QUESTIONS

  1. How many times did Björn Borg win the men's singles finals at Wimbledon?
  2. In which year did Monica Seles win her first U.S. Open?
  3. Which championships make up the 'Grand Slam'?
  4. What was Australian player Evonne Cawley's maiden name?
  5. At what score does a tie-break come into operation?
  6. What is the first score in a tennis match?
  7. Jennifer Capriatti was Olympic singles champion in 1992. Which country does she represent?
  8. What is the name given to a short, quick stroke when the ball is hit before it bounces?
  9. Who was the only Afro-American man to win major tennis championships?
  10. If part of the ball touches the baseline, is it in or out?
  11. Name the actress who married John McEnroe.
  12. Which woman has won the most Wimbledon singles titles?
  13. In doubles matches the Australian formation is when both members of the serving team stand on the same side of their half of the court. With is the other name used for this formation?
  14. Who was known as 'Little Mo'?
  15. Name the woman tennis player who was undefeated on clay courts for 125 matches from August 1973 to May 1979.
  16. In which country did the game of tennis originate in the Middle Ages?
  17. Who was the youngest and the first unseeded player to win the men's singles at Wimbledon?
  18. What is the name given to the centre of the racket strings, the best place to hit the ball?
  19. Who was nicknames 'Horrible Hana' by the British Press?
  20. American teams have recorded most wins in the Davis Cup tennis competition. Which country comes second?
  21. Rod Laver is considered one of the best ever players. What was his home country?
  22. How many Wimbledon singles titles did John McEnroe win?
  23. In the 1984 final of the French Open, John McEnroe took the first two sets and it looked as though the United States might win the title for the first time in 29 years. However, his opponent neat him to win his first major title. Who was he?
  24. What is an 'ace'?
  25. In practice, 'shadow stroking' is often used as a way of improving technique. What is it?

ANSWERS

  1. Five
  2. 1991
  3. Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Championship and Australian Championship
  4. Goolagong
  5. When the score reaches six games all
  6. 15-love or love-15
  7. United States
  8. Volley
  9. Arthur Ashe
  10. In
  11. Tatum O'Neal
  12. Martina Navratilova
  13. Tandem
  14. Champion player Maureen Connolly
  15. Chris Evert
  16. France
  17. Boris Becker
  18. Sweet spot
  19. Hana Mandlikova
  20. Australia
  21. Australia
  22. Three
  23. Ivan Lendl
  24. A service too fast and accurate for the opponent to hit
  25. Practising the motions of groundstrokes without hitting the ball