Ultimate Tennis Quiz Questions and Answers

Get your tennis shoes on and the umpire ready, because we’re serving up some head scratching tennis quiz questions. Game, set, and match!

tennis quiz questions

For four two-week periods from January to September each the year, people around the world come together captivated by tennis Grand Slams. The Grand Slams have been going on for more than 100 years and are always one of the sporting highlights of the year.

The question is, do you know which year each of the Grand Slam tournaments started? What about where each one is held? And who won them?

With such a long history, you can bet there is a lot to know when it comes to tennis trivia questions!

tennis trivia questions
How well do you know your tennis?

How is your tennis knowledge? Do you know the rules through and through? Are you up late nights watching every neck-and-neck grand slam match? Did you witness the ongoing duel between two players who met in the finals six times in four years? Could you wow the crowd at Wimbledon with your trivia skills? With these tennis quiz questions, you’ll soon find out!

As it is such a globally loved sport, tennis is a common round in many trivia nights. So, these tennis trivia questions will make sure you’re serving up answers at full speed!

tennis knowledge
Right, it’s time to put your tennis knowledge to the test!

Tennis Quiz Questions

1. Four tournaments make up the Grand Slam: The Australian Open, Wimbledon, the US Open, and…?

2. What type of material are tennis balls covered with?

3.  The longest singles match in recorded history lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, stretched over 3 days. Which 2 players competed in this match?

4. What year did tennis originally become an Olympic sport?

5. Which player competed in the men’s singles finals match at the US Open 8 years consecutively?

6.  During a tennis match, if someone has a score of ‘love’, how many points do they have?

7.  Which organization runs international team event the Davis Cup?

8. Of the Grand Slam tournaments, which was established first?

9.  The multi Grand Slam title winning sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, have won tens of titles between them. Which one of them has won more Grand Slam women’s singles titles?

10. What name is given to a 40-40 score during a match?

11.  During a tennis match, what is the term used to describe a player returning the ball before it has a chance to bounce on the court?

12. In which year did player Novak Djokovic turn professional?

tennis quiz questions and answers
Serving up an ace or struggling so far?

13. What type of tennis court are matches played on in the Australian Open and US Open?

14. Name the American brother and sister team who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1980.  

15. Which country is tennis player Rafael Nadal from?

16. Who was the 2002 men’s singles champion at the US Open?

17. Between 2012 and 2016 Andy Murray played six Grand Slam finals matches against one  other player. Who was it?

18. Combining both singles and doubles, which female wheelchair tennis player has won 48 Grand Slam tournaments?

19. In 2017, Emma Stone and Steve Carell starred in which biographical tennis film?

20. Which two players competed against each other for three consecutive Wimbledon male’s singles finals, from 1988-1990?

21.How many Grand Slam men’s singles titles have been won by Roger Federer?

22. In which city is the US Open held?

23. Which tennis player released an autobiography entitled ‘You Cannot Be Serious’?

24. Who was the first woman to wear shorts at a Wimbledon match?

25. In which venue has the Australian Open been hosted since 1988?

questions about tennis
Let’s see how well you did!

Tennis Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Four tournaments make up the Grand Slam: The Australian Open, Wimbledon, the US Open, and…?

The French Open

2. What type of material are tennis balls covered with?

Felt, yellow felt is used in official competitions, but they are available in many colors.

3.  The longest singles match in recorded history lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, stretched over 3 days. Which 2 players competed in this match?

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, at the 2010 Wimbledon.

4. What year did tennis originally become an Olympic sport?

1896, however it took a pause as a full medal sport following the 1924 games until the 1988 games.

5. Which player competed in the men’s singles finals match at the US Open 8 years consecutively?

Ivan Lendl, between the years of 1982-1989.

6.  During a tennis match, if someone has a score of ‘love’, how many points do they have?

Zero

7.  Which organization runs international team event the Davis Cup?

International Tennis Federation

8. Of the Grand Slam tournaments, which was established first?

Wimbledon, which was established in 1877. Followed by the US Open (1881), the French Open (1891), and the Australian Open (1905).

wimbledon quiz questions
Wimbledon is one of the best sporting events in the world

9.  The multi Grand Slam title winning sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, have won tens of titles between them. Which one of them has won more Grand Slam women’s singles titles?

Serena, who has won 23, Venus has won 7.

10. What name is given to a 40-40 score during a match?

Deuce

11.  During a tennis match, what is the term used to describe a player returning the ball before it has a chance to bounce on the court?

Volley

12. In which year did player Novak Djokovic turn professional?

2003. He has been tearing it up ever since.

13. What type of tennis court are matches played on in the Australian Open and US Open?

Hard courts

14. Name the American brother and sister team who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1980.  

John and Tracy Austin

15. Which country is tennis player Rafael Nadal from?

Spain

16. Who was the 2002 men’s singles champion at the US Open?

Pete Sampras, who had the nickname of Pistol Pete. Genuinely such a graceful and powerful player to watch.

17. Between 2011 and 2016 Andy Murray played seven Grand Slam finals matches against one other player. Who was it?

Novak Djokovic. And Djokovic won a huge five of the seven.

18. Combining both singles and doubles, which female wheelchair tennis player has won 48 Grand Slam tournaments?

Esther Vergeer

19. In 2017, Emma Stone and Steve Carell starred in which biographical tennis film?

Battle of the Sexes. Have you seen the film? What did you think of it?

tennis trivia questions and answers
We hope you enjoyed these tennis questions!

20. Which two players competed against each other for three consecutive Wimbledon male’s singles finals, from 1988-1990?

Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg

21. How many Grand Slam men’s singles titles have been won by Roger Federer?

20, incidentally the same number as Rafael Nadal.

22. In which city is the US Open held?

New York City, USA

23. Which tennis player released an autobiography entitled ‘You Cannot Be Serious’?

John McEnroe. The title, You Cannot Be Serious, was a phrase he would often exclaim to umpires during matches.

24. Who was the first woman to wear shorts at a Wimbledon match?

Lili Alvarez in 1931.

25. In which venue has the Australian Open been hosted since 1988?

Melbourne Park


So, how did you get on? Did you learn any new fun facts about tennis? Did any of the answers surprise you?

We really hope you enjoyed these tennis quiz questions, and remember to share this quiz with your family and friends so they can try to beat your score!

Share this quiz

Did you love playing this quiz? Click a button to share it with your friends and family now.


Ready for another quiz?

Challenge yourself with one of these fun quizzes next!