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Call yourself a tennis expert?! Test yourself and your tennis knowledge with 65 Tennis Quiz Questions and Answers.

Only true tennis fans will be able to answer all 65 questions in our ultimate quiz about tennis featuring tennis champions, grand slam tournaments, tennis history, general tennis trivia and legends of the game.

Whether you are a regular tennis player yourself, a superfan who never misses a slam, a keen commentator – or someone that prefers the celebrity gossip and antics of the professional players off the court(!), test your knowledge of it all with our fun trivia questions about tennis. There’s easy tennis quiz questions, multiple-choice questions and some really really tough tennis trivia questions to really get your brain ticking!

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Ultimate Tennis Quiz Questions

1. How many Grand Slam Tournaments are there?

2. In 1981 at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, Former tennis chair umpire Edward James was umpiring the first-round match between Tom Gullikson and which American tennis star, whose outburst during the match inspired his autobiography titled “You Cannot Be Serious”?

3. Elton John asked Bernie Taupin to write a 1974 song called “Philadelphia Freedom” as a homage to which legendary tennis star and her tennis team, the Philadelphia Freedoms?

4. Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf stabbed which tennis star during a 1993 Hamburg open match?

5. Which tennis star sent an errant serve directly into the groin of Richard Wertheim, a former American tennis linesman who suffered a fatal injury on September 10, 1983, during a match at the 1983 US Open?

6. What in Tennis was invented by James H. ‘Jimmy’ Van Alen, an American benefactor who lived in Newport, Rhode Island and founded the Tennis Hall of Fame there in 1954?

7. After her historic victory in 2021, which teenage champion took to the U.S. Open’s Weibo account to thank her Chinese-speaking fans in Mandarin?

8. After winning both his Australian Open Singles titles which tennis star jumped into the Yarra River for a swim?

9. A computer virus was named after which tennis star spread worldwide beginning on 12 February 2001 infecting computers through email in a matter of hour?

Female tennis player bouncing 2 balls on a tennis racket

10. While being ranked 125th, who is the only tennis player to win the singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard in 2001?

11.  The first tennis player to study and develop a tweener (a between-the-legs shot) was an Argentine who won four Grand Slam titles: the 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open (both played on clay) and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open (both played on grass). Name this tennis star.

12. Which tennis star tragically lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 40, caused by a faulty pool heater at a friends home in New York, on 17 September 1994?

13. The helipad on top of the five-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai was transformed into a grass tennis court for a match between Roger Federer and which legendary tennis player in 2005?

14. What is the name of the official cocktail of the U.S. Open? (A mixture of Grey Goose Vodka, lemonade, Chambord liqueur and ice garnished with four honeydew melon balls).

15. A career Golden Slam (when an athlete wins each of the four Grand Slams and a Paralympic or Olympic gold medal over the course of their career). Who was the first tennis star to win the “Career Golden Slam”?

16. In 1953, who became the first woman to win a Grand Slam (all four major tournaments during the same calendar year) and also the only player in history to win a title without losing a set at all four major championships?

Tennis ball resting on the net post above a clay court

17.  One of the venues of the US Open, which 14,000-seat tennis stadium was named after a jazz musician who lived nearby until his death in 1971?

18. In 1907 which Australian tennis player became the first non-British player and the first left-hander to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon after a straight-sets victory in the final against 39-year old Arthur Gore?

19. Which two tennis players were involved in a match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships notable as the longest tennis match in history?

20. The idea for which prestigious tournament pitting the best British and Americans in competition against one another was first conceived by James Dwight, the first president of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association when it formed in 1881?
A. Federation Cup.
B. Hopman Cup.
C. Miami Open.
D. Davis Cup.

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21. At the 1997 Australian Open, who became the youngest ever Grand Slam champion, winning the tournament aged 16?

22. Described as an “important member of the Wimbledon family” what is the name of the Harris’s Hawk used by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to keep pigeons away from their venue?

23. In 1951 and 1952 Frank Sedgman and which Australian tennis star won seven consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles – a feat that is unmatched to this day?

Roger Federer serving on a grass court with the scoreboard behind him

24. In the tennis grand slams, how many tennis balls are available to the players in each match?
A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
D. 10

25. Louder than a motorcycle, a lawnmower and a small aircraft landing, which tennis star’s on-court grunt or shriek has been officially recorded at a volume as high as 101 decibels?

26. The 2006 US Open became the first of the majors to allow players to challenge line calls via what modern-day technology?’

27. True or false, topspin is when the ball spins backwards when it hits the ground?

28. Who is the only mother to have won the Wimbledon title in 1980 since Dorothea Lambert Chambers in 1914?
A. Margaret Court.
B. Althea Gibson.
C. Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
D. Virginia Wade.

29. Back in 1972, which legendary tennis player at the age of 37 years, 2 months and 1 day became the oldest ever grand slam winner by defeating Malcolm Anderson 7-6 6-3 7-5 to win the Australian Open?

30. Accused of bringing “vulgarity and sin into tennis” by the All England Club committee who was the first female tennis player to wear a skirt in Wimbledon?

Tennis player at the back of a court getting ready to serve

31. Which tennis tournament is named after the first-ever man to fly solo over the Mediterranean?

32.  Which 1990 US Open champion became the first-ever tennis player to have a rose named after her, an orange-red bloom

33. Who is known as the ‘King of Clay’?
A. Rafael Nadal
B. Andy Murray
C. Novak Djokovic
D. Roger Federer

34. Who is the only Wimbledon winner whose name alternates consonants and vowels?

35. Since 1987, which company has been the official producer of the U.S. Open Trophy, weighing in at 10 pounds and is 18 inches tall?

36. Name the first-ever Wimbledon winner and the inventor of the volley technique in tennis.

37. The grass courts at Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, were initially formed for what?

38. During the 1979 U.S. Open, this player felt victimised by umpire Frank Hammond and refused to serve, forcing the umpire to award the match to John McEnroe. The crowd started booing, and unrest spread throughout the stands so much so that, fearing a riot, the U.S. Open management reinstated this player and replaced Hammond. Who was this legendary tennis player?

Packed centre court at Wimbeldon with two men on court

39. How old was Rafael Nadal when he played his first tennis tournament?

40. Who is the last Australian tennis player to win the men’s singles at the Australian Open?

41. Richard Gasquet, a French professional tennis player tested positive for cocaine at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida in March 2009 and was handed a provisional 12-month ban. What reason did Gasquet give for having the substance in his system, to have the ban overturned in July 2009?

42. What phrase is said by the umpire to indicate the conclusion of a match?

43. When Roger Federer turned up to play in the Swiss Open after his maiden Wimbledon crown in 2003, he had a surprise waiting. The organisers gave him a special and strange gift. What was it?

44. Which legendary tennis star uttered what has since become a cliché: “Grass is for the cows,” when he missed Wimbledon in 1982?

45. Venus and Serena Williams became the first African American women to own a stake in a professional NFL franchise when they became minority shareholders in which professional American football team in 2009?

46. During play, to hit the ball without allowing it to bounce is what type of shot?

Dark haired female tennis plater wearing all white and pink trainers on a grass court

47. After winning the French Open in 1999, which legendary tennis player earned the distinction of being the first player in the Open Era of men’s tennis to win every grand-slam tournament on the sport’s three different playing surfaces: grass, clay, and hard courts?

48. “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same” is the inspirational quote from which Rudyard Kipling poem inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court?
A. Gunga Din.
B. Mandalay.
C. Tommy.
D. If.

49. Name this high profile American tennis coach to have pioneered the concept of a tennis boarding school, and helped develop many leading tennis players during the past decades, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce.

50. Who is the only tennis player in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam and also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour, which he has done twice?

51. Who are the tennis champs whose lives are the subject of the movie that stars Will Smith as ‘King Richard’?

52. In 1989, who became the youngest man ever to win a Grand Slam singles title at 17 years and three months?

53. Pete Sampras, a right-handed player with a single-handed backhand, had a precise and powerful serve that earned him the nickname:
A. Riffle Pete.
B. Pistol Pete.
C. Rocket Pete.
D. Pressure Pete.

54. Since the Open era began in 1968, who were the only French men’s and women’s winners?

Tennis ball spinning with water spiralling off it

55. From 1978 to 2019, the US Open was played on a hard-court surface called what?

56. True or False: If a player hit the net with their tennis racket during play, the point being played would be given to their opponent?

57. Who is the only player to have won US Open singles titles on three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard)

58. At the age of 16 years and 8 months, who became the youngest women’s singles champion at the U.S. Open in 1979

59. Who was the last Australian female tennis player to win the Women’s Singles title at the Australian Open?

60. Which tennis star’s autobiography titled ‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ was published on 12 September 2017?
A. Martina Navratilova.
B. Martina Hingis.
C. Gabriela Sabatini.
D. Maria Sharapova.

61. The Wimbledon Tournament only allows advertising around the courts by the official sponsors, which are Rolex, IBM, Oppo, Slazenger and which other brand?

62. The Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles champion is presented with a sterling silver salver commonly known as what?

63. Who is the oldest player to date to hold the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles title?

64. To July 2022, who had won the most Grand Slam mens singles titles?
A. Roger Federer
B. Rafael Nadal
C. Novak Djokovic
D. All of the above

65. Which tennis player holds the record for the most Grand Slam finals losses in the Open Era?

66. In what year was Tennis re-established as an Olympic event, after it was removed in 1924?

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Ultimate Tennis Quiz Questions and Answers

1. How many Grand Slam Tournaments are there?
4

2. In 1981 at Wimbledon’s Centre Court, Former tennis chair umpire Edward James was umpiring the first-round match between Tom Gullikson and which American tennis star, whose outburst during the match inspired his autobiography titled “You Cannot Be Serious”?
John McEnroe.

3. Elton John asked Bernie Taupin to write a 1974 song called “Philadelphia Freedom” as a homage to which legendary tennis star and her tennis team, the Philadelphia Freedoms?
Billie Jean King.

4. Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf stabbed which tennis star during a 1993 Hamburg open match?
Monica Seles.

5. Which tennis star sent an errant serve directly into the groin of Richard Wertheim, a former American tennis linesman who suffered a fatal injury on September 10, 1983, during a match at the 1983 US Open?
Stefan Edberg.

6. What in Tennis was invented by James H. ‘Jimmy’ Van Alen, an American benefactor who lived in Newport, Rhode Island and founded the Tennis Hall of Fame there in 1954?
A tie-breaker system.

7. After her historic victory in 2021, which teenage champion took to the U.S. Open’s Weibo account to thank her Chinese-speaking fans in Mandarin?
Emma Raducanu.

Tennis player out of focus standing behind a net in focus

8. After winning both his Australian Open Singles titles which tennis star jumped into the Yarra River for a swim?
Jim Courier.

9. A computer virus was named after which tennis star spread worldwide beginning on 12 February 2001 infecting computers through email in a matter of hour?
Anna Kournikova.

10. While being ranked 125th, who is the only tennis player to win the singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard in 2001?
Goran Ivanišević

11.  The first tennis player to study and develop a tweener (a between-the-legs shot) was an Argentine who won four Grand Slam titles: the 1977 French Open and the 1977 US Open (both played on clay) and the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open (both played on grass). Name this tennis star.
Guillermo Vilas

12. Which tennis star tragically lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 40, caused by a faulty pool heater at a friends home in New York, on 17 September 1994?
Vitas Gerulaitis.

13. The helipad on top of the five-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai was transformed into a grass tennis court for a match between Roger Federer and which legendary tennis player in 2005?
Andre Agassi.

14. What is the name of the official cocktail of the U.S. Open? (A mixture of Grey Goose Vodka, lemonade, Chambord liqueur and ice garnished with four honeydew melon balls).
The Honey Deuce

Woman on tennis court with cage of practice balls and a racket in the foreground

15. A career Golden Slam (when an athlete wins each of the four Grand Slams and a Paralympic or Olympic gold medal over the course of their career). Who was the first tennis star to win the “Career Golden Slam”?
Steffi Graf (in 1998)

16. In 1953, who became the first woman to win a Grand Slam (all four major tournaments during the same calendar year) and also the only player in history to win a title without losing a set at all four major championships?
Maureen Connolly

17.  One of the venues of the US Open, which 14,000-seat tennis stadium was named after a jazz musician who lived nearby until his death in 1971?
Louis Armstrong Stadium.

18. In 1907 which Australian tennis player became the first non-British player and the first left-hander to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon after a straight-sets victory in the final against 39-year old Arthur Gore?
Sir Norman Brookes.

19. Which two tennis players were involved in a match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships notable as the longest tennis match in history?
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.

20. The idea for which prestigious tournament pitting the best British and Americans in competition against one another was first conceived by James Dwight, the first president of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association when it formed in 1881?
A. Federation Cup.
B. Hopman Cup.
C. Miami Open.
D. Davis Cup.

21. At the 1997 Australian Open, who became the youngest ever Grand Slam champion, winning the tournament aged 16?
Martina Hingis.

22. Described as an “important member of the Wimbledon family” what is the name of the Harris’s Hawk used by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to keep pigeons away from their venue?
Rufus.

23. In 1951 and 1952 Frank Sedgman and which Australian tennis star won seven consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles – a feat that is unmatched to this day?
Ken McGregor.

Man serving a tennis ball on a clay court

24. In the tennis grand slams, how many tennis balls are available to the players in each match?
A. 4
B. 6 
C. 8
D. 10

25. Louder than a motorcycle, a lawnmower and a small aircraft landing, which tennis star’s on-court grunt or shriek has been officially recorded at a volume as high as 101 decibels?
Maria Sharapova.

26. The 2006 US Open became the first of the majors to allow players to challenge line calls via what modern-day technology?’
The Hawk-Eye system.

27. True or false, topspin is when the ball spins backwards when it hits the ground?
False

28. Who is the only mother to have won the Wimbledon title in 1980 since Dorothea Lambert Chambers in 1914?
A. Margaret Court.
B. Althea Gibson.
C. Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
D. Virginia Wade.

29. Back in 1972, which legendary tennis player at the age of 37 years, 2 months and 1 day became the oldest ever grand slam winner by defeating Malcolm Anderson 7-6 6-3 7-5 to win the Australian Open?
Ken Rosewall.

30. Accused of bringing “vulgarity and sin into tennis” by the All England Club committee who was the first female tennis player to wear a skirt in Wimbledon?
Gussie Moran

31. Which tennis tournament is named after the first-ever man to fly solo over the Mediterranean?
Roland Garros (The French Open). Named after the French aviator Roland Garros

32.  Which 1990 US Open champion became the first-ever tennis player to have a rose named after her, an orange-red bloom
Gabriela Sabatini.

Woman playing Tennis

33. Who is known as the ‘King of Clay’?
A. Rafael Nadal 
B. Andy Murray
C. Novak Djokovic
D. Roger Federer

34. Who is the only Wimbledon winner whose name alternates consonants and vowels?
Goran Ivanisevic

35. Since 1987, which company has been the official producer of the U.S. Open Trophy, weighing in at 10 pounds and is 18 inches tall?
Tiffany & Co

36. Name the first-ever Wimbledon winner and the inventor of the volley technique in tennis.
Spencer Gore

37. The grass courts at Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, were initially formed for what?
The All England Croquet Club

38. During the 1979 U.S. Open, this player felt victimised by umpire Frank Hammond and refused to serve, forcing the umpire to award the match to John McEnroe. The crowd started booing, and unrest spread throughout the stands so much so that, fearing a riot, the U.S. Open management reinstated this player and replaced Hammond. Who was this legendary tennis player?
Ilie Năstase.

39. How old was Rafael Nadal when he played his first tennis tournament?
8

40. Who is the last Australian tennis player to win the men’s singles at the Australian Open?
Mark Edmondson (in 1976)

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41. Richard Gasquet, a French professional tennis player tested positive for cocaine at the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida in March 2009 and was handed a provisional 12-month ban. What reason did Gasquet give for having the substance in his system, to have the ban overturned in July 2009?
Gasquet claimed to have kissed a woman who had taken cocaine at a nightclub.

42. What phrase is said by the umpire to indicate the conclusion of a match?
Game Set and Match

43. When Roger Federer turned up to play in the Swiss Open after his maiden Wimbledon crown in 2003, he had a surprise waiting. The organisers gave him a special and strange gift. What was it?
A cow which Federer named Juliette.

44. Which legendary tennis star uttered what has since become a cliché: “Grass is for the cows,” when he missed Wimbledon in 1982?
Ivan Lendl.

45. Venus and Serena Williams became the first African American women to own a stake in a professional NFL franchise when they became minority shareholders in which professional American football team in 2009?
The Miami Dolphins

46. During play, to hit the ball without allowing it to bounce is what type of shot?
A Volley

47. After winning the French Open in 1999, which legendary tennis player earned the distinction of being the first player in the Open Era of men’s tennis to win every grand-slam tournament on the sport’s three different playing surfaces: grass, clay, and hard courts?
Andre Agassi

3 Tennis Balls on a clay court next to the net

48. “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same” is the inspirational quote from which Rudyard Kipling poem inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court?
A. Gunga Din.
B. Mandalay.
C. Tommy.
D. If.

49. Name this high profile American tennis coach to have pioneered the concept of a tennis boarding school, and helped develop many leading tennis players during the past decades, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce.
Nick Bollettieri.

50. Who is the only tennis player in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam and also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour, which he has done twice?
Novak Djokovic

51. Who are the tennis champs whose lives are the subject of the movie that stars Will Smith as ‘King Richard’?
Venus and Serena Williams 

52. In 1989, who became the youngest man ever to win a Grand Slam singles title at 17 years and three months?
Michael Chang

53. Pete Sampras, a right-handed player with a single-handed backhand, had a precise and powerful serve that earned him the nickname:
A. Riffle Pete.
B. Pistol Pete.
C. Rocket Pete.
D. Pressure Pete.

54. Since the Open era began in 1968, who were the only French men’s and women’s winners?
Mary Pierce (in 2000), and Yannick Noah (in 1983).

55. From 1978 to 2019, the US Open was played on a hard-court surface called what?
Pro Deco Turf.

Woman holding a Tennis racket balancing a ball on the strings

56. True or False: If a player hit the net with their tennis racket during play, the point being played would be given to their opponent?
True

57. Who is the only player to have won US Open singles titles on three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard)
Jimmy Connors.

58. At the age of 16 years and 8 months, who became the youngest women’s singles champion at the U.S. Open in 1979?
Tracy Austin

59. Who was the last Australian female tennis player to win the Women’s Singles title at the Australian Open?
Christine O’Neil, 1978.

60. Which tennis star’s autobiography titled ‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ was published on 12 September 2017?
A. Martina Navratilova.
B. Martina Hingis.
C. Gabriela Sabatini.
D. Maria Sharapova.

61. The Wimbledon Tournament only allows advertising around the courts by the official sponsors, which are Rolex, IBM, Oppo, Slazenger and which other brand?
Robinson’s barley water.

62. The Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles champion is presented with a sterling silver salver commonly known as what?
The “Venus Rosewater Dish”, or simply the “Rosewater Dish”.

63. Who is the oldest player to date to hold the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles title?
Arthur Gore. Gore won Wimbledon in 1909, at the age of 41.

64. At July 2022, who had won the most Grand Slam mens singles titles?
A. Roger Federer
B. Rafael Nadal
C. Novak Djokovic
D. All of the above

65. Which tennis player holds the record for the most Grand Slam finals losses in the Open Era?
Chris Evert

66. In what year was Tennis re-established as an Olympic event, after it was removed in 1924?
1988

 

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