Tennis Rules Quiz Questions And Answers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The first point scored in a game is called?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    In a game, the first point scored is commonly referred to as "15". This is a traditional scoring system used in various sports such as tennis. Each point scored is given a numerical value, starting with 15, then progressing to 30, 40, and finally winning the game. Therefore, "15" is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    A high arching shot landing near the baseline is called?

    • A.

      Serve

    • B.

      Smash

    • C.

      Lob

    Correct Answer
    C. Lob
    Explanation
    A high arching shot landing near the baseline is called a lob. A lob is a type of shot in tennis where the ball is hit high and deep into the opponent's court, with the intention of making it difficult for them to return the shot. This shot is often used when the opponent is close to the net, as it forces them to move quickly and adjust their position in order to return the ball. Lobs are typically hit with a lot of topspin to create the desired trajectory and make it harder for the opponent to control the shot.

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  • 3. 

    The area between the single and double sidelines is called?

    • A.

      Gutter

    • B.

      Alley

    • C.

      Lane

    Correct Answer
    B. Alley
    Explanation
    The area between the single and double sidelines in bowling is called an "alley." This is the designated area where players roll the ball towards the pins. The term "alley" is commonly used in bowling terminology to refer to the playing surface.

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  • 4. 

    A serve must land in the diagonal service court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In tennis, when serving, the ball must land in the diagonal service court. This is a fundamental rule of the game and is applicable to both singles and doubles matches. If the serve does not land in the correct service court, it is considered a fault and the server must re-serve. Therefore, the statement "A serve must land in the diagonal service court" is true.

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  • 5. 

    The stroke used to put the ball into play is called?

    • A.

      Serve

    • B.

      Volley

    • C.

      Forehand

    Correct Answer
    A. Serve
    Explanation
    The stroke used to put the ball into play is called a serve.

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  • 6. 

    A term used for a score of 40-40 is called?

    • A.

      Overtime

    • B.

      Deuce

    • C.

      Game

    Correct Answer
    B. Deuce
    Explanation
    In tennis, when both players have a score of 40, it is referred to as "deuce." This term signifies that the game is tied and the next point won by either player will give them the advantage. To win the game, a player must win two consecutive points after deuce.

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  • 7. 

    In singles and or doubles, the server serves the entire game?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In singles and doubles, the server serves the entire game. This means that the same player continues to serve until they lose a point. In singles, the server serves to the receiver who is standing diagonally opposite on the court. In doubles, the server serves to the receiver on the opposite side of the court. The server continues to serve until they commit a fault, such as hitting the net or serving out of bounds, or until they lose a point.

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  • 8. 

    A serve may be underhand as long as it doesn't hit the ground first before contact.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. In tennis, a serve may indeed be underhand as long as the ball does not hit the ground before the racquet makes contact with it. The rules of tennis allow for both overhand and underhand serves, with the primary requirements being that the server must not touch the baseline before the ball is struck, and the ball must land in the correct service box across the net. There is no rule specifically prohibiting underhand serves.

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  • 9. 

    A ball landing on the line is considered out.

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    A. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if a ball lands on the line, it is considered out. However, the correct answer is False, which means that a ball landing on the line is not considered out. This implies that the ball is still in play and the game continues.

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  • 10. 

    The visiting team gets the option of serving first or side of the court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. In most sports, including volleyball and tennis, the home team gets the option of serving first or choosing their side of the court. The visiting team does not have this option and must abide by the decision made by the home team.

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  • 11. 

    A set is won by the player(s) who win at least _____ games.

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    In a set, the player(s) must win at least six games in order to win the set. This means that if a player wins six games and their opponent wins less than six, the player who won six games will win the set. However, if both players win six games each, a tiebreaker game will be played to determine the winner of the set. Therefore, winning six games is the minimum requirement to win a set.

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  • 12. 

    A side-out is awarded when the server loses a point.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. In tennis, a side-out is not awarded when the server loses a point. A side-out occurs in sports like volleyball, not tennis. In tennis, the server continues to serve regardless of whether they win or lose a point. The term "side-out" is not used in tennis; it's specific to volleyball, where it represents a change of serving team.

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  • 13. 

    While playing doubles, teammates must alternate shots.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Teammates do not need to alternate shots while playing doubles. In doubles, both teammates can hit the ball in any order and there is no specific requirement for alternating shots. Each player can take turns hitting the ball based on their positioning and strategy during the game. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 14. 

    The service court is larger in doubles than in singles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The service court is actually the same size in both doubles and singles. In both cases, the service court is 20 feet wide. The only difference between doubles and singles is the area of the court that is considered "in play." In doubles, the area of the court that is considered in play is larger because the sidelines are extended. However, the size of the service court itself remains the same. Therefore, the statement that the service court is larger in doubles than in singles is false.

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  • 15. 

    A stroke used to return balls on the non-racket side of the body is called the backhand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. In tennis, a stroke used to return balls on the non-racket side of the body is indeed called the backhand. The backhand is a fundamental stroke in tennis, where the player swings the racket across their body with the back of their hand facing the direction of the shot. This stroke is typically used when the ball is on the opposite side of the player's body from their racket hand.

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