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1. Many tennis players get this injury, although it isn't only caused by playing tennis. Other sports and daily activities can cause it. It affects the common extensor tendon. What is the name of this injury?
2. Did you know that the popular German tennis player Boris Becker has an animal named after him? That's right- the bursina borisbeckeri. But what type of animal is the bursina borisbeckeri?
3. If you jumble the letters of "rave lord" which Australian tennis star's name will you get?
4. "Wimbledon" was a romantic comedy released in 2004 and directed by Richard Loncraine. It follows a once tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up and coming young star named Lizzie Bradbury as they both compete in the Wimbledon tournament. Lizzie Bradbury was played by Kirsten Dunst, but who played Peter Colt?
5. This British band is responsible for such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room". They also performed a song titled "Anyone for Tennis?" Who is this band?
6. Table tennis is a popular pass time for many households. It is based on tennis. Although many people play it just for fun, many take it extremely seriously. In fact, it has been an Olympic sport since 1988! But in where did table tennis originate?
7. The US Open is one of the four major Grand Slam tournaments held each year. It is held each year at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on a hard court surface. The city it is held in is the most populous city in the United States. Which city is it?
8. The term for a tricky shot where a player hits the ball between his legs with his back to the net also shares the name with a popular food. What is it called?
9. "Infinite Jest" was a novel that created plenty of controversy. The book was a dystopian vision of the near future of North America and deals with issues such as substance abuse and recovery programs, child abuse, depression, family relationships and many others. It also involves quite a bit of tennis, with one of the main characters forming a tennis academy. This man, however, mainly appears in flashbacks as he committed suicide. Who was the author of this controversial novel?
10. This game, first published by Atari Inc., was one of the earliest arcade games that simulates tennis and table tennis. The person playing moves an in-game paddle across the screen trying to return a ball to the other side. A point is scored if the opponent fails to return the ball. The speed of the ball travelling between the two paddles got faster as a rally grew longer. The aim is to get as many points as possible. What is the name of this game?
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