Tennis for Two

1958 sports video game

Tennis for two (also known as Computer Tennis) is a video game from 1958. It simulates a tennis game and is one of the oldest known games in the history of computer and video games.

Tennis for Two on a DuMont Lab Oscilloscope Type 304-A


American physicist William Higinbotham designed the game in 1958 to present it at the Brookhaven National Laboratory's annual public exhibition. The game was first shown on October 18, 1958.[1]

Reproduced version of the game built at Brookhaven for the game's 25th anniversary.[2]


  1. Lambert, Bruce (2008-11-07). "Brookhaven Honors a Pioneer Video Game". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. Hunter, William (2007-09-10). "The Original Video Game". The Dot Eaters. Retrieved 2018-11-25 – via YouTube.

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