Mastering TopSpin 2K25: 5 Quick Tips to Dominate the Court

Quick Tips to Dominate

After years off the court, an icon returns to serve up an ace. While other games tried to claim the coveted Grand Slam, none managed to meet the heights established by previous titles sporting the TopSpin name. So whether you’re new to the series, or just want a recap, here are 5 quick tips so that you can instantly dominate on the court.

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Position, Reposition

Tennis is all about positioning. Being stuck in no man’s land will lead to the ball being launched to the other side of the court, making a recovery impossible. So how do you counter this? As you essentially have to predict the flight of the ball, you need to ensure that you center yourself after each shot. This gives you the best opportunity to reach the ball regardless of its direction. This will help you control the flow of play rather than reacting to it, allowing you to dictate the pace and placement of your shots, ultimately giving you the upper hand in the match.

It’s About Time

Hitting a good or perfectly timed shot is key to claiming victory. Doing so, however, is harder than it sounds. With a meter to indicate success, it’s easy to get fixed on this and lose track of the natural flow of the game. Cues are evident with the character animations and soon you’ll get a feel for when to strike. However, to get started, try holding the shot type on the balls approach as this gives you more time to release the button at the right time.

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Accuracy is Key

Cracking the ball is all well and good but you also need to aim. Although it’s natural to hit it left or right depending on your opponent’s position. Aiming for the baseline or the net is what will really get your opponent on their heels. Use each direction on the analog stick relates to place on the court, so don’t just use left and right, think about angles to win the point.

A Secure Serve

A good serve can give you an instant advantage, however, mess this up and you can be on the receiving end of a return ace. So how can you maximize this part of the game? First, remember you can use your analog stick or a button press to serve. See which works for you and practice that method. In addition, remember that you can perform different serve types. While smashing a power serve is always tempting, it might be too risky when defending against a match point. Alter the type of shot depending on the situation, it’s fine to play it safe!

Up Close and Personal

While it can be tempting to stick to the baseline, playing the net is also a good tactic. Although it does make you vulnerable to lobs, the pressure you place on your opponent can help you get the points. I wouldn’t recommend doing it all the time, however, being able to mix up your style adds an element of unpredictability, making it harder for the opposition.

There you have it! 5 Quick Tips to Dominate the Court in TopSpin 2K25. Nail the basics and you’ll be winning games in no time. Want to read our full review of the game? Just click here.

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