basics of serving and judging how to hit the ball, its a good bit of fun—provided your opponent is decent, too.




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