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This article is about the non-playable character in Mario Tennis and Mario Tennis: Power Tour. For the person mentioned in the Club Mario episode accompanying "The Koopas are Coming! The Koopas are Coming!", see List of implied people § Kevin. For the voice actor of Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, see Kevin Afghani.
Kevin from Mario Tennis: Power Tour.
Elroy and Kevin

Kevin is a non-playable character in Mario Tennis and Mario Tennis: Power Tour. In the Game Boy Color game, he is the highest-ranking player at the Academy, although that changes once Alex or Nina (depending on the player's choice) wins the Island Open. In the Game Boy Advance game, he's the coach of the Academy's Varsity Class.

Knowing how hard it is to reach the top, he takes a more realistic approach to tennis than Mark and Emily, rarely speaking optimistically even in the face of a victory, although he does not speak pessimistically to players, either. He takes his job--and that of his students--very seriously. Even after Clay or Ace wins the Island Open, he does not act impressed (or possibly he means it as words of encouragement due to overhearing what Elroy, Tori, and Flit had been saying), saying that most people view the victory as a fluke unless they win again the following year--which cannot be done in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケビン

Italian Claudio


  • Although Kevin is a non-playable character in both games of appearance, the Japanese version of Mario Tennis features a full, working, playable character sprite set for Kevin in the game's data, though his select icon is simply a question mark. This can only be accessed through means of game modifying hardware. All graphics of Kevin's were removed from the US and EU versions of the game with the exception of his HUD mugshot.