The Prince of Tennis
Season 1, Episode 14
Episode 14
Air date
January 16, 2002 (Japan)
November 13, 2006 (English)
Episode Guide
Men Play Doubles!

To Each His Own Battle

Arc Guide
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Seigaku Training arc

The Triple Counter ("つばめ返し!", Tsubame Gaeshi!) is the fourteenth episode of the series and the fourth in the Tokyo District Preliminary arc.

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


The court is burning up with Shūsuke Fuji and Takashi Kawamura playing doubles 2 against the new and improved Fudomine.

Characters Introduced

  • No notable characters were introduced in this episode

Tennis Techniques Introduced

  • Tsubame Gaeshi (Shusuke Fuji)

Manga Chapter Equivalents

  • Chapter 26: The Black Unit-Fudomine
  • Chapter 27: Seishun vs. Fudomine

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Ryoma's substitution is mentioned but in the previous episode he wasn't stated to be a reserve.
  • Shinji Ibu was originally hit by their upperclassmen but this was changed to Akira Kamio in the anime.