|Tennis Test for novice players
Etiquette, Rules, Terms, Technique and Tactics by Ed Collins
Name __________________________________ Date _______________
To serve, a player stands directly behind the baseline ___ service line ___
Players change ends of the court after each odd ___ even ___ numbered game.
Standing behind the court, the deuce court is to oneís right ___ left ___
Itís legal to volley the service return. T ___ F ___
A player wins a set when heís the first to win
4 ___ 6 ___ or 7___ games
The least number of points that can be played in a set
A match is completed when one player wins two of three sets. T ___ F ___
On which court is the 40-15 point played?
When taking serves, itís customary to alternate hitting three balls. T ___ F ___
During the warm-up, conducting an across-the-net conversation is distracting to neighboring players trying to concentrate. T ___ F ___
Itís bad etiquette for the receiver to call the serverís score. T ___ F ___
You only make calls on your side of the net. T ___ F ___ If your opponent doesnít make or signal a call, consider it good. T ____ F ___ If youíre 99% sure the ball is out, call it out. T ___ F ___
If your opponent foot-faults a little bit, it doesnít make a difference if you foot-fault a little bit. T ___ F ___
When your ball goes onto a neighboring court, wait until
play has stopped before asking for it. T ___ F ___
A tie-breaker settles the set when the score reaches
_______ The first point of the tie-breaker is served from the deuce ___
or the ad ___ court.
The doubles team may switch returning sides at the beginning
of a new set.
Asked the score, the server replies, 3-5, 40-30. Whoís winning? The server ___ His opponent ___
The toss for a slice serve typically goes behind ___ or in front ___ of the body.
A crosscourt forehand approach is tactically preferable to down-the-line. T ___ F ___
Define the optimal point of contact, to include:
Doubles involves more varied shotmaking than singles. T ___ F ___
What are the characteristics of a well-produced stroke,
What are the characteristics of an effective shot,
Why is the 3rd point in a game significant?____________________________
A Continental grip is commonly used to serve and volley. T ___ F ___ A Western grip makes it easier to slice. T ___ F ___
Topspun balls bounce higher ___ lower ___ Underspin
makes the ball bounce higher ___
|What, besides a racquet, does a tennis player bring to
Besides breaking a sweat (to improve flexibility), what
does a player attempt to accomplish in a warm-up?
In 10 words or less, describe the following terms:
During a point a ball rolls onto the court. You say nothing. He hits a winner. Then you call a let. He protests. Whoís right? You ___ Him ___
Itís OK to ask a spectator for help in making a call. T ___ F ___
Itís legal to reach across the net to hit the ball. T ___ F ___ Depends ___
Itís OK to catch a ball thatís obviously going out. T ___ F ___
You touch the net during the point. You play the ball on two bounces. Who makes these calls? You ___ Your opponent ___
If players cannot agree on the score, they should go back to the last score on which they agree. T ___ F ___
A player who is uncertain whether or not a ball is good can request that the point be replayed. T ___ F ___
After losing, itís a good habit, and good sportsmanship, to offer a firm handshake to your opponent, and to make eye contact. T ___ F ___
A player who regularly plays points with balls lying on
his side of the courtÖ
A player who regularly talks during a pointÖ
Seeded players are separated in a draw so that they do not face each other until the final rounds. T ___ F ___ A bye is a situation in which a player is not required to play in the first round. T ___ F ___
In losing, a player is recognized as a poor sport when he ___ complains about his opponentís style of play ___ blames the loss on bad line calls ___ walks off the court before his opponent does.
Preparing for a tournament match, a player gives himself a better chance to win, when he schedules at least a half-hour warm-up. T___ F ___
If confidence is a matter of good shot-making, and shot-making is a matter of good technique and timing, then practice (repetition) is essential. T ___ F ___
Make a match from the answers below:
a. let b. break point c. advantage
From mid-court, which is preferable?