This includes the teams and characters that have appeared in the ''Prince Of Tennis'' anime, and the tropes they embodied.

Naturally, this is '''chock-full of SPOILERS.'''

[[folder:Seishun Gakuen aka Seigaku]]
Seigaku is a school which once knew glory as, 25 years ago, young Nanjiroh Echizen became its star and led a formerly mediocre team into a fearsome one. However, after Nanjiroh's graduation, the school slowly slipped back into the background, unable to make it into the Nationals until the arrival of talented young people like Kunimitsu Tezuka, Shuusuke Fuji and others. The strongest push comes from Nanjiroh's son, the also insanely talented Ryoma Echizen, whose presence finally gave Seigaku the strength to come back with a vengeance and reach Nationals, taking the Kanto Regionals by storm.

Here are the most outstanding characters in Seigaku, as well as the tropes associated with them.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* AffectionateNickname: Momoshiro lets the First years to call him "Momo-chan-senpai". Ryoma only calls him "Momo-senpai". Eiji also calls Ryoma "Ochibi" (or "Little Guy").
* FakeBand: In Meta-example. The anime released several singles, which also served as Openings and Endings, performed by ''"Aozu"'' (Ryoma, Tezuka, Fuji and Oishi) and ''"Cap-to-Bin"'' (Momoshiro, Kaidoh, Eiji, Kawamura and Inui), all performed by the seiyuus singing in character. This is also depicted and played with in the special MV of ''Birthday ~Aruki Hajimeta hi~'' and ''Rock 54!? ~Rock na Hito wo Sagashitemiyou~'', where Tezuka returns and the nine of them form a big BoyBand.
* FirstNameBasis: The First years towards Ryoma, Oishi and Fuji towards Eiji, and Fuji and Momo call Kawamura "Taka-san".
* FriendlyRivalry: As much as they are very close to each other, they're still very competitive inside the team.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Many of them seem particularly close: Oishi and Eiji as a doubles pair, Fuji and Eiji being classmates, Tezuka and Fuji having a long-term rivalry, Oishi and Tezuka as leaders of the team, Momoshiro and Ryoma hanging out frequently.
* LastNameBasis: Most of the team call each other by last names.
* TrueCompanions: Despite all their differences, the nine of them have shown to be very close, especially in the anime fillers. Before Tezuka left to his rehab in Germany (only in the anime), Oishi gathered the team to go and see the sunrise from the mountain.
** In the anime fillers, it's shown that all the 3rd years became tightly close to each other when they were freshmen. All of them supported Kawamura to improve his tennis and Fuji told in a special that the "Seigaku's Seven Mysteries" incident was what made them closer.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Kaidoh and Momoshiro, despite bickering most of the time, work incredibly well in doubles. In extra material, Konomi did a picture of the two of them hanging out in a sushi bar ten years into the future.

!'''Echizen Ryoma'''

The child of Nanjiroh Echizen (former star of Seigaku, now a somewhat [[LovableSexManiac perverted and always cheerful monk]] who [[RetiredBadass retired from tennis]] to further his child's career) and Rinko Takeuchi (a sweet-tempered, calm attorney who [[{{Tsundere}} used to be quite the tomboy]] in her younger years). Bratty, cocky, somewhat dense in anything not related to tennis, sometimes bordering on {{Jerkass}} due to some of his actions--still, he's got some kind of charm that attracts almost everyone in his surroundings. Liking him or not might depend on the canon you're watching, though.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP), David Neil Black (EN)

Tropes associated with Ryoma:
* AllThereInTheManual: Apparently wants a Nintendo 3DS.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Ryoma's primary goal in the first part of the series was to defeat his father. Eventually, Tezuka fills this role as well.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: A rare subversion, as he plays this role to Ryoga.
* AttentionWhore
* BigDamnHeroes: Either by winning a decisive match that allows Seigaku to win the current tennis round, or by protecting his friends from [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer being bullied]].
* BigEater: Do NOT have him tag along for burgers.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BrattyHalfPint: Can be stubborn and childish... well, he's only 12, what do you expect?
* BullyHunter: He will ''not'' let someone be bullied if he can help it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Mada mada dane.", aka "You still have lots to work on." (In one episode, he deliberately translates this into English as [[GratuitousEnglish "No, not yet; you still have a long way to go."]])
* ChasteHero: He is very ObliviousToLove, only thinks in tennis and his cat and doesn't have any tact whenever Sakuno makes something nice for him. Even lampshaded by his teammates.
* DeadpanSnarker: Delivers his more snarky words either with a straight face or a sarcastic smirk.
* GratuitousEnglish: "You have lots more to work on."
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Subverted. While characters often think he's a prodigy, he actually learned most his skills through his father's training.
* HeavySleeper: He loves taking naps, and [[NotAMorningPerson is hard to wake up up in the morning]].
* HeroicSecondWind: His shots get even faster as the match goes on. This is noted to be a result of his father's training.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Actually, he is not ''right'' handed. He switches to the left when he decides to get serious.
* InsufferableGenius: He never really gets seriously chewed out for his arrogance, probably because [[ArrogantKungFuGuy he DOES have every right to be arrogant with that level of tennis-fu]].
* InvincibleHero: Throughout the entire run, in both the anime and manga, Ryoma has lost matches to less than five people, in spite of the fact that [[DramaPreservingHandicap drama preserving handicaps]] are very frequently employed to make his matches more interesting.
* KindheartedCatLover: He shows quite a bit of love toward his cat Karupin.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Is more like his dad than he'd like to let on.
* MouthyKid: Shown to have quite the attitude and usually provokes his opponents.
* NiceHat: Ryoma’s signature clothing item is his Fila hat (however, in the anime the "F" for Fila is censored and replaced by an "R" for Ryoma).
* NotAMorningPerson: He is regularly late to practices and tournaments that take place in the early morning--or any time before 10 am.
* PowerCopying: Even before achieving [[spoiler:Muga no Kyouchi or The State of Self-Actualization]] one of Ryoma's skills was copying shots after seeing them only a few times.
* SignatureMove: 'Twist Serve'.
* TheSouthpaw: He often tests his opponent with his right hand before revealing his true skill as a lefty.
* SugarAndIceGuy: As a consequence of his care for Karupin and, to a degree, for his friends and teammates, moreso in the anime than the manga.
* SkilledButNaive: A major part of his development is learning to evolve his tennis beyond just mimicking his father.
* TeenGenius: Of course.
* TroubledButCute: Sakuno and Tomoka are crazy for him despite his antisocial tendencies.
* WeakButSkilled: As a freshman, his small physique means he's not the most physically powerful of the regulars. Regardless, his skill as a tennis player more than makes up for it.
* WhatTheHellHero: Some of his actions leave you ''and'' his friends all "...wut?!". A huge example comes from the anime, in which [[spoiler:he first acts apathetic about Senbatsu and then ''demands'' to play against Kevin Smith]], which upsets Tezuka to the point of actually ''slapping him in public''. Ryoma [[PrideBeforeAFall doesn't earn his forgiveness]] until he goes into PoseOfSupplication.
* WouldHitAGirl: Implied in the anime, but only if the girl behaves ''horribly'' towards [[ProtecTorate his friends]]. In the Jyousei arc he caught a bunch of Jyousei students bullying Sakuno and Tomoka... and he shot a ball ''dangerously'' close to the ringleader's head. As is, ''she would've been hit if she had not dodged''. That scares the girls enough to send them packing.

!'''Tezuka Kunimitsu'''

Raised in a very traditional Japanese household (having an ex-police officer as his [[EccentricMentor grandfather and role model]] pays off), Tezuka is a handsome, serious, no-nonsense leader whose biggest wish is to win the Nationals, ever since as a first-year his BunnyEarsLawyer captain made him promise to be the "Pillar Of Seigaku". He's the first one to notice Ryoma, despite his great skills, still had a long way to go, and since then he wants to shape the kid into the future leader of the team. Lots of players admire him and see him as a great rival, especially Fuji, Atobe from Hyoutei and his childhood friend Sanada from Rikkaidai. Has also the misfortune of having a chronic injury plaguing him from his first year...

-->Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

Tropes associated with Tezuka:

* BatmanGambit
* BigBrotherMentor: For Ryoma and Miyuki Chitose.
* TheCaptain
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Yuudan senzou ni ikou!", aka "Let's not get careless!" or "Don't let your guard down!".
* TheComicallySerious: Almost as much as [[{{Naruto}} Shino]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* TheCaptain
* DeadlyUpgrade: Zero-Shiki Drop Shot.
** And later on, [[spoiler:Tezuka Phantom and Zero-Shiki ''Serve''. Especially the latter.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He has ''destroyed'' his arm [[spoiler:''twice'']] because he just won't give up playing.
* DeusExitMachina: As the Captain, Tezuka is generally considered to be the best player on the team(although Fuji and Ryoma often exhibit the greatest amount of growth). However, Seigaku generally wins before Singles 1(the position he takes). The few times he does play, he gets heavily injured [[spoiler: and loses.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Tezuka is very intelligent, to the point of being able to correct teachers, and his rivals such as Fuji and Atobe initially assumed that he was the calculating type on the court. He is also one of the tallest on the team, second to Inui with an intimidating presence. Plus, one of his signature techniques allows him to double the power of an opponent's shot.
* HotBlooded: When it comes to tennis, this is his true personality, as Atobe noted. He, unlike Fuji, goes for the win no matter what.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Is this with Fuji, where they share many of their thoughts.
** Also with his sub-captain, Oishi, whom he confides in quite a bit.
* {{Megane}}: Looks-wise, he's more of a FourEyesZeroSoul type, but his personality is far too TeamDad-ish for that.
* NotSoDifferent: Ryoma has often been compared to a younger Tezuka due to their similar backgrounds(both were/are extremely skilled as freshman) and desire to win
** ScaryShinyGlasses: Not reaching Inui point, but he still has moments.
* TheObiWan: To Ryoma: "Become Seigaku's pillar of support"
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To ''several'' characters. He is considered ''the'' one to beat, period.
* PassingTheTorch: In the epilogue, it's revealed that Tezuka chose Kaidoh as the new captain. New Prince of Tennis it's expanded that he chose to have his U-17 match against Kaidoh to see if he will be worthy of leading the team.
* PerpetualFrowner: Rarely smiles, which is noted by the others.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu is ''very'' versatile, but lately he's been voicing just too many serious guys...
* PutOnABus:
** After the Prefecture Tournament match against Hyotei, Tezuka leaves until the National Tournament.
** [[spoiler:Again in Shin Tenipuri]].
* TheRival: While many characters see him as this, he's most notable as one of Ryoma's two acknowledged rivals(the other being his father).
* SayMyName: "TEZUKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!" by Atobe, Kite and Sanada.
* SignatureMove: 'Tezuka Zone' and 'Zero-Shiki Drop Shot'.
* StoicSpectacles
* StudentCouncilPresident: Though his Council isn't exactly absurdly powerful.
* SupportingLeader: Towards the team as a whole, and then towards pretty much everyone in the entire series.
* TeamDad
* TeenGenius
* TheStoic: Almost never smiles, gets angry, ''anything''. Lampshaded by himself, when [[spoiler:Fuji]] notes he's smiling after [[spoiler:the Seigaku wins the Nationals]] and he asks the other to keep it a secret.
** SugarAndIceGuy / WhenHeSmiles: When he ''does'' show more open feelings... wow.
* TheWorfEffect / WorfHadTheFlu: He's consistently stated to be one of the best players in the series, if not the best. Yet against both Atobe and Sanada, he injures his arm [[spoiler:which causes his losses to them]]. It's also averted since even while injured, he gives his rivals an extremely hard time.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Considered one of, if not the best player in the middle school circuit. Rikkaidai, which is generally considered the best middle school team acknowledges his skill and for awhile considered him the only player of note.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: A very brief one. In Shin Prince Of Tennis, [[spoiler: when Tezuka faces Yudai Yamato, his former captain (back when he was a freshman), who encourages Tezuka to free himself of the burden that has been to be Seigaku's "pillar of support". Tezuka listens Yamato, along with a little cheering from [[TheRival Atobe]], stops using his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Tezuka Phantom]] and finally acknowledges that he no longer has to be Seigaku's pillar of support and that now he can play tennis just for the fun of it, unlocking the third door of Muga no Kyochi (which according to Ryoma's father in the OVA, is the state of truly enjoying a tennis game).]]
* YaoiGuys: One of the most popular targets for yaoi doujinshi and fanfiction in the fandom. Specially with Fuji and Atobe.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Is he ''really'' just 14 going to 15? He's been mistaken for a ''teacher''.

!'''Oishi Shuichiro'''

A soft-spoken, kindhearted boy who is Tezuka's closest friend in the team alongside Fuji. He often ends up taking care of the team due to his almost motherly nature. He's also an excellent defensive player alongside the only one in Seigaku who ''specializes'' in playing doubles. His most usual partner is Eiji Kikumaru.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiKondo (JP), Creator/SamRiegel (EN)

Tropes associated with Oishi:
* BerserkButton: He has three. First, don't make fun of him in public. Two, don't push/ignore the limits of his authority as Vice-Captain. Three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking don't cook things in a way that contradicts his favorite recipes.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
* BoringButPractical: Despite Eiji being the flashy one, he's the one who really leads the Golden Pair with his plans and formations.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Experiences this while Tezuka is away and he's substitute captain.
* FearOfThunder: Mentioned in one of the fanbooks.
* GreenEyes
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He changes his haircut every year.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kikumaru.
* InstantFanclub: Which embarrasses him A LOT.
* NumberTwo: Even though he is not among the best 3 players on the team, he is the Vice-Captain.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: During the time Momoshiro started to skip training, Oishi became more irritable, to the point of [[DisproportionateRetribution snapping at Kikumaru only because he pointed out Oishi's shirt was inside out]]. He only went back to normal and apologized to Kikumaru once Momoshiro returned to the club.
* SignatureMove: 'Moon Volley'.. Later gets 'Oishi's Territory'.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Shuichiro, Syuichiro or Syuuichiro. Which one is it? Not even the merchandising agrees.
* TheStrategist: He is the brains of any doubles pair, as he can plan all his formations to compliment Eiji's acrobatics.
** In New Prince of Tennis [[spoiler:Oishi is the one who comes up with Niou using his illusions to disrupt their opponents' Synchro]]. This grants him [[spoiler:an spot for the representatives]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TeamMom
* YamatoNadeshiko: A RareMaleExample. His friends consider him a sort-of mom figure to them, he's TallDarkAndHandsome as well as THE NiceGuy, prefers to support his friends even if it brings him trouble, and [[spoiler: gives up his regular spot so Tezuka (manga) or Ryoma (anime) can play without trouble in the Nationals.]]

!'''Fuji Shuusuke'''

A cheerful, slightly feminine-looking, always cool young man, Fuji is regarded as possibly the only one, apart of Ryoma, who can surpass Tezuka in terms of skill inside of Seigaku, especially for his use of counters (he has SEVERAL of those and all of them have impossibly cool names). However, he seems to play more for the thrill of the game, rather than to truly win against an opponent; it's not until later that Fuji comes to take tennis as more than a fun, exhilarating way to pass time, learning to truly love the sport. Meanwhile, he helps out his friends and companions as much as he can, with an almost perpetual smile that disappears completely if someone he cares for is in risk...

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP), Adam Lawson (EN, Episodes 1–30), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN, Episodes 31–50)

Tropes associated with Fuji:
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do NOT piss this guy off.
** BerserkButton: The best way to upset him? Hurt either his friends or invoke his...
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Yuuta, his younger brother.
** He has a hint of this towards Ryoma when he finds out that Kirihara injured him.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BromanticFoil: To Tezuka. While Tezuka is aloof, stoic and a PerpetualFrowner, Fuji is the total opposite in personality. Both of them are {{The Ace}}s of the team, almost unbeatable, big brother figures for Ryoma and very insightful.
* [[spoiler:CantCatchUp: It was believed that he had finally surpassed Tezuka towards the end of the original series. Tezuka disproves him of the notion in the Shin Tenipuri series]].
* CounterAttack: Probably the best example of a counter puncher in the series, as all his techniques are counters.
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* ExtremeOmnivore: Eats extremely spicy food without flinching, and finds Inui's [[GargleBlaster horrendous juices]] (with the sole exception of the Aozu) more than palatable.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He is only shown with his eyes open when he gets serious or shocked.
* {{Foil}}: To Tezuka, Ryoma and Shiraishi. Like the former two, he's an exceptionally skilled player but unlike Tezuka he rarely uses his true strength. Both he and Ryoma are seen as the regulars with the most potential on the team. With Shiraishi, he embodies the exceptionally creative player who rarely goes for the win, in contrast to Shiraishi who uses "boring"(by his own admission) tennis to win his matches.
* NiceGuy: While he can be scary at times, Fuji is always cordial and social with everyone, except for Mizuki, who he treats as the {{Unperson}}.
* RedBaron: Considered "Seigaku's Genius" as well as the second best player in the team.
* SignatureMove: 'Tsubame Gaeshi', 'Higuma Otoshi', 'Hakugei', 'Kagerou Zutsumi', 'Hecatoncheires no Monban', and 'Hoshi Hanabi'
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Spelled either Shuusuke, Syusuke or Syuusuke within the fandom.
* StepfordSmiler: He has more issues than you'd think at first sight, but rarely lets his mask fall.
* TeenGenius
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: ''Especially'' towards Tezuka, who actually acknowledges him as this and encourages him in this direction.
* WeakButSkilled: His lack of physical strength has repeatedly been remarked upon, yet he makes up for it with his incredible techniques. It's quite telling when he's one of the top three players in Seigaku.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: In the chibi episodes he's usually portrayed as a female, be it as the grandmother of the Tenipuri family or the pretty girl searching for the "Lone Gunman".
** A lot of fanart has him in women's clothing as well, such as [[ "Lady Fuji-ko"]] which is a non-chibi version of the "Lone Gunman" Fuji, and [[ "Tennis Skirt"]] which is Fuji playing tennis... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a skirt.]]

!'''Kikumaru Eiji'''

The epitome of bubbly and cheery is this bouncy, cheerful, slightly spoiled boy whose abilities rely on his sharp eyes, his flexibility and his ability to jump high and quick from here to there. He may look ditzy and act like a child sometimes, but if you underestimate him, you will ''regret'' it: Not just because Eiji is very skillful, but can also have as much willpower and strength as the other players. Is often seen with his close friend Fuji or his partner Oishi, the other half of the "Golden Pair", and to whom he's fiercely devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HirokiTakahashi (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

Tropes associated with Eiji:
* BoisterousBruiser
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Might act like a kid, but is really skilled in tennis.
* [[CatGirl Cat Boy]]: In the Chibi episodes he's portrayed as the ''cat'' of the family.
** CatSmile
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Zannen Munnen Mata Raishu!" (Too bad, see you next week!), or "Hoi hoi!".
* CharacterDevelopment: Compare the Eiji from the beginning of the Hyoutei arc to the one from the Higa matches. BIG difference.
* FragileSpeedster: He's got sharp eyes and reflexes, but the downside is his lack of stamina. [[spoiler:He later goes under TrainingFromHell to become a genuine LightningBruiser.]]
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis: People rarely call him by his surname, something very rare in Japan.
* FunPersonified: Loves attention and is always cheerful.
* [[GenkiGirl Genki Guy]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Oishi, namely.
* {{Keet}}: Cheery, cute, sometimes squealing. Still, thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he gradually loses some of the shallow traits.
* PointlessBandaid: Has one on his right cheek.
* ShipperOnDeck: Along with Momo, he ships Sakuno/Ryoma.
* SignatureMove: 'Kikumaru Beam' and 'Kikumaru Bazooka'.
* VerbalTic "-nya!"

!'''Inui Sadaharu'''

The tallest member of the team, as well as ''very'' eccentric. His specialty is analyzing data on the players and their techniques and using them to his advantage, as well as having an ''extremely'' powerful service. Other than that, the guy is ''extremely'' quirky, in a way that almost gets him labeled as a Strange Dude.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KenjiroTsuda (JP), Jack Bauer (EN)

Tropes associated with Inui:
* AffectionateNickname: Only between him and Yanagi. While he would name Inui "Doctor", Inui called Renji "Professor".
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* BadassNormal: While the majority of the Seigaku regulars (and a good amount of characters) rely on fancy techniques and physics-defying moves, Inui relies on good ol' data, athleticism, and determination.
* BatmanGambit: ''Really'' good at these.
** XanatosSpeedChess
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled / DeathByPragmatism: Downplayed a lot (since you can basically replace "Death" with "Juice").
** In the Bowling mini-arc, Inui preferred to fail his shot on purpose to take the little cup of Aozu instead of the big jug (because he was still going to be the team with the lowest score).
** Taken UpToEleven for the Beach Volley and Yakiniku mini-arcs, when he also prefers to throw the challenge rather than loose. In both occations, his teammates ended up pulling down his pants by accident.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Kaidoh.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Played with in his relationship to [[spoiler:Yanagi.]]
* BlindWithoutEm: A whole episode was dedicated to people trying to see his eyes. [[spoiler:They're green.]]
* ButtMonkey: Especially in the OVA's.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ii data".
* CantCatchUp: While he's certainly an intelligent and skilled tennis player, his Data Tennis just isn't effective enough against Tezuka, Echizen, or Fuji. Luckily, his doubles pairing with Kaido ends up being one of the more reliable Doubles Pairs.
* GeniusBruiser: Although his Data Tennis uses mathematic calculations to predict his opponent's shots, he still trains very hard (in fact, 2.25 times harder than Kaidoh, who already trains 3 times harder than the others) to regain his place as a regular and to keep up with his teammates, and in the match with his old friend and rival, Yanagi, Inui [[spoiler:pretends to abandon his Data Tennis, temporarily resorting to a more primal-like style of tennis that relies on very strong shots.]] He also further improves his "Sonic Serve" into his "Waterfall Serve" through his hard training.
* LethalChef: His juices, and he makes them lethal on purpose (they're so caustic that even himself is determined to not getting them as penalty).
** They even have unusual ingredients including sardines, vinegar and even ''a bug''.
* MrExposition: Given that he makes ''a lot of research'' on other players, he is the one who explains most of it to his teammates during the games.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
** ScaryShinyGlasses: Inui's the one with the most moments of this; typically when he's about to give a penal-tea to one of his teammates.
* PassingTheTorch: Only in the anime and the musical, Inui gives his data book to Kachiro.
* ScrewballSerum: His infamous juices.
* ShipperOnDeck: Another Ryo/Saku fan.
* SignatureMove: 'Waterfall Serve'.
* SugarAndIceGuy
* TeenGenius
* TheMedic: Once in a while he's seen bandaging his friends' injuries.
* TheSmartGuy
* TheStrategist

!'''Kawamura Takashi'''

The humble, shy son of a local Sushi chef, Kawamura only became a regular in his last year. He goes under a COMPLETE 180º flip once he's given a racquet, though, changing into a BoisterousBruiser who uses his hard-earned SuperStrength with total efficiency and confidence.

-->Voiced by: Naru Kawamoto (JP), Creator/RichardCansino (EN)

Tropes associated with Kawamura:
* BadassNormal
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser: When in "Burning" mode.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "BURNING!".
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* {{Determinator}}: Mostly as Burning Taka, but he's got his moments when normal.
* TheDutifulSon: Eldest son of a sushi chef, he's expected to inherit the family restaurant someday.
* GratuitousEnglish: Whenever he picks up a racquet, he starts shouting phrases like "Burning!" or "Come On, Baby!", or other things in {{ENGRISH}}.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Believes he's TheLoad, even when people tell him that he's not.
%%* HotBlooded
%%* MightyGlacier
%%* NiceGuy: His default mode, unless you give him a racquet...
%%* SignatureMove: 'Hadokyuu' and 'Dash Hadokyuu'.
%%* SplitPersonality
* SuperStrength: Actually a DeconstructedTrope. He has lots of strength due to his hard work at the family restaurant but it took him ''years'' to control it, and the sempai looked down on him for that. Calling him "Homerun Guy", telling him to give up or to switch to the baseball team... It really, ''really'' didn't mix well with his borderline ShrinkingViolet personality.
* TeamChef: Well, he was raised by a sushi chef and is expected to take over Kawamura Sushi.
%%* UnskilledButStrong

!'''Momoshiro Takeshi'''

The first friend that Ryoma makes in the Seigaku team, as well as a second year student. He's always cheerful and boisterous, and gets along with everyone--save for his rival in the team, Kaidoh.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

Tropes associated with Momoshiro:
* AnimeHair
* BadassNormal
* BigEater
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: DON~!
** VerbalTic: He repeats the last phrase in different conjugation, like ''"This is troublesome. Quite troublesome..."''
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Somewhat. He's initially one of the team's two boisterous power players along with Kawamura. After his loss to Inui, he becomes much more insightful in his tennis and becomes more known as "Seigaku's Sneaky Guy".
* FunPersonified
* TheHeart: His jovial personality allows him to have connections with everyone on the team, from the 3rd years to the freshmen. His disappearance after his HeroicBSOD causes a bit of a rift.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: A brief one, after losing his regular spot to Inui. He gets better with some prodding from An Tachibana.]]
* HotBlooded
* ICanStillFight: During his match with Oshitari in OVA 8 he ''runs into a fence'' and he gets temporarily knocked unconscious, with his head bleeding.
* JackOfAllStats: Significantly capable in the areas of power, speed, technique, and mind games, but is not the best in either of these areas. Can also play both singles and doubles.
* LightningBruiser: He's damn fast and persistent, with enough power to rival Kawamura. Unlike him, he focuses on skill as well.
* PurpleEyes
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Kaidoh's and Ryoma's Blue.
* TheRival: To Kaidoh.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Sakuno/Ryoma fervently, and may dabble a little in Eiji/Oishi.
* SignatureMove: 'Dunk Smash' and 'Jack Knife'.
* UnskilledButStrong: Tezuka notes that he has a great deal of potential, which he tries to bring out when they play each other.
* WifeBasherBasher: He really hates it when a girl gets threatened.

!'''Kaidoh Kaoru'''

The other second year among the regulars, he's "gifted" with a massive case of FaceOfAThug. Beneath it however, is a kind person with next to nothing in social skills and a tenacious nature, as well as comical bad luck outside of the field.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KoheiKiyasu (JP), David Lodge (EN)

Tropes associated with Kaidoh:
* AlliterativeName
* {{Asexuality}}
* BerserkButton: ...Did you call him a "Viper"? FSHUUUUUT THE FUCK UP!
* ButtMonkey: If something humiliating or hilarious is gonna happen to a Seigaku player, he's the first candidate.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Fshuuuuuuu".
* TheComicallySerious
* FaceOfAThug: Once you get to know him better, he can show a very tender (and hidden) side.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kids might fear him, but animals love him (but sometimes they get scared away because of his [[FaceOfAThug face]]).
* GymBunny: He uses all his free time to train. In supplementary material it's also shown that his room has weights and gym gear.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD: In the anime, during his doubles match against Rikkaidai in the Kanto Tournament, after Jackal Kuwahara returns his Boomerang Shot with a Boomerang of his own.]]
* HotBlooded: He gets annoyed very easily (most frequently courtesy of Momoshiro and Ryoma).
** [[spoiler: TheBerserker: Almost. Inui stopped him before he got into Devil-Mode like Kirihara.]]
* PerpetualFrowner
* PlotPoweredStamina
* RedOniBlueOni: His Blue Oni to Momo's Red. The Red Oni to Inui's Blue.
* TheRival: To Momo.
* SignatureMove: 'Snake Shot' and 'Boomerang Snake'.
* SssssnakeTalk
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks a lot like his father, Shibuki. His little brother Hazue, is basically a child version of Kaidoh.
* {{Tsundere}}: A textbook non-romantic example, specially towards Inui.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Ghosts?]]

[[folder:Fudomine Chuu]]
Fudomine is the only public school among the ones featured in the early series. They're also the only team pretty much made of second-year students, with captain Kippei Tachibana as the only senior. And this is for a very, '''very''' good reason.

[[spoiler:When then second-year-student Tachibana arrived to Tokyo from Kyushuu and transferred to Fudomine, he was horrified to see that the tennis team was in very difficult predicaments: the coach was a SadistTeacher and the seniors were massive {{Jerk Ass}}es, bullying the first years relentlessly. Tachibana attempted to help the bullied juniors but was also punished with them, and in a moment of UnstoppableRage he snapped and attacked the coach. Said coach resigned and so did the older members, while Tachibana and the others were punished buy not expelled and the team was taken off the National runner-ups; the remaining members dedicated themselves to train and get ready for the next year's tournament which would also be the last ones for Tachibana as he would go to high school.]] This explains their strong TrueCompanions bond as well as the players's UndyingLoyalty to "Tachibana-san", their coach ''and'' captain.

Here are the most outstanding characters in Fudomine, as well as the tropes associated with them.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* FiveManBand: Putting aside [[OvershadowedByAwesome Sakurai, Mori and Uchimura]], the others fit in the structure.
** TheLeader: Tachibana
** TheLancer: Kamio
** TheSmartGuy: Ibu
** TheBigGuy: Ishida
** TheChick: Ann. Although she isn't part of the team, she also gives moral support, is Tachibana's younger sister and acts as the LoveInterest to Kamio.
* {{Foil}}: As a whole, Fudoumine is an interesting contrast to Seigaku; their colors make them seem like the stock Opposing Sports Team, yet their backstory makes them more the underdog compared to Seigaku which has a fairly decent reputation.
* TrueCompanions: The whole team bonded when Tachibana was the only one to defend the freshmen, reconstructing the team from the ground. All the teammates have Tachibana in high regard.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Subverted. Although Fudomine doesn't win the Nationals, they still managed to take their team to the Tournament and were very close to make it into the Semifinals, which is impressive considering their team started from scratch that same year.

!'''Tachibana Kippei'''

Kippei Tachibana is Fudomine's charismatic captain and coach. [[spoiler: He was the one who rebuilt the tennis team together with the younger players. During the later part of the series, it was discovered that he is 'the legendary' Tachibana Kippei who was considered one of the strongest players in Kyushuu region and is known as one of the Two Wings of Kyushuu along with best friend Chitose Senri.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshihisaKawahara (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

Tropes associated with Tachibana:
* BigBrotherMentor: To both his sister An and the rest of the Fudomine team.
* BloodKnight: In his backstory.
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When said BloodKnight traits harm his friend Chitose [[EyeScream REAL bad]]]].
*** [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* TheCaptain: He is the only senior student in the team, as well as the captain ''and'' the coach.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: First, he had long hair that he dyed blond. After the incident described, he cut it short and dyed it back to black. [[spoiler:In the Nationals, he keeps his hair short... and dyes it blond again.]]
* FacialMarkings: A mole on his forehead.
* {{Foil}}: The parallel between him and Tezuka is established early on, with the two being around the same level but with Tachibana being more wild and more noticeably close with his team.
* NewTransferStudent: It's revealed that he was still playing doubles with Chitose at Shishigaku when both were in 2nd year of middle school. After the accident with Chitose's eye, both changed schools, with Tachibana arriving to Fudomine in the middle of his 2nd year.
* NotSoDifferent: With Fuji. Both are older siblings who look up to them and [[BewareTheNiceOnes can be very fierce if provoked]].
* RealMenHateSugar: [[AllThereInTheManual According to one of the fanbooks]], hates sweets.
* SignatureMove: ''[[SpamAttack Abare-dama]]''.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: He appears cold and secretive, but is actually a sweetheart.
* SupremeChef: [[AllThereInTheManual According to one of the fanbooks]], knows 125 recipes, and cooks dinner every night.
** Which kinda contradicts a scene in "Atobe Kara no Okurimono", in which Kamio looks kinda grossed out [[LethalChef when he sees his cooking]]. Oh, well.
* TeamDad
* TheWorfEffect After being stated to be a national-level player on par with Tezuka, [[spoiler:he loses very badly against Kirihara (although to be fair, he wasn't using his full strength as Kirihara was in full BloodKnight mode, which brought ''very'' unpleasant memories to him). He also loses to his friend Chitose, who goes on to lose to Tezuka.]] Could be considered WorfHadTheFlu.
** It could be argued that this trope applies to Fudomine as a whole. After their arc, a lot of the other rival teams are shown initially defeating Fudomine and thus proving how dangerous they are.

!'''Kamio Akira'''

Kamio is the 'speed ace' of Fudomine and the team's vice-captain.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ChihiroSuzuki (JP), David Neil Black (EN)

Tropes associated with Kamio:
* BoisterousBruiser
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Rizumu ni Noruze!" (I'm riding the rhythm!).
* FragileSpeedster: Perhaps the most literal example in the series; he's well known for his speed but can't keep it up for long.
* HotBlooded
** FieryRedhead
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Sonic Bullet'.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Tachibana's sister, An. He pretty obviously has a crush on her, but she considers their relationship as PlatonicLifePartners.
* UnknownRival: Formed this against Momoshiro when he "borrowed" his bike, and also because An seems to favor Momo more than him.

!'''Ibu Shinji'''

Shinji is the renowned genius of Fudomine. He was able to defeat the star players of Tokyo-based schools which helped Fudomine reach the district finals. Ibu has the habit of mumbling and talking to himself, much to his teammates' annoyance.

-->Voiced by: Eiji Moriyama (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

Tropes associated with Ibu:
* CloudCuckooLander
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: Said to have skills rivaling that of Fuji's. However, his only major technique is the Spot, which relies on a gradual effect, but can easily be sealed, as Ryoma showed.
* SignatureMove: 'Kick Serve' and 'Spot'.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Mumbles to himself a lot. Hilariously invoked in one of his {{Image song}}s and the talk time track of said CD, which is basically him mumbling nonstop.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Ishida Tetsu'''

Ishida is the tallest member of Fudomine, and also one of the strongest. His special move is the Hadoukyuu which he learned from his older brother, Gin.

-->Voiced by: Takeshi Maeda (JP), Devon Bowman (EN)

Tropes associated with Ishida:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Later on it's revealed that he has a brother, Ishida Gin, who not only is better and stronger than him, but also has made ''108 variations'' of the Hadokyuu technique.
* BaldOfAwesome
* DeadlyUpgrade: His variation of the Hadokyuu, so much that Tachibana banned him from using it.
* [[NiceHat Nice Bandana]]
* GentleGiant
* SignatureMove: 'Hadokyuu'.

!'''Sakurai Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

Tropes associated with Sakurai:
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy

!'''Uchimura Kyosuke'''
-->Voiced by: Kohei Kiyasu (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

Tropes associated with Uchimura:
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]

!'''Mori Tatsunori'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiKondo (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

Tropes associated with Mori:
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy

[[folder:St. Rudolph Gakuin]]
As the name says, St. Rudolph is a Catholic school. It's also a BoardingSchool, and though its tennis team has only been around for five years, it's extremely powerful and well known. Five of the regulars are transfer students; they belong to a "Reinforcement" program that emphasizes on their training regiment and provides them with flexibility on their academics. Despite not being the captain, third-year student and team manager/coach Hajime Mizuki is pretty much ''the'' biggest authority in the group.

!'''Mizuki Hajime'''

Mizuki Hajime is the manager of the team who transfers from another school. He scouts talented players from around the country to join the tennis team in hopes of creating an elite team. He observes other team's and their tendencies, allowing him to not only pick out the opposing player's weak points, but to anticipate the team's line up and predict the ending scores. [[spoiler: Mizuki is also shown to be very ruthless, teaching Fuji Yuuta the Twist Spin Shot, despite the fact that it could cause severe damage to Yuta's underdeveloped arm. His arrogance also comes back to bite him when he believes that he has collected all the data on Fuji Shuusuke, only to be humiliated by him.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

Tropes associated with Mizuki:
* AlwaysCamp
* BreakTheHaughty: The entire match against Seigaku was this for him. On top of this, there's also his match against Fuji.
* CampStraight or [[CampStraight Camp Bi]]: Has a lot of mannerisms, and also showed to have a crush on Yuuta's older sister.
* CharacterTics: He has the habit of twirling his hair, which also is a sign to his status as DastardlyWhiplash.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DragonInChief: Even though Akazawa is the captain, Mizuki is the one who makes all the important decisions on the team, including training, formations and even ''scoop outs''.
* {{Foil}}: He and Inui are both data specialists, but whereas Inui learned that it isn't everything, Mizuki arrogantly believes that anyone can be beaten with it.
* HumblePie: Not only does his strategy for the match against Seigaku fails, but [[spoiler:Fuji also humiliates him by letting him win 5 games, and then turns the table and squashes him by winning 7 straight games.]]
* KickTheDog: His treatment of Yuuta.
** [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard and HumiliationConga]].
*** [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Right after he gets beaten, he is less of a jerk to Yuuta.]]
* OutnumberedSibling: According to the fanbooks, he has two older sisters.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care if Yuuta injures himself, as long as they win.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Yuuta, at least in fanon. Considering his behavior to him [[LikesOlderWomen and his sister Yumiko]], it's not that hard to see where it comes from.
* TheSmartGuy: He collects data on stronger rivals and is in charge of managing St. Rudolph's team.
* TheStrategist: Like Inui, Mizuki also bases his game in data from the oponents, designing the game alignments and how to counter.
* TookALevelInKindness: After the tournament, he decides to train Yuuta properly. In anime, he also seems to consider Fuji a friendly rival when he goes up against Rikkaidai.

!'''Fuji Yuuta'''

Fuji Yuuta is the younger brother of Fuji Shuusuke who constantly overshadows him. Originally a student at Seigaku, he declines to join the tennis team and is eventually scouted by Mizuki. He hits at difficult angles for left-handed players, causing him to be known as the "Lefty-Killer." He uses the Rising Shot, which hits the ball on the rise, giving the opponents less time to react. Mizuki teaches him the Twist Spin Shot, which puts a topspin on the ball, causing it to bounce upwards, [[spoiler: though it puts a heavy strain on undeveloped shoulders.]]

-->Voiced by: Makoto Tomita (JP), Noriko Namiki (JP, as a child), Tom Gibis (EN)

Tropes associated with Yuuta:
* AccidentalMisnaming: He gets very annoyed whenever people calls him "Fuji's younger brother".
* AfraidOfNeedles: According to one of the fanbooks.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The reason why he changed schools was so he could try and beat his brother in a match.
* BerserkButton: Never call him "Fuji's brother" or any other variation.
* BrattyHalfPint: A milder version of this.
* GrayEyes
* SignatureMove: 'Twist Spin Shot' and 'Rising Shot'.
* TheSouthPaw: Not only does he specialize in taking out left-handed players, but he himself is left-handed. This allows Ryoma to use his SignatureMove with his dominant hand and test him.
* SweetTooth
* TheUnfavorite: A big part of his CharacterDevelopment is his feelings of inadequacy and jealousy of his older brother Shuusuke, and learning how to handle them as well as to understand Shuusuke's point of view.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards his brother.
* TheWorfEffect: He was one of Ryoma's first opponents and gave him a reasonably tough time. Hyotei's Jirou manages to defeat him in 15 minutes.

!'''Akazawa Yoshirou'''

Akazawa Yoshirou is known to be a powerful and talented singles player. Despite being St. Rudolph's team captain, he does not exert a lot of influence over the team and usually leaves the decision making skills to the team's manager, Mizuki.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MasamiIwasaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Akazawa:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* TheCaptain: Although Mizuki is the one who makes all the decisions in the team.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}} <--> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Curry.

!'''Kaneda Ichirou'''

Kaneda Ichirou is a regular in the St. Rudolph Team. Of the current regulars, Kaneda and his captain Akazawa Yoshirou are the only original St. Rudolph students.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshihisaKawahara (JP)

Tropes associated with Kaneda:
* HeroWorshipper: Big Akazawa fanboy, but still...
** WhatTheHellHero: "Bakazawaaaaaa!"
* NiceGuy
* StraightMan: He has to step in and scold his HotBlooded captain, by reminding him they're playing a doubles match.

!'''Kisarazu Atsushi'''

Kisarazu Atsushi is the twin brother of Rokkaku's Ryou. Mizuki mistakenly scouts Atsushi instead of his brother, so he forces Atsushi to distinguish himself by cutting his hair and wearing a headband.

-->Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (JP), Peter Doyle (EN)

Tropes associated with Atsushi:
* FingerlessGloves
* HachiMaki
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Justified. Mizuki mistakenly recruited him instead of his twin brother Ryou. Once he realized the confusion, Mizuki made Atsushi cut his hair and wear a bandana.
* ImportantHaircut: See IdenticalTwinIDTag
* SignatureMove: 'Feint Drop Volley'.

!'''Yanagisawa Shinya'''

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/DarrelGuilbeau (EN)

Tropes associated with Yanagisawa:
* AnimalMotifs: A duck.
* TheChewToy
* VerbalTic: "-dane". Lampshaded by Momo and Kaidoh, who get so annoyed that they openly tell him "STOP SAYING -DANE!"

!'''Nomura Takuya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiKondo (JP)

Tropes associated with Nomura:
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses

[[folder:Yamabuki Chuu]]
Yamabuki isn't a school of huge tennis tradition, but the last year they had reasonably good results thanks to red-headed ace Kiyosumi Sengoku and their good doubles players. Their trump card, though, is the newest addition to their line-up: The utterly rebellious and EXTREMELY skilled Jin Akutsu. Their coach, Mikiya Banda aka Banji, is known and feared/respected for his ManipulativeBastard status.

!'''Sengoku Kiyosumi'''

Sengoku Kiyosumi, also known as "Lucky Sengoku", is a third year student, and is one of the keys to Yamabuki's strategy of finishing opposing teams off quickly. He is a happy-go-lucky guy with a strong tennis sense and extremely sharp eyes able to discern fast moving balls. He is known as a National level player, and was invited to the Junior Senbatsu (Junior Selection) training camp in his second year after Tezuka declined. Despite those honors, he suffered losses to both Momoshiro in the Prefectural tournament and Kamio in the Kanto tournament. After a certain point, he throws away his old style of tennis, trains in boxing, and forms "Boxing Tennis", which focuses on the three-minute limit in a boxing round.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KosukeToriumi (JP)

Tropes associated with Sengoku:
* BoisterousBruiser
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Off-court, he seems primarily concerned with flirting with women. On-court, he's one of the most skilled players in the series, shutting down Kamio's speed and giving Momoshiro a hard time.
* CatchPhrase: "Lucky~!"
* TheCharmer
* ChickMagnet
* TheFace: Not only the best player (aside Akutsu), but also the most popular guy on school, apparently.
* FieryRedhead
* HandsomeLech
* NiceGuy
* NumberTwo: He is Vice-Captain of the Yamabuki team. He also is the second best player after Akutsu.
* SignatureMove: 'Kouhou'.

!'''Akutsu Jin'''

Jin Akutsu is something of a punk, who was called a "once-per-decade" tennis player and known as a monster. A very cynical person, he hates to be bossed around and punishes those who order him to do something. He is very violent, attempts to cause conflict constantly. He uses an unusual flexibility of his body to put high speeds on his shots and hit balls in unnatural positions allowing him to hit his opponents if he desires. He was trained in tennis at young age, but gave up after finding it boring, until being recruited by Mikiya Banda under the promise of being able to hurt others. [[spoiler: After hurting Ryoma and his friends at Seigaku retaliating for the fact Ryoma spoiled his conflict attempts with Ginka, he suffers his first ever loss in a match against Ryoma in the Prefectural Tournament. He gives up tennis, encourages Dan to look up to Ryoma becoming more content with people. He returns during the National Semifinals, catching Kawamura when he is sent flying into the stadium, and gives him advice to carry on.]]

-->Voiced by: Creator/NozomuSasaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Akutsu:
* BadassAndChildDuo: DownplayedTrope. Dan is OlderThanTheyLook and the age difference ain't huge (Dan's 12-to-13, Akutsu is 15). But if you looked at them without knowing it, you'd swear they play it straight.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When Kawamura almost falls victim to the elder Ishida's powerful shots and ends launched towards the seats, Akutsu catches him.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BerserkButton: Do NOT defy him or give him anything similar to an order. Only Dan can do that, and that's because he's [[MoralityPet Dan]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Don't order me."
* {{Delinquents}}: Is big, violent, intimidating, skips classes, smokes and beats up people for no reason.
** DelinquentHair: He has bleached spiky white hair.
** GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: [[AllThereInTheManual In one of the fanbooks]], there's a section on what some of the characters carry in their bags. It's blurred out, but you can faintly tell that it's a packet of cigarettes.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: As a pre-teen, he had a brown bob. As an older teen, he's got spiky white hair.
* {{Foil}}: He's just like Ryoma as an arrogant newcomer wild card who joins the team. But while Ryoma is generally aloof, Akutsu is more unrestrained and violent.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Kawamura's. Akutsu lived near the Kawamura Sushi and Kawamura was one of the few people who could approach him without getting punched.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LickedByTheDog: It's clear that having sweetie little Dan around has somewhat influenced him.
* OddCouple: In New Prince of Tennis, Sanada requested him as his doubles partner, since he believed his wild and unpredictable style would contrast well enough with his methodic and disciplined game.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Both his regular jacket uniform and his tennis team t-shirt are sleeveless.
* UnskilledButStrong: Sorta. While he ''does' have good skills, his forte are his borderline animalistic speed and reflexes.
* WhatTheHellHero: To [[spoiler:Ryoma]] in the anime, [[spoiler:after his humiliating defeat against Sanada.]]

!'''Minami Kentarou'''
Minami Kentarou is the captain of the Yamabuki tennis club. He is a doubles player who typically plays with the vice-captain, Higashikata Masami. Together, they are known as the Jimmies, referring to jimi (地味), the Japanese word for plain or dull.
-->Voiced by: Masaki Ishikawa (JP)

Tropes associated with Minami:
* AnimeHair
* TheCaptain
* EmbarrassingNickname: 'Jimmies' (dull/plain). He gets called this along with his doubles partner, Higashikata.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is the only captain who doesn't have a special aura or technique. Also, despite being the captain, the most prominent players on Yamabuki are Sengoku and Akutsu.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Lampshaded InUniverse, where others label him, along with Higashikata, as "Jimmies" or "The Plain Guys".
** In New Prince of Tennis, he and Higashikata are specifically asigned to Atobe and Kadowaki's room, with the explanation that the room is composed by "Two arrogant personalities and two ''plain'' personalities".
* SupportingLeader: He is the captain, yet not the best player in the team. Also his speciality is Doubles games, working well along Higashikata.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With his doubles partner Higashikata.

!'''Higashikata Masami'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshikazu Nagano (JP)

Tropes associated with Higashikata:
* EmbarrassingNickname: 'Jimmies'. He gets called this along with his doubles partner, Minami.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Lampshaded InUniverse, where others label him, along with Minami, as "Jimmies" or "The Plain Guys".
** In New Prince of Tennis, he and Minami are specifically assigned to Atobe and Kadowaki's room, with the explanation that the room is composed by "Two arrogant personalities and two ''plain'' personalities".
* ThoseTwoGuys: With captain Minami.

!'''Dan Taichi'''

Dan Taichi is a 1st year student and the manager of the team. He believes he is worthless because of his size and looks up to Akutsu because of his strength. Akutsu tells him to become stronger, which leads to him joining the team as a player. He is also inspired by seeing Ryoma play, realizing that even someone who is short can excel in tennis. He wears a headband that was given to him by Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YumikoKobayashi (JP)

Tropes associated with Dan:
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Dadadadaan!" and "Ussodaan!".
* CuteSportsClubManager: Male example. He initially settles as just manager since he believes his skills aren't enough to make it to the team. Later he trains hard to get on the regulars.
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HachiMaki: Given to him by Akutsu.
* HeroWorshipper: He is this towards Akutsu. He even keeps Akutsu's headband.
* {{Keet}}: Cheerful, enthusiastic and positive.
* MoralityPet: To Akutsu.
* OlderThanTheyLook: That kid's not nine or ten. He's at least ''twelve''.
* [[PluckyGirl Plucky Guy]]: Even though Akutsu is mean and rude to him and scares other people, Taichi is the only one who isn't intimidated by Akutsu and keeps following him around.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Only in Shinpuri he takes Kachiro's role (while Shiita essentially replaces Katsuo) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagalongKid: He is the only 1st year who follows closely the regular team as the manager. He's later seen tagging along with Akutsu everywhere.
* VerbalTic: "-desu".

!'''Muromachi Touji'''
-->Voiced by: Takayuki Hirano (JP)

Tropes associated with Muromachi:
* CoolShades
* SixthRanger

!'''Nitobe Inakichi'''
-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP)

Tropes associated with Nitobe:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kita.

!'''Kita Ichiuma'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP)

Tropes associated with Kita:
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Nitobe.

[[folder:Hyoutei Gakuen]]
The biggest EnsembleDarkhorse among the fandom is this private school majorly attended by kids from rich families, which offers education from kindergarten to university level. Hyotei's strength lies in its strict stratification and merit system, which prioritizes ability only rather than emotion; the tennis club has 200 members selected through very strict methods devised by the coach and music teacher Taro Sakaki. Its captain is Atobe Keigo, whose wealth, charisma, and skills are only comparable with the DracoInLeatherPants treatment he sometimes gets in fanfiction.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* [[BreakoutVillain Breakout Rival]]: Their popularity eventually had them evolve into Seigaku's most prominent rivals, to the point where they were faced a second time in the Nationals(over Shishigaku which was Tachibana's former team).
* EvilCounterpart: Initially intended to be this to Seigaku, until their portrayals evolved into {{Foil}}s of Seigaku instead. Their teams have Polar Opposite Captains (Atobe-Tezuka), {{Teen Genius}}es (Oshitari-Fuji), an acrobatic player (Mukahi-Eiji), TheBigGuy {{Gentle Giant}}s (Kabaji-Kawamura).
* {{Foil}}: Many of their team and personality dynamics contrast Seigaku's in any way.
** Atobe-Tezuka: While both are natural leaders determined to take their teams into the Nationals, Atobe is arrogant, egocentric, calculating and flamboyant, in contrast to Tezuka's calm, stoic and serious persona.
*** Atobe and Ryoma share a number of similarities as well. In terms of demeanor, the two of them are almost equally cocky and impulsive. The difference is that Atobe has been established as Hyotei's leader for some time whereas Ryoma is still developing as Seigaku's pillar of support.
** The Silver Pair (Ohtori-Shishido) has two:
*** To Inui-Kaidoh pair: Both are teams recently put together before the match and work surprisingly well together (Inui realized he and Kaidoh had to step up as the other doubles pair on the team, while Shishido only had the spot as Ohtori's partner when he was back into the team), Kaidoh and Shishido are HotBlooded in contrast to Inui and Ohtori respectively.
*** To the Golden Pair: By that point, both doubles pair have developed deep bonds as doubles partners, to the point that both Ohtori and Eiji have difficulty playing against their respective doubles partners in New Prince of Tennis.
** Gakuto-Eiji: Both are redheads, Volley and Acrobatic Play specialists with Stamina weakness (Eiji trains to correct this, however). While Eiji is boisterous and playful, Mukahi is more assertive and rude.
** Kaidoh-Hiyoshi: Both are appointed as future captains of their teams, with quiet personalities and methodic training routines, Kaidoh being more HotBlooded.
* LastNameBasis: While common in Japan, the only exceptions are:
** FirstNameBasis: While Oshitari and Gakuto are the only double pairs with this ''mutual'' dynamic, Shishido also calls Ohtori by his given name without honorifics. Gakuto and Shishido also have this, as they also were ChildhoodFriends.
** SempaiKohai: Hiyoshi and Ohtori towards all the other regulars.
* RichKids: Implied this about all the students at Hyotei. More notably Atobe, who is revealed in a special that his family was the one who upgraded all the services at the school (Five-Stars meals, Gym equipment, computers and library expansions and the tennis courts).

!'''Atobe Keigo'''

The only son and heir to one of the richer families in Japan, Atobe lived a good part of his life in England and only returned to Japan when it was his turn to attend junior high. Narcissistic, arrogant, self-centered and loud, Atobe isn't only brawn and no brains though--he's also an excellent leader, multi-talented, as well as quite more noble than one would expect from a rich kid who seems to be just the male version of a RichBitch in his first appearance. Atobe might have a pretty face, hordes of fangirls in the story, but once you see through the facade, you can expect an ''excellent'' match and a quite noble rival.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

Tropes associated with Atobe:
* TheAce: The most obvious example in the series. He's the StudentCouncilPresident, TheCaptain of the tennis club as well as its best player, is a good student who also happens to be [[RichBitch insanely rich]] and multilingual, has a horde of fangirls and his own cheering section, ''knows how to pilot an helicopter'' (in the anime, at least. In the musical he had a pilot), and is an extremely LargeHam. Atobe also [[AttentionWhore loves the limelight]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the games and the manga, he's a blond; but, he's purple-silver-haired in the anime.
* AttentionWhore: He ''needs'' to have big acclaim wherever he goes. He even brought Hyotei's chant recorded to the U-17 camp.
* BigFancyHouse: No doubt about that.
* BishieSparkle: One of the biggest "offenders".
* TheCaptain
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ore-sama no bigi no yoi na!" ("Be awed at the sight of my prowess") and its variations.
* CharmPoint. His mole. There's even a song dedicated to it.
* ChildhoodFriend: With Kabaji. Their bios state they went to the same kindergarten, and even while still at Elementary School, Kabaji still followed Atobe's directions.
* FanNickname: InUniverse. Ryoma calls him "Monkey King" in when they meet.
* GorgeousGeorge: Fanfiction often flanderizes him as one of these.
** Also, what he spends his allowance on? Treating out his club members.
* HyperAwareness: His biggest strength lies in his ''"Insight"'', which allows him to spot his rival's weak spots and blindspots (''"World of Ice"'').
** Later, his "Insight" evolves into "Atobe Kingdom", which literally allows him to see in XRayVision.
* IGaveMyWord:
** [[spoiler:In the anime, he grabs the shaving machine from Ryoma and cuts his own hair, like they bet. In the manga, however, Ryoma shaved him while he was still unconscious]].
** In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' he's intent on following through on his promise to [[spoiler:Tezuka]] to carry the load as TheLeader of the middle schoolers.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He was sorta doing this to An in his first appearance.
* IdleRich: He is insanely rich (to the point of arriving on private jet ''and'' parachute to school), and is often confused by the middle-class lifestyle (In Oshitari's section of the fanbook, he expressed confusion at why people has to do mundane chores without a servant).
* [[spoiler:ImportantHaircut: After losing to Ryoma in the Nationals. Subverted because he's later shown using a wig.]]
* InsufferableGenius: He is constantly boasting about his beautiful skills and how everyone should approach and worship him.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He directs and does an entire show before entering the court, with all the Hyotei school cheering his name. He even brought the Hyotei chant recorded and had it played at the U-17 training camp.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns, UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics: Atobe calls himself "Ore-sama", highlighting his massive ego.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: So much. The biggest example is "Atobe Kara no Okurimono", in which he organizes a whole festival to [[spoiler:cheer up Kabaji after his beloved older sister gets engaged.]]
* LargeHam: So over the top.
* TheLeader: Not only of the tennis club, but from the whole Hyotei school as well.
** In ''The New Prince of Tennis'', he volunteers to take on this role for all the middle schoolers after [[spoiler:Tezuka leaves the U-17 camp]].
* {{Omniglot}}: He knows how to speak English, German, Latin and Greek.
* PassingTheTorch: It's been stated that Hiyoshi will be the new Hyotei captain. In New Prince of Tennis, just like Tezuka played against Kaidoh as a rite, Atobe also did the same with Hiyoshi at the U-17 camp.
* PetTheDog: There's no doubt that he's a MagnificentBastard, but has shown a soft spot for his companion Kabaji and supported Shishido's plight without hesitation or second thoughts. And after he defeats Tezuka, he acknowledges his determination and instead of lifting his hand to celebrate, he takes Tezuka's hand and they both lift their clasped hands together.
* PrincelyYoungMan: Undoubtedly this, but he's far and away more of a LargeHam than PrinceCharming and SpoiledBrat combined.
* RenaissanceMan: {{Omniglot}}, perfect grades, TheAce of the Tennis team, great singer, good at piano and violin ''and'' knows how to pilot an helicopter.
* TheRival: Of all the players outside Seigaku, he is this to Tezuka.
* SignatureMove: 'Hametsu e no Rondo', 'Tannhauser Serve' and 'Koori no Sekai' in the original series. 'Atobe Kingdom' in the new series.
* SpoiledBrat: He is very rich, treated like a King by his servants and the student body, and often refers to himself as "Ore-sama".
* TallDarkAndSnarky

!'''Oshitari Yuushi'''

Oshitari Yuushi is the genius of Hyoutei Academy. Originally from Osaka, he is called "Oshitari of the 1000 Skills" due to his ability to copy moves such as Fuji Shuusuke's Bear Drop and Atobe's Tannhauser Serve. He also has several of his own unique shots, which he refers to by acronyms such as "FAS" and "SSAS".

-->Voiced by: Creator/HidenobuKiuchi (JP)

Tropes associated with Oshitari:

* TheAce: Has the fame if being a TeenGenius and the only member of the team able to have an even match with Atobe.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: In the anime, Davide wants to take the chance when they are asigned as a doubles team (since Oshitari is from Kansai, the Kansai-ben puns at his expense wrote themselves) so Oshitari is made the Tsukkomi in the duo.
* ChivalrousPervert: In the dating sims games. If you choose his routes, he'll equally tease and flirt with the protagonist and help her out when she needs it. The databooks also say that he likes reading romance novels, which would explain a bit.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* EmbarrassingNickname: His sister calls him "Yuu-chan" [[AllThereInTheManual according to Kenya]]. He hates it.
* FirstNameBasis: He and Gakuto are the only ones who use first names with each other.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gakuto. They're the only doubles pair who are on FirstNameBasis and hang out out of school very often.
* HyperAwareness: One of his strong points is his ability to analyze his opponent's skills. Also he is very quick to notice small details about his teammates.
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* {{Megane}}
** BlindWithoutEm: Averted, seeing as he sees perfectly fine without them.
** ICallItVera: He [[AllThereInTheManual apparently]] names all his different pairs of glasses.
** PurelyAestheticGlasses, SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He wears them after his cousin Kenya tells him how smart he looks when they were playing doctor as children.
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: With Kenya, but they argue about the super rookies of the East and West instead.
* NumberTwo: Serves as this for Atobe along with Shishido. Shishido is the HotBlooded version, Yuushi is the calm one.
* PrincelyYoungMan: In a lesser degree than Atobe, and still qualifies for his good looks, his smooth talk and his high grades at school, violin (only in the anime) and tennis.
* RealMenWearPink: He is very fond of romantic novels and "chick-flicks".
* RedBaron: "Oshitari of the 1000 Skills" and "Hyotei's Genius".
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Gakuto's Red.
** Is this for Atobe as well, as the latter is often much more flamboyant.
** Blue to Kenya's Red, too, as Kenya is the more expressive and outgoing of the two. The lines start to blur [[NotSoDifferent when they're]] [[MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad put together]], though...
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy to Kenya's manly man. Yuushi is more refined and enjoys romance novels and films while Kenya is more rough around the edges.
* SignatureMove: 'Higuma Otoshi'.
* [[TallDarkAndHandsome Tall, Dark, Handsome]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky AND Snarky]]
* TeenGenius: He is often referred as "Hyoutei's Genius," is the second best at the tennis club, plays piano and violin. And also remember he is only 15 years old.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Mukahi Gakuto'''

Mukahi Gakuto is Hyoutei's acrobatic player. He considers himself better than Seigaku's Kikumaru and also considers him to be his rival.

-->Voiced by: Creator/SoichiroHoshi (JP)

Tropes associated with Mukahi:
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Motto tonde miso!"
* ChildhoodFriends: He has been this with Jiroh and Shishido since Elementary School.
* CrazyJealousGuy: To Oshitari Yuushi.
* FragileSpeedster: He can jump very high, even higher than Eiji... but his stamina is terrible.
* FirstNameBasis: He and Oshitari are the only ones who use first names with each other.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Oshitari. They're the only doubles pair who are on FirstNameBasis and hang out out of school very often.
* {{Jerkass}} <--> JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to both Oshitari's and Hiyoshi's Blue Oni.
* SempaiKohai: With Hiyoshi.
* SignatureMove: Moon Sault.
* TheNapoleon: One of the shortest players out of ''all'' the teams, but not one of the nicest.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He is very fond of Karaage and fried chicken.

!'''Shishido Ryou'''

Shishido Ryou is known as Hyoutei's "dash specialist" due to his speed and ability to return almost any ball. He is initially dropped from the regulars after being humiliated 6–0 by Kippei Tachibana, but he soon cuts his precious long hair and, with some help from Atobe, makes a return to the team.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiKusuda (JP)

Tropes associated with Shishido:
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ohtori.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gekidasa daze!" [[labelnote:note]]Frequently translated as "super lame!"[[/labelnote]]
* ChildhoodFriends: He has been this with Gakuto and Jiroh since Elementary School.
* {{Determinator}}: After getting kicked out of his regular spot, Shishido endured long hours of training by getting direct hits of Ohtori's Scud Serve to defeat Taki. When Sakaki still refused to let him play, he cut his hair to show how much he wanted his place on the team.
* FirstNameBasis: He calls Ohtori by his given name without honorifics (Choutarou), while Ohtori still calls him "Shishido-san"
* HotBlooded
* ImportantHaircut: See {{Determinator}} above.
* LightningBruiser: His special skill are his reflexes and how fast he can get to the other side of the court.
* TheNapoleon: Ohtori is OneHeadTaller than him, and Shishido is the most assertive and tough of the pair.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* PointlessBandAid: Has one on his eyebrow.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Ohtori's Blue Oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Ohtori's sensitive guy.
* SignatureMove: 'Rising Counter'.
* {{Tsundere}}: Of the non-romantic example. He is very reluctant to express his affection for Ohtori right to his face.
* UnexplainedAccent: Speaks with a thick accent of some kind.

!'''Akutagawa Jiroh'''

Jiroh is called the "magic volleyer" of Hyoutei Academy. His play style, which focuses on returning balls directly from the net using his very flexible wrists, is inspired by Rikkai's Marui Bunta, who defeated him in a match two years earlier. He constantly sleeps, and he is very excitable.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP)

Tropes associated with Jiroh:
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the manga, but a honey brown in the anime.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the anime.
* BrilliantButLazy: Even thought he skips morning training and naps in the middle of club activities, Jiroh still keeps his spot in the regulars because of his volley skills.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Even though he always looks sleepy, he has the distinction of defeating Fuji Yuuta in only 15 minutes.
* ChildhoodFriends: He has been this with Gakuto and Shishido since elementary school.
* FanBoy: Towards Fuji and Bunta.
* GeniusDitz: While he is regarded as the volley genius (inspired by Marui's style), Ohtori once mentioned that Jiroh always plays in his boxers because he pulls out his shorts along with the sweatpants.
* {{Keet}}: Whenever he is not sleeping, he gets highly enthusiastic if the match is interesting. It says a lot given that he was awake the entire re-match against Seigaku.
** Whenever the opponent gets a point from him, instead of getting upset he starts to {{Squee}}.
* {{Sleepyhead}}
** HeavySleeper
* StalkerWithACrush: It's stated that once Jiroh stalked Marui and got one of his wristbands as souvenir. Also one of his customs after school is to commute to Rikkaidai and watch Marui practice.

!'''Kabaji Munehiro'''

Kabaji is Atobe's faithful follower. But despite his appearance Kabaji is also a very powerful player. His simplemindedness proves to be to his advantage because he can imitate his opponent's play style by just observing them. However, the techniques often are too much for him to use, which can lead him to strain his body. Kabaji rarely talks, and he is often heard saying "usu" ("yes" or "yup") to Atobe.

-->Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (JP)

Tropes associated with Kabaji:
* BigBrotherInstinct: He adores his older sister, and was very distraught when she got engaged.
* BigEater
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Usu!"
* ChildhoodFriend: With Atobe. Their bios state they went to the same kindergarten, and even while still at Elementary School, Kabaji still followed Atobe's directions.
* DittoFighter: Capable of copying the moves of nearly any opponent he faces, but does not keep them. The only thing constant seems to be his sheer power.
* TheDragon: Easily one of the most formidable players on the team (possibly second to Atobe), he's often posed one of the biggest challenges to Seigaku to the point of matching Tezuka.
* GentleGiant: As kind and humble as he's strong.
* [[spoiler:ImportantHaircut: Since Atobe had to fulfill his bet with Ryoma, Kabaji willingly cut his hair as well to accompany him until it grows out again. Even though Atobe uses extensions...]]
* TheQuietOne: He rarely talks aside from nodding to Atobe with an "Usu". When he does talk, it's short and to the point.
** The longest line he has is in the "Atobe Kara no Okurimono" special, where he thanks him for doing a lot to cheer him up.
** Another notable moment where he talks more than usual is in the Pair Puri, as he handled Ohtori a water bottle and said some friendly words when he noticed Ohtori was upset.
* RealMenWearPink: The fanbooks say that he loves knitting and his favorite school subject is Home Economics.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Atobe. He is mainly his personal assistant.
* SkilledButNaive: Even though he's capable of copying extremely complex moves, he often lacks the experience to utilize them in certain situations (such as using Tezuka's Pinnacle of Hard Work in the rain), [[FatalFlaw which proves to be his undoing.]]
* TheStoic: He is always deadpan and servile.
** NotSoStoic: Even though he never makes other facial expression, he is highly sensitive and takes action, especially regarding Atobe.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Atobe. [[spoiler:His impulse to protect Atobe from a threatening shot in the middle of a game gets him expelled from the U-17 camp.]]
* YesMan: Subverted. He nods at any of Atobe's orders out of pure loyalty.

!'''Ohtori Choutarou'''

Ohtori Choutarou is Shishido Ryou's doubles partner and close friend. He helps Shishido get back on the team, which makes the two very close. Chotaro has a very fast serve called the Scud Serve, which can go up to 200 km/h, though it is limited in accuracy until he masters it. He later renames it the Neo Scud Serve, which goes up to 215 km/h.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP)

Tropes associated with Ohtori:
* BromanticFoil: To Shishido. While Shishido is tough, manly and blunt, Ohtori is more docile, likes delicate hobbies and has a sensitive nature. On top of that, their relationship is ''very'' close.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ikkyunyukon!"
* ChildhoodFriends: He is seen to be this with Hiyoshi since elementary school.
* GentleGiant: He's the second tallest player of Hyoutei Gakuen but his daily activities include [[FriendtoallLivingThings going to the gardens to feed the birds.]] Also his worst subject at school is "Experiments with living things".
* FirstNameBasis: He's on the receiving end, as Shishido calls Ohtori by his given name without honorifics (Choutarou), while Ohtori still calls him "Shishido-san".
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Subverted. He has [[Creator/DaisukeNamikawa a pretty singing voice]] in all the singles released as part of the show's merchandise, but in one of the Chibi-Omakes, Oshitari discovers that Ohtori is a great musician, but a terrible singer when alone.
* NiceGuy: To the point others get surprised if he ever gets angry.
* PrincelyYoungMan: He is charming, nice, soft-spoken, his hobbies include tennis, violin and piano and according to his bio, his family is also wealthy.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Shishido's Red Oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy to Shishido's manly man.
* SignatureMove: 'Scud Serve'.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS Ohtori/Ootori/Otori... and then Choutarou/Choutaroh/Chohtarou.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Shishido. He considered giving up his spot on the regulars for Shishido, and is constantly looking up to him.
* YamatoNadeshiko: A RareMaleExample in the anime. Polite? Check. WiseBeyondTheirYears? Check. Focused on his goals? Check. Very competent in his "mission"? Check. ''Very'' devoted to his partner Shishido? Check...

!'''Hiyoshi Wakashi'''

Hiyoshi Wakashi is the latest addition to the regular team. Despite being a sophomore, Hiyoshi is a very promising player, and has been confirmed by Atobe to be the next captain of Hyoutei after he graduates. He uses an unorthodox style of tennis he dubs Enbu Tennis, which combines martial arts with standard tennis.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MasamiIwasaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Hiyoshi:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: His catchphrase means "Surpass the one on top", which he firmly believes if he wants to be worthy of Atobe's seat as Team Captain.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BadassBookworm: His bio states he spends his allowance on books. And he also practices martial arts.
* ButtMonkey
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gekokujou!", which he says every time he encounters a new challenge.
* ChildhoodFriends: He is seen to be this with Ohtori since elementary school.
* HeirTotheDojo: Comes from a martial arts-centered clan. His ending in ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'' game has him actually inviting the lead girl, now his girlfriend, to the dojo so she can watch him practice and then meet his family.
* KungFuKid: He bases his tennis style on martial arts.
* {{Megane}}: Though wears contact lenses when he's not at home.
* OddCouple: For the Nationals, he gets paired with Gakuto, who also serves as a {{Foil}} too. Both are very skilled tennis players that base their styles in other skills (Hiyoshi uses his martial arts and Gakuto has a very high jump and flexibility) and both have short endurance in long games. While Hiyoshi is calm and quiet, Gakuto is loud and boisterous. This even gets lampshaded when both of them are planning their game strategy... ''in a date spot cafe''.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Part of the school newspaper committee. He also seems to always be on the look out for strange phenomena such as UFO's.
* TenderTears: He cried when Hyotei loses a second time against Seigaku.

!'''Taki Haginosuke'''
Taki was a regular on Hyoutei's tennis team until he lost horribly to Shishido Ryou and was replaced by Hiyoshi Wakashi. He was a former doubles partner from Ohtori Choutarou.
-->Voiced by: Kohei Kiyasu (JP)

Tropes associated with Taki:
* CatchPhrase: "Yaru ne".
* DemotedToExtra <---> AscendedExtra: He appears along the Hyotei regulars at the street courts. Later he looses his spot against Shishido and isn't seen again until the Nationals, where his only role is to hold a machine and tell the speed of the balls (how fast are Inui's Waterfall and Ohtori's Scud Serve). In the anime, his role is expanded when Taki tries to offer himself to cut his hair instead of Atobe.
** Also played with in the Musicals. In the 1st Season, Taki is only mentioned and/or alluded to been replaced by Shishido, while in the 2nd Season, Taki is included in the Hyotei cast with song parts.
** The All-Stars Hyotei characters album features Taki having a song for himself for the first time.
* ImportantHaircut: Invoked. [[spoiler:In the anime, when Ryoma is going to cut Atobe's hair to fill in their bet, Taki tries to stop him and offers to have his own beautiful hair cut instead. Ryoma looks like he's considering the offer, but then Atobe grabs the electric razor and cuts his own hair instead.]]
* LudicrousPrecision: His special skill is measuring time and he's able to stop the stopwatch at exactly one minute.
* SacrificialLamb: He has to sacrifice his regular spot as he lost to Shishido.

[[folder:Jousei Shonan]]
This team from Kanagawa is only mentioned in the manga, but it becomes a group of {{Ascended Extra}}s in the anime, even though the team members are all {{Canon Foreigner}}s. In a sense, they're an Expy of Hyotei, with arrogance, players with similar play-styles, etc. There's a big difference, however: Their eccentric and beautiful coach, Aoi Hanamura, has a borderline scientific approach to tennis, and thus she gives her pupils very personalized training regimes.

!'''Kajimoto Takahisa'''

Kajimoto Takahisa is the serious and soft-spoken captain. His flexibility is used in his serve, the L-drive Serve, where he bends his entire body back and releases it like a catapult.

-->Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (JP)

Tropes associated with Kajimoto:
* {{Bishonen}}
* TheCaptain
* CanonForeigner
* PerpetualFrowner
* RubberMan: To a degree, as he's almost ''unnaturally'' flexible.
* TheStoic: He rarely has any other emotions.

!'''Shinjo Reiji'''
Shinjo Reiji is known as Hanamura's greatest "masterpiece", with his techniques involving very powerful shots known as Mirage. The powerful shots are indistinguishable from a regular return or serve, leaving opponents confused. Another technique he has is the Deep Impulse, which is a powerful shot that also can be used as a serve that will injure the opponent, and consecutive attempts to return the Deep Impulse may injure the player to the point of unable to play tennis anymore.

-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kasahara (JP)

Tropes associated with Shinjo:

* BerserkButton: Insulting Hanamura's training method.
* CanonForeigner
* HotForTeacher: His ''huge'' apparent crush on Hanamura is played for laughs.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse / AdaptedOut: In the [=OVAs=] of the National Tournament, Reiji is absent from [[TheBusCameBack the group of all the people who had played against Ryoma]] so he can recover his memory. It could be excused if not for the fact that Aoi Kentarou (who didn't play against Ryoma in the manga, [[AscendedExtra but did so in the anime]]) was also added in this version.

!'''Wakato Hiroshi'''
Wakato Hiroshi is the vice-captain, who can copy any famous professional tennis player's playing style using his Change Over technique, even copying their smallest habits. With this move, he can change his play style easily and when his opponent finally gets used to his style, he changes over again. Though he passes it off as just copying, he spends countless hours practicing. He is very popular, even having his own fanclub, which follows him to his official matches.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MasamiKikuchi (JP)

Tropes associated with Wakato:

* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* ChickMagnet
* DittoFighter: Of the Tsungxpert kind. He can copy and play like famous tennis players.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* FieryRedhead
* LargeHam
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]

!'''Tanaka Yohei and Kohei'''

Tanaka Yohei plays doubles with his younger, twin brother, Kohei Tanaka. He is often mistaken for a girl due to his short, dark pink hair. Kouhei is often in the same situation due to his long blue hair. He has very good hearing, which, together with his brother's good eyesight, allows them to predict their opponents moves.

-->Voiced by: Yohei: Creator/ChiekoHiguchi (JP) Kohei: Creator/KanakoMitsuhashi (JP)

Tropes associated with Yohei and Kouhei:

* CanonForeigner
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Their hair colors.
* ShesAManInJapan: The Latin American dub mistakes the twins for girls.
* SiblingTeam: They both play doubles.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Their names rhyme.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue for Kohei, and Purple for Yohei

!'''Kiriyama Daichi'''
-->Voiced by: Kenji Iwama (JP)

Tropes associated with Kiriyama:

* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner
* HachiMaki

!'''Oota Shou'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoNaitou (JP)

Tropes associated with Oota:

* CanonForeigner
* CoolShades
* HachiMaki

[[folder:Rokkaku Chuu]]
Rokkaku Chuu is a school from Chiba, known as "The Veterans from Chiba" since they have qualified for 35 years straight to the Nationals. The team's regular line-up consists of players who learned the sport when they were kids and have been using wooden racquets tailored by their advisor ever since. Said advisor, Ojii, has been the coach even from ''before'' Nanjiro Echizen was the star from Seigaku.

!'''Aoi Kentarou'''

Aoi Kentarou is the jolly, talkative and energetic captain of Rokkaku tennis team. What makes him stand out is that he is only a freshman, and some teams are doubtful of his capabilities as a team captain. However, despite being a rookie, Aoi is a high-caliber player, who were able to match up with Kaidou Kaoru (manga) and Echizen Ryoma (anime).

-->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga (JP)

Tropes associated with Aoi:

* AscendedExtra: In the manga, Kentarou plays against Kaidoh, while Ryoma is away watching Kirihara's game. In the anime, however, he gets to be Ryoma's other rival and ''they actually play against each other''. Because of this change in the anime, he is also included in the [=OVAs=] to play against the amnesiac Ryoma (In the manga, the only two schools that didn't have any input in recovering Ryoma's memory were Rokkaku and Midoriyama).
* BoisterousBruiser
* ButtMonkey: In the Anime only, since Shudou is AdaptedOut for the Volley and Yakiniku mini-arcs.
* TheCaptain: He was picked by the coach (if it was coincidence or a deliberate choice is still a mystery), instead of the more mature and reliable Saeki. The team, however, is fine with this anyway.
* CasanovaWannabe: He wants to attract as many girls as Saeki and Sengoku together, while Koharu tells him it won't work if he is that desperated.
* CompositeCharacter: He ends up getting Shudou's fate in the gag-miniarcs (In the manga, Shudou is the first victim of Inui's juices, while Kentarou is the one still in competition).
* GenkiGuy
* {{Foil}}: It's even more pronounced in the anime, as he is very much like Kintaro towards Ryoma. They both are first years with a regular spot.
* FunPersonified
* LargeHam

!'''Saeki Koujirou'''

Saeki Koujirou is Rokkaku's stern and confident vice-captain. He is a childhood friend of the Fuji brothers. Saeki excels in doubles with his outstanding game reading capabilities, being able to read where an opponent is going to run or hit the ball by watching the contractions of their muscles prior to their action.

-->Voiced by: Yusei Oda and Katsuaki Arima (JP)

Tropes associated with Saeki:

* AdaptationDyeJob: While in the manga he has honey-brown hair, in the anime his hair is grey on the top and black near the nape.
* {{Claustrophobia}}: Mentioned in one of the fanbooks.
* ChickMagnet: He is a natural and girls are attracted to him even when he's not trying at all.
* ChildhoodFriends: To the Fuji brothers.
* NiceGuy: Part of his natural charm, as he is generous and friendly to everyone.
* NumberTwo: Although he is more mature and has better leadership skills, he still is chosen by the coach as Vice-Captain, while Kentarou (a first year) is made Captain. Not that Saeki minds, though.
* TeamMom

!'''Amane "Davide" Hikaru'''

Amane Hikaru is well-known for single-handedly beating Hyoutei Gakuen's pre-regular players during a practice match. It is no doubt that he is one of the strongest players in the team, despite being a sophomore. While he is very serious on court, he still tends to crack puns in between hits. When he is off court makes even more lame puns and jokes.

-->Voiced by: Kosuke Takeuchi (JP)

Tropes associated with Amane:

* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: As the ''bokke''.
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[AllThereInTheManual The 40.5 fanbook]] says that he makes 20 puns every morning when he wakes up, almost 80 ''in a single day'' or one every 12 minutes. Accordingly, he makes a whopping grand total of ''28,775 puns in a year.''
* LetsGetDangerous: When he ties up his beautiful long red hair... watch out.
* PungeonMaster

!'''Kurobane "Bane" Harukaze'''

Kurobane Harukaze is a very strong player with deep responsibility in everything that he does. Despite being a rough-looking player, he is very close to the kids who play around Rokkaku's playground and look after each in a brotherly fashion.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Oguro (JP)

Tropes associated with Kurobane:
* AmusingInjuries: Kicks Amane on the head as a part of their routine.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He's a rather... special tsukkomi.
* FriendToAllChildren: Apparently plays with the future tennis club members everyday.
* NiceGuy: When not kicking Amane.

!'''Itsuki Marehiko'''

Itsuki is a very curious player who never stops asking about everything that happens around him, sometimes going to the extreme of chasing a person around if he doesn't satisfy his curiosity. He often deeply breathes through his nose, which seems bull-like. He is skilled in hitting balls without a spin and reaching balls close to the ground, due to his experience with clam digging.

-->Voiced by: Takehiro Hasu (JP)

Tropes associated with Itsuki:
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Why?"
* VerbalTic: "-none".

!'''Kisarazu Ryou'''

Kisarazu Ryou is well-known as St. Rudolph's Kisarazu Atsushi's older twin brother, and the one that Mizuki wanted to recruit for St. Rudolph. He was never able to play in the manga nor in the anime, however, it is concluded that he is a very powerful player.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HirokiTakahashi (JP)

Tropes associated with Ryou:
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: He is Kisarazu Atsushi's twin brother, with the difference that he has long hair and a cap, while Atsushi cut his hair short and wears a bandana (after Mizuki confused them and took the "wrong brother" with him).
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* SignatureMove: 'Sky High Volley'.

!'''Shudou Satoshi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiKondo (JP), Creator/ToshiyukiKusuda (JP, OVA)

Tropes associated with Shudou:

* ButtMonkey: He is usually the first victim of Inui's juices whenever the school teams have competitions outside the tournaments.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy

[[folder:Rikkaidai Fuzoku Chuu]]
Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku, better known as ''Rikkai'' or ''Rikkaidai'', is considered to be the best middle school tennis team, having won the Kanto Tournament for 15 years straight and the Japanese National Tournament for the last two years. They aim for perfect wins in the matches and attempt to win for the third year in a row, and to reach said goal they subject themselves to a borderline militaristic discipline as well as TrainingFromHell. The three leaders are Captain Yukimura, Vice-Captain Sanada, and Treasurer Yanagi and together, they're known as "The Three Demons". However, there's an unexpected factor to consider: Yukimura's health has taken a sudden nosedive, therefore there's extra pressure on them this time...

!'''The Team as a whole'''

* [[BreakoutVillain Breakout Rival]]: Along with Hyotei, they were popular enough to be faced a second time-the final match of the National Tournament even.
* {{Foil}}: The Team in General to both Seigaku and Hyotei.
** Both Seigaku and Rikkai had their Captains hospitalized, Prodigy Rookies (Ryoma-Kirihara), Data experts (Inui-Yanagi) and fragile-looking but skilled players (Fuji-Yukimura).
** While both Rikkai and Hyotei have been stablished as Seigaku's most prominent rival teams and both teams have in high regard their team captains, they handle different their defeats: In Hyotei the losing player is removed from the Regulars and replaced, while in Rikkai, Sanada slaps the loser.
* LastNameBasis: While common in Japan, the only exceptions are:
** FirstNameBasis: Most of the team towards Kirihara. Also Renji towards Sanada and Yukimura.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Everyone is their own flavor of different.
** Yukimura is the NiceGuy gentle captain, who turns into a fierce and competitive tennis player.
** Sanada is the Stern and honorable NumberTwo of Yukimura.
** Renji is TheStoic Data Specialist.
** Kirihara is the young rookie with violent game style.
** Niou is the unpredictable trickster.
** Yagyuu is "The Gentleman" of the team, but equally as mischievous as Niou.
** Marui is the GeniusSweetTooth.
** Jackal is the TokenMinority.
* TrueCompanions: The whole team respect and care for Yukimura. In the anime, the relationship between them is expanded explaining that they wanted to win the Kantou Tournament as quick as possible to go see Yukimura before his surgery.
** AloofBigBrother: How most of the third-years treat Akaya. While Niou has a BigBrotherBully interaction with him, and Jackal and Marui often hang out with him, Sanada and Yukimura are AlwaysSomeoneBetter towards him, while Yanagi is more of a BigBrotherMentor.
** FreudianTrio: The Rikkaidai Demon Kings, with Sanada as TheKirk, Yukimura as TheMcCoy and Yanagi as TheSpock
** HeterosexualLifePartners: Sanada and Yukimura are ChildhoodFriends, bordering [[BromanticFoil Bromantic levels]].
*** Parodied in New Prince of Tennis with Marui and Jackal. Jackal is treated like Marui cheated on him when he pairs up with Higa's Kite. In the OVA adaptation, it's shown that a teary Jackal is looking to a photo of Marui after they have been separated into different rooms.
** OddCouple: Niou and Yagyuu. Polar Opposites in personality but equally as cunning and manipulative.

!'''Yukimura Seiichi'''

Yukimura Seiichi is the captain of Rikkaidai. He is called "The Child of God" due to his strength on the tennis court. Despite his strength, he has a very frail and feminine appearance, and he is very friendly to others outside of the court. However, he is very strict with his team when he is acting as their Captain, and while he is playing, he refuses to lose. [[spoiler: However, in the final of the National Tournament, he is defeated by Echizen Ryoma after activating the last door of the Muga no Kyouchi/State of Self-Actualization.]] He is hospitalized for much of the series due a neurological disease, which leaves him with a fifty percent rate of living, but undergoes a successful surgery and rehabilitation during the Kanto Tournament and was able to participate in the National Tournament.

-->Voiced by: Sachiko Nagai (JP)

Tropes associated with Yukimura:
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He seems rather friendly off-court and popular with the ladies. He only shows his scary side when playing tennis.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Fuji and Shiraishi. The three of them are among the best players of their teams, are always smiling and are very approachable and friendly towards others, and the three of them bond instantly after being set as roommates and discovering their mutual passion for gardening (the room is filled with various pots right after).
* TheCaptain
* ChildProdigy: Yukimura holds the distinction of being virtually undefeatable and the only middle schooler selected as an overseas representative.
** Outside of tennis, [[AllThereInTheManual in the Ocean (Unabara) Festival, he works as the designer, director, and scriptwriter and wins the "General Director Award"]].
* ChildhoodFriends: He and Sanada know each other since they were four years old.
* ColorMotif: Aside from his yellow uniform, he is mostly seen with light green pieces, the most frequent being his headband. Maybe it's a coincidence that it's also ''"green hospital"''.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Determinator}}: His obsession with winning made him overcome his illness and recover very fast in time for the National Tournament, even against the doctor's predictions.
* DontYouDarePityMe
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Even more so than Fuji.
* GracefulLoser: Even though he is Victory-obsessed and very full of anger because of his illness, he took very well his defeat against Ryoma, learning to have fun while playing tennis and happily agrees to shake hands with him after the match.
* HachiMaki: A nice green one.
* HeroicBSOD: He gets this in the hospital, when he hears the doctors whisper that he might never play tennis again, which made him cry in anger and frustration and snap at Sanada.
* IllBoy: It's a rather... complicated issue. See the main page.
* InformedFlaw: He's stated to have relative stamina issues due to his disease.
* TheMcCoy: He is sensitive yet rational in the FreudianTrio with Sanada and Yanagi.
* RealMenWearPink: Even though he is the almost undefeatable tennis captain, he is very fond of art and cultural activities, his hobby includes gardening and was in the beautification committee member that suggested the "Lots of Flowers Movement".
* RedBaron: even nicknamed "Child of God".
* SilkHidingSteel: Don't let his appearance fool you. He is delicate looking, is very fond of plants and gardening, speaks with a soft voice and is an IllBoy, but he's also the best player of the Tennis Champions Rikkaidai.
* StepfordSmiler: According to his stats, with his smiling poker face, the opponent can never read his expressions. Because he has quite the skills to back it up, his Mental strength is strong.
* StoneWall: One of the most formidable examples in the series, he's capable of returning practically any shot [[spoiler: which causes the opponent to gradually lose all their senses.]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: [[spoiler:His winning obsession is what makes him loose against Ryoma, who just discovered the Teni Muhō no Kiwami: Having fun with Tennis. Yukimura is incapable of understanding this as his only drive in life is victory.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: Genderflipped. He ''looks'' and acts the part eerily well with his long-ish and wavy black hair, pale skin, polite speech patterns (complete with [[CrossDressingVoices his soft voice]]) and gentle off-courts behavior... and then he shows the SilkHidingSteel part upon becoming a {{Determinator}} MagnificentBastard in regards to tennis. Then there's his ''very'' stern [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and masculine-looking]] [[NumberTwo sub-captain]], Genichirou Sanada, who defers to ''him'' actually.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Sanada Genichirou'''

Sanada Genichirou is the vice captain of Rikkaidai, known as the "Emperor", who fills for Yukimura in Singles 1 during his hospitalization. He comes from a very traditional family, is stern and noble, plays with honor, and expects the best from himself and his teammates. When his teammates don't live up to his expectations, or act in a way that brings shame to their team, Sanada will hit them. Sanada practices kendo and combines it with his tennis techniques. His main rival is Tezuka, who he lost to despite being the runner-up to Yukimura in the Junior Tournament, and vows to train and defeat him.

-->Voiced by: Creator/TaitenKusunoki (JP)

Tropes associated with Sanada:
* AloofBigBrother: To the team, and specially Kirihara.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He hasn't win a single match against Yukimura.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: So much that he names his tennis moves after quotes from ''The Art of War''.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the Vice-Captain, replacing captain Yukimura, Sanada reaffirms his authority in the team by ''bitchslapping whoever looses a game'' or fails to obey an order. He slapped Kirihara for challenging Ryoma to a match and losing, and Jackal (and also along with Marui in the Musical) for letting Kirihara do this.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[OddFriendship Kin-chan]] in Shin Prince of Tennis.
* {{Badass}}: As he is an expert in tennis, he is also highly skilled with the katana, which he uses to slice dummies at his dojo.
* BrownEyes
* BornInTheWrongCentury: He acts like an old man in a teenager's body. Or as a {{samurai}} [[FishOutOfTemporalWater stuck in the modern times.]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tarundoru."
* ChildhoodFriends: He and Yukimura know each other since they were four years old.
* CorporalPunishment: In the manga, he slaps his companions around instead of assigning laps or lectures. So far he has slapped Jackal, Marui, and Kirihara for different transgressions; and tried to slap Yanagi, but Kirihara stood up for him.
* EyePatchOfPower: In New Prince of Tennis he returns to camp with this, paired with his TookALevelInBadass from his TrainingFromHell.
* GenerationXerox: His grandfather is exactly like him, and he ''also'' happens to be TheRival to Tezuka's grandfather (both react by screaming [[LargeHam "Tezukaaaa!!"]] with only hearing the name).
* HeirToTheDojo: Of a famous ''kendo'' one. His endings in the dating sims often involve bringing the lead female to the Sanada dojo.
* HitMeDammit: [[spoiler:Since he also lost against Ryoma, Sanada wanted to get a bigger penalty to honor his broken promise to Yukimura of defending their champion title.]]
** In New Prince of Tennis, it happens when Sanada accidentally hits Akutsu with his racquet. Sanada not only apologized with embarrassment, but also requested for a slap from him. In response, Akutsu [[spoiler:kicks him in the stomach, to Sanada's surprise]].
* HonorBeforeReason: While he could have [[spoiler:let Yukimura win by forfeit against an amnesiac Ryoma at the Nationals, he also decided to help him to recover his memory, reminding Yukimura that they have to win "The Rikkaidai way".]]
* KendoTeamCaptain: Subverted. He has the looks, attitude ''and'' skills, but prefers tennis rather than kendo.
* TheKirk: He is tough and more HotBlooded in the FreudianTrio with Yukimura and Yanagi.
* LargeHam: "Yukimuraaaaaaa!!" (both in the Anime Chibi Omakes and the Musicals)
* [[NiceHat Nice Black Cap]]
* NotSoStoic: Tries to be TheStoic, but is far too HotBlooded.
* NumberTwo: He is the vice-captain of the team and Yukimura's right hand.
* OddCouple: Or more accurately "Odd Doubles Partnership". Happens twice:
** In the anime filler, Sanada is paired with Atobe. Not only their personalities contrast (he is TheStoic, disciplined and strict, while Atobe is a diva with AwesomeEgo), but get along well at the court because both of them went to the same tango concert.
** In New Prince of Tennis, Sanada purposely requested to play doubles with Akutsu, since their personalities and play styles were complete oposites (While Sanada has a lot of techniques and calculates all his moves, Akutsu ''is more HotBlooded than him'' and his tennis is very instinctive and unpredictably violent).
* OlderThanTheyLook
* RescueRomance: In both dating sims. In ''Gakuensai'', he rescues Shizuka from thugs trying to make moves on her. In ''Sanroku'' he and Tsugumi almost fall off a cliff and he actually manages to ''[[SuperStrength throw her upwards in the air to a safer spot above them before climbing his way up]]''. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome With one arm]]''.
* TheRival: To Tezuka since both of them were kids. [[GenerationXerox Also their grandfathers seem to be this as well]].
* SignatureMove: 'Fuu Rin Ka Zan'. Later the Black Aura.
* TookALevelInKindness: Since the anime doesn't have his penchant of slapping people, he comes off as less arrogant but still serious. He also seems to care more for his teammates rather than punishing them for losing.
** Played straight in the manga. For the National Tournament, he [[HitMeDammit requests slaps from his teammates for losing his game against Ryoma]], and after Rikkai lands in 2nd place, he is not punishing the losers ''(and that would imply hitting Yukimura as well)''. In New Prince of Tennnis, his nicer side is seen when he becomes a BigBrotherMentor to Kintaro and his interactions with Akutsu (see HitMeDammit above).
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Yukimura. ''[[{{Bromance}} In a whole other level]]''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Actually 15 years old, he's been mistaken for a teacher in the Gakuensai dating sim game. [[RightBehindMe And he was right behind the main girl when she said so]].

!'''Yanagi Renji'''

Yanagi Renji is known as the Data Master. Yanagi usually plays in singles, but sometimes in doubles. He is the friend and former doubles partner of Sadaharu Inui, having been known as the "Professor." He keeps his eyes perpetually half-closed just as Inui hides his eyes behind his thick glasses. He is Inui's rival in using Data Tennis, having taught Inui in the first place.

-->Voiced by: Creator/EijiTakemoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Yanagi:
* AffectionateNickname: Only between him and Inui. While he would name Inui "Doctor", Inui called Renji "Professor".
* BadassBookworm: He enjoys reading and is the 3rd best of the tennis team.
* BigBrotherMentor: He, Sanada, and Yukimura are this to Kirihara, but he fills in the most. [[spoiler: To the point of willingly giving up his spot in ''Shin Tenipuri'' to make sure Kirihara will be able to continue.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Inui. Both of them collect data and base their games in strategy and hard training. While Inui uses a lot of science and maths, Renji is more inclined to literature. After rekindling their friendship, both Inui and Renji start developing horrible juices together to feed to their teammates. According to the books, their joint work has made the final products ''twice as horrible''.
* ChildhoodFriends: Him and Inui. In {{fanon}}, he's often made into Inui's UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: His bob was longer when he was younger.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FinishingEachothersSentences: What sets him apart from Inui is that Renji is capable of guessing correctly what his opponent is about to say.
* FirstNameBasis: With Inui. Also with Sanada and Yukimura.
* JerkassFacade: Especially in the manga.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: To Inui.
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:In the OVA, when Inui is injured by Kirihara and ''refusing'' to forfeit, his mask cracks and he ''begs'' Inui to do so for his own sake. "''Please'' forfeit, Sadaharu! It's not like I'm enjoying this!"]]
* TheSpock: He is deadpan, calmer and completely rational in the FreudianTrio with Sanada and Yukimura.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Especially in the anime.

!'''Kirihara Akaya'''

Kirihara Akaya is the youngest and only second year student in the Rikkaidai line-up, thus earning him the title "Second Year Ace." He joined Rikkai because he heard the school had a very strong tennis team, but his hopes were quickly crushed by the Three Demons. He usually acts childish and friendly, though he is actually very violent on the court, often causing serious injuries that require hospitalization. He reforms in the anime after being beaten by Fuji, (though he retains his nature in the manga) but in the nationals, he returns to his violent playing style, severely injuring Inui. While under high pressure or after sustaining injury, the whites of his eyes turn red, becoming bloodshot, and his power, skill, and speed increase. He becomes much more violent while in this state. Later, he develops a Devil Mode, which turns his skin red and his hair white. His bloodlust and destructive power are greatly enhanced, and he solely focuses on crushing the opposing players using violent means.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (JP)

Tropes associated with Kirihara:
* AllThereInTheManual: In one of the fanbooks, he wants a Wii U.
* AxCrazy: His Devil Mode.
** SlasherSmile: Ditto.
* TheBerserker: When he enters the "Bloodshot Eyes" mode.
* BrattyHalfPint: Despite being already 13 years old.
* BloodKnight
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tsubusu yo" (I'll crush you), and "I'll defeat the three demons and become Number 1!"
** "I'll dye/paint you red!" ''(EvilLaugh)''
* CantCatchUp: Though widely considered to be the Ace of the team, he still holds insecurities about being unable to defeat "The Three Demons".
* CharacterExaggeration: His BloodKnight tendencies get exaggerated to ridiculous degrees in the manga. [[spoiler:Made even worse in the anime, where he actually ''was'' given CharacterDevelopment and sought to ''not'' fall into this... but the AesopAmnesia kicked in and that was lost.]]
* ColorMotif: Kirihara's main motif is Red, since he is often associated with a demon. His style is violent and bloody, his eyes turn red whenever he gets upset, Rikkai's original uniform was red (until it was recolored to yellow for the next chapters). As a side note, his favorite color is also red and he enjoys fighting video games (the gorier, the better).
** MeaningfulName: His given name "Akaya" has the kanji for "Red".
* [[spoiler:CryCute: In the anime.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Only in the anime filler episode, where he sleeps on the bus to his school and ends up in Seigaku, causing havoc at the tennis club.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ryoma, though not explicitly stated. They're both the young, childish, arrogant aces of their teams with exceptional skills. While Ryoma may aim for people with his Twist Serve and Drive A, this is a key part of Kirihara's play style. Ryoma's been trained from a young age, while Akaya's a prodigy.
* GreenEyes
** RedEyesTakeWarning
* HeavySleeper: He once fell asleep on the bus while on his way to school... and crossed all the way from Kanagawa to Tokyo. In his ''Sanroku no Mystic'' route he actually falls aleep on Tsugumi more than once.
* ICanStillFight: In the anime, during his match with Kevin Smith he injures his shoulder by colliding with the net pole. [[spoiler:After carrying on for so long, he's forced to forfeit the match as the pain becomes too unbearable to bear.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His violent and cocky behavior in courts contrasts with his child-like naïveté.
* SignatureMove: 'Knuckle Serve'.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Rikkai actually encourages his Devil Mode to win matches (the Nagoya Seitoku match being a prime example). It's not until ''The New Prince of Tennis'' that Renji [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone believes it's detrimental to his health]].
* YesVirginia: According to the fanbooks, he still believes in Santa Claus.

!'''Yagyuu Hiroshi'''

Yagyuu Hiroshi is known as "The Gentleman" for his polite demeanor. He is a very tenacious player, because despite of his calm and composed appearance, lies a strong desire to win at any game.

-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

Tropes associated with Yagyuu:

* AdaptationDyeJob[=/=]AnimeHair: In the anime, it's purple. In the manga and video games, it's [[BrainyBrunette brown.]]
* AdaptationExpansion: The anime adds that Yagyuu used to be in the Golf Club, until Niou dragged him into playing tennis.
* BadassBookworm
* BewareTheQuietOnes: While he is polite and stoic, Yagyuu has also proven many times he can be as devious as Niou.
** [[spoiler:He could pull a great impersonation of both Niou and Kaidoh and fool everyone]].
** To provoke Akaya and get him into [[TheBerserker Devil Mode]], he purposely made Akaya think that his oponent insulted him in english by calling him "The Stupid Seaweed Head".
* {{Catchphrase}}: 'Adieu'.
* FamilyHonor: Towards his team. He helps Kaidoh in a match against some {{jerkass}}es because they were badmouthing Yukimura's condition and Kaidoh beated them up for the comments.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Has the looks, but [[NiceGuy isn't a bad person]] outside the fields.
** ScaryShinyGlasses: Again, not as much as Inui, though that might be because he isn't featured as much as Inui is to begin with.
* GenreSavvy: He [[BlatantLies on purpose translated Liliadent's taunt, adding a "The Seaweed Idiot"]], so [[HotBlooded Kirihara]] would snap into [[BloodKnight Devil Mode]].
* [[spoiler:MasterOfDisguise]]: He can [[spoiler:pass himself off as Niou ''and'' Kaidou]]
* OddCouple: With Niou.
* OutOfFocus: During the Final Tournament, he is benched, so he isn't seen playing again until New Prince of Tennis, where he defeats Niou. After that he is DemotedToExtra for the rest of the series.
* SignatureMove: FrickinLaserBeams. In the anime, [[AdaptationExpansion it's explained that it originated as "Golf Laser Beam"]].
* [[spoiler: TheSouthpaw: When impersonating Niou, who is left-handed. His Laser Beam is said to be weaker this way]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!'''Niou Masaharu'''

Niou Masaharu known as "The Trickster", is able to completely copy the techniques and play style of other players creating the illusion his opponent is facing another person. It isn't perfect, as there are moves that he cannot copy and he is limited by his own physical abilities. He often copies his doubles partner, Yagyuu, to confuse their opponents. He can predict the moves of his opponents up to ten steps ahead.

-->Voiced by: Yuuki Matsuda (JP)

Tropes associated with Niou:
* BeautyMark: Has one under the right side of his mouth.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Puri."
* DittoFighter: Of the Tsungxpert kind. He can emulate Shiraishi's Bible and Tezuka's Zero Shiki Drop Shot and Phantom at will.
** By New Prince of Tennis, he is capable of performing the Synchro technique with Oishi by "transforming" into Eiji, [[spoiler:and ''also'' he transformed into their opponents to disrupt their Synchro and turn the game in their favor]]. He also [[spoiler:is now able to copy the rest of Tezuka's techniques]], ''and also'' [[spoiler:can transform into Atobe so he can ''synchro with himself'']].
* EmpathicShapeshifter: He can easily adapt to any of his Illusions.
** WordOfGod says that whenever he impersonates Yukimura, Niou gets the Yips.
** During his doubles match with [[spoiler:Atobe, Niou also copies Tezuka's determination, which made him push himself harder despite being at his limit]].
* HyperAwareness: Niou has great observation skills, which allows him to exactly replicate any opponent by using his Illusion technique. [[spoiler:He could also analyze Mori and Ochi while unable to play, so he could do the Synchro with Atobe and give him all their weak spots.]]
* InformedFlaw: Stated to have poor power yet imitates the physically monstrous Kabaji fairly well.
* MasterOfDisguise ''and'' MasterOfIllusion.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: In the sequel, the match looks like it's all over when [[spoiler:Atobe can't make it in time to return the cord ball Mori hits, but Niou makes the last second game winning shot by returning the ball while still lying on his stomach.]]
--> '''Niou:''' This is...doubles...after...all.
* OddCouple: With Yagyuu.
* ShortHairwithTail: Has spiky white hair and a rat-tail.
* TheSouthpaw: When [[spoiler: impersonating Yagyuu, who is right-handed]].
** Also when he [[spoiler:made his illusions of Tezuka (left-handed) and Shiraishi (right-handed) in the game against Fuji.]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Twice:
** For the National Tournament, he revealed that he could easily [[spoiler:transform into Tezuka ''and'' Shiraishi. Too bad Fuji saw right through him]].
** Played straight in New Prince of Tennis. After [[spoiler:Yagyuu defeats him and he gets eliminated along half of the middle schoolers, they get a TrainingFromHell from Mifune. After his return, not only he perfected his illusions, but also acquired the ability to perform Synchro with ''anyone'' he plays doubles with]].
* {{Trickster}}: According to the fanbooks, he is into practical jokes.

!'''Marui Bunta'''

Marui Bunta is a volley specialist and plays doubles with his friend Jackal Kuwahara. Despite wearing arm weights during matches, he has stamina issues, so he overdoses on sugar by always eating cake before matches and chewing gum, even when he plays tennis. Jiroh Akutagawa of Hyoutei idolizes Marui and bases his style off of Marui's style, following a game they played in the Newcomers Tournament when they were both first years.

-->Voiced by: Creator/NaozumiTakahashi (JP)

Tropes associated with Marui:
* BigEater: He [[AllThereInTheManual eats an entire cake]] before matches. He eats a lot in general, though, not just sweets.
** GeniusSweetTooth: Usually seen eating candies or cakes.
* BubblegumPopping: He is often chewing gum during plays, replacing it everytime it starts to loose flavor.
* CatchPhrase: ''"Dou, tensai teki?"'' [[labelnote:translation]]"How's that for genius?"[[/labelnote]]
-->'''Marui:''' "It'll be done. [[CueCardPause ...By Jackal!]]"
* CrisisMakesPerfect: In the sequel series, he uses his Perfect Fortress/Wonder Castle technique to full effect when he's betrayed by [[spoiler:Kite]] during their doubles match. Prior to this, it was still imperfect.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream]]: In ''The New Prince of Tennis'', [[spoiler:Tohno, in accidentally-on-purpose fashion, throws his racquet at Marui, hitting him in the right eye.]]
* DoYouTrustMe: Inverted. In the sequel, Marui asks [[spoiler:Kite]] if he can trust him after the latter [[spoiler:had apparently betrayed him, before ultimately canceling the agreement Kite had with their opponent.]]
* FieryRedhead
* HeroicSpirit: In ''The New Prince of Tennis''. After being betrayed by his doubles partner and getting smacked by tennis balls from both in front of and behind him, he refuses to give up and brings out his new defensive volley technique -- which was, [[CrisisMakesPerfect until then, yet to be perfected]] -- to return every single ball on his own and not let a single one get behind him. For someone who's usually rather easygoing, Marui's [[FieryRedhead hair color]] isn't just for show, apparently.
* InsufferableGenius: Likes to taunt his opponents about his "genius" finesse.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Instead of freaking out about Jiroh apparently stalking him at tennis practices, he is amused by the fact that Jiroh is his {{fanboy}} and considers him a friend after this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his cocksure attitude and habit of making a fool of others, he also watches over his [[SempaiKohai underclassmen]] in the tennis club.
** This is most prominent in the [[AdaptationExpansion fifth OVA special]] of ''The New Prince of Tennis''. After witnessing [[spoiler:Ohtori]] suffer a rather one-sided loss during the team shuffle, Marui offers him advice so that he has the confidence to participate in a rematch.
* TheNicknamer: In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' he calls [[SmugSnake Kite]] "[[Manga/KiteretsuDaihyakka Kite]][[ShoutOut retsu]]."
* OddFriendship: With Kite, to the point the others start treating Jackal like he was cheated on.
** FireForgedFriends: He and Kite are this. They become a formidable doubles pair after a coincidental meeting, but [[PowerOfTrust their camaraderie]] gets put to the test.
* OralFixation: Always chewing bubble gum during his matches.
* SignatureMove: 'Tightrope Walking' and 'Iron Pole Strike.'
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jackal.
* VerbalTic: "Daroi?" He even has a song titled this.
* VocalDissonance: [[WordOfGod Despite his]] [[{{Bishonen}} looks]], his voice and manner of speech are decidedly masculine.
* WeakButSkilled: Marui's special volleys are more about skill and execution than power. He's mastered hard-to-return drop shots, but lobs and baseline shots tend to get behind him. He also has stamina issues (which he tries to remedy by eating lots of sugar before matches).
* WillNotBeAVictim: In the sequel series, he's [[spoiler:betrayed by Kite]] during their doubles match. With his partner apparently siding with their opponents, the match becomes 3-on-1 against him, but he refuses to back down and attempts to [[InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn return every ball himself]].

!'''Jackal Kuwahara'''

Jackal Kuwahara is half-Brazilian and is known as the "Iron Wall of Defense". He also typically acts as a look out and chaperone-of-sorts for Rikkai's ace player, Kirihara Akaya, and at times takes responsibility for the sophomore's actions.

-->Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (JP)

Tropes associated with Jackal:
* AdaptationExpansion: See BaldOfAwesome below.
* BadassNormal: Doesn't have flashy moves like the other Rikkai members, but is still an excellent defender.
* BaldOfAwesome: The anime explains that he shaves himself bald to honor his coach who taught him tennis when he lived in Brazil.
* BrownEyes
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Brazilian.
* ButtMonkey: Sanada slapped him because he didn't stop Kirihara from challenging Ryoma.
** Aso he usually ends up as the punchline for Marui's CatchPhrase.
-->'''Marui:''' "It'll be done. [[CueCardPause ...By Jackal!]]"
-->'''Jackal:''' Why me?!
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Fire!"
* NiceGuy
* StraightMan: Next to Marui and Kirihara.
* TeamMom: He often has to babysit Kirihara and keep him out of trouble.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Marui.
* TokenMinority: He, along with Richard Sakata, is one of the few dark-skinned half-Japanese tennis players of the show.

[[folder:Shitenhouji Chuu]]
Shitenhouji is shown to be the strongest team from Kansai as they are winners of the Kansai Tournament, having defeated Makinofuji in the final this year. They were runner-ups to the Japanese National Tournament, losing to Rikkaidai under the leadership of then second-year student Kuranosuke Shiraishi, who remains this year as captain. They also have two new additions: Senri Chitose and Kintaro Tooyama.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: The entire school is into comedy routines. Former captains, Hara Tetsuya and Taira Yoshiyuki, are well known to be this, and also, Zaizen is the Tsukkomi for most of his team.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Most of the team (for that matter most of the entire school, except for [[TheStraightMan Zaizen]]). Everyone isn't above making fun of themselves, and the more notable examples are Koharu, Yuuji and Kintaro.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Being Osakans, all of the members of the team speak in the infamous accent. Shiraishi, Kenya Oshitari, and Kintaro have particularly strong accents.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The team mostly consisted of {{Class Clown}}s (which isn't uncommon with ''an entire school made of them''). Shiraishi realizes during his second year that they needed Zaizen to balance their variety.
** Shiraishi is TheAce and JackOfAllTrades thanks to his Tennis Bible.
** Kenya is the team's speedster.
** Koharu and Yuuji are the clowns and token [[QueerPeopleAreFunny "gay duo"]][[note]]In the manga it's never cleared if they're just playing it up or not, while in the anime they both clarify it was just a joke.[[/note]], with Koharu as the DepravedHomosexual and Yuuji as the CrazyJealousGuy.
** Gin is TheStoic BareFistedMonk.
** Koishikawa is the RidiculouslyAverageGuy.
** Zaizen is TheSmartGuy and StraightMan, who also is known as the only person in the entire school who doesn't laugh.
** Kintaro is the Wild Child rookie.
** Chitose is the NewTransferStudent.

!'''Toyama Kintarou'''

Tooyama Kintarou is the youngest member of Shitenhouji and the team's strongest player. He is very carefree and naive, and has trouble speaking, often messing up names and sayings. He forms a rivalry with Ryoma, though they only get to play a single point. He uses a "Wild" tennis style (and acrobatic play) that takes advantage of his natural stamina and strength, being able to lift a scooter over his head and throw it with ease. Kintaro is extremely afraid of Shiraishi, after reading a manga about monsters with poison claws, and as such, his unbound imagination comes up with the peculiar idea of Kuranosuke having poison claws under the bandages that he always wears around his hands and arms. This fear is used to keep him in line.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YuuSugimoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Kintarou:
* BadassAdorable
* BoisterousBruiser: Always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes.
* ChallengeSeeker: If he hears the opponent is strong, he is quick to ask for a match.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DitzyGenius
* FieryRedhead: Coupled with leopard t-shirts, which complete his "WildChild" theme.
* {{Foil}}: Ryoma's most prominent rival of the same age, he's his complete opposite in personality (cheerful, friendly, unrestrained).
* {{Keet}}
* {{Malaproper}}: Apparently, he got off the wrong train due to being unable to read kanji well. He also always refers to Ryoma as "Koshimae", using the AlternateCharacterReading of his name, despite Ryoma openly correcting him.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Getting off the train ''in the wrong city''?
* OddFriendship: Him and [[FragileFlower Sakuno]].
** Also with Horio's older cousin Junpei, who joined him in his wacky trip to Tokyo.
* TheRival: He is very enthusiastic about being this to Ryoma.
* SkilledButNaive: He's the best player on the team, even stronger than the club captain, Shiraishi. Literally everyone on the team is scared of his power. Even his signature move, 'Super Ultra Great Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm' is stronger than Gin's 108th level Hadokyuu.
** He's one of the few who can mix this ''and'' UnskilledButStrong. Yeah, he's super strong and all, but seriously lacks skill as well.
* SignatureMove: "[[CallingYourAttacks Super Ultra Great]] [[LongTitle Delicious Giant Swing Mountain Storm]]".
* SuperStrength: He can lift a ''motor scooter over his head.''
* TheIdiotFromOsaka
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Takoyaki.
* WildChild
* TheWorfEffect: He easily shows himself to be Ryoma's equal, holding his own against a Muga No Kyouchi Ryoma in a single point match. [[spoiler: Yukimura easily defeats him without taking the jacket off his shoulders.]]

!'''Shiraishi Kuranosuke'''

Shiraishi Kuranosuke is the captain of Shitenhouji. He is heralded as having "Perfect Tennis", and is referred to as "The Bible of Shitenhouji." Due to Shiraishi's hard work, he masters the basic forms of tennis and gradually obtains the skill where he can perform strokes without mannerisms or habitual actions that can lessen the use of stamina, which has a great effect. Shiraishi himself believes that perfect tennis is silly notion and finds his own style boring, but he realized that only winning matters, so he continues to employ his style. [[spoiler: He is also the first person to ever beat Fuji in an official singles match, as well as defeating all of Fuji's counters]]. Shiraishi is often shown sporting white bandages on his left arm, for some reason unknown. There are several instances where he attempts to take them off, but never really finishes the process and winds them back up. In the manga it is revealed that [[spoiler: a gold gauntlet or arm guard like material is found under the bandages. When the gauntlet is removed the speed of his left arm sky-rockets]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshimasaHosoya (JP)

Tropes associated with Shiraishi:
* BeetleManiac: Listed in the fanbooks and has a whole song dedicated to his pet beetle.
* BigEater: Mentioned in the fanbooks. He eats an extravagant meal during lunch and finished 2nd in [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Competition!"]] behind [[LightningBruiser Kenya]] during his second year.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Fuji and Yukimura. Aside from being {{The Ace}}s from their teams, they also are cordial, nice outside the courts and love plants (Fuji has cacti, Yukimura plants flowers and Shiraishi breeds poison grass).
* {{Bishonen}}
** [[BandageBabe Bandage Bishonen]]
* BoringButPractical: His 'Bible' tennis is not as flashy some of the other characters, but he has refined it to the point where he easily crushes fancy techniques such as [[spoiler:Fuji's counters.]]
* TheCaptain
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Mmm, ecstasy."
* ChickMagnet: In Pair Puri he also is shown to be as unintentionally successful as Saeki, and this is further confirmed by Kenya [[AllThereInTheManual in one of the fanbooks]].
** CluelessChickMagnet: He's also completely at a loss when it comes to dealing with [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased assertive girls]]. Hilariously, his profile in the fanbooks all say that he doesn't like or is bad at dealing with girls that hit on guys.
* CloudCuckooLander: He wears a one bandage mummy costume to avoid having waste.
* {{Foil}}: He and Fuji are both among the strongest players on their team, only edged out by a more famous teammate(Tezuka and Chitose respectively). Nevertheless, they're considered much more intimidating. But whereas Fuji is someone who enjoys the thrill of tennis without going all out, Shiraishi considers his own tennis style rather boring but refined it so he can win matches.
* JackOfAllStats
** MasterOfAll: While he doesn't have an area of specialization, he also doesn't have any weaknesses and is a very well-rounded player overall. His 'Bible' tennis is capable of rendering special techniques like [[spoiler:Fuji's counters]] and even Gin's Hadoukyuu ineffective.
* NiceGuy: He's fairly polite and amicable, even as an opponent. During the National semifinals, when [[MouthyKid Zaizen]] calls Kawamura Seigaku's [[TheLoad weakest link]], Shiraishi chides him for it.
** And in ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Yanagi asks him to keep Kirihara from going into [[BloodKnight Devil Mode]]. Though reluctant at first, he still ends up keeping his promise.
* PoisonousPerson: His knowledge of poisonus herbs is insane. He also likes to plant them and keeps Kintarou controlled by telling him [[BlatantLies his bandaged arm is poisoned]].
* [[spoiler: PowerLimiter: What's under the infamous bandages.]]

!'''Chitose Senri'''

Chitose Senri is a regular of the Shitenhouji tennis club. [[spoiler: He originally played on the Shishigaku team with his close friend, Kippei Tachibana where the two guided Shishigaku to the National semi-finals in the previous season. This ended after the Nationals when Tachibana injures Chitose's eye during a practice match. They both leave tennis for a time, and Chitose eventually transfers to Shitenhouji, though at a lesser level due to blind spots in injured eye. Chitose and Tachibana eventually get reunited in the National Quarterfinals, where Chitose defeats his old friend in a close match. Although he intended to quit tennis after that match, he gets drawn back in to play Tezuka in the semi-finals, where he loses.]]

-->Voiced by: Jun Oosuka (JP)

Tropes associated with Chitose:

* AfroAsskicker: His hair is big. REALLY big.
* BishieSparkle: Courtesy of his Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Always acts as if he was stoned. He also tends to wear ''geta'' sandals instead of tennis shoes.
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: Almost lost an eye when Tachibana hit him with a ball.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ChildhoodFriends: To Tachibana.
* CombatClairvoyance: Saiki Kanpatsu no Kiwami lets him predict how the point will play out.
* NewTransferStudent: It's revealed that he was still playing doubles with Tachibana at Shishigaku when both were in 2nd year of middle school. After the accident with Chitose's eye, both changed schools, with Chitose moving to Shitenhouji.
* TenMinuteRetirement: After playing against [[spoiler:Tachibana]], he leaves the team prior to the National semifinals. It's not until the start of [[spoiler:Doubles 1]] in the semifinals that he rejoins them, as [[spoiler:[[AFriendInNeed Kenya volunteers to give up his spot in Doubles 1]]]] so that Chitose can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]]. Turns out Osamu [[ResignationsNotAccepted threw Chitose's resignation letter into the trash]].
* UnexplainedAccent
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!'''Ishida Gin'''
Ishida Gin is a very serious, honorable, and stern player who is the older brother of Fudomine's Ishida Tetsu. Gin is the inventor of the powerful shot, the Hadoukyuu, which is composed of 108 progressively stronger techniques. He can also nullify other people's use of the Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler: He is thought to be the strongest power player in Japan, until he loses his match against Takashi Kawamura in the Nationals after an extremely strong smash.]]

-->Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP)

Tropes associated with Gin:

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: A far stronger power player than his brother Tetsu (whose Hadoukyuu injured Kawamura's wrist), his weakest hadoukyuu is enough to overpower Kawamura's best move Dash Hadoukyuu. [[spoiler:Kawamura eventually unleashes something even more powerful]].
* AntiMagic: He is capable of countering any and all kinds of Hadoukyuu [[spoiler:except Kawamura's final shot.]]
%%* AloofBigBrother: To Tetsu.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* TheComicallySerious: In the yakiniku episode.
%%* GentleGiant: A more stoic version.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* HonorBeforeReason: Could have easily won with only Hadoukyuu counters, but decides to honor Kawamura's determination.
%%* MightyGlacier
%%* PerpetualFrowner
%%* SignatureMove: '108 Styles of Hadoukyuu'.

!'''Oshitari Kenya'''

Oshitari Kenya is famously known as the "[[RedBaron Speed Star of Naniwa]]". Kenya is even faster than Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Kamio Akira. He is Hyoutei's Yuushi Oshitari's cousin.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (JP)

Tropes associated with Kenya:
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's a blond in the manga, but the anime makes him more of a brunette.
* BigEater: Stated in the fanbooks. He eats three meals in 16 minutes at lunch and was crowned the Eat-Until-You-Drop King in his second year after winning [[ClownSchool Shitenhouji's "It's New Years! Eat Until You Drop Complete Swimsuit Championship!"]] He beat out [[TheCaptain Shiraishi]].
* CatchPhrase: "[[GratuitousEnglish No speed, no life!]]"
* CoolPet: Has a pet iguana.
* CountryCousin: Subverted. While he and Yuushi used to live in the same town when they were kids, Yuushi eventually moved to Tokyo. Also by personalities, Yuushi is more refined and calm, while Kenya is more relaxed and goofs around with his teammates.
* CounterAttack: He's a counter puncher who relies on his speed to return shots.
* DyeHard: InUniverse. His hair used to be rather dark when he was younger.
* AFriendInNeed: During the National semifinals, he volunteers to [[spoiler:give up his spot in Doubles 1 to Chitose]] so that the latter can [[spoiler:play against Tezuka]].
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Averted. He's fairly intelligent.
* LightningBruiser: The best example in the series.
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad: A common argument between him and Yuushi is which of the two super rookies is better, with Kenya bragging about Kintarou and Yuushi bragging about Ryoma. When this argument breaks out in their dorm room at the U-17 camp, Kamio tells them to shut up.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Yuushi's sensitive guy. Yuushi has the longer, sleeker hair and enjoys romance novels and movies whereas Kenya has a more unkempt hairstyle to match his active and outgoing personality.
* SpeedEchoes: Shown to be so fast that he creates afterimages of himself when he runs.
* ThickerThanWater: He and Yuushi argue a lot, but [[AllThereInTheManual in Pair Puri]], they band together quickly after finding out their respective teammates (Zaizen and Gakuto) have been insulting them behind their backs.
* WalkOnWater: Both exaggerated and played for laughs in the sequel series. Kenya's so fast that he can actually run on water, but he can only hold out for so long.
--> '''Kenya:''' I might be faster than you, but my balance is terrible!
--> '''Ryoma:''' [[LampshadeHanging ...But you're running on water.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Waiting time and slowness in general. {{Exaggerated}} and PlayedForLaughs [[AllThereInTheManual in a Pair Puri omake]], Yuushi exploits this by showing Kenya pictures of things that require long wait times and uttering the dreaded ArcWords:
--> '''Kenya:''' D-Don't tell me it's that destructive magic word. Stop it! That's as far as you'll go!
--> '''Yuushi:''' ''[[GratuitousEnglish Slow life]].''
--> '''Kenya:''' [[CriticalHit Gyaaaaa!]]
** Taken a step further when he tries to counter Yuushi by sending him a picture of a caterpillar (which Yuushi hates)... Except [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he gets done in by its slowness]].

!'''Konjiki Koharu'''

Konjiki Koharu uses data tennis and is said to have more data than Seigaku's Inui Sadaharu. With an IQ of 200, he stores all of the information inside his head. Konjiki and his doubles partner Hitouji Yuuji are known as Naniwa's Baka Couple.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RyoNaitou (JP)

Tropes associated with Koharu:
* BaldOfAwesome
* DepravedHomosexual: PlayedForLaughs, as he would make gay-joke routines with his doubles partner and scare the opponents. It's taken UpToEleven in the Pair Puri omakes, where he is seen fawning also over Kamio, Atobe, Tezuka, Saeki and Sengoku.
* DitzyGenius: By his goofy personality, is difficult to guess he has an IQ of 200.
* LovableSexManiac: ''Especially'' in the manga. Poor Kaidoh.
* MasterOfDisguise: Parodied without any mercy.
* {{Megane}}
* TheNicknamer: He specially calls Shiraishi by the AffectionateNickname "Kurariin".
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Again, ''poor Kaidoh''.

!'''Hitouji Yuuji'''

Hitouji Yuuji appears to be the star of this doubles team, attracting all the attention with his genius and his hilarious antics. While Konjiki is entertaining the crowd (and his opponents), Hitouji is actually studying his opponents. He can then imitate their mannerisms, voices, and techniques.

-->Voiced by: Suguru Kumabuchi (JP)

Tropes associated with Yuuji:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a very capable player, who also goofs around on court with his doubles partner Koharu.
* CrazyJealousGuy: To Koharu, PlayedForLaughs. ("THAT'S ADULTERY!")
* HachiMaki
* MaskPower
* MegaManning

!'''Zaizen Hikaru'''

Zaizen Hikaru is considered to be a genius. He is also the doubles partner of Oshitari Kenya. Zaizen is rather disrespectful, calling Kawamura Takashi Seigaku's "extra baggage" and insulting Chitose Senri after his loss to Kunimitsu Tezuka.

-->Voiced by: Hirofumi Araki (JP)

Tropes associated with Zaizen:

* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is Tsukkomi for his ''entire school'' (where even the principal is goofy). He is the only student who doesn't laugh at any of the jokes there.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MouthyKid: Calling your own sempai "gross"?
* PaleSkinnedBrunette
* PerpetualFrowner: He never laughs at any of the jokes at school.
** He even says that he would have chosen another school if he had known it was going to be like this. When Shiraishi asks him then why he enrolled at Shitenhouji, he replies, "It's closer to home".
* StraightMan: After all the tennis club attempts to make him laugh, Zaizen simply says ''"If you wanted me to join, then you should have asked to begin with"''. All the others are perplexed, since they never thought about that.
* TeenGenius: Subverted. Gets mentioned as one, though we never see him play a match.
** Played straight when the 2nd lot of the 'Another Story' [=OVAs=] came out. We see him team up with Koishikawa and he does pretty well.
* WhenHeSmiles: The only time he slightly chuckled at a joke, Shiraishi is quick to point it out, which Zaizen [[{{Tsundere}} completely denies]].

!'''Koishikawa Kenjirou'''

Tropes associated with Koishikawa:

* DemotedToExtra: Was supposed to have a larger role, but Chitose's appearance shot that to hell.

[[folder:Higa Chuu]]
For the past 26 years, no team from Okinawa has made it past the Kyushuu Tournament. The run of misfortune finally ended this year with the surge of a new powerhouse, Higa. Under the leadership of Kite Eishirou, Higa dominated its Regional Tournament, dethroning Shishigaku, last year's National semifinalist. They have quite the unorthodox techniques, based in Okinawan martial arts, as well as ''very''... unconventional ways to treat their rivals, making them a sort of BlackSheep among the present teams.

!'''The Team as a whole'''
* TheFashionista: After Kite concludes that the key to be a successful tennis team is ''stylish hair'', most of them went under makeovers: Chinen had a SkunkStripe, Rin [[DyeHard dyed his black hair blonde]] and Kite dyed his hair purple and got his trademark hairstyle (in which he spends 1 hour and 15 minutes every day).
* FiveBadBand: Not counting [[ThoseTwoGuys Aragaki and Shiranui]], they fit into this role against Seigaku.
** TheBigBad, TheEvilGenius: Kite, who also acts as an EvilCounterpart to Tezuka
** TheDragon: Kai, as the vice-captain of the team and Kite's Childhood friend.
** TheBrute: Tanishi and Chinen
** TheDarkChick: Hirakoba, who is the first to hesitate at the order of aiming at coach Sumire.
* TrueCompanions: It's shown in flashbacks how they suffered the TrainingFromHell with the goal of going together to the Nationals. As much of a SmugSnake as Kite is, all his team respects him and go into his direction. In New Prince of Tennis, all the five Higa teammates get to share the room instead of being assigned into separated ones.

!'''Kite Eishirou'''

Kite Eishirou is the captain of Higa, whose nicknames are "Killer" and "The Hitman", as well as receiving a reputation for defeating the aces of many other teams. He has an aggressive play style and can quickly figure out and target the opponent's weaknesses. He scouts various players and teaches them "Shukuchihou", a technique based on martial arts that gives the opponent the impression that the user is able to approach the net or baseline in one step from anywhere on the court. He is the only member that is able to use the "Shukuchihou" in any direction due to his balance. He also teaches them their signature techniques. Kite remains composed and polite in front of other teams, yet extremely condescending towards them, and if physically attacked, won't hesitate to strike back. His tennis style combines the "Shukuchihou" with other techniques such as his powerful "Big Bang" serve, and his "Habu", a shot that curves randomly, making it extremely difficult to return.

-->Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Kite:
* TheCaptain
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Goya kuwasuyo."
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kai knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above cheating if he can.
** DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In OVA 6, during his match with Tezuka.
* EvilCounterpart: He resembles Tezuka and even has some of the same seriousness but has the completely opposite approach on the court. While Tezuka is honorable and completely against on-court violence, Kite relishes in it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He explains that the entire team is immune to Inui's juice because they're accustomed to eating goya (bitter melon).
* TheFashionista: According to extras, Kite was the one who suggested the team to have trendy haircuts after seeing a magazine photo of Chitose and Tachibana (back when he had long bleached hair), reason why the teammates all have signature hairstyles. Also his bio says he spends his money on Glasses care, Hair dressing place and fashion magazines. He also spends 1 hour and 15 minutes setting his hair.
* AFatherToHisMen: All his teammates respect and obey him.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He hits a ball at Marui in this way in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' during their doubles match against Kimijima and Tohno]].
* JustInTime: In the sequel, when Tohno hits a ball aimed at Mori and Ochi after losing their doubles match, Kite deflects it away from them in the nick of time.
* {{Megane}}
* OddFriendship: With Marui.
** FireForgedFriends: With the way their [[PowerOfTrust match]] [[InTheBack played]] [[DoYouTrustMe out]], he and Marui qualify as this.
* PetTheDog: He's quite the asshole to his rivals, but cares for [[TrueCompanions his teammates]]. He can also be very kind to Ayaka from ''Umibe no Secret'' if he's the chosen love interest.
* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: He takes the brunt of [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Tohno]]'s "executions"]] in place of [[spoiler:[[FireForgedFriends Marui]], [[EyeScream whose eye was already injured]]]] because he felt guilty about [[spoiler:the suffering he caused Marui when he pretended to betray him earlier in their match]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PlayedStraight when he accepts [[spoiler:Kimijima]]'s offer to [[spoiler:pretend to betray Marui in order to create a chance to injure Tohno]], with the promise that he would be recommended into the First String. Later, [[spoiler:it gets inverted, because Kite, moved by Marui's determination to continue the match despite being betrayed, [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules ditches Kimijima's offer and teams up with Marui for good]]]].
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou'. Unlike the others, he can move in any direction, rather than just back and forth.
** Also, Big Bang, which he taught Tanishi. [[spoiler:In fact, he can also use almost all the moves his teammates can use, ''[[ having taught his entire team their moves]]''.]]
* SmugSnake: Though not as bad as Saotome.
** Also invoked in the ''Umibe no Secret'' DatingSim, where Kite has [[PassiveAggressiveKombat very polite yet mocking]] speech patterns [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou that he uses]] ''[[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou specifically]]'' [[WhydidYouMakeMeHitYou to provoke people]] (like [[{{Jerkass}} Akutsu]]). To be fair, if by that point he's fond of the Umibe girl Ayaka, [[CharacterDevelopment he *does* show a kinder side]] (like apologizing to Ayaka openly if she gets caught in the fights [[PetTheDog and meaning it]].)
** It gets exploited in New Prince of Tennis, since nobody knew if he was betraying Marui in favor of the opponents. [[spoiler:Turns out he had to make it look convincing so they could take down Tohno.]]
* StealthExpert: All the team is trained in Okinawa Martial arts. An example of his abilities is during the Yakiniku mini-arc, where he slips hot sauce in Ishida Gin's plate without anyone noticing.

!'''Kai Yuujirou'''

Kai Yuujirou is the vice-captain who has a tendency to be brash and impulsive despite being the oldest member. He normally plays with his right hand, though he switches to his natural left-handed style while using a racquet with a reverse grip to use his "Viking Horn" shot, which curves before reaching the opponent's side. he utilizes this attack by waiting for his opponents reaction and at the last second, strikes back to the opposite side of the reaction.

-->Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura (JP)

Tropes associated with Kai:
* ChildhoodFriends: According to the fanbook "Perfect Edition Season 2 Volume 8", he and Kite knew each other since they were 5 years old.
* {{Jerkass}}
** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Is quite kinder in ''Umibe no Secret'', though like Kite he isn't above behaving not so nicely towards other players.
* KickTheDog: See Saotome's section, as he was the one [[spoiler:who injured poor Ojii under his orders.]]
** PunchClockVillain: He was instructed to do so.
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* NumberTwo: He's the sub-captain, but Rin seems to have a very strong in-team presence as well.
* PeekABangs
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Viking Horn'.

!'''Tanishi Kei'''

Tanishi Kei possesses a large body, which allows him to utilize his "Big Bang" serve that uses his weight and the gravity from falling in order to make a nearly unreturnable serve. It takes a lot of stamina, which decreases its power over time, allowing it to be returned, which was taken advantage of by Ryoma.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YojiUeda (JP)

Tropes associated with Tanishi:

* {{Acrofatic}}: He's rather fast for a big guy.
* BigEater: In the yakiniku episode, he actually eats with tongs. The sight grosses out ''everyone'' around.
** ExtremeOmnivore: In the same episode, he can also withstand Inui's juices, which Eishirou says are mild to what he's accustomed to in Okinawa.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Shimiti ichundo!" ("I'm gonna attack!").
* FatBastard: He's pretty much built like a sumo wrestler.
* LightningBruiser
* SignatureMove: 'Shukuchihou' and 'Big Bang'.

!'''Hirakoba Rin'''

Hirakoba Rin is the only member of the team who likes fair play. He uses "Habu", which has the stance of a smash, except that it curves wildly and unpredictable while in the air and bouncing, and "Giant Habu", which curves immediately after leaving the racquet, though it causes his hand to go numb, limiting it to one use per match. Hirakoba is a very formidable player, being able to take out [[spoiler: Fuji's triple counter and Takashi's Hadoukyuu]]. He is one of the few players to stand up to Coach Saotome, [[spoiler: refusing an order to attack Seigaku's coach feeling the match was too interesting]].

-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP)

Tropes associated with Hirakoba:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
** DyeHard: InUniverse. Flashbacks show his hair was black the previous year.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: A usual threat to Rin is forcing him to eat goya (bitter melon).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Openly questions Saotome-sensei's methods if he's pumped up enough in the match.
* TheLancer: Shares this position with the proper sub-captain, Kai.
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]', 'Habu', 'Giant Habu'.

!'''Chinen Hiroshi'''

Chinen Hiroshi is the tallest player in Higa Chuu, who uses his size and looks to mock and intimidate his opponents.

-->Voiced by: Kazuya Sueyoshi (JP)

Tropes associated with Chinen:

* LooksLikeCesare: Very tall, very pale, very dark-haired aside of the white stripe on his hair.
* FaceOfAThug: Doesn't seem to be a bad guy per se. But holy shit, he looks creepy.
* SkunkStripe
* SignatureMove: '[[FlashStep Shukuchihou]]'.

!'''Shiranui Tomoya''' and '''Aragaki Koichi'''

Tropes associated with Shiranui and Aragaki:
* PlotPoweredStamina
* ThoseTwoGuys
* StoneWall: They can't use Okinawan Tennis techniques, but they make up for it with sheer staying power that could give [[PlotPoweredStamina Kaidoh]] a run for his money.

[[folder:Minor Schools Characters]]

!Liliadent Krauser
Liliadent Krauser is a 1st year exchange student from Nagoya Seitoku.
-->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP)

Tropes associated with Krauser:
* AerithAndBob: His name makes him stand out as a foreigner.
* BiblicalMotifs: His SignatureMove.
* BloodKnight
* BlondesAreEvil: Ruthless, deadpan and crucifies opponents against the fence.
* BullyingADragon: Didn't go well for him with either Kirihara or Nakagauchi
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He got it badly when playing against Kirihara.
** He receives this again in New Prince of Tennis against Nakagauchi.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Like many of the Nagoya foreign players, he starts berating Rikkai as a "team from a little island". Yagyuu, however, translates this for Kirihara as [[BlatantLies "The Seaweed idiot"]], so Kirihara goes on Devil Mode.
* ForeignExchangeStudent
* GratuitousEnglish: Most of his lines, given his status as a foreign student, which also makes him one of the few characters that talks to Ryoma in English. His accent, however, also accentuates that it's not his native language.
* GrayEyes
* RealMenWearPink: His hobby is Flower Arrangement.
* SignatureMove: Haritsuku Gomen (Dismissal by Crucification) and Southern Cross
* TokenMinority: So far the only canon Caucasian character at U-17.
* TookALevelInKindness: In New Prince of Tennis, as he is assigned as one of Ryoma's roommates, he is the only one to notice that Ryoma is distraught and asks him in English of he's OK.

!Sakata Richard
Sakata Richard is a 3rd year student from St. Icarus and captain of the school's tennis club. He captained his team to the Nationals, only to lose against Sengoku Kiyosumi of Yamabuki. In New Prince of Tennis, he is described as a western foreigner by Dan Taichi, Urayama Shiita, and Horio Satoshi.
-->Voiced by: Eisuke Tsuda (JP)

Tropes associated with Sakata:
* AerithAndBob: "Richard" really stands out between so many Japanese names.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has clear African heritage, but it's not stated from where exactly.
* ButNotTooForeign: Has a Japanese last name.
* TheCaptain
* CoolShades
* LightningBruiser: He is known for his long legs, which serves him as an advantage.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is mostly remembered by the fandom and many characters as "The guy who lost against Sengoku in the Nationals".
* [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Trying to Catch Me Playing Dirty]]: He uses his long legs to trip others.
* TokenMinority: One of the only notable characters of mixed heritage along with Jackal.

!Kuki Kiichi
Kiichi Kuki is a third year student Kakinoki Middle School and the captain of the school tennis club.
-->Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Kuki:
* TheCaptain
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a little one under his left eye, as indicative of his {{Jerkass}} role.
* IShallTauntYou: He should know better than provoking Tezuka and Fuji before a match.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after he taunts Tezuka and insults Fudomine as a "No-Name School", his team gets crushed by Fudomine very easily.
* SoreLoser: He tells Mizuki about Tezuka's injury.

!Ginka Junior High
Despite their tournament record, Ginka Middle School is a weak school; Echizen Ryoma inadvertently defeats their entire team during their practice match. Their records were only good due to winning against weak schools. When they played against Seigaku, they forfeited due to being scared of their regulars. When it came time to play against Rikkai Daigaku Fuzoku during the Kantō Tournament, they stole Sadaharu Inui's special juice, as they thought it was what made Seigaku strong, and mixed it with their own ingredients to create "The Three Flavors of Ginka". As a result, they ended up having to forfeit the match due to food poisoning.

Tropes associated with Ginka Tennis Club:
* {{Butt Monkey}}s
* {{Dirty Coward}}s: They purposely forfeit their match against Seigaku. And also the whole team didn't have any constraints with bullying Sakuno.
* {{Jerkass}}es: They purposely bullied Sakuno by hiding her tennis ball and make her look for it between all their balls. That's until Ryoma kicked their collective asses.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Twice.
** During the Prefecture Tournament, they try so hard to not get Seigaku, that they end up getting paired against [[FromBadToWorse Rikkaidai]].
** Trying to spy on Seigaku, they steal a big bottle of Inui's juice believing it's the key of their performance. The whole team gets sick right before their match against Rikkaidai (they would have been crushed anyway).

!Midoriyama Junior High
In the anime, Midoriyama was defeated by Josei Shonan so it was only mentioned once in the anime, while in the manga, it was the other way around. All of the regulars are second-years, and the team has 3 specialist coaches. However, their arrogance caused them to take Seigaku too lightly, which caused them to lose 3 sets in a row.

Fortunately, they gained a spot in the Nationals. However, Midoriyama is probably the weakest team compared to the other 5 teams from the Kanto region. They were easily eliminated in the first round of the nationals.

Tropes associated with Midoriyama Tennis Club:
* DemotedToExtra, AdaptedOut: The anime replaces them with Jousei Shounan. The Musicals only mentions them in a brief recount song. In the manga, however, their miniarc is, if not, very forgettable.
* PushoverParents: The coach Kiraku pressures his son into playing tennis, also because he was an UnknownRival to Echizen Nanjiroh.
* WellDoneSonGuy: TheCaptain, Kiraku Yasuyuki, plays on the team only because his father wants him to, to the point he started to get tired of tennis until he faced against Ryoma.


[[folder:Team Coaches]]

!'''Ryuuzaki Sumire'''

Ryuuzaki Sumire is the coach of Seigaku's tennis club and one of the school's math teachers. She helped Echizen Nanjirou develop his skills and become a professional tennis player. She has a granddaughter named Sakuno with a crush on Ryoma. Ryuuzaki has a rivalry with her ex-mentor, Banda Mikiya a.k.a. Banji, who is the coach for Yamabuki Chuu. She constantly yells, but she is considered to be a great and reliable coach. She has a good relationship with her regulars and participates in their recreational group activities: The bowling reunion and the beach-volley mini-tournament with Rokkaku Chuu.

-->Voiced by: Shizuka Okohira (JP), Creator/BarbaraGoodson (EN)

Tropes associated with Sumire:
* BadassTeacher
* CoolOldLady
** DirtyOldWoman
* TheComicallySerious
* HelloNurse: In her younger years.
** IWasQuiteALooker: When Nanjirou graduated and decided to go to America, she went to bid him goodbye at the airport ''in a [[LadyInRed red minidress]]''
** Averted during the volleyall episode, where it's more of a FanDisservice with {{Gainaxing}}.
* NotSoStoic: Good Christ, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the volleyball episode]] in the Nationals Arc.
* SternTeacher

!'''Banda Mikiya'''

Banda Mikiya or "Banji" for short, is Yamabuki's coach.

-->Voiced by: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (JP)

Tropes associated with Banda:
* CoolOldGuy: One of the few people capable of keeping Akutsu at line.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* PerpetualSmiler: He always smiles. ALWAYS. So much that it creeps everyone out. [[BerserkButton And this sends Nanjirou in screaming fits.]]
* TheRival: He is this to Seigaku's coach Ryuuzaki Sumire, in terms of Team Coaching.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Nanjirou. It only takes the mention of his name to set Nanjirou on rampage.
* TeamDad

!'''Sakaki Tarou'''

Sakaki Tarou is the of Hyoutei's team. Sakaki is also a music teacher for the school and has complete confidence in Atobe Keigo, trusting that he is capable of defeating any opponent.

-->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP)

Tropes associated with Sakaki:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Very efficient coach and music teacher. Just as quirky as his own pupils.
* TheDandy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Itte yosh!"
* SternTeacher: He is very strict, to the point of changing regulars if they loose a match even once. He only made the exception with Shishido because it involved an ImportantHaircut from Shishido, Ohtori's pleas '''and''' Atobe asking him personally. He later keeps the same regular team for the National Tournament.

!'''Hanamura Aoi'''
Hanamura Aoi is the coach of Jousei Shonan, who refers to her students as masterpieces and constantly tries to recruit new students, especially Ryoma. She is often proud of her own prowess and of her pupils', but is otherwise very calm and professional.

-->Voiced by: Kaori Yamagata (JP)

Tropes associated with Hanamura:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga, she doesn't appear at all, where the only we see about her is her name in the Jousei Shounan list. She gets design and characterization in the anime.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Fawns over her pupils almost like a teenage girl, when she's not coolly supervising their training menus.
* HotTeacher
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Big breasts? Check. A pretty face with a BeautyMark? Check. Nice red hair? Check. A melodious mezzo-soprano voice? Check. Tight clothes when not at work? Oh baby, CheckPlease.
* NotSoDifferent: To Sumire Ryuzaki. While Ryuzaki sensei doesn't agree with her view of students as "masterpieces", they both care very much about their boys. Even Hanamura looks a lot like [[IWasQuiteALooker Sumire when she was young]].
* {{Shotacon}}: She is ''very'' attached to her students, and even seems to give ''a lot of attention'' to Ryoma.

Ojii is the coach of Rokkaku Chuu. He is an elderly man who manufactures creates special wooden racquets for his players, taking into consideration their skills and personality.

-->Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (JP)

Tropes associated with Ojii:

* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy: The boys of the team and the kids adore him.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* TheMentor: To the Rokkaku kids, who would later join the tennis club.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone only refers to him as "Ojii" ("Grandpa").
* TeamDad: He not only cares and trains his boys at Rokkaku, but also makes them their wooden racquets and inspires them.

!'''Watanabe Osamu'''
Osamu Watanabe is the coach of the Shitenhouji tennis club. Watanabe reminds us of a younger (and hipper) version of Yamabuki's Banda Mikiya. Like the latter, the former's interaction with his students is very laid-back, often shown joking around with them. Watanabe is also pretty sly. When the team first learned of Chitose Senri's resignation, Watanabe appeared ambivalent about the issue.

During the match against Seigaku, knowing how much the team needed Chitose and how much Chitose wanted to play Tezuka Kunimitsu, Watanabe "dragged" Chitose back onto the team. This and other incidents show that despite his appearance, Watanabe knows what he is doing. Osamu gave Shiraishi a gold gauntlet to wear until graduation.

Watanabe is shown to be either cheap or poor, telling his team that he'll treat them to somen noodles if they win against Seigaku (as opposed to Ryuuzaki Sumire, who told her team she'll treat them to yakiniku).

-->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP)

Tropes associated with Osamu:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite the fact he looks like a bum and is in general a very relaxed guy, he is actually a very capable coach who knows how to handle the tennis club different personalities.
* FirstNameBasis: All his students always call him "Osamu" rather than "Watanabe-sensei". Not that he minds.
* {{Foil}}: To Hyotei's coach Sakaki Taro. While both are very competent coaches who care and know how to work with the students, their overall personalities are opposites. Sakaki is more stern, TheStoic, TheDandy, while Osamu is more carefree, relaxed, and looks like a hippie.
* NiceHat
* OralFixation: He always has a toothpick on his mouth.
* PeekABangs: His left eye is usually covered by hair.
* PermaStubble
* TeamDad
* TricksterMentor: He would do anything to motivate his students, even if that implies fooling them.
** Instead of [[spoiler:accepting Chitose's form to resign the club, he just went ahead and registered Chitose for Doubles 1 anyway. This ended up motivating Chitose since he got to challenge Tezuka]].
** In Another Story II, he [[spoiler:purposely lied to the team telling them they needed to recruit Zaizen, so Shiraishi could figure out that they needed to diversify the team]].
* XMeetsY: He is pretty much a younger version of Yamabuki's coach Banjii and Nanjiroh mashed up together.

!'''Saotome Harumi'''
Saotome Harumi is the ruthless Higa Chuu tennis coach. He isn't above dirty play and won't hesitate to instruct his players to aim balls to the rival team's coach.

Tropes associated with Saotome:

* BaldOfEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: He would instruct his players to hit rival coaches with the ball.
* SadistTeacher: He is the only known teacher to be mean and tough to his students.
* SmugSnake: He doesn't care about anyone as long as his team wins.
* WouldHitAGirl: He didn't hesitate to instruct Hirakoba to aim at Ryuuzaki Sumire in the middle of a game.


[[folder:Other Characters]]

Karupin is Echizen Ryoma's Himalayan cat.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP)

* CuteKitten
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens
* MoralityPet: He is the only living thing Ryoma is consistently loving to.
** Also with Kaidoh.

!'''Echizen Rinko (née Takeuchi)'''
-->Voiced by: Yuki Nakao (JP)

* ACupAngst: She is not amused when Nanjirou mentions her lack of size. It doesn't help that he's got quite the HandsOnApproach.
* BikerBabe: In her youth.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: She was the first girl who didn't take Nanjirou's crap. Of course, they ended up married.
* PluckyGirl
* SheCleansUpNicely: The first proof of her growing feelings for Nanjirou is how she switches from a T-Shirt and baggy pants into a cute tennis dress. He keeps teasing her, though.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: We barely get to see her face in the modern time stories.
* SlapSlapKiss: She started off [[BelligerentSexualTension bickering a lot with Nanjirou]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's normally sweet and soft-spoken, but used to be rather violent to Nanjirou before they got together, and now she's hinted to be the main breadwinner.

!'''Echizen Nanjirou'''

Echizen Nanjirou is the father of the series' protagonist Echizen Ryoma. Nanjirou is very outspoken, eccentric, a shameless flirt, brash, perverted, and almost childish at times. He is known as "Samurai Nanjirou" for his invincible tennis skills during his earlier years as a professional tennis player. Other than Ryoma, he is the only player to have reached the "Pinnacle of Perfection". He was trained by Ryuuzaki during middle school and eventually became a professional after leaving Japan. He remains undefeated and was only one opponent away to earning a Grand Slam title before he unexpectedly decided to retire in order to teach Ryoma tennis.

-->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Poor Ryoma.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was one match away from winning a Grand Slam title before suddenly retiring. Within the series proper, people have yet to challenge his skill(Ryoma even remarked that he loses everyday to him).
* BerserkButton: In the anime, the mere ''mention'' of Banji can send him into screaming fits.
* BigDamnHeroes: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* BumblingDad: By his personality, it's easy to assume all the discipline in the household comes from his wife and niece.
** In the live-action chinese series, Nanjiroh ''forgot to pick up Ryoma at the airport'' and mistook his cellphone for the remote controller of the TV.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* GoalInLife: He wanted to be the best player in the world. Then retired once his new dream became raising Ryoma.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He reveals [[spoiler:that the Teni Muhou no Kiwami (Pinnacle of Perfection) is in everyone, as it really is the "Pure joy of tennis", obtained by just playing for fun and forgetting about winning or losing.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* LoveAtFirstPunch
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ObfuscatingStupidity: His tennis abilities haven't diminished, but he loves acting like a moron until he's got to comment on tennis or play.
* PermaStubble
* RetiredBadass: He retired once Ryoma was born.
* TricksterMentor
* WorldsBestWarrior: Very likely the best tennis player in the series, if not the world.

!'''Meino Nanako'''

Meino Nanako is Ryoma's cousin; she is a student at a local Tokyo college, who currently lives with her relatives, the Echizen family. She plays the role of an elder sibling figure to Ryoma, who is an only child and helps him and the other Echizens with their daily lives. She is sweet-tempered, very polite, loyal, and devoted.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RisaMizuno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be pretty snarky sometimes, mostly towards Nanjiroh.
* NiceGirl
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is the one in charge of the chores whenever Ryoma's mom is out, and is always demure and gentle... unless she's dealing with Nanjirou, that is.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''
See '''U-17 Highschoolers'''

!'''Chitose Miyuki'''
Chitose Miyuki is the younger sister of Shitenhouji's Chitose Senri. She plays tennis as well and interestingly, is a lefty just like her brother.

-->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

* {{Bokukko}}
* GirlishPigtails: Hidden under a... NiceHat.
* GenderReveal: On Tezuka, who mistook her as a boy because of the hat.
* PluckyGirl
* TokenMiniMoe
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is a very good player, but suffers a ''bad'' case of stage fright.

!'''Akutsu Yuki'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada (JP)

* MistakenForRomance: When they meet her, the Seigaku Regulars think she is Kawamura's girlfriend and that Kawamura LikesOlderWomen. She was actually asking Kawamura to keep Akutsu out of trouble.
* TeenPregnancy: Had Akutsu when she was as young as 18-19 years old.

!'''Fuji Yumiko'''

Yumiko Fuji is the older sister of Fuji Shuusuke and Fuji Yuuta.

-->Voiced by: Creator/YukiKaida (JP)

* CoolBigSis: Both Shuusuke and Yuuta adore her.
* FortuneTeller: She likes reading the Tarot, and also she wrote the Horoscope book that Sengoku has.
* MsFanservice
* SupremeChef: Shuusuke mentions Yuuta loves her home made cakes.

!'''Inoue Mamoru'''

Inoue Mamoru is a journalist for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Inoue takes a special interest in the progress of Seigaku. He is also an amateur tennis player, as well as being a big fan of Echizen Nanjirou.

-->Voiced by: Creator/HozumiGouda (JP)

* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* FanBoy: Of Nanjirou.
* CrazyPrepared: Always has his tennis stuff in his car, in case he needs it.
* CombatCommentator
* HypocriticalHumor: Lightly scolds Shiba for not taking work seriously, then goes all blushy when he meets Nanako. Shiiba immediately lampshades the trope.
* IntrepidReporter
* MrExposition: In the anime he is used as this to give some background (by expaining how Wakato made impersonations on Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, etc.), techniques or other UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}}.
* NiceGuy
* SempaiKohai: To Shiba.

!'''Shiba Saori'''

Shiba Saori is the new photographer for the ''Monthly Tennis Pro'' magazine. Along with Inoue, she takes a special interest in Seigaku.

-->Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

* AscendedExtra: Only in the TV anime.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: She mostly is the one asking the questions to get either Inoue or Ryuzaki-sensei to explain about the techniques or game rules.
* ButtMonkey
* CoolBigSis: Tries to be this, though it doesn't alway work. It still lets her have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as she gives [[spoiler:Sakuno]] a KirkSummation.
* {{Fangirl}}: Although she is always taking photos of the middle school tennis clubs, she pays more attention to Seigaku.
* HotScoop
* NaiveNewcomer
* {{Shotacon}}: Borderline and definitely PlayedForLaughs.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!'''Horio Satoshi'''
Horio Satoshi is a first year student, who claims to know everything about tennis. He constantly brags about his "two years of tennis experience", but he is, in fact, a less than average player. He often explains or tries to explain to his first year friends key words, rules, and techniques. He has an older cousin named Junpei, who has "two years of biking experience" and helps Kintarou Tooyama from Shitenhouji reach Tokyo.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

Tropes associated with Horio:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AttentionWhore: He will inform everyone he has two years of experience in tennis (or other activities), whether the others want to hear about it or not.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tomoka.
* BigOlUnibrow
* BromanticFoil: To Ryoma.
* TheChewToy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* InformedAbility: His "two years of tennis experience".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's annoying, loud and more childish than he should be, but is also a very loyal friend.
* SmallNameBigEgo

!'''Kato Kachirou'''
Kato Kachirou hangs around a lot with Horio Satoshi and Mizuno Katsuo. Although he is not very good at tennis, he thoroughly supports the team. He has a father who coaches at an expensive tennis club. Though he is normally polite and meek, Kachirou believes strongly in justice and fights to the end to defend his beliefs. As such, he has proven to be brave and stubborn when a situation calls for it.

-->Voiced by: Akira Nakagawa (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN)

Tropes associated with Kachirou:
* ADayInTheLimelight: An episode of the anime is dedicated to him confronting Arai about his smugness, only to discover they also have been pushing themselves to reach the Regulars.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Especially in the anime.
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: Only in the anime, he develops one with Arai.
* SatelliteCharacter: His only role in the story is to cheer on the Regulars along with Horio and Katsuo.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Katsuo.

!'''Mizuno Katsuo'''
Mizuno Katsuo is the third of the "Freshman Three". He is a kind and soft-spoken person, but lacks confidence. Often when he does something good he would just consider it to be good luck or a coincidence. He respects his senior club members a lot and would never lose hope in them. Therefore when something is amiss within the club Katsuo would often get very worried, despite the fact that it does not concern him.

-->Voiced by: Kei Watanabe (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

Tropes associated with Katsuo:
* AscendedExtra: In the manga he is a FlatCharacter. He appears along with the other freshmen more prominently in the anime and the musicals.
* AudienceSurrogate, TheWatson: He, along with the Freshmen Trio, are there to get explanations about certain techniques or game rules.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the last chapter of the series, Mizuno let his hair grow when they passed to 2nd year.
* FlatCharacter: Compared to Kachiro and Horio, who at least they got some moments in the anime, Katsuo is the one of the Freshmen Trio with the less characterization.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is never seen without Kachiro, and his only role in the story, aside from acompany Kachiro and Horio, is to cheer on the Regulars.
* SupremeChef: Really good at making curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Kachiro.

!'''Arai Masashi'''

Arai Masashi is a second year student and the best reserve player on the team, who is the closest to becoming a regular, almost getting a shot to play in Kanto Tournament finals in the anime when Momoshiro and Kaidou were nowhere to be seen. He is known for his hotheadedness and hazing of weaker players. He is as hard on himself as he is on the others during training. Although he had a very bitter relationship with Ryoma at first, he cheered him on during his match with Akutsu.

-->Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (JP), Creator/LiamOBrien (EN)

Tropes associated with Arai:

* ADayInTheLimelight: He receives more focus along with Kachiro in a filler episode of the anime, where he is revealed to be pushing himself to reach the Regulars and gains a newfound respect for Kachiro's determination.
* ButtMonkey: He lost games against Ryoma, doesn't make it into the Regulars during the series run and then gets beaten up by Akutsu.
* HachiMaki
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially at the beginning.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sparsely, but it's there.
* OddFriendship: In the anime only, he develops one with Kachiro.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Arguably the best non-regular player and fairly hardworking, but he's still far outclassed.

!'''Ikeda Masaya'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiShimozaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Ikeda:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hayashi.

!'''Hayashi Daisuke'''
-->Voiced by: Makoto Ueki (JP)

Tropes associated with Hayashi:

* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ikeda.

!'''Ryuuzaki Sakuno'''

Ryuuzaki Sakuno is the granddaughter of Ryuuzaki Sumire. She is a kind, nice, and quiet girl with very long hair kept in twin braids, and often worries about Ryoma and the others. She starts playing tennis after watching Ryoma helps support the Seigaku team. Sakuno is attracted towards Ryoma and has feelings for him, she has not had a chance to tell him due to her own shy nature, a degree of bad luck, and the meddling of other people. In the manga, she is shown to be more intuitive, mature and a good tennis player. Out of all the girls in the story, she is the only one whom Ryoma shows his kind personality.

-->Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi (JP), Creator/CindyRobinson (EN)

Tropes associated with Sakuno:
* ButtMonkey: Poor little girl has a pretty lousy luck, though not as bad as Horio's.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Fangirl}}: Ryoma's.
* HyperAwareness: She is quick to notice that Ryoma wasn't playing at his best during a practice match [[spoiler:because they both knew the girl who claimed to be his fangirl was actually a spy]]. Ryoma compliments her for this, which he rarely does to anyone.
* IFeelAngry: She's softpoken and polite, but not incapable of anger.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytails go past her waist.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She has just started playing tennis to try relating more to Ryoma. Though in the manga she ''does'' have what it takes and it's said she might reach regular player status next year. [[ And she gets third place in a local tournament, which IS very good for a girl who has just started in the sport itself]].
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Until [[TheBusCameBack Chapters 127 and 128]] of ''Shinpuri''.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Moreso in the anime than in the manga where is more shy than quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Between her demure attitude and long ponytails, she's the GirlyGirl to Tomoka's {{tomboy}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In the manga she is less shy and more mature than in the anime.

!'''Osakada Tomoka'''

Osakada Tomoka is Sakuno's best friend and classmate. Unlike her best friend, Tomoka is very outgoing and assertive. She is the self-proclaimed and very enthusiastic president of the Echizen Ryoma fanclub. She supports Ryoma along with Sakuno at the team's matches. She and Sakuno cheer together and are very good friends. Tomoka is attached to Ryoma, and she shows this more than Sakuno. Although her obvious crush on the boy, she stated that the only one she considers her love rival is Sakuno. She also can be seen arguing with Horio at times.

-->Voiced by: Creator/FuyukaOura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

Tropes associated with Tomoka:
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Her little siblings are very, ''very'' energetic...
* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Horio.
* BullyHunter: Never EVER fucking mess with Sakuno, Ryoma or the Seigaku team!
* ClingyJealousGirl
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Hinted to be one in the anime.
* CryCute: After one of the Golden Pair's losses, she cries in Sakuno's arms.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Ryoma.
* {{Foil}}: To Sakuno. Both admire Ryoma (but Tomoka only likes cheering and she is aware that Sakuno really likes Ryoma), and while Sakuno is shy and quiet, she is more loud and HotBlooded.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* HotBlooded
* PluckyGirl: Nothing keeps this girl down for too long.
* PromotionToParent: Both of her parents work, so she often has to take care of her baby siblings.
* SatelliteCharacter: She is almost never seen without Sakuno.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: In the Chinese drama.
* {{Shorttank}}
* SupremeChef
* TokenMiniMoe
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Sakuno's girly girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Sweet, energetic, kind, cheerful, kinda clingy... unless Horio is near or someone threatens her friends.

!'''Tachibana An'''

Tachibana An the cute younger sister of Kippei. She is a member of the girls tennis club, and often supports her brother's team. An cares very much for her brother and her friends from both the Seigaku and Fudomine teams and tries to help them as much as possible. On the other hand, she has a rather explosive and even downright vicious temper that leads her to either get in trouble for the sake of others (as proved by Sakuno and Atobe) or become physically violent (as proved by [[spoiler: Kirihara]]).

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

Tropes associated with An:
* AccidentalMisnaming: "Don't call me 'Tachibana-imouto'! My name is An!".
* CoolBigSis: To Sakuno.
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]: Attracts men with her beauty ''and'' her firey personality.
* CuteSportsClubManager
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs
* PassionateSportsGirl
* PluckyGirl
* ShipTease: With Momoshiro. By the other hand, with Kamio is more one-sided from him, she is apparently [[ObliviousToLove clueless about it]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She is the only female we see near the Fudomine Tennis Team.
* TheTease: The most fashion-conscious of the girls.

!'''Urayama Shiita'''
Urayama Shiita is a freshman from the Rikkaidai Middle School tennis club and aspires to be a regular the following year. He goes with Horio Satoshi and Dan Taichi to the U-17 Camp to visit his senpais.

-->Voiced by: Takase Asaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Shiita:
* IdiotHair: The tip of his hair is shaped like a swirl. Even when many fans claim it looks like an ice cream... just see PunnyName below.
* {{Keet}}: He is just like Taichi and serves as a {{Foil}} for Horio.
* PunnyName: His name is a literal [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar poop joke]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In Shinpuri he essentially replaces Katsuo (while Dan takes Kachiro's role) in the new "Freshmen Trio" with Horio.
* TagAlongKid: He is this along with Taichi and Horio.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate, coffee and chestnut... [[PunnyName Make of it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar whatever you want...]]

!'''Kitazono Kotoha'''
Kotoha is the manager of Tsubakikawa Gakuen's Boys' Tennis Club, which represents Hokkaido in the national tournament.

Tropes associated with Kotoha:
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her strategy is to pose as a fangirl, act like the girlfriend-wannabe of the best player of the school she is visiting and gather all the data she can.
* CuteSportsClubManager: from the Tsubakikawa Gakuen tennis team.
* {{Fangirl}}: It's actually an act.
* TheMole: See BitchInSheepsClothing above.
* OneShotCharacter, GirlOfTheWeek: She is only a one-shot character, whose only purpose on the story is to showcase how well Sakuno knows Ryoma.
** TheBusCameBack: Briefly. She tries to flirt with Atobe with an obento, but he blew her off on the spot.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted. The only ones who can see through her "NiceGirl" act are Sakuno, Ryoma and Atobe.
* StalkerWithACrush: Or at least it looks like it.


! '''New Prince of Tennis Characters'''
[[folder:U-17 High Schoolers]]

!'''Tokugawa Kazuya'''
Kazuya Tokugawa is a High School 2nd year participating in the U-17 camp. One year ago, he was beaten by Byoudouin and has had to crawl his way back up from the Loser. Even though he's quite taciturn, he is unexpectedly quite caring of his upperclassmen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeOno (JP)

Tropes associated with Tokugawa:
* BigBrotherInstinct: According to extra material, he is inclined to have Ryoma as his little brother because he never had actual siblings, being a single child.
* BigBrotherMentor: He wants to be this for Ryoma.
* PerpetualFrowner: Also like Tezuka. He hasn't been seen smiling yet.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once [[spoiler:Tezuka decides to leave the U-17 camp]] Tokugawa steps in to be Ryoma's mentor. He is also equally deadpan and stern like Tezuka.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, stern and aloof.
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Irie.
* WalkingTheEarth: According to his bio, he has been studying overseas during his whole childhood, having studied in France right before the U-17 camp.

!'''Irie Kanata'''
Kanata Irie is introduced as a 3rd year High School Student. He was originally the leader of the 3rd Court. The rest of the camp acknowledge him to be amongst the strongest in the camp despite not being in the 1st Court or a 1st Stringer as it is revealed it is his own choice to stay in a lower court, similar to how Oni Juujiro is much stronger than the court he stays in.

-->Voiced by: Hiroki Aiba (JP)

Tropes associated with Kanata:
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* HiddenDepths: He wants to be a doctor, so he works part-time at the U-17 cafeteria to save for his education. He also plays Tenor Sax.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Irie's play style was developed because he craves attention
* {{Megane}}
** LennonSpecs
* RedBaron: The Pierrot
* SilkHidingSteel: He looks friendly and delicate, but his tennis level is high, enough to tie with Atobe.
* TheSmartGuy
* TrueCompanions: With Oni and Tokugawa

!'''Oni Juujiro'''
Oni is a High Schooler first shown in New Prince Of Tennis and amongst the best Japanese school tennis players shown in the series. He is known as The Gatekeeper from Hell.
-->Voiced by: Daichi Endou(JP)

Tropes associated with Oni:
* CoolBigBro: He is this to the orphanage children.
** BigBrotherMentor: Fills this role for the middle schoolers, especially for Momoshiro and Kintaro.
* FieryRedhead: A ''literal'' Red Oni example.
* GentleGiant: Despite his intimidating looks, he is actually a really nice guy when you get to know him.
** BruiserWithASoftCenter
** FriendToAllChildren: He volunteers for an Orphanage, where all the kids adore him. In Christmas, he dressed as Santa Claus and made wool toys for everyone, and gets touched when all the kids' stockings had as wishes to "have Oni as the Number 1 tennis player".
** FriendToAllLivingThings: He has a pet hamster named "Kaede".
* MeaningfulName: His last name "Oni" reflects his reputation as this.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction when he realizes [[spoiler:he not only made Tokugawa stronger, but also indirectly made Byoudouin awake his power as well]].
* RedOniBlueOni: He literally is the ''[[PunnyName Red Oni]]'' next to Tokugawa and Irie's Blue. Ironically, the roles invert regarding Byoudouin, as Oni is the one who has to restrain [[NotSoStoic Tokugawa]].
* ScarsAreForever: He has one in his left cheek from his first match against Byoudouin.
* TrueCompanions: With Irie and Tokugawa.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He is just 18 years old.

!'''Yamato Yuudai'''

Yamato Yuudai was the captain during Tezuka's freshman year. He talks Tezuka into staying in the tennis club as Seigaku's pillar of support, calming him down when he was on the verge of quitting after being injured. Eccentric, insightful, and gentle, Yamato has a unique way of explaining things that even Sumire Ryuuzaki has trouble understanding. He continued to help the tennis club after graduation; in the anime, coach Ryuuzaki asks him for his guidance when they go to a training camp to prepare for the Kantō conference final against Rikkaidai.

-->Voiced by: Masanori Ikeda (JP)

Tropes associated with Yamato:

* AlliterativeName
* BigBrotherMentor: To Tezuka and Oishi.
* TheCaptain: He used to be Seigaku's former captain when Tezuka and Oishi joined the team.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is only shown in flashbacks as Tezuka's main inspiration. He reappears in a filler episode of the anime. In the manga, he returns for the U-17 camp.
* CloudCuckooLander
** ObfuscatingStupidity
* HachiMaki: In the flashback and the anime filler.
* SunglassesAtNight: Of the LennonSpecs kind.
** TheGlassesGottaGo: In his reappearance in New Prince of Tennis, he has dyed his hair red and isn't wearing glasses anymore.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's actually only 17.

!'''Echizen Ryoga'''
Echizen Ryoga is a high school tennis player not mentioned in The Prince of Tennis, first appearing in The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game, later appearing in an OVA in New York in which Ryoma spots him training. According to his bio, Ryoga is Ryoma's half-brother, who was living with the Echizens after his original mother died, and then moving with his aunt.

In ''The New Prince of Tennis,'' Ryoga returns from America as [[spoiler:Japan's No. 4-ranked U-17 representative]].

-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP, Movie), Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP, ''The New Prince of Tennis'' OVA)

Tropes associated with Ryoga:

* AloofBigBrother: He is the only one who can get away with pissing off Ryoma.
** Subverted. In New Prince of Tennis it's shown that Ryoga and Ryoma used to be very close when they were kids. Ryoma forgot about it since he was still very young.
* BigBrotherMentor: In New Prince of Tennis, he teaches Ryoma the Glowing Shot.
* CanonImmigrant: His original debut was in the first movie "The Prince of Tennis - The Two Samurai: The First Game". After fan acclaim, Konomi decided to include Ryoga as a canon character as well.
* ContinuitySnarl: Since the Anime Movie didn't have anything to do with the manga storyline, he is introduced as Ryoma's older brother, who Ryoma didn't even remember at first. In the movie Ryoma is said to be his adoptive brother, while in the manga WordOfGod has stated [[{{Retcon}} he is his ''half''-brother]].
* InTheHood: In the sequel series, he wears a hood that conceals his face until his [[TheReveal proper introduction]]. ...But most readers probably [[TheUntwist already figured out that it was him]], despite having never shown up in the manga up to that point.
* JustInTime: His proper introduction in ''The New Prince of Tennis'' happens after [[spoiler: he deflects a glowing shot from Byoudouin in the nick of time to save Ryoma and Tokugawa.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Ryoma "Chibisuke".
* PolarOppositeTwins: Subverted since they're not twins, but they look alike a lot. Unlike Ryoma, Ryoga is more expressive and outgoing, loves oranges (Ryoma hates Orange Ponta) and hates speaking english despite living in America.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: After all, he is Ryoma's older brother.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges. Unlike his little brother, Ryoga loves Orange Ponta (Ryoma only drinks grape Ponta).

!'''Nakagauchi Sotomichi'''
Sotomichi Nakagauchi is a 3rd year High Schooler known as The Robot participating in the U-17 camp.

-->Voiced by: Takuto Dojoh (JP)

Tropes associated with Nakagauchi:

* FourEyesZeroSoul
* RedBaron: "The Robot"
* TheStoic
* StoneWall: Gets Krauser's SignatureMove and he still can go on.

!'''Byoudouin Houou'''
Byoudouin Houou is introduced at the U-17 Camp in Shin Prince of Tennis ranked as the Number 1 ranked Youth Representative of Japan, which marks him as Japan's best U-17 player. He is the leader of the First Returning 1st Stringers, who have just returned from an Overseas Expedition. They get back to the camp to be welcomed back by the news that middle schoolers have joined the camp and witnessed them defeat a number of the Top 20. He decides to allow the inclusion of middle schoolers on the list of challengers for their places. It is also known that he utterly defeated Kazuya Tokugawa in the previous year.

--> Voiced by: Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Byoudouin:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He lost to Oni in his first day at the camp, so he trained to try to surpass him.
* HachiMaki: He uses one to cover his [[ScarsAreForever forehead scar]], from his first game against Oni.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: "Byoodouin" comes from the Byoudouin Temple, while his name means "Emerging Phoenix"
* TheRival, NotSoDifferent: With Tokugawa and Oni.
* ThemeNaming: His special techniques are also theme-named by foreign countries: Pirates of the World, Bull Fighting of the Spanish, Phoenix of Egypt.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is said to have visited many countries.

!'''Moori Juzaburou'''
Moori is a 1st year high school student, and a recent graduate and OB of the Rikkaidai tennis team that won the Nationals a year before the storyline. Introduced as the No.10 of the All-Japan Juniors, together with 3rd year former Hyotei Academy captain No. 9 Ochi Tsukimitsu, they are the Super High School Doubles Specialists.
-->Voiced by: Yuuta Yamazaki (JP)

Tropes associated with Moori:
* BrilliantButLazy: As noted by Renji, he was one of the best players, but rarely went to train.
* FieryRedhead
* FirstNameBasis, AffectionateNickname: He calls Ochi "Tsuki-san".
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Hyotei's Ochi Tsukimitsu.

!'''Ochi Tsukimitsu'''
Ochi is a 3rd Year High Schooler introduced in the New Prince of Tennis Series. He is introduced as the No.9 of the All-Japan Juniors being known as the High School Doubles specialists along with Doubles partner Moori Juzaburou;, together as the Super High School Doubles Specialists. He was the Captain of Hyotei Academy and took them to the Nationals three years prior to the storyline, one year before current Hyotei 3rd years Atobe Keigo, Shishido Ryou, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jiroh; and Oshitari Yuushi began attending their 1st year at Hyotei.

Tropes associated with Ochi:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: He has dyed white hair with color streaks. He is stated to change the color periodically.
* TheCaptain: He was Hyotei's captain before Atobe and the others started going to middle school.
* OddFriendship: With his doubles partner Rikkaidai's Moori Juzaburou
* RedBaron: "The Mental Assassin"
* TheStoic: He is always calm during games, [[spoiler:which is also how his "Pressure" ability works.]]

!'''Hara Tetsuya'''
Hara was Shitenhouji's captain during Shiraishi Kuranosuke's 2nd year. He is known as one of Shitenhoji's Legendary Captains along with Taira Yoshiyuki, who was the captain the year before him when Shiraishi and Oshitari Kenya were in their freshman year.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara (JP)

Tropes associated with Hara:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He likes going to comedy shows and practicing his "Tsukkomi" routine.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* CatchPhrase: He yells "What the Hell!? Who the Hell!?" when annoyed.

!'''Taira Yoshiyuki'''
Taira Yoshiyuki is a 2nd Year High Schooler and also an U-17 Camp Representative Candidate for Japan. He went to middle school at Shitenhoji and was the Captain of the Tennis Club during Shiraishi Kuranosuke and Hitoji Yuuji 's freshman year. He always plays tennis while wearing a cap. He is somewhat unserious on the court as he as a habit of pulling funny faces on the court while playing hence the nickname. He along with Hara Tetsuya are known as the Legendary Captains of Shitenhoji. He tends to also make jokes while playing.

He is the captain that led Shitenhoji to the Nationals the year before Seigaku won. However for unknown reasons, Hara decided to retire from club tennis in the Spring of last year, meaning he didn't captain his team to that Nationals. He is currently a high school 1st year.
-->Voiced by: Hirai Yoshiyuki (JP)

Tropes associated with Taira:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: He is the Bokke, while Hara is the Tsukkomi.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a goof even on court, and he still is one of the Shitenhouji Legendary Captains.
* TheCaptain: Part of the Shitenhouji's Legendary Captains.
* NiceHat: Wears a Khaki Camouflage cap.

!'''Washio Issa and Suzuki Shun'''
Issa Washio and Suzuki Shun are introduced as the most capable doubles pair of the 2nd Stringers in the U-17. Together are among the very few doubles pairs that can achieve the renowned doubles technique Synchro.
-->Voiced by: Washio: Toru Akiyoshi (JP) Suzuki: Kentaroh Araki

Tropes associated with Washio and Suzuki:
* AnimeHair, DyeHard: InUniverse. Washio has light blue hair with black streaks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: They're also capable of using the Synchronization technique.
* PointlessBandaid: Suzuki. He has one on his nose bridge.

!'''Tanegashima Shuuji'''
Tanegashima Shuuji was first believed to be just another strong 2nd Stringer in the U-17 Training Camp. However, it is revealed that he was a member of the 1st Stringers and the No.2 of the All-Japan Junior Representatives upon the rest of the Genius 10's arrival. He did not go with the team on their foreign expedition due to his hatred of airplanes.
-->Voiced by: Ryuji Kamiyama (JP)

Tropes associated with Tanegashima:
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* ScrewySquirrel: He had the habit of stealing Sanada's drinks only to annoy him.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Planes. Also the reason he stayed in Japan instead of participating of the overseas expedition.

!'''Migihashi Itarou'''
Migihashi is introduced in the New Prince of Tennis as a 2nd Stringer High Schooler in the U-17 Camp as the strongest member and leader of the 2nd Court in the anime. In the manga, he is only listed as a player who is initially selected to go against the 1st Stringer's Top 10. It is said that players are unable to get points from him on his right side of the court.
-->Voiced by: Syoma Yamamoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Migihashi:
* AscendedExtra: While his only appearance in the manga is a cover cameo, his role is expanded in the anime.
* {{Fanboy}}: According to his bio, he likes a girlband named "The Chocolates" (who Eiji, Momoshiro and Kaidoh are also fans of)

!'''Tohno Atsukyoh'''
Tohno is a character first shown in the series in Shin Prince of Tennis as No. 8 of the All-Japan Juniors as they return from the Overseas Expedition and arrive at the main courts. His Doubles Partner and close friend is Kimijima Ikuto who appeared with him as the No.7.

Tropes associated with Tohno:
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Ikuto tells Marui and Kite to aim for his right knee]].
* BloodKnight: All his techniques are named after ''[[AxCrazy methods of execution]]''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Shoots balls at people for no reason. [[spoiler:Even his doubles partner is fed-up with him.]]
* RedBaron: "Executioner of the Courts"
* TheSociopath: [[AllThereInTheManual According to extra material]], Tohno is always talking aloud about torture and execution methods... in a family restaurant, right next to a creeped out old lady.

!'''Kimijima Ikuto'''
Kimijima holds the title of "The Negotiator of the Court". He is currently cultivating a new path called Intellitennis. He is introduced as amongst the best School U-17 players of Japan in New Prince of Tennis and ranked as the No.7 U-17 player as a member of the Genius 10. Kimijima is also the star of a TV commercial for "Cola Vita".

Tropes associated with Kimijima:
* {{Bishonen}}: See TeenIdol below.
* DyeHard: InUniverse, as he has blond hair and dark sideburns.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is well known for doing negotiations in or out of the court. [[spoiler:He offered deals to both Marui and Kite in exchange of destroying Tohno's knee because he has had it with him as his doubles partner]].
* RedBaron: "The Negotiator of the Court".
* {{Megane}}
* [[spoiler:TeamKiller]]: Incredibly he did it [[spoiler:for ''both sides''. He arranged with Kite to pretend to betray Marui and deflect to their side, so Tohno wouldn't have a clue that they were actually planning to aim for his knee and eliminate Tohno from the camp.]]
* TheStrategist: He plans ahead for any possible deals with the opponents.
* TeenIdol: Kimijima is famous for being an idol and has appeared in many TV spots as a model.

!'''Mitsuya Akuto'''
Mitsuya Akuto is the Former No. 17. His special technique was Data Tennis. With his distinct intellect, he analyzes his opponents to determine the very best method of defeating them.

Tropes associated with Akuto:
* BigBrotherMentor: Turns out he was the one who tought Yanagi how to use Data Tennis.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He has a long bob, glasses and a thin body type like Yukimura or Fuji.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology: He and Yanagi are revealed to have been close, as Yanagi still called him "Akuto nii-chan"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Megane}}


[[folder:U-17 Staff]]

!'''Saitoh Itaru '''
Saitoh Itaru is the specialist who plans how the players can improve their play and train their mental mask. He devises who will compete against each other in a match.

Tropes associated with Saitoh:
* AwfulWeddedLife: His bio states he is bad at dealing with his wife.
* HotTeacher
* TheSmartGuy: From the three teachers, he is the Data Expert and keeps tabs on all the players' stats.
* ShipTease: Not seen in the series, but according to Ohtori, Coach Saitoh talks a lot about Hyotei Tennis Club's coach, Sakaki Taro.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!'''Kurobe Yukio '''
Kurobe Yukio is the strategic coach who manages the training camp as well as the camp's substitute supervisor. Analyzing each student's data and planning tactical matches is his main duty.

Tropes associated with Kurobe:
* HotTeacher
* SharpDressedMan: He is usually seen wearing a white suit with a light blue shirt.
* TheStrategist: He is in charge of tactical planning.

!'''Tsuge Ryuuji'''
Tsuge is U-17 Camp's Circuit Coach. He also seems to be the adviser for the dorms. He's in charge of training their physicality. He won't go easy on assigning them strict training. Standing together with the players on the court, he's the coach who directs their training.

Tropes associated with Tsuge:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HappilyMarried: His bio says he is married to an American woman and he is very devoted.
* HotTeacher

!'''Mifune Nyudoh'''
Mifune Nyudoh is the behind-the-scene coach who guides players with unconventional tennis. He is as tame as a ferocious pet. He is known as the Drunken Coach.
-->Voiced by: (JP)

Tropes associated with Mifune:
* TheAlcoholic
* {{Badass}}: Afterall, he is the guardian of the mountain.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He is capable of taking Inui's juice without even flinching.
* {{Jerkass}}: In addition to the TrainingFromHell, he made the guys dig a hole in the ground and bury their team jerseys ''and pees on them''.
** HiddenHeartOfGold, PetTheDog: Later he washes their jerseys and sends them back via air mail.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito]]: Turns out [[spoiler:he was the Head Coach of the U-17 all along]].
* RedBaron: "Drunken Coach", "Warden of Hell" and "Hidden Coach"
* SternTeacher: Even though his training methods are extreme, he roots for the boys to make a revolution and prove their true strength.
* TrainingFromHell: He is in charge of taking the expelled players and train them again so they can regain their spots on the camp.



!Anime Characters

[[folder:American Team]]
This is an anime-only team that was gathered for a series of exhibition games held in Tokyo. This triggers a (rather... infamous) filler arc in which a training camp is held to select the best eight players and gather a team for such a tournament. Some members of this American Team, however, have more to them than meets the eye...

!'''Kevin Smith'''

Kevin is the Captain of the American team participating in the US/Japan Goodwill Games in the anime. His wish was to play Ryoma in order to settle a rival/feud between his father, George Smith, and Ryoma's father, Nanjiro Echizen.

-->Voiced by: Creator/ReikoKiuchi (JP)

Tropes associated with Kevin:
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In his past, courtesy of his alcoholic dad.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* HotBlooded
* Jerkass
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UnknownRival: To Ryoma.

!'''George Smith'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YoshiroMatsumoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Smith:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents: ParentalNeglect version. No wonder Kevin was fucked up]]
* [[spoiler:TheAlcoholic]]
* CanonForeigner
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: How he treated [[spoiler:Ryoma's mother.]]
* TrainingFromHell

!'''Billy Cassidy'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YuutoKazama (JP)

Tropes associated with Billy:
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* {{Eagleland}}
* OddFriendship: With Kevin.

!'''Michael Lee'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/IsshinChiba (JP)

Tropes associated with Lee:
* TheDutifulSon
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Chinese.
* CanonForeigner
* ShelteredAristocrat: Hinted to come from a very rich Chinese-American family.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Tom Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/KazunariKojima (JP)

Tropes associated with Tom:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!'''Terry Griffey'''
-->Voiced by: Maiko Ito (JP)

Tropes associated with Terry:
* [[spoiler:AbusiveParents]]
* {{Bishonen}}
** DudeLooksLikeALady
* CanonForeigner

!'''Bobby Max'''
-->Voiced by: Hari Kaneko (JP)

Tropes associated with Bobby:
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* CanonForeigner
* JerkJock

!'''Arnold Ignashov'''
-->Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (JP)

Tropes associated with Arnold:

* CanonForeigner
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany: Was born there, then his parents left to the USA.

[[folder:Anime Other Characters]]

!'''Richard Baker'''
-->Voiced by: Tadahisa Saizen (JP)

Tropes associated with Baker:

* ArmorPiercingAttack
* CanonForeigner
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. There's no other motivation to form a tennis team.
* SternTeacher

!'''Hannah Essenheimer'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)

* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CanonForeigner
* DrowningMySorrows
* FieryRedhead
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* HospitalHottie, HotTeacher: It turns out she is Tezuka's coach while in Germany.

!'''Iijyuin Kurumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/SaekoChiba (JP)

* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* PrecociousCrush: On Fuji.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Puts on a cute outfit with ZettaiRyouiki.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Smart Sister. Subverted because she ''does'' love Narumi to death otherwise, and that also drives a good part of her inferiority complex.
* NotSoDifferent: She mainly gets Fuji's sympathy because she, like Yuuta, have sibling complex.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!'''Iijyuin Narumi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaNanri (JP)

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For Kurumi.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Soft-spoken, kind, humble, and ''very'' efficient in tennis.
* ChildProdigy
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: As the Pretty Sister. Narumi actually is depressed and shocked when she learns that Kurumi resents her; she truly had no idea about her sister's conflict, since she views her as both her other half and WorthyOpponent.
* TokenMiniMoe
* YamatoNadeshiko: One in training.