My player is at the bottom of the screen. Can’t say I’ve done too well serving against the computer. There’s a little bit of a problem with the emulated version as it is very hard to see the ball when you are serving up court (just have to trust your instincts when serving, which is not hard to do but a tad annoying). It’s pretty difficult to see the ball in the video but it’s actually okay in the actual game. Probably better playing on a real Commodore 64 but you can’t have everything, can you?
There are 3 levels of play: quarter-finals (turtle slow), semi-finals (slow) and final (fast). If I remember correctly, to beat the computer at the final level, you have to come to the net and volley the ball a lot. If you stay back, it’s much harder as can be seen in the video.
Don’t recall playing other tennis games back then but it seems there were a lot of titles available. Very likely there’s one that’s better than this one. Just have to find it.