Virtua Tennis 3 is the third installment of the Virtua Tennis franchise developed and published by Sega. It features twenty top professional players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis and Nicole Vaidisova. The game features a myraid of single and multiplayer modes, including twelve mini-games, a well established feature lifted from past games in the franchise. The game's iconic World Tour mode returns, where the player creates a character and leads them through multiple tournaments in their bid to become world #1. Other single player modes include exhibiton and tournament modes, the former of which can also be played with up to three other players. Multiplayer-exclusive modes include twelve minigames ranging from a ten-pin bowling spin off to a Takeshi's Castle boulder dash like game, where the player must avoid being hit by giant tennis balls which come rolling down a hill.