Especially in tennis, because it doesn’t make any sense to me and I find it incredibly frustrating.
First of all, it seems that Wii Sports only calculates your Skill Level in a sport when you play it by yourself. If you play against another player, it doesn’t affect either player’s Skill Level. It doesn’t make sense, but I can live with it.
The problem with tennis is that there is no singles game, it’s always doubles. So if I play tennis solo, I have two options:
- Play with my Mii as one player on a team, and have the game select a teammate and the opposing players.
- Play with my Mii as both players on my team, and have the game select the opposing players.
(Playing with my Mii as a player on each team is not only freakin’ impossible, but it doesn’t appear to affect my skill level either.)
If I choose option 1, I always get “Matt” (with a skill level of 49!) as my opponent. The players on the opposing team generally have a skill level a couple hundred points higher than mine. (Right now I have a skill level in the 1500-1600 range, and the opposing team has skill levels of 1900-2000.) When I play with Matt, which is essentially no different than playing by myself, because he mostly just stands there and watches the ball zip past, my Skill Level always goes down, even if I manage to win the match.
If I choose option 2, where I am playing both players on my team (which is obviously much more difficult), my Skill Level always goes up, even if I get my butt kicked, which is what usually happens.
Is there any way I can play as just a single player in the Tennis game and not have my skill level drop like a rock every time?