Wii tennis proI was going to entitle this entry “crikey, my arm hurts” but I decided not to. Apparently video games cause children (and adults) to become couch potatoes and obesity is the knock-on effect. Well, whoever said that obviously hasn’t worked their way up to Wii tennis pro status and then maintained that status in the face of fierce opponents of skill level 2,000. I reckon I’ve lost a few pounds, but I also have one arm like Charles Atlas.

Ports also has a Wii and has already destroyed a light shade – no such damage in the games room round at Adams Towers, although I did clout Lauren’s foot while swinging back a virtual bowling ball (hey, my top score is 246 – I’m a bowling pro too).

Baseball remains a bit of a challenge, and I’m glad no-one can see me through the window adopting the batting position.

Written by Darren

Darren Adams works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, and lives in Camberley (Surrey, England). That's it really.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Paul H Reply

    I too have lamp damage and significant muscle strain from too much tennis. Sadly, I’m yet to reach Pro status, and will likely be beaten to said level by a 4yr old.

  2. Darren Reply

    I reached a skill level of 1,856 on the tennis, but was then continually pitched against a pair of level 2,000 and 1,900. After losing several matches I went down to just under 1,600. I won a match with another pair of players 3-0 and still lost skill points, presumably I didn’t beat them convincingly enough. Back up to around 1,700 now but will have to face the deadly duo again.

  3. Steve Reply

    Hey Darren,

    After just 2 weeks, I have already topped you bowling score with a 255…. but my Tennis still leaves a lot to be desired.
    I also know what you mean about the aching arm ;)

    I also saw that there may be a Wii darts game soon…. I’ll line up the pints.

    Looking forward to your visit for the Wii showdown.

  4. luna****** Reply

    i reached a skill level of 2000

    i live in spain (eur)

    i am12 years old

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