Google “Wimbledon” to play a hidden game of tennis

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Google hid another Easter egg in search. And this one lets you play a hidden game of tennis in honor of Wimbledon.


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Google loves to hide Easter eggs in its products, and it has been doing so for years. Some Google Easter eggs are permanent, while others appear temporarily to commemorate a special event. Either way, Google’s Easter Eggs certainly keep things interesting.

On April Fool’s Day 2019, Google let you play Snake in Google Maps. Then, later that same month, Google hid an Avengers Endgame Easter Egg in Google Search. Now Google has hidden another Easter Egg in search, and this one is likely to kill your productivity.

How to play Google’s hidden tennis game

Google’s latest Easter Egg is in honor of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships currently underway in London, England. Fittingly, it’s a free (and very easy to play) tennis game hidden in Wimbledon-related Google search results.

To play Google’s hidden tennis game, just search for “Wimbledon”, “Wimbledon Scores” or something similar. All you have to do is trigger Google’s info box with the results. Once that appears, scroll all the way to the right until you see the tennis ball.

Click on the tennis ball to the right of “Mixed Doubles” and the results will disappear. In their place, you’ll see a patch of grass with an 8-bit animal standing on it. Click on the “Play” button and you will reveal a grass tennis court and an opponent.

Press any button (or on your screen if you are on mobile) to start the game. The controls are very simple: just move your player left or right to return the ball. It is basically Pong, but played vertically. All you have to do is keep hitting the ball to score points.

Play Google’s tennis game while you can

The Wimbledon final is being played this weekend (July 13-14), so Google’s hidden tennis game may not be around for long. We’re hoping, however, that Google will give the game its own URL (like it did with Pac-Man) so it can live on.

Google’s hidden tennis game won’t win any awards for its visuals. However, it’s free, easy to play, and quite addicting. So it’s worth playing when you’re bored. Just like these other addicting mobile games, you can play for 5 minutes at a time.

Image Credit: Ryan Hurril / Flickr


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