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TARDIS Tennis
TARDIS Tennis
Doctor: The Doctor (TARDIS Tennis)
Companion(s): John Lennon, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria
Main enemy: Winston Churchill
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Sport
Release details
Platform: BBC
Genre: Sport Game
Release date: 2003
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TARDIS Tennis was a video game published on the classic Doctor Who website.

Plot Edit

The Doctor travels with John Lennon, William Shakespeare and Queen Victoria in the TARDIS to tennis court, where they play tennis against each other. After winning three matches the winning player gets into the next stage where he has to play against Winston Churchill.

How to play Edit

The game was a flash-based video game. It could be played with one or two players. The players could choose which character (John Lennon, William Shakespeare or Queen Victoria) they wanted to play. There were voices provided for the characters. They made comments about the game.

Instructions by the publisher Edit

Look to see where the ball will land and get in position as fast as you can.

Press space to pull back racket.

Release spacebar to hit the ball manually, or keep spacebar down and the ball will be hit automatically.

Game play Edit

Get your character in position. Hold spacebar down to hit ball direction keys to control the angle of shot.

Different shots Edit

Push towards your opponent to perform a drop shot and away for a lob.

Serving Edit

Hold down the spacebar and move target pointer within the service box. Release the spacebar to serve.

Control keys Edit

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John Lennon and William Shakespear playing Tennis.

(Player 2 in brackets):

  • Up = E or cursor up (T)
  • Down = D/cursor down (G)
  • Left = Y or cursor left (F)
  • Right = U or cursor right (H)
  • Hit = Press spacebar (Z)
  • Shift for Player 1
  • Pause = P
  • Quit = Q

Characters Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Although the game predated the revival of Doctor Who by two years, several of the characters featured in the game would later appear in the TV series: Victoria, Shakespeare (who had already appeared briefly in TV: The Chase) and Churchill.

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