Quiz: Are You Ready To Take The Important Tennis Lesson?

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Quiz: Are You Ready To Take The Important Tennis Lesson?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How high should the ball be tossed for the serve?
    • A. 

      A. just above the head

    • B. 

      B. a little higher than the top of the racket when the arm is fully extended over the head

    • C. 

      C. shoulder high

    • D. 

      D. three feet above the extended left hand

  • 2. 
    When serving, and as the arm reaches for the tossed ball, a player should transfer weight to
    • A. 

      A. neither foot

    • B. 

      B. the back foot.

    • C. 

      C. either foot.

    • D. 

      D. the front foot.

  • 3. 
    Where is the first serve in every game made from?
    • A. 

      A. either the right or left court, depending on where the last game ended

    • B. 

      B. the right service court

    • C. 

      C. behind the baseline, to the right of the center mark

    • D. 

      D. behind the baseline in line with the left alley

  • 4. 
    To step on the line while serving is called a
    • A. 

      A. let serve.

    • B. 

      B. double fault.

    • C. 

      C. foot fault

    • D. 

      D. let ball.

  • 5. 
    If, on a first serve, the server swings at the ball and misses it, what should happen?
    • A. 

      A. He or she would repeat the first serve

    • B. 

      B. It would be loss of point

    • C. 

      C. He or she would only get a second serve

    • D. 

      D. Nothing. He or she may swing any number of times as long as no contact is made

  • 6. 
    If, when serving into the right service court on the second serve, the ball hits within the service court, what should happen?
    • A. 

      A. legal, ball in play

    • B. 

      B. point for receiver

    • C. 

      C. loss of point for server

    • D. 

      D. legal, ball in play and points for receiver

  • 7. 
    On the second serve, the ball touches the net and falls into the proper court. How many serves is the server entitled to?
    • A. 

      A. one

    • B. 

      B. two

    • C. 

      C. none

    • D. 

      D. any number

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would be one of the most common reasons for hitting the serve into the net?
    • A. 

      A. throwing the ball too far back, causing the server to bend back to hit the ball

    • B. 

      B. throwing the ball too high, causing the timing of the swing to be off

    • C. 

      C. throwing the ball too far to the left, causing the server to hit the ball overhead

    • D. 

      D. throwing the ball too far forward, causing the server to reach for the ball

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be one of the most common reasons for hitting the serve high or lifting it beyond the baseline?
    • A. 

      A. throwing the ball too far forward, causing the server to reach for the ball

    • B. 

      B. throwing the ball too far back, causing the server to bend back to hit the ball

    • C. 

      C. throwing the ball too high, causing the timing of the swing to be off

    • D. 

      D. throwing the ball too far to the left, causing the server to hit the ball over head

  • 10. 
    What type of grip is used for a volley for an advanced player?
    • A. 

      A. forehand

    • B. 

      B. continental and forehand.

    • C. 

      C. backhand

    • D. 

      D. continental

  • 11. 
    When does the server change serving position from right to left court?
    • A. 

      A. after every game

    • B. 

      B. after every set

    • C. 

      C. after every point

    • D. 

      D. after every match

  • 12. 
    A backhand volley backswing
    • A. 

      A. uses more shoulder action.

    • B. 

      B. uses wrist action

    • C. 

      C. uses elbow action

    • D. 

      D. should be short and shoulder high.

  • 13. 
    What does the term volley mean?
    • A. 

      A. to return the ball high in the air over the opponent's head

    • B. 

      B. to return the ball before it strikes the court

    • C. 

      C. to return the ball on the first bounce

    • D. 

      D. to return the ball so as to ensure winning the point

  • 14. 
    In hitting a volley, where should the ball be contacted?
    • A. 

      A. behind you and above the level at the net

    • B. 

      B. in front of you

    • C. 

      C. behind you and as high as possible

    • D. 

      D. to the side, stretched to the right

  • 15. 
    A volley is most effective when hit
    • A. 

      A. at knee level.

    • B. 

      B. at your opponent.

    • C. 

      C. with a loose wrist.

    • D. 

      D. with a firm wrist

  • 16. 
    Where should the volley be taken?
    • A. 

      A. 8-10' from the net

    • B. 

      B. between the service line and the baseline

    • C. 

      C. on the service line

    • D. 

      D. behind the baseline

  • 17. 
    What is the set position before hitting a forehand volley?
    • A. 

      A. racket head at chest level, elbows in front of the body

    • B. 

      B. racket head below the wrist

    • C. 

      C. None of these

    • D. 

      D. racket face points toward the ground

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is true of the volley?
    • A. 

      A. The follow-through is very short.

    • B. 

      B. The ball is contacted in front of the body.

    • C. 

      C. The backswing is very short.

    • D. 

      D. All of these.

  • 19. 
    What is the main advantage of the volley?
    • A. 

      A. It is easier on your elbow

    • B. 

      B. It gives the opponent less time to return the ball.

    • C. 

      C. It is a stroke which provides plenty of force for execution

    • D. 

      D. It has no follow-through

  • 20. 
    What kind of stroke should you try to make if you are caught out of position and need time to get back in the correct position?
    • A. 

      A. drive

    • B. 

      B. volley

    • C. 

      C. smash

    • D. 

      D. lob

  • 21. 
    What is the primary purpose of the lob?
    • A. 

      A. to gain time in order to return to a ready position

    • B. 

      B. to give the player time to go to the net

    • C. 

      C. All of these

    • D. 

      D. to force the opponent from the net

  • 22. 
    When using a lob, generally, where is it advisable to place the ball?
    • A. 

      A. close to the service line

    • B. 

      B. to the opponent's backhand

    • C. 

      C. just over the opponent's head

    • D. 

      D. near the baseline

  • 23. 
    In using the backhand volley,
    • A. 

      A. the racket head never moves.

    • B. 

      B. the racket makes a full swing

    • C. 

      C. the racket head should drop below the wrist

    • D. 

      D. the racket head should be above the wrist

  • 24. 
    What type of play or strokes will a player use at the net?
    • A. 

      A. volley

    • B. 

      B. groundstroke

    • C. 

      C. overhead

    • D. 

      D. volley and overhead

  • 25. 
    A player has two attempts to get the serve in play. If both attempts fail, it is called
    • A. 

      A. drive

    • B. 

      B. let.

    • C. 

      C. double fault.

    • D. 

      D. miss