Anyone for Tennis? QuizQuizzes | 0 comments Anyone for Tennis? QuizWelcome to your Anyone for tennis ? What are the origins of the word "tennis" ? From the Old English word for "ten" meaning ten parts of a game. From the Greek word "talai", meaning "over the net". From the Anglo-Norman word "tenez" meaning "hold", or more aptly, "take" or "receive." From the Latin word "tenum" meaning long game. The first tennis games were played without rackets. In which century were rackets first used ? 10th century 16th century 18th century 19th century Which word is NOT used in tennis scores? Deuce Fifteen Twenty-five Love Which of the following words do NOT describe tennis strokes? A lob A backhand An up and under A smash Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. When was the first tournament? 1676 1754 1877 1901 The Wimbledon tournament is played on grass. The grass is kept at a strict length, what is it? 8 cm 9 cm 10 cm 11 cm During the Wimbledon fortnight there are 674 matches (men, women, doubles, junior and invitation tournaments), and the tennis balls are changed after every 7 to 9 games. So do a quick calculation......how many tennis balls are used during the tournament? 25,250 45,250 51,250 54,250 These people play an important part during the Wimbledon fortnight. What is their role? They are cheer leaders. They are dancers who perform during the Opening Cereromy. They give spectators and players directions on how to get to the different courts. They run after the balls on the court and pass the balls to the players. All the players are placed, or seeded, in order of their season's performance so that the best players don't meet each other until the final stages of the tournament. The word "seed" was first used in 1898. What is the meaning of the word "seed" in tennis. As the tournament is played on grass, it refers to grass seed. The organisation of the "seeds" is designed to produce a good crop. The weather in London is often wet, so the best seed is the one which has been exposed to the rain the longest. The organizers in 1898 were keen on gardening and so used "little seeds" as a term of affection for the players. The youngest ever male winner of the Wimbledon tournament was Boris Becker in 1985. How old was he ? 14 years and 11 months 15 years and 9 months 16 years and 3 months 17 years and 7 months The longest tennis match ever took place during the 2010 Wimbledon Championship between the French player Nicolas Mahout and the American John Isner. The match was continued over 3 days but how long did the players actually play for ? 7 hours 47 minutes 9 hours 10 minutes 11 hours 5 minutes 13 hours 16 minutes The Williams Sisters have dominated women's tennis for many years. How many Wimbledon titles have they won in total (their individual titles and their doubles titles) ? 12 14 18 22 Who were the Wimbledon Champions last year (2016) in the Gentlemen's and Ladies' singles competition ? Andy Murray / Serena Williams Rafael Nadel / Serena Williams Novak Djokovic / Maria Sharapova Roger Federer / Venus Williams Wimbledon is one of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments. Which of the other three is played on clay? US Open Roland Garros Australian OpenRelated posts:EFL PodBlog Easy Sports Quiz 1How healthy are you?Medal Quest : Can you guide a promising young athl...What type of EFL teacher are you?TV series: are you an addict, an expert or clueles...What's an idiom ? Try this quiz to find out !ShareTweetSharePin Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.