The Ultimate Quiz On Tennis

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tennis originated from a 12th century French game called paume (meaning palm)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tennis did indeed originate from a 12th century French game called paume, which means palm. The game was played by hitting a ball with the palm of the hand. Over time, the game evolved and rackets were introduced, leading to the modern sport of tennis that we know today.

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  • 2. 

    Points in tennis are called. “Love,”“15,” “30,” “45.” “Deuce,” “Advantage,” and “Game.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In tennis, points are not called "Love," "15," "30," "45," "Deuce," "Advantage," and "Game." The correct sequence for points in tennis is "Love," "15," "30," "40," and then "Game" if a player wins the next point. "Deuce" is used when both players have a score of 40, and "Advantage" is used when a player has won the next point after deuce. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 3. 

    The server calls out the score, saying his score first

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it states that the server calls out his score first. This implies that the server announces his own score before announcing the score of the other player.

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  • 4. 

    When both players have 40 points, this is called ad out

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When both players have 40 points in a game, it is not called "ad out". The correct term for this score is "deuce". "Ad out" is a term used when one player has scored an advantage point after deuce. In this case, the answer is false as the statement is incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    The player winning six games wins a match.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. In most sports, the player winning the majority of sets or points wins a match, not necessarily winning six games. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    When serving, both feet are to be behind the baseline.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When serving in tennis, it is a rule that both feet must be behind the baseline. This means that the server cannot step on or over the baseline while serving. This rule ensures fairness and prevents the server from gaining an unfair advantage by getting closer to the net. Therefore, the statement "When serving, both feet are to be behind the baseline" is true.

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  • 7. 

    The serve must land in the proper service court before it can be played.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the rules of the game, the serve must land within the boundaries of the proper service court before it can be played. If the serve lands outside the designated service court, it is considered a fault and the server loses a point. Therefore, it is essential for the serve to be accurate and within the correct service court in order to start the game correctly.

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  • 8. 

    The server serves a half a game

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The server serves a half a game" is false. In the game of tennis, the server alternates after every game, not after every half of a game. The server starts the game by serving, and then the serve switches to the other player after each game is completed. Therefore, the server does not serve half a game, but serves a full game before the serve switches to the opponent.

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  • 9. 

    A poorly tossed ball may be caught and re-tossed without penalty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A poorly tossed ball may be caught and re-tossed without penalty because there is no rule or penalty for a poorly tossed ball in most casual or non-competitive settings. If the ball is not thrown accurately or with proper technique, it can be caught and re-tossed to continue the game without any consequences. This allows for a more relaxed and forgiving gameplay experience, especially for beginners or casual players who may not have perfected their throwing skills yet.

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  • 10. 

    A player may hit the net with his/her body or racket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A player may not hit the net with his/her body or racket.

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