“Whack it! Lob it! Curve it! You control the shot!”
Released in 1974 from TOMY, Nuttsy Tennis was a tabletop tennis game for 2 players.
The Nuttsy Tennis court was 16-inches x 32-inches. A plastic yellow-and-white net separated it into two equal halves. Each player was equipped with a spring-activated miniature tennis racket, which they used to whack the ball back and forth. To keep the action on the court, the tennis ball was attached to a metal rod that allowed it to swing freely when it was hit over the net.
Familiar tennis rules were in play, including hitting the ball over the net, letting the ball bounce before hitting it, and not hitting the ball out of bounds. A match ended when one player reached 10 points and had a two-point margin over their opponent.
Nuttsy Tennis proved popular, inspiring Tomy to release Battsy Baseball, a tabletop baseball simulator, in 1975.
IN THE BOX
A complete game included the tennis court base, 2 tennis rackets, net, and ball assembly. The box contained printed instructions.