The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 16
Episode 16
Air date
January 30, 2002 (Japan)
November 27, 2006 (English)
Episode Guide
To Each His Own Battle

A Little Gesture of Triumph

Arc Guide
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Seigaku Training arc

The Boomerang Snake ("ブーメラン·スネイク", Būmeran Suneiku) is the sixteenth episode of the series and the sixth in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.

The opening song is "Future" by Hiro-X and ending is "You Got Game" by Kimeru.


The players are waiting for the rain to subside in order for the matches to resume. Thanks to the Golden Pair Seigaku wins Doubles 1 so now its Kaoru Kaidō vs Akira Kamio in singles 3. Kaido's Snake is thrown against Kamio but the latter is known for his speed demon technique. As a result of which, Kamio returns most of Kaido's shots. During this time, Kaido makes a comeback by debuting his Boomerang Snake.Kaidō is in trouble with Kamio's speed but after a little slip a new technique surprises everyone.

Characters introduced

  • No notable characters were introduced in this episode

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • Diving Volley

Named Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • Boomerang Snake (Kaoru Kaidō)

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 30: Ace of Speed
  • Chapter 31: Watch Out for the Snake!