Tennis (Animal Crossing)

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NES game
Buy price Sell price
 3,000 Bells  750 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
 Treasure hunt
 Tree (good luck)
HRA points 1029
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui None
Names in other languages
 Tennis de NES

Tennis is a furniture item in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items. This item is a playable NES game, and the player can interact with it to play Tennis.

Tennis can be obtained from the raffle, Wisp, a treasure hunt, or trees when the player has good luck. It does not have any color for the purpose of fêng shui. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Version differences

Tennis in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+

In Doubutsu no Mori, Tennis is simply known as ファミコン (Famicom). Additionally, in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, the item is modeled after a Famicom rather than a Nintendo Entertainment System. Doubutsu no Mori e+ retains the design from Animal Crossing.

Game overview

For more information about this game, see its corresponding article on Wikipedia.
Gameplay of Tennis. The player is serving the ball in a singles game.

Tennis is a sports game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in Japan on January 14, 1984, in North America on October 18, 1985 and in Europe on September 1, 1986. It features two modes: a singles game and a doubles game. In both modes, the player can choose the difficulty of the opponent's artificial intelligence, between 1 and 5. Unlike other tennis video games, the singles mode puts one player against the AI and the doubles mode puts two human players on the same team against two AI opponents, it is not possible to do 2 player singles, 1 player doubles, or 2 player doubles on separate teams.

It is a video game adaption of the real-life tennis sport. The objective is to hit the ball past the opposition side so they cannot return it, which scores the player points. The player starts a serve by pressing A Button.svg to throw the ball and pressing A Button.svg again to hit the ball. If the ball hits the net and doesn’t land in the correct service box, it’s a fault and the player must serve again. If they score two faults, the opponent earns a point. If the ball hits the net but lands in the correct service box, it’s a let and the player simply must serve again without penalty. If the ball goes over the net and lands in the correct service box, the serve is good and the opponent must return it. If the opponent hits the serve before it bounces, or if the player not designated to receive the ball returns it (during doubles), a foul is committed and the serving side wins a point. Mario makes a cameo appearance as the referee.

If the opponent returns a successful serve without a foul, the players rally until one side fails to return the ball or hits the ball out of bounds. The game always plays using 3 set 6 game matches.


  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #434 in Doubutsu no Mori; #436 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #592 in Doubutsu no Mori e+; #428 in Dòngwù Sēnlín