100+ Tennis Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you a big Tennis fan? Does the family, gang, or office love watching a good tennis match? If your answers to those questions are a resounding “yes,” then you’ll love this collection of trivia about Tennis history, games, players, and events.

Tennis Trivia

Let’s start off with a collection of tennis trivia and facts that you should probably know about if you don’t yet.

  • A tennis ball weighs 56 and 59.4 grams.
  • The longest tennis match was 11 hours and five minutes. It lasted three days and was between John Isner outlasted Nicolas Mahut.
  • Steffi Graf has a total of 22 grand slams, making her one of the best women’s tennis players of all time.
  • Rafael Nadal has won 14 career French Open championships. His 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles are the most in tennis history.

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How many grand slam titles did Andy Murray win at the Wimbledon Championships?▶ Two
What year did John Mcenroe retire?▶ 2006
Who was the youngest player to win a grand slam?▶ Michael Chang at 17 years and 110 days old
Which five-times Grand Slam tennis champion tested positive for a banned substance at the 2016 Australian Open?▶ Maria Sharapova
Which tennis player has won the most men’s Grand Slam titles?▶ Roger Federer
“Game, set, match” is an expression used to indicate a competitor has won the game in which sport?▶ Tennis
What two sisters faced each other in the finals of the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open in 2002?▶ Venus and Serena Williams
In 1957, who became the first African American to win Wimbledon?▶ Althea Gibson
How many points is an ace worth in tennis?1
How many points is a double fault worth in tennis?1
When serving, how many attempts does a player have to make a successful serve?2
In a standard game, how many points must a player win by to take the game?2
In wheelchair tennis, how many bounces are allowed before the receiving player must return the ball?2
How many successful challenges are players allowed per set in a match using the Hawk-Eye system?3
How many Grand Slam tournaments are there in a year?4
What is the minimum number of points needed to win a standard game in tennis?4
What is the maximum number of sets in a men’s singles Grand Slam match?5
In which year was the first-ever women’s singles match played at Wimbledon?1884
In which year did the tiebreak rule get introduced in the US Open?1970
What was the first year that Wimbledon used a tiebreak to decide a set?1971
In which year was wheelchair tennis founded?1976
In which year did wheelchair tennis become a Paralympic sport?1992
How many challenges are players allowed during a tiebreak using the Hawk-Eye system?1 additional
What is the maximum allowed time for a toilet break during a Grand Slam match?10 minutes
What is the maximum allowed time between points in Grand Slam matches?25 seconds
In a tiebreak, what is the minimum number of points a player must win to claim the set?7 (win by 2)
What is the term for winning a point immediately after serving in tennis?Ace
What is the term for a tennis serve that is not touched by the receiver?Ace
What is the name of the tennis scoring system where a player must win by 2 points?Advantage Scoring
What is the name of the area between the singles and doubles sidelines?Alley
Who was the first African American to win a Grand Slam title?Althea Gibson
Who was the first tennis player to achieve a career Golden Slam in singles and doubles combined?Andre Agassi
Which tennis player was nicknamed “Barcelona Bumblebee”?Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
In which country is the Australian Open held?Australia
What type of shot is hit with the back of the racket facing the ball?Backhand
What is the name of the line that runs parallel to the net and marks the end of the court?Baseline
In a standard tennis match, how many sets must a player win to claim victory?Best of 3 or 5
Who was the first unseeded player to win the men’s singles Wimbledon Championship?Boris Becker
Who is the founder of wheelchair tennis?Brad Parks
What is the term for when a player wins a point on their opponent’s serve?Break point
Who was the first woman to win a Grand Slam title using a two-handed backhand?Chris Evert
What is the name of the tennis rule that allows players to call their own shots in/out?Code of Conduct
What is the term for a shot that lands just inside the opponent’s baseline or sideline?Deep shot
What is the term used for a score of 40-40 in tennis?Deuce
Who was the first player to win a “boxed set” of Grand Slam titles (every possible title in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles)?Don Budge
Who was the first tennis player to achieve the Career Super Slam in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles?Doris Hart
Who was the first player to achieve a Golden Slam in wheelchair tennis?Esther Vergeer
In a standard tiebreak, from which score do players change ends?Every 6 points
In which country is the French Open held?France
Which Grand Slam tournament is played on a clay court?French Open
What is the trophy awarded to the men’s singles champion at Wimbledon called?Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy
Who was the first wildcard entry to win a Grand Slam title?Goran Ivanišević
What is the term for when a tennis player wins all four Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year?Grand Slam
What is the surface of the courts at Wimbledon?Grass
In tennis, what is the name of the shot where a player hits the ball immediately after it bounces?Half-volley
Which tennis player was nicknamed “The Ice Maiden”?Hana Mandlíková
In doubles, what is the term for when a player hits their partner with a shot?Hitting partner
What is the term for when a player’s shot lands on the line?In
Who won the last men’s singles title at the US Open held on grass courts?Jimmy Connors
Who was the first tennis player to use a metal racket in a Grand Slam tournament?Jimmy Connors
Who was the first tennis player to win 1,000 singles matches in the Open Era?Jimmy Connors
What was the longest tennis match in history, played at Wimbledon in 2010?John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut
Which tennis player was nicknamed “Muscles”?Ken Rosewall
What is the term for a serve that clips the net cord but still lands in the correct service box?Let
What is the name of the official who calls the lines during a tennis match?Line judge
What is the term for a shot hit with a high trajectory, intended to go over the opponent’s head?Lob
Who holds the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles in women’s tennis?Margaret Court
Which tennis player held the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously?Martina Hingis
Who was the youngest female player to reach world No. 1 in singles?Martina Hingis
Who won the first-ever women’s singles Wimbledon Championship?Maud Watson
Which tennis player was nicknamed “Little Mo”?Maureen Connolly
Who is the youngest player to win a men’s singles Grand Slam title?Michael Chang
Who won the first-ever men’s singles wheelchair tennis gold medal in the Paralympic Games?Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
What is the term for when a player touches the net with any part of their body during play?Net violation
In which city is the US Open held?New York City
Which tennis player has the nickname “The Djoker”?Novak Djokovic
Which tennis player has the nickname “King of Clay”?Rafael Nadal
Which tennis player won the Olympic gold medal in men’s singles in 2008?Rafael Nadal
Which tennis player holds the record for the most titles won at a single Grand Slam tournament?Rafael Nadal
Which tennis player was known as “Rocket” or “The Rockhampton Rocket”?Rod Laver
Who was the first left-handed player to win the men’s singles Wimbledon Championship in the Open Era?Rod Laver
Who was the first tennis player to surpass $1 million in career prize money?Rod Laver
Who was the first tennis player to win a calendar year Grand Slam twice?Rod Laver
Who holds the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles in men’s tennis?Roger Federer
What is the term for when a player wins a point after a second serve?Second serve point
Which female tennis player has the nickname “Queen of the Court”?Serena Williams
What is the name of the area where a server must stand while serving?Service box
In doubles, what is the term for when a server’s partner touches the ball before it has bounced?Service let
Who won the first ever men’s singles Wimbledon Championship?Spencer Gore
Who won the first-ever ATP Tour Finals (Masters Grand Prix) in 1970?Stan Smith
Which female tennis player completed the Golden Slam in 1988?Steffi Graf
Which country does the tennis player Stan Wawrinka represent?Switzerland
What is the term for when a player deliberately loses a point to conserve energy?Tanking
What is the major difference in rules between wheelchair tennis and able-bodied tennis?Two bounces allowed
What is the name of the rule that allows players to return a ball that has bounced twice?Two-bounce rule
In doubles, what is the name of the strategy where both players stand near the net?Two-up
Which country has the most Davis Cup titles?United States
In which country is the tennis tournament Indian Wells held?United States
Which country won the first-ever Davis Cup?United States
What is the term for a shot that travels over the net without bouncing in tennis?Volley

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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