50 Sports Quiz

50 Sports Quiz

1. What is the world governing body of tennis? – International Tennis Federation

2. Which of the Grand Slam tournaments is played on grass courts? – Wimbledon

3. Who was the first tennis player to win the Grand Slam in one year? – Don Budge

4. Who was the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title? – Althea Gibson

5. What was the first tennis racket strings made of? – Sheep gut

6. Who is credited with patenting modern lawn tennis as we know it? – Major Walter
Clopton Wingfield

7. What two players met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals from 1988 through 1990? –
Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg

8. How many serves is a player allowed per game? – No limit

9. When did the “open era” of tennis begin? – 1968

10. What is the object you use to hit the ball? – Racquet

11. You are receiving your first serve, and the serve hits the net and lands in the serving box.
You call? – Let first serve

12. Who is the only member of the British royal family ever to have competed in a first-class
tennis tournament when he entered the men’s doubles event at Wimbledon in 1926? – George VI

13. Who is the first person to win Wimbledon with an invitation? – Goran Ivanisevic

14. What is it called if the server has his foot over the baseline? – Footfault

15. What country did the Maleeva sisters play for? – Bulgaria

16. Who won the 1995 French Open? – Thomas Muster

17. What is the score if the server has scored 2 points and the receiver has scored 3 points? –
30- 40 [ 1 point = 15, 2 points = 30, 3 points = 40, 4 points = Game]

18. What is the world’s oldest tennis tournament? – Wimbledon

19. What male tennis player made eight U.S. Open finals in a row? – Ivan Lendl

20. What is it called when the ball touches the net during a serve? – Let

21. There are two types of tennis balls, namely pressurized and non-pressurized. Pressurized
tennis balls have hollow cores that are filled with what gas? – Nitrogen

22. What is the name of the shot in which the ball is spinning backwards? – Slice

23. What is the name given to a shot that is hit to your opponent who then fails to touch the ball
with his or her racket? – Winner

24. Where was the Tennis Masters Cup 2001 held? – Sydney

25. You serve, your opponent tries to return serve, but the return goes long. What is this called?
– A service winner

26. Which Grand Slam Tournament did Bjorn Borg win six times? – French open

27. What is it called when the racquet brushes over the top of the ball in a shot? – Topspin

28. If the ball lands on the line it is? – Good (in)

29. What two female tennis players won exactly eighteen grand slam singles titles before they
retired? – Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova

30. Which Grand Slam is the first one on the calendar each year? – Australian Open

31. Generally, there are three types of tennis courts. They are clay courts, natural grass courts,
and hard courts (includes synthetic grass courts). How do you describe the bounce of a tennis ball on a hard court? – High and consistent

32. What is the first thing done to start a point? – Serve

33. You and your partner are both at the net when a high ball flies over your head. You should call? – Switch

34. Which is a score of 40-40 called? – Deuce

35. Which Grand Slam are you likely to get the dirtiest if you take a tumble on court? – French Open

36. Which of the following is not the name of lines found on a tennis court? – Deuce line

37. Where does the serve have to land to be called a good serve in singles competition? – In the
service box

38. What is the least number of points needed to win a game? – 4

39. You stay at the back of the court and make shot after shot during a lengthy point. What is
this called? – A baseline rally

40. Which of this doubles pair has the most Grand Slam titles? – Newcombe and Roche

41. When the Wimbledon Championships were cancelled in1945 due to war, it was which
occasion they had been cancelled due to war since their inception in 1877? – 10th

42. The four Grand Slam tournaments in the world of tennis refer to the Australian Open, the
French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. Which of these four tournaments has the
longest history? – Wimbledon

43. Your opponent, a former volleyball player, takes several running steps before serving the
ball. You call? – Foot fault

44. Which early royal tennis enthusiast was to find that lost tennis balls cost him his life? –
King James I of Scotland

45. What happens when the ball is in, but touches the net in a serve? – The serve is taken again

46. Which retired South American ladies player never won a Wimbledon title? – Gabriella Sabatini

47. You must win how many games to win a set? – 6

48. John Isner and Nicolas Mahut made records in 2010 as they played the longest ever match.
How long was it? – 11hrs 5min

49. Which tennis player had the nickname ‘The Scud’? – Mark Philippoussis (A hallmark of
Mark’s game is his powerful serve)

50. Which two tennis players have the nickname Spice Girls when playing the doubles? –
Martina Hingis & Anna Kournikouva


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