Game Modes

Adventure mode

When those pesky troublemakers Wario and Waluigi unearth an ancient tennis racket, they cast a spooky curse on poor Luigi. (As if he wasn’t already enough of a scaredy-cat…)
Now it’s up to Mario to bounce his way through a smashing quest across a colourful world, filled to the brim with the wackiest, wildest and most varied Mario Tennis courts to date!
When those pesky troublemakers Wario and Waluigi unearth an ancient tennis racket, they cast a spooky curse on poor Luigi. (As if he wasn’t already enough of a scaredy-cat…)
Now it’s up to Mario to bounce his way through a smashing quest across a colourful world, filled to the brim with the wackiest, wildest and most varied Mario Tennis courts to date!

A quest for the aces

Take on big boss battles, complete missions, contend with all sorts of hazards, and upgrade Mario’s abilities as you go!
Watch out for Piranha Plants!
That mast is kind of in the way…
Watch out for Piranha Plants!
That mast is kind of in the way…

Swing mode

Swing into action with motion controls! Hold a Joy-Con just like a tennis racket, and pull off lobs, slices and topspin shots with realistic movements.
Share Joy-Con controllers with friends for instant multiplayer matches! Tennis, anyone?
Please note: it’s not possible to use the Swing mode control scheme when playing online.

Tournament mode

Best a series of challengers to emerge victorious in a classic knock-out tournament! Compete online* to climb the global leaderboard.

Free Play

Whether you’re alone or with friends, get into classic Mario Tennis action in a flash with Free Play! Customise as many – or as few – of the gameplay options as you like, and play your way.

Simple rules

Purists can enjoy a stripped back game of tennis that’s more like the real thing!