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How's Your Tennis IQ?
"With tennis getting lots of exposure, this might be a good time to test your knowledge of how the game is played. Newcomers can learn, but I hope old hands will enjoy serving aces."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
How many serves is a player allowed in a game?
There is no limit
You serve, your opponent tries to return serve, but the return goes long. What is this called?
A service winner
If you're playing a serve and volley game, what are you doing a lot of?
Making drop shots
Rushing the net
Hitting from the baseline
You stay at the back of the court and make shot after shot during a lengthy point. What is this called?
A baseline rally
A service break
Spinning your serve
You are serving. Your opponent wins the first two points, you win the third, and opponent wins the fourth. What is the score?
When are the side alleys or lanes (the long, narrow strips at the sides of the court) "good" (When are balls hit they are fair or playable)?
Only during doubles matches
Only on return of serve
Only on serve
Only on lobs
During a match, how often do the players change ends of the court?
After every two games
After every game
After the first game of set one and after every two games thereafter for the rest of the match
After every set
True or false: The exact center of the net is where the net is lowest, measuring from the ground or floor.
Which of these shots is legal?
player returns shot but touches the net with his or her hand
player leans over net to return ball
Player makes return by striking the ball between his/her legs while facing away from the net
player kicks ball over net instead of striking it with the racquet
Based on rules followed at most modern tournaments, if there's no tie-breaker, how many games do you need to win to take the set?
Six or seven, depending on the situation.
What are the requirements for winning a tie-breaker?
Win six points and win by two points
Win seven points
Win seven points and win by two points
Win six points
You serve, the ball brushes the net and lands in the appropriate service box, but opponent fails to return it. What is this called?
A drop shot
A point for you
If you miss what should have been an easy shot, what is this called?
A forced error
An unforced error
How many matches does a player have to win to take the Wimbledon championship or U.S. Open crown?
From what language do we get the word "love," in its tennis sense meaning "zero"?
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Compiled Jun 28 12