Retro Game Walkthroughs For
"Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2"
(PlayStation 2)

Retro Game Walkthroughs for Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 (PlayStation 2)
Submitted By: Forest Fan
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|Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 Walkthrough by FOREST FAN|
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This walkthrough was written by myself, Forest Fan, scroll down to the bottom at the 'A note from me' section of this walkthrough for more information.
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|CONTENTS|
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Part One – Information and Features
Part Two – The Players
Part Three – The Shots
Part Four – Create The Top 10
Part Five – The Cheats
Part Six – A Note From Me

*****PART ONE*****
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|Information and Features|
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Smash Court Tennis 2 features:

- 16 official tennis player
- Choice of courts
- Unlockables
- Multiplayer action
- Bonus Games
- Exhibition
- Arcade
- Tutorial
- Pro Tour Mode
- Challenge
- Spectator
- Trophy Room

To access information concerning Mario any of the areas in this guide hit CTRL+F to search through this walkthrough.

*****PART TWO*****
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|The Players|
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ANDY RODDICK

Player Profile: This up-and coming American phenomenon has already arrived. With a booming serve reaching speeds above 140mph, Roddick has provided his opponent with many a broken racquet string. And his second serve is not much slower! Beyond this, his all around power game and charismatic personality make him a very formidable opponent.

Main Weapon: Power Serves

Tip: With a serve this fast, your opponents will always be guessing the location. Your serve and groundstrokes are the key to your success. Win the points early with your serve and you will be able to conserve energy for the later stages of the match. Be prepared to use your overhead after launching your serve.

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JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

Main Weapon: Strong Forehand

Player Profile: Don’t be deceived by Ferrero’s appearance. He is a true warrior on the court and his fierce forehand enables him to get the upper hand on his opponents. His footwork and power make him best suited for the clay courts.

Tip: Attack your opponent using your groundstrokes. Move your opponent side to side and put away the short ball to the open court. Take advantage of your diverse arsenal by mixing it up with drop shots and lobs. The longer the rallies last, the better chance you will have of outlasting your opponent.

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TIM HENMAN

Main Weapon: Serve & Volley

Player Profile: While most tour player use the power game, Henman uses finesses and touch, particularly with his volley game. His favourite play is to rush the net after his serve and to hit a drop volley. His grace on the grass court is a skill that is not common in the new age of tennis, so he is always a crowd favourite at Wimbledon.

Tip: Find the corners with your serves and charge the net. Take advantage of weak service returns by placing your drop shots out of your opponents’ reach. Chip and charge to the net to keep your opponent off balance. By constantly attacking the net, you will be able to put pressure on your opponents and steal points.

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LLEYTON HEWITT

Main Weapon: Baseliner

Player Profile: Hewitt uses his forehand and footwork to come up with unbelievable shots on the run. By using his footwork, he is able to run down his opponents’ shots, and to run around his backhand in order to launch his forehand. His determination and attitude are shown when he screams out ‘Come on!’ after winning a hard fought point.

Tip: Use your footwork to run down shots, and to get into position for your groundstrokes. Run your opponent side to side and make sure you put away the short balls. By using lobs and volleys, you are able to add another dimension to your speed game.

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JAMES BLAKE

Main Weapon: Hard Hitter

Player Profile: Blake’s flexibility allows him to be quick on the court while having solid control of his groundstrokes. His passion for the game shows when he seems to run down every shot by his opponent. His tennis is a collaboration of style, speed and charisma.

Tip: Your speed and footwork enable you to be aggressive, while still being consistent during rallies. Win your points by anticipating your opponents’ shots and getting into position for the passing shot. Long matches will be in your favour due to your high endurance and superior physical conditioning.

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MARAT SAFIN

Main Weapon: Hard Hitter

Player Profile: Safin is a physically gifted athlete with a dynamic game. His 193cm stature enables him to fire shots at extreme angles that other player cannot. He is especially consistent from his backhand side. The crowd gets fired up by the passion and desire that he displays on the court.

Tip: Overpower your opponent by hitting deep groundstrokes with spin. Your height and reach give you great court coverage, and your serve is one of your biggest weapons. Try to keep your first serve percentage high, as it will provide you with the upper hand in each service point. Your backhand is also a weapon that you can rely on.

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RICHARD GASQUET

Main Weapon: All-Around

Player Profile: Gasquet is an up-and-comer with all shots. His masterful technical skills allow him to be both offensive and defensive. His tennis game is both clever and stylish, using solid footwork and technique on the court.

Tip: Stifle your opponents by using different types of spins. Use your groundstrokes to move your opponents around. Your shot selection is the key to your success, and your footwork is another weapon that allows you to be consistent while still being aggressive.

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TOMMY HAAS

Main Weapon: All-Around

Player Profile: Haas hits his groundstrokes with grace and precision. His deep forehand shots constantly put pressure on his opponents. He is an all-around player who can hit any shot with extreme force. Crowds appreciate the skill and grace that he displays on the court and often rally in his support.

Tip: Your groundstrokes are deep and consistent which allows you to constantly put pressure on your opponents. Use a mix of short and deep angled groundstrokes to run your opponents off the court, and make sure you put away any short balls that your opponents may hit.

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JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE

Main Weapon: Powerful Backhand

Player Profile: Henin-Hardenne’s one handed backhand allows her to hit each backhand at unbelievable angles. Her solid all-around game has vaulted her into tennis’ elite. The crowd cheers, yelling ‘Allez’ after she wins a hard fought point.

Tip: Put pressure on your opponents by using your solid groundstrokes and footwork. Your backhand is a weapon that can turn the tables in ant situation, and your footwork allows you to keep the ball in play while staying aggressive.

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KIM CLIJSTERS

Main Weapon: Baseliner

Player Profile: Rising quickly to the top of her sport, Clijsters often uses her footwork to rip passing shots by her opponents. She uses speed and flexibility to reach balls that other players cannot, and often finds ways to turn defensive shots into offensive shots.

Tip: Use your speed and strong groundstrokes to keep the ball in play until you find a chance to go for the winner. Anticipate your opponents shots in order to take control of the rallies. Your versatile game allows you to slug it out from the baseline and outlast your opponents.

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SERENA WILLIAMS

Main Weapon: Power Player

Player Profile: Serena Williams is a confident and physically gifted athlete who uses her superb athleticism and decision making to open up the court. She is able to hit her passing shots just as hard as her put away shots. The only question is whether anyone can prevent her form dominating the sport.

Tip: Your groundstrokes are the most powerful shots in your arsenal. Your ability to hit clean shots while off balance enables you to be constantly aggressive. With deadly service returns, you’ll always have a shot at breaking service. Use your serve to put away your opponents before they have a chance to get into the match.

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AMELIE MAURESMO

Main Weapon: Hard Hitter

Player Profile: Mauresmo can hit the ball with power, and a devastating kick serve often takes its toll on her opponents. Complementing her power is a skilled finesse game that allows her to hit any part of the court.

Tip: Use your strong serve to create aces and other service points. Overpower your opponents with deep groundstrokes. Run them side to side and put away the short ball to the open court. By also using your dropshots and slices, you will add another dimension to your attack. Long rallies will often be to your advantage.

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LINDSAY DAVENPORT

Main Weapon: Fast Strokes

Player Profile: Davenport has one of the greatest groundstrokes in tennis, and a cannon for a serve. She also has phenomenal court coverage. Her height allows her to hit her strokes with power and precision while hitting at angles other players can only dream of. Her playstyle allows her to always be in the hunt for the top world ranking.

Tip: Use your height to hit booming serves at all angles. Your long reach allows you to reach balls that other players would not be able to touch. Use different shots and spins to keep your opponent off balance. Your combination of power and speed will allow you to slug it out from the baseline with anyone on the tour.

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JENNIFER CAPRIATI

Main Weapon: Baseliner

Player Profile: Capriati uses every part of her body to hit each shot. She steps into her groundstrokes which allows her to hit heavy and deep shots, while keeping her opponents off balance by using different spins. Her comeback to the forefront of the sport is a direct result of the strong determination that she displays each time she steps onto the court.

Tip: Be aggressive with your powerful and consistent groundstrokes. Use your equally devastating forehands and backhands to take apart your opponents. You also have a higher chance of winning long groundstroke rallies. Use your ability to hit different shots to wear down your opponents and force mental errors.

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DANIELA HUNTUCHOVA

Main Weapon: All-Around

Player Profile: Hantuchova opens up the court by using her short angle passing shots. She is often able to hit these angle shots on the run. Her tall physique allows her to hit her shots with a combination of power and finesse.

Tip: Win your points by hitting your groundstrokes side to side and putting away the short ball. As a comfortable player at the net, you should also charge in at times to finish off the points. Using every inch of the court increases your chance of winning.

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ANNA KOURNIKOVA

Main Weapon: All-Court Player

Player Profile: Kournikova always draws a large crowd. She continues to be one of the most popular women in the sport. She wins most of her points by setting up volleys with her groundstrokes. Her technique and determination is the foundation for her aggressive playstyle.

Tip: Run your opponents side to side and dropshot them when you have the chance. The dropshot allows you to keep your opponents off balance. Strong footwork allows
you to counter your opponents’ attack and finish them off with your volleys.

*****PART THREE*****
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|The Shots|
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You can practice all the different shots available on Smash Court Tennis 2 in the Tutorial mode. Head there to try your hand at the following shots; I’ve added some helpful insight.

-Topspin shot-

These are probably the easiest shots to hit; the only thing to remember is placement. The power behind the shot – if played well enough should ensure you take the point, so cross court shots and ones that land on the baseline are extremely useful to utilize the speed generated.

-Slice shot-

Good for playing a fast server and hitter of the ball like Andy Roddick or Marat Safin, is the slice shot. If played well the shot can severely slow down the pace of the ball and can change the flow of the point from a baseline rally to net play. Always try and place these shots as far away as possible from your opponent.

-Flat Shot-

If you want to hit a winner; the flat shot is by far the most effective way of securing the point, due to it’s pace. Hit down the tramlines it is very efficient, but if you do not control the shot it is liable to travel to far and be classified as ‘out’. Take care when judging the distance as you play the manoeuvre.

-NICE Shot-

Timing is obviously everything here, but it shouldn’t be too tough trying to time the NICE shot. Simply adjust your body to where the ball is played; wait for the bounce and then get your shot ready and gradually release the button. A lot of practice will help, but the skill remains non-essential.

-Drop Shot-

Probably best to slice this shot as well as drop it, but combining the Down button with either directional button too. This will ensure the shot is not easy to predict and will give you more time when approaching the net. Be careful when playing this tricky shot; if hit wrong your opponent has an easy winner to hit, so use cautiously.

-Lob Shot-

The same advice applies here as to the drop shot. Use sparingly and never use this shot when your opponent is not next to the net. A very rewarding point; it is very hard to lob the computer’s AI, so it is not a recommended shot. When used, again direct the shot and be ready for any return.

-Volleys-

If hit right; a volley should be a dead cert for winning the point, but if hit wrong can expose the court and leave you with the prospect of an embarrassing lob. The earlier you hit the volley the better and if you can muster a backhanded volley with downswing it has every hope of success.

-Smash Shot-

Do not attempt anything to fancy when playing the Smash Shot, as if you can get yourself into the Smash Point and hit the shot into the open court, you’ll have the point. You can direct your points, but doing so is risky and you should simply savour any lucky opportunity to focus on hitting the ball.

-Running Shot-

A difficult shot to hit, but one that is important to learn is the Running Shot. This will not get you out of every pickle of a situation, but can go a long way to restoring a point and can often lead to a baseline winner in itself. The best tactic is to simply not hold the buttons long before contact.

-Aiming Return Shots-

An important skill for misplacing your opponent is to learn the technique of mixing up both the position and shape of your shot. As well as aiming for alternate sides of the courts, you should aim to vary the lengths of your shots as well as the speed and downswing. Suddenly changing direction during a rally is also advised.

-NICE Serves-

When attempting to keep serve, the power behind your opening shot is clearly crucial to the game. In order to obtain a high amount of NICE Serves, hit the ball later than you might think, as it approaches its downswing. Again NICE Serves aren’t crucial, but if coupled with good direction can prove an invaluable asset.

-Spin Serve-

Though very accurate the Spin Serve is rather weak, so the best advice is to only use this serve on your second go and only if the point is important. Advantages to the serve are its very easy to direct and can help you plan your next move. As the serve is slow, it can also keep the point at a steady pace, which may advantage you.

-Slice Serve-

Slicing your serves means direction on them is guaranteed and that you can stretch your opponent so much, that you could set up an easy return for yourself. However – the serve is considerably slower than others, but this can work positively if your opponent mistakes their return.

-Flat Serve-

If you fancy yourself as a big server like Roddick, the Flat Serve is terrific fun when trying to score a few aces. A helpful hint when serving this way is to go closest to either tramline and hit the shot very much cross court. This has the advantage of securing more aces or unforced errors from your opponent, following this fast and deadly serve.

-Aiming Serves-

Choosing the right direction for your serves is important when it comes to mixing up your gameplay and confusing your opponent. Always aim to take advantage if your opponent strays into a vulnerable position by hitting the ball away from him and practice different ways of aiming your serve too.

-Lob Shot and Drop Shot-

It is important to recognise the different commands used for these two different shots and it is also useful to mix up the shots, so try your hand at alternate Lob Shots and Drop Shots. Not very tough in practice, but harder in reality the Tutorial is a good place to pull of these tricky manoeuvres.

-Serve & Volley-

One of the easiest techniques in tennis is the Serve & Volley. The best tactic is to hit a strong first serve and not to approach the next in too much of a panic, as the court should still remain free, even if you don’t make it all the way to the net. Backhanded volleys are always going to remain most effective when hitting the volley.

-Rallying (Consecutive shots)-

While rallying in itself will not win you many points, practicing returning the ball is essential for keeping points open and making your opponent produce unforced errors. Perfecting your rally techniques can help when looking for a safe shot to play and a good tip is to hit the ball towards your opponent, until you open up the court enough to hit an out and out winner.

-Player Stamina-

The fatigue of your player effects the overall energy levels your player has to hit the ball with, as well as how useful your game is. Try and conserve your energy during longer matches and when you play important points, do not be shy to use energy. Have a game plan ready for when your player is tired, which may include playing less shots – more effectively.

-Score Consecutive Points-

Consecutive scoring can win you sets as well as matches. Consistent love games heap more pressure on your opponent and give you more time to focus on breaking your opponent. Consecutive points are also essential to the tie break system, where shots like the ace and forehand from the baseline can win you all important points.

*****PART FOUR*****
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|Create The Top 10|
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Smash Court Tennis 2 has a great line-up, but it still lacks a few top names - so to make up for that, I’ve written my own original guide to creating the top 10 in both the men and women’s game who you can recreate in Pro Tour Mode!

*MEN*

Roger Federer (1)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: SUI (Switzerland)
First Name: Roger
Last Name: Federer

APPEARANCE
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 80kg
Face/Hair: Face #2, Hair #6 (Black)
Wear/Shorts: Outfits #6 (White), Shorts #1 (White)
Racquets: #5
Shoes: #7
Accessories [Wristband]: RIGHT #1

STYLE
Playing Style: All-Around
Plays: Right Handed
Back Hand: One-Handed
Service Motion: #3
Receiving Stance: #3

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Guillermo Coria (2)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: ARG (Argentina)
First Name: Guillermo
Last Name: Coria

APPEARANCE
Height: 175cm
Weight: 65kg
Face/Hair: Face #4, Hair #4 (Black)
Wear/Shorts: Outfits #3 (White and Grey) Shorts #2 (White and Grey)
Racquets: #3
Shoes: #6

STYLE
Playing style: Baseliner
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #7
Receiving Stance: #7

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Carlos Moya (4)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: ESP (Spain)
First Name: Carlos
Last Name: Moya

APPEARANCE
Height: 190cm
Weight: 84kg
Face/Hair: Face#2 Hair #3 (Dark Brown)
Wear/Shorts: Outfits #8 (White) Shorts #1 (White)
Racquets: #8
Shoes: #5
Accessories [Wristband]: RIGHT #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Baseliner
Plays: Right Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #4
Receiving Stance: #5

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Gaston Gaudio (7)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: ARG (Argentina)
First Name: Gaston
Last Name: Gaudio

APPEARANCE
Height: 175cm
Weight: 70kg
Face/Hair: #5 Hair #2 (Fair)
Wear/Shorts: #6 (White) Shorts #1 (Black)
Racquets: #4
Shoes: #5

STYLE
Playing Style: Hard Hitter
Plays: Right Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #3
Receiving Stance: #7

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David Nalbandian (9)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: ARG (Argentina)
First Name: David
Last Name: Nalbandian

APPEARANCE
Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg
Face/Hair: Face #11 Hair #2 (Brown)
Wear/Shorts: Outfits #6 (White) Shorts #3 (White and Grey)
Racquets: #1
Shoes: #1
Accessories [Wristband]: RIGHT #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Baseliner
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #4
Receiving Stance: #6

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Sebastien Grosjean (10)

PROFILE
Gender: Male
Country: FRA (France)
First Name: Sebastien
Last Name: Grosjean

APPEARANCE
Height: 175cm
Weight: 66kg
Face/Hair: Face #4 Hair #4 (Black)
Wear/Shorts: Outfits #1 (White and Grey) Shorts #1 (White)
Racquets: #7
Shoes: #7

STYLE
Playing Style: Baseliner
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #5
Receiving Stance: #6

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*WOMEN*

Anastasia Myskina (4)

PROFILE
Gender: Female
Country: RUS (Russia)
First Name: Anastasia
Last Name: Myskina

APPEARANCE
Height: 174cm
Weight: 59kg
Face/Hair: Face #11 Hair #1 (Dark Brown)
Wear/Shorts: Wear #2 (Red and White)
Racquets: #4
Shoes: #2

STYLE
Playing Style: All-Around
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #2
Receiving Stance: #2

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Elena Dementieva (6)

PROFILE
Gender: Female
Country: RUS (Russia)
First Name: Elena
Last Name: Dementieva

APPEARANCE
Height: 180cm
Weight: 64kg
Face/Hair: Face #12 Hair #6 (Blonde to Golden)
Wear/Shorts: Wear #4 (Red and White)
Racquets: #5
Shoes: #8
Accessories [Wristband]: BOTH #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Hard Hitter
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #3
Receiving Stance: #7

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Maria Sharapova (8)

PROFILE
Gender: Female
Country: RUS (Russia)
First Name: Maria
Last Name: Sharapova

APPEARANCE
Height: 183cm
Weight: 59kg
Face/Hair: Face #8 Hair #6 (Blonde to Golden)
Wear/Shorts: Wear #4 (All White)
Racquets: #6
Shoes: #2
Accessories [Wristband]: BOTH #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Hard Hitter
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #4
Receiving Stance: #1

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Svetlana Kuznetsova (9)

PROFILE
Gender: Female
Country: RUS (Russia)
First Name: Svetlana
Last Name: Kuznetsova

APPEARANCE
Height: 174cm
Weight: 73kg
Face/Hair: Face #4 Hair #3 (Golden)
Wear/Shorts: Wear #5 (All White)
Racquets: #5
Shoes: #2
Accessories [Wristband]: RIGHT #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Net Player
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #7
Receiving Stance: #2

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Ai Sugiyama (10)

PROFILE
Gender: Female
Country: JPN (Japan)
First Name: Ai
Last Name: Sugiyama

APPEARANCE
Height: 163cm
Weight: 55kg
Face/Hair: Face #16 Hair #3 (Darkest Brown)
Wear/Shorts: Wear #2 (All White)
Racquets: #1
Shoes: #2
Accessories [Wristband]: BOTH #1

STYLE
Playing Style: Hard Hitter
Plays: Right-Handed
Back Hand: Two-Handed
Service Motion: #1
Receiving Stance: #6

*****PART FIVE*****
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|The Cheats|
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-Unlock Raphael Sorel-

Finish the Arcade mode with a male player in the Pro difficulty setting.

-Unlock Heihachi Mishima-

Finish the Arcade mode with a male player in the Challenger difficulty setting.

-Unlock Outfit #5-

Complete the Arcade Mode with the player you want to unlock Outfit#5 for.

-Unlock Ling Xiaoyu-

Complete the Arcade Mode with a female player in the Challenger difficulty setting.

-Unlock Cassandra Alexandra-

Complete the Arcade mode with a female player in the Pro difficulty setting

-Unlock Player Card 1-
To unlock Card 1 for any player, complete Arcade Mode with that player on Challenger difficulty

-Unlock the 4 Major passes and Cards-

Complete the Tutorial Mode

-Grand Slam Cards-

Complete Pro Tour Mode.

-Extra Camera Angles-

Complete Pro Tour Mode

-Gain tips for any player-

Win Arcade Mode with the player whose tip you want to unlock.

*****PART SIX*****
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|A Note From Me|
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Enjoy this guide to Smash Court Tennis 2 and have as much fun as I have had in writing it. Hope you complete this rewarding title and find the hard work here useful. My new e-mail address is [email protected], so don’t hesitate to e-mail me if you would like to copy this walkthrough (so long as you credit me) in either part of fully. Please credit my name and e-mail address in doing so and please mail me to tell me if you see someone not crediting me. If you have any problems or questions regarding the game; I would love to hear from you.

Thankyou for reading this guide and good luck!

Forest Fan

Copywright Jonathan Weissman

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