As we prepare our rackets for the release of Matchpoint – Tennis Championships in Spring 2022, publisher Kalypso Media and Developer Torus Games have shared their first Developer Diary. The first video in this series covers fresh details on motion capture, ball physics, rally tactics, and working with a former world number one tennis coach, offering brand-new insight into the development of this authentic tennis simulator. Join Producer Kevin McIntosh and Game Designer Dave McIntosh as they discuss the process behind creating ‘a tennis game for tennis fans created by tennis players.


  • Enter the world of professional Tennis. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships offers a deep career mode featuring a unique merit-based ranking system.
  • Create your own 3D tennis star. Choose your look, fashion and play style with an array of customization options including true to life techniques such as left-or right-handed, onehanded or twohanded backhand.
  • Dominate the court as a tennis professional. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships features 16 real-life international tennis stars from the professional circuit, including Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Amanda Anisimova.
  • Fully customize your athlete and wearables. From rackets to clothing, the game features gear from all of tennis’ name-brands including Babolat, YONEX, HEAD, and many more. Unlock special equipment by winning competitive matches.
  • Master all strokes and shots in grand style. Determine the outcome of a rally by choosing the best technique for the time: top spin, flat, lob or slice shot.
  • Take on opponents in local or online matches. Play against a cunning AI or face your friends and rivals on the court via local sessions and online cross-play.
  • Study your rival’s moves and tactics. Watch your opponents and get to know their strengths and weaknesses to gain a tactical advantage before you even hit the court.
  • Practice makes perfect: hire a personal coach to hone your skills. Buff your strengths and diminish your weaknesses with an in-game coaching system of individual training modules.
  • Fine-tune your tactics in Practice and Mini-Game modes: Jump into a variety of mini-games to hone your perfect game and become a force to be reckoned with on the court.
  • Compete in exhibition matches at spectacular venues around the globe. Each court has its own characteristics; study your arenas of play and adapt your game to grass, clay and hard courts.
  • Replay mode. Breakpoint or deciding match point, capture your fiercest rallies on film and study the outcomes to improve your game.

For those who would like to experience the excitement of this brand-new title for themselves, a demo for Windows PC is now available during Steam Next Fest – a seven-day celebration of hundreds of upcoming games. The demo will feature two game modes – quick play and tutorial – with career, training, and practice modes available in the full version of the game to be released in Spring 2022. Feeling competitive? Local multiplayer has also been enabled for the demo version. Or test the gameplay with a selection of the game’s 16 licensed players and rally with the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Andrey Rublev, Benoît Paire, Amanda Anisimova, and Heather Watson.

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will also be showcased by Kalypso Media during the two first live streams of the game on Kalypso Live:

  • Wednesday 23rd 7pm GMT/ 8pm CET: Kalypso Media versus Torus Games
  • Thursday 24th 7pm GMT/ 8pm CET: Kalypso Media versus special guest

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is scheduled for release in Spring 2022 for PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch™.

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