GamePro: "Virtua Tennis 4 is a victim of the times. Launched in an era when games are transitioning from conventional button controllers to motion-based arrays, Virtua Tennis 4 has the unenviable task of appealing to both crowds. The popularity of the tennis game in Wii Sports proved that motion controls were uniquely well-suited for simulating the sport, and given the Virtua Tennis series' impressive legacy, well, the expectations for Virtua Tennis 4 were higher than Martina Hingis at Wimbledon.
Unfortunately, while Sega needs an elegant overhead smash, Virtua Tennis 4 has the developer shanking ground strokes and basic volleys. What could have been a great step forward for the franchise is instead a largely adequate sports sim that struggles in its attempts to do something new."