|The Prince of Tennis|
|Season 1, Episode 21|
March 3, 2002 (Japan)
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Is the Tennis Court Burning Up?("テニスコートは燃えているか?", Tenisukōto wa Moeteiruka?) is the twenty-first episode of the series and the first in the Seigaku Training arc.
After their win in the Preliminary's, reporters and non-Seigaku students are flocking Seigaku's tennis courts trying to find out the weaknesses. To confront two non-Seigaku students, Momoshiro and Echizen teams up in a doubles game.Spies from all over are.
- Kiyosumi Sengoku
- Kenzo (Filler)
- Shunsuke (Filler)
Tennis Techniques Introduced
- No notable tennis techniques were introduced in this episode
Manga Chapter Equivalents
- Chapter 44: Game Faces (Two Weeks Before the Tournament)
- Chapter 45: What's Going On?
Anime and Manga Differences
- Momoshiro and Ryoma are challenged to a match against two spies in the anime.
- The spies came after the match against Tezuka vs Ryoma in the manga.
- Shunsuke, unlike Kenzo, is a canon character that appears in the manga. However, in the manga he remains unnamed and is the one that Fuji Shuusuke sprays water at.