Press FIRE (or keyboard equivalent) to start. If you wish to play doubles, then FIRE must
be pressed on both sets of controls. Move the joystick left or right to select a letter
for your initials, firebutton to choose the 2nd and/or 3rd letter. Then select the difficulty
level - higher levels start you further into the world stages and put you up against
Passing Shot lets you play the deciding set in a three set match. If you play doubles then
the two players are on the same side, against computer controlled doubles pairs. The
tramlines are included in-bounds when playing doubles.
The view of the court in Passing Shot is represented from spectator level for service,
then switches to top-down perspective for rallies - this allows the bset view and control
over the action.
There are four types of stroke in Passing Shot: Flat, Slice, Topspin and Lob.
Serve the ball by selecting your shot as the ball flashes. The display will then alter
to the top-down view. The joystick will control the movement of your player, but when the
joystick fire button is pressed the different directions control the shot type.
Passing Shot follows the normal rules of tennis and incorporates all the usual features:
double-faults, body touches, direct returns, aces service aces etc. You are required to
reach six games to win the set, as per the rules of tennis.
If you manage to win the match, the next round will take place at another location
in the world.