The gameplay itself isn't too bad, and the game has some potential. However, there are a number of key problems that make the game tiresome and boring.
The career mode is the main part of the game. You start as an amateur at rank 100. To even get to the proffesional game, you need to climb to amateur rank 1. The problem is that to do this, you have to play countless tournaments as you only climb a couple of ranking points for each tournament win. These tournaments are boring as you tend to go through them without even dropping a point as they're so easy. Be prepared to be very bored if you want to get to the professional rankings!
Then, just a few other strange features;
- Matches in the amateur ranks consist of best of 3 games, and there's no concept of having to win by two clear games. i.e. you get to serve twice and could win 2-1. There are no options to choose game length, i.e. there should be the option to play a 'proper' set of tennis. (In fact, there are no gameplay options at all on this game (i.e. difficulty level, turning replaying off, etc. are not available options!)
- Sometimes, you play a training game in a particular free week and then it inexplicably jumps two weeks of play and you miss a tournament you wanted to enter.
- You can't perform an ace in doubles!!!
- Unrealistic gameplay in that you can hardly ever hit the ball out of play and never hit the net (nor does the computer player).
Overall, it amazes me that someone must have tested this game and felt that the career mode was ok, when in fact it is very tiresome.