I would have given this game a higher rating if the gamecube version never existed. Since the gamecube one was so good, the "New play" controls already had a lot to live up to. The controls were alright. I beat the computer when I played, although I didnt really no which particular swing I was using. When playing the gamecube version, its easier to know which swing you're actually using. I also prefer the Wii Sports version of tennis over this, but I still like the idea that Nintendo is trying to recreate old Gamecube games on the Wii. Worth the rent if you're bored, not the purchase.