Tennis Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do YOU Know?

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Are you a tennis lover? Who isn't! It's fun to watch and it's fun to play. Take this quiz if you're keen to tennis lingo.

Playing tennis and watching tennis are two very different things! The nice thing is that just about anyone can take a tennis lingo quiz!

 Sep 15, 2018

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What does "bisque" mean?
One stroke, claimed by the receiver
Tennis foul, claimed by the referee
Break time, called by the coach

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What does "whiff" mean?
When the player catches the ball midair
When the player misses the ball completely
When the ball brushes the player's racket

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What does "upset" mean?
When a higher-ranked player beats a lower-ranked played
When a lower-ranked player beats a higher-ranked player
When a higher-rank and lower-rank player evenly tie

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What does "tweener racket" mean?
Tennis racket of heavy-weight, large-head size and rugged-stiffness
Tennis racket of mid-weight, mid-head size and mid-stiffness
Tennis racket of light-weight, small-head size and light-stiffness

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What does "split step" mean?
A footwork technique that requires slight bouncing
When a tennis player falls down on the court
When two tennis players cross paths on the court

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What does "serve" mean?
The starting stroke of a match
A type of tennis dive
Final announcement from the referee

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What does "paint the lines" mean?
To purposely hit the ball away from the lines
To take a time-out during a match
To purposely hit the ball close to the lines

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What does "overgrip" mean?
The way a tennis player serves the ball
Material on racket handle to absorb moisture
A form of tennis fouling out

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What does "moonball" mean?
A type of groundstroke that is hit with a lot of topspin
A type of groundstroke that is hit with a firmness
A type of sky stroke that is hit with less power

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What does "lob" mean?
When a tennis player falls while diving for a ball
When the ball lands directly in the net
Stroke in which the ball is hit high above the net

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What does "knock-up" mean?
When a tennis player gets hit in the face
Warm up session without scoring
When a tennis racket breaks

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What does "forced error" mean?
Error caused by an opponent's good play
Error caused by the referee
When two tennis players make mistakes at the same time
Error caused by an audience member's interjection

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What does "elbow" mean?
Corner where the score keeper stands
Corner of the baseline and the doubles alley
Edge of the tennis racket

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What does "playing doubles" mean?
A repeat tennis serve
A match played by four tennis players
Winning two solo matches in within a month

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What does "deuce" mean?
Score of 20–20 in a game
Score of 40–40 in a game
Score of 10–10 in a game
Score of 30–30 in a game

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What does "deep shot" mean?
Shot that lands near mid-court
Shot that lands near the net
Shot that lands near the baseline

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What does "crosscourt shot" mean?
Hitting the ball diagonally into the opponent's court
Hitting the ball directly into the net
Hitting the ball horizontally into the opponent's court

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What does "cannonball" mean?
A very fast, flat serve
A very slow, floaty serve
A medium-paced, smooth serve
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