Wii Sports Training Achievements
Wii Sports has three training exercises for each sport to help you focus on important aspects of the game. In Wii Sports Tennis training the game will test your ability to hit the ball in progressively harder tests. In the first test you must return the ball as its hit or thrown to you into the court to be successful. The second test progresses to testing your ability to not only hit it into the court, but to a particular place on the court. The third requires you to hit targets that appear on a wall, which is actually a very hard exercise. After you finish one exercise of a sport, Wii Sports automatically makes the next exercise available for training. The reward you’re given after training is a medal indicating your level of excellence in Wii Sports.
Check the lists below for the scores you need to achieve bronze, silver, gold, and platinum metals during the training. The more you train, the better your results will be - so get practicing!
Test 1 -- Just returning balls thrown or hit to you by the A.I controlled player into the playing area. Any ball that you hit out or into the net, will result in the exercise being over and you'll have to start this mode again. So, concentrate on getting the timing down and just hitting the ball straight.
Wii Sports has been simplified to allow for easier and more immersive play, this means your player will move to the spot needed to hit the ball automatically, all you have to do is time the ball correctly to be successful in this test.
- Bronze -- score 12
- Silver -- score 25
- Gold -- score 50
- Platinum -- score 80
Test 2 -- Returning balls thrown or hit to you to an orange target positioned in the middle of the backcourt on the other side of the net. Attempt to achieve consistency by using the same timing and swing with every shot during this exercise. This will get muscle memory working for us. Success means that the orange circle will get smaller in diameter, increasing the difficulty of the shot, and making timing your swing correctly even more important. Fortunately, the game makes it easier for you, if you're right handed the balls will come at you from the right and vice-versa if you're left handed. Swinging a little earlier will make a sharper angle across your body and make the ball to across the court, always the easier shot. The ball has a further distance to travel, meaning more shots should fall in and I found timing the early swing less challenging than trying to swing a little late and hit down the line.
- Bronze -- score 7
- Silver -- score 15
- Gold -- score 30
- Platinum -- score 50
Test 3 -- The next test is quite a bit more difficult, requiring you to hit a moving target and you only get a single ball with which to complete the test. I didn't last too long in this test, so be prepared for an extreme challenge that can be frustrating and very difficult to complete. You will only loose if you miss the ball or if a hole appears in the wall on which the target is moving, this can happen if the ball repeatedly hits the wall in the same place, the target will shatter if you hit it.
- Bronze -- score 5
- Silver -- score 10
- Gold -- score 20
- Platinum -- score 40
Practice these tests, keep all the pointers I've mentioned above in mind, then head onto the court to play against the competition. You should have the skills to compete successfully and if you have the knack, you should be one of the best.