Mario Power Tennis
Dynamic sports action video game for GameCube takes classic characters to an exciting skill-building tournament
Join Mario and friends in this video game tennis tournament like no other. Players can choose from a number of all-time classic characters such as Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong or Bowser, then take to the courts for a crazy game of tennis for GameCube. Up to four players can join in and compete against each other at one time, building up more and more skills as they go along. This is a great pick-up-and-play video game that players of all ages will love.
Tennis, a sport with roots that can be traced back to 12th-century France, has evolved over centuries into a globally popular and highly professionalized game. Initially played with hands and later with rackets, the sport was known as "jeu de paume" (game of the palm) and was a favorite among European nobility. It underwent various transformations and standardizations, culminating in the establishment of modern lawn tennis in the late 19th century in England. The first Wimbledon Championship, held in 1877, marked a pivotal moment, setting the stage for tennis to become a highly competitive sport with international acclaim. The 20th century saw the rise of legendary players like Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, and Serena Williams, as well as the inception of the four Grand Slam tournaments—Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open—that serve as the sport's highest echelon of competition. Advances in racket technology, athletic training, and global broadcasting have propelled tennis into a multi-billion-dollar industry that captivates fans worldwide, making it one of the most watched and played sports today.