[TE4]Tips for newbies?

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[TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby duffer » 30 May 2021, 16:34

Hi all!! I am new here, just bought TE4 and I hope to enjoy many hours with this game :dance:

But as newbie I have many difficulties to play. Have you some suggestion on where start to learn playing the best way?
I have tried the World Tour, but I can return very few balls. How to improve the player features? What to increment first?

How to learn service? I have not found a way to see where I am aiming during service movement as during rally game play.

Thank you
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Re: Tips for newbies?

Postby Deviances » 30 May 2021, 22:03

Hello !

I've played for somes years (around 10-12 years maybe), so I'm going to try to give you some tips :thinking: (don't hesitate to ask me questions if you want)

My first advice if you are struggling with the game is to use a good player (do not start with the Junior tournaments haha) it will be easier to learn. You can maybe start with a one-year season with an existing player just to get used to playing the game.

If you struggle with your strikes, you can go to the practice mode and play in a very low difficulty so that the IA just throw the ball at you. This way you can try the different strikes and try to find good shot placements.

When I play, I mainly use the lift strikes if i cannot use acceleration. It's more difficult for the IA to put you in a difficult position if you lift your ball and it also gives you more time.

I think that there's no way to see where you're aiming when you serve, it's all about practice. When I serve, I start pressing the direction when the ball comes down and release it just before my player hit the ball. But it depends on your player attributes, the effect you want to put... So you have to practice to learn the best timing for your service.

And if you want to play with your own player, I'd recommend to improve your forehand (or backhand if you prefer). One of your attributes has to be your strengh. If you slowly improve everything, you will be decent at everything but it will be harder to hit winners or to put your opponent in a difficult position. I usually improve my forehand + my velocity at the beginning, and once my forehand is good enough i start improving the rest.

For the rest, it's mainly tactical. Try to improve your court positionning, try to use your opponent weakness, change the way you play according to the surface, ... :p
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Re: Tips for newbies?

Postby duffer » 30 May 2021, 22:26

Deviances wrote:Hello !

I've played for somes years (around 10-12 years maybe), so I'm going to try to give you some tips :thinking: (don't hesitate to ask me questions if you want)

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your advice.

Deviances wrote:My first advice if you are struggling with the game is to use a good player (do not start with the Junior tournaments haha) it will be easier to learn. You can maybe start with a one-year season with an existing player just to get used to playing the game.

:shock: Simple and effective, why I didn't think this? I will do so

Deviances wrote:If you struggle with your strikes, you can go to the practice mode and play in a very low difficulty so that the IA just throw the ball at you. This way you can try the different strikes and try to find good shot placements.

When I play, I mainly use the lift strikes if i cannot use acceleration. It's more difficult for the IA to put you in a difficult position if you lift your ball and it also gives you more time.

Lift is b2 button? It is not my preferred tennis style, but useful when I am not correctly positioned to gain time.
I just noticed that IA have some problem with service executed with b2 button.

Deviances wrote:I think that there's no way to see where you're aiming when you serve, it's all about practice. When I serve, I start pressing the direction when the ball comes down and release it just before my player hit the ball. But it depends on your player attributes, the effect you want to put... So you have to practice to learn the best timing for your service.

When you press the b1/b2 button then when you release it? I press it and release it only after my player hit the ball, as during gameplay.
I have just read that service training is in todo list :dance:

Deviances wrote:And if you want to play with your own player, I'd recommend to improve your forehand (or backhand if you prefer). One of your attributes has to be your strengh. If you slowly improve everything, you will be decent at everything but it will be harder to hit winners or to put your opponent in a difficult position. I usually improve my forehand + my velocity at the beginning, and once my forehand is good enough i start improving the rest.

For the rest, it's mainly tactical. Try to improve your court positioning, try to use your opponent weakness, change the way you play according to the surface, ... :p

My first improvement was on velocity, my man was too slow :mrgreen:

Thank you for all the tips. I hope to play with someone online a day, but before I would like to be a good player :fear:
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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby manutoo » 31 May 2021, 06:04

duffer,
play a while in warm-up, with the Danger Zone and the Aiming preview on to get the hang of everything.
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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby duffer » 31 May 2021, 18:55

Yes, I do it. I want to understand the service now. I will wait for service training in todo list.

And I am very curious of controller profile for ps4/5 gamepads. This can help a lot.

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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby manutoo » 01 Jun 2021, 06:43

duffer,
for the service, for now, you can set the 2nd player to Human instead of AI and then do only serve in the Training Club match.
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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby duffer » 07 Jun 2021, 19:19

Some questions for you guys, I'm trying to train and improve my game...

    During rally:
  1. is the stroke depth decided only by the up and down directions while pressing b1/b2?
  2. when you give the direction of the stroke? A little when you hit the ball or before?

    On service (it still remains a bit of a mystery to me :sad5: ):
  3. as up/down are only for slice/top spin, how is the depth decided? I can't understand why the ball is too long when it happens.
  4. when you press and release the buttons b1/b2?
  5. when you start and end to give direction?

Thank for your help
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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby manutoo » 08 Jun 2021, 09:14

1) The longer you prepare, the short/longer the strike gets ; play with the aiming preview to see that

2) at the correct time, and it depends on the distance you stand from the net ; the goal is to not have to release left/right before hitting the ball

3) depth is random ; faults are random : https://www.managames.com/tennis/doc/Te ... ml#service

4) from start till ball hit (or a bit before to serve and volley : https://www.managames.com/tennis/doc/Te ... ml#serving )

5) at the correct time till you hit the ball
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Re: [TE4]Tips for newbies?

Postby duffer » 09 Jun 2021, 13:58

Oooh ty, all more clear now!

So about service: then the mystery are the player features :yes:

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