Tennis Clash is a brand new multiplayer tennis game that challenges you to work your way through a bunch of tournaments as you develop your own professional. Much like in Golf Clash, you’ll play against real players, earning loot boxes that you can open for new equipment.
The real star of the show is the swipe and tap-based control scheme. There are no shoddy virtual controls here – just natural flicks, swipes, and taps to perform a variety of different swings. You’ll need to try and outwit your opponent, much like in the real game.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of Tennis Clash, including how it works, the controls, and how to get new gear before providing a few tips and tricks that should help you during the early hours.
Tennis Clash Guide – How it Works:
Tennis Clash is to tennis what Golf Clash is to golf. You create your own tennis player and work your way through a bunch of different tournaments, earning loot boxes as you go to unlock brand new gear.
The controls are where you’ll probably struggle the most, as they’re all swipe and tap-based. You tap on the court where you want to move, and swipe to pull off a shot when the ball is coming towards you. The direction you swipe dictates where the ball will go too, so you’ll have to keep this in mind.
The faster you swipe, the harder you’ll hit the ball and the further you swipe, the further it will go. Balancing these two is the challenge of Tennis Clash. If you want to hit a slow ball to the back of the court, you’ll need to do a slow but long swipe towards the area you want the ball to land in. If you want to hit it fast but close to the net, you’ll need to do the complete opposite. A short, fast swipe towards the net.
As you can probably tell, it’s a lot harder to pull off hard shots in Tennis Clash, as you have to be very careful that you don’t accidentally overhit a shot. It’s really easy to do this when swiping fast. During the early game, it might be worth placing accurate shots away from your opponent so you can get a feel for the game and how your opponent likes to play.
When you win a game, you’ll gain Trophies, which fire you up the tournament leaderboard, and a loot box that you can open to get some new gear. Much like in similar games in the genre, it takes time for this loot box to open, so you’ll have to open it and wait. Once you’ve got four loot boxes, it’s time to wait as playing more will get you nothing.
The main menu screen includes a news and inbox screen, a store, where you can purchase gems and packs, an option to play a match in any tournament you’ve unlocked, your lineup, which allows you to customise your player with a bunch of different gear, and events, which you can play when you reach certain tournament thresholds.
Tennis Clash Tips and Tricks:
Now that you understand the basics, let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks that will help you during the early game:
- Playing close to the net is effective against inexperienced players: When we first started playing, we found it really effective to play close to the net. Inexperienced players struggle to hit powerful shots so you’re usually safe to return everything they throw at you.
- As you climb through tournaments, sit back and see how your opponent likes to play: This strategy won’t pay off in the long term though, so ditch it as soon as you’re out of the beginner’s tournament. That’s not to say you can’t ever get close to the net, you just want to try and read your opponent. Do they like to play slow accurate shots or smash it as hard as they can? Do they play close to the net or at the back? Try and counter how they play.
- Play a variety of shots to throw your opponent off: If you can’t get a read of how your opponent likes to play, chances are they’re a counter-attacking player like you. In this instance, play a variety of different shots to throw them off. Hit a hard ball to send them back then play a shot close to the net. They might not see what’s coming. Don’t repeat the same strategy though, as they’ll be wise to it next time.
- Always have a loot box opening: This is especially important if you don’t plan on spending money on Tennis Clash, as rewards will be infrequent. Fill up your chest slots and always have a loot box opening. When you have an empty slot, play until you win to fill them back up again. This way, even when you’re busy, the train of chests should keep coming.
- Try and top the trophy leaderboards for extra rewards: As you earn trophies in a particular tournament, you’ll climb the leaderboards, earning rewards intermittently. We recommend sticking with a tournament until you’ve topped a leaderboard before moving on, as you’ll get more practice and more rewards.