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Will you ace this tennis trivia quiz?

Will you ace this tennis trivia quiz?


 


Are you a fan of tennis? How much do you know about this great sport? Try your hand at our tennis quiz and see how high your score will be! You better be ready for the backhand.
We can trace back the origin of tennis to a very ancient sport, the jeu de paume – a French handball game from the 12th-13th century. The development of this medieval icon game can be ascribed to its early use of bare hands, much like the 16th century, which saw the development of the racket and the unique scoring system. The French term “tenez!” was required to be said to your opponent at the point where you intended to serve, and this is how tennis got its name.
This ancient sport is usually referred to as real tennis in Britain, royal tennis in Australia, and court tennis in the United States. It is worth it to point out that tennis is still formally referred to as lawn tennis in Britain, although it can now be played on various surfaces. The term “lawn tennis” comes from the times when it was played on grass courts by ladies and gentlemen of the Victorian era.
Tennis was designed and codified in England in the 1870s, and it swiftly surpassed croquet in popularity. In fact, it only took until 1877 for the first Wimbledon tournament to be held.
Welsh Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, the author of A Portable Court of Playing Tennis, the crucial work in terms of codifying lawn tennis, was the one to introduce the use of rubber ball. That kind of ball could bounce on grass. After grass came clay, hardwood flooring, and then – much later – the “hard” courts with concrete or acrylic surfaces.
It didn’t take too long for women to start participating in tennis matches. They were present at 1884’s Wimbledon. At the time, ladies played in long-sleeved dresses, corsets, and hats. That is how Charlotte Cooper was dressed when she won her first Wimbledon title in 1895.
Charlotte was one of the great women’s tennis champions in the late 19th century. She won five singles titles at Wimbledon, and in 1900 became Olympic champion. In contrast to her competitors who were still underhand, Cooper was one of the first female players to perform a serve by throwing the ball up before hitting it. She was equally distinctive as an attacker in that she was always taking advantage of any scoring opportunity.
Tennis was dominated in the 1880s by the marvelous twins William and Ernest Renshaw. William won the Wimbledon singles championship seven times, three times by defeating his brother in the finals. Ernest, on the other hand, won once, and when they both partnered, they won the doubles championship, which began in Oxford in 1879, seven times.
Tennis was becoming increasingly popular around the world in 1913. As a result, the national tennis associations decided to band together and harmonize their structures. In Paris, 12 countries were represented at an international conference. On this occasion, the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) was founded. Tennis remained on the Olympic program until 1924 when it was dropped. It was due to a disagreement between the increasingly powerful International Tennis Federation, which was defending its objectives, and the International Olympic Committee, which blatantly refused to compromise.
Tennis returned to the Olympic Games in 1968 in Mexico City, but only as a demonstration sport; and again in 1984 in Los Angeles, when Steffi Graf, a 15-year-old German player, won. It made its official debut at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Steffi Graf won the women’s singles title the same year she won the four majors. She became the first person, man or woman, to complete the “Golden Slam” in a single season.
Nowadays tennis is a popular sport that is enjoyed and played by millions of people in clubs and on public courts. The period in which this discipline speedily flourished as both a spectator and a participant sport continued in the late 1960s. At that time, both professionals and amateurs were permitted to compete in major championships in the 1970s.
Achieving a golden Grand Slam, even if over a career rather than a single year, has become a particularly prized achievement for the top players. America’s Andre Agassi, the 1996 Olympic champion in Atlanta, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in Beijing, and America’s Serena Williams, the 2012 Olympic women’s singles champion in London, have all done it. Serena Williams has four Olympic gold medals with her sister Venus, while her older sister has gone one better, taking silver in the mixed doubles in Rio in 2016. This made her the tennis player with by far the most Olympic medals, which is five. Tennis is continuing to write some great pages in Sports history, and there will be more spectacular contests to come!
Are you excited to get down to the questions? Take the quiz and find out how good is your tennis knowledge! Good luck, have fun, and don’t forget to share the link with your friends.

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20

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Up to 20 points

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