The modern game of tennis is exhausting to watch. Super-fit athletes bomb around the court for several hours at a time, hitting the ball at ferocious speeds with a high-tech slip of carbon fibre.
Back in the 1920s, the sport was a rather more genteel affair. Its predominantly amateur players would dress like they were about to go for lunch at the local country club, while the racquets were crude wooden instruments with tiny heads.
It’s this elegant, slower-paced version of the sport that World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s seeks to replicate. It does so perhaps a little too successfully in places.
Agassi my house from here
The swipey, semi-automated racquet-play at the heart of World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s is pretty simple. Your player automatically ambles after the ball, largely leaving you to deal with the matter of hitting the ball.