Tennis vocabulary quiz

Tennis is one of the most popular sports. According to WithDirectory in 2012 tennis was the fourth most popular sport in the world, behind soccer, cricket and hockey. It estimated that 1.2 billion people play or watch tennis regularly, mostly in wealthier countries around the world.

So anyone can play, it’s easy to get a racket, and play with friends in the park.

If you don’t fancy that you can always sit back and watch an exciting watch on TV.

This quiz will help you to learn new vocabulary to talk about this sport.

Do you know how tennis started ? When it started and the origin of the word “tennis” ? What are the milestones in the history of this ancient sport ?

This quiz will give you interesting facts and new vocabulary too…. it may even inspire you to pick up a racket and play !

Welcome to your Anyone for tennis ?



What are the origins of the word "tennis" ?

1 out of 14



The first tennis games were played without rackets. In which century were rackets first used ? 

2 out of 14



Which of the following words do NOT  describe tennis strokes?

4 out of 14



The Wimbledon tournament is played on grass. The grass is kept at a strict length, what is it?

6 out of 14



During the Wimbledon fortnight there are 674 matches (men, women, doubles, junior and invitation tournaments), and the tennis balls are changed after every 7 to 9 games. So do a quick calculation……how many tennis balls are used during the tournament?

7 out of 14



These people play an important part during the Wimbledon fortnight. What is their role?

8 out of 14



All the players are placed, or seeded, in order of their season's performance so that the best players don't meet each other until the final stages of the tournament. The word "seed" was first used in 1898.  What is the meaning of the word "seed" in tennis.

9 out of 14



The youngest ever male winner of the Wimbledon tournament was Boris Becker in 1985. How old was he ?

10 out of 14



The longest tennis match ever took place during the 2010 Wimbledon Championship between the French player Nicolas Mahout and the American John Isner. The match was continued over 3 days but how long did the players actually play for ?

11 out of 14



The Williams Sisters have dominated women's tennis for many years. How many Wimbledon titles have they won in total (their individual titles and their doubles titles) ?

12 out of 14



Who were the Wimbledon Champions last year (2016) in the Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles competition ?

13 out of 14



Wimbledon is one of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments.  Which of the other three is played on clay?

14 out of 14

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