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"Anyone For Tennis?" 🎾👟🏓 Wimbledon 2024



Here is a little something to help celebrate the start of 'Wimbledon 2024' on Monday 1st July.



Begin by asking who likes to watch Wimbledon?

Has anyone ever been to Wimbledon? What was it like, as a day out?

Who likes to play a game of tennis or table tennis?

Have members enjoyed any other summer sports or pastimes?



Which other sports will you be watching this year?


- 'Euros 2024' (Football)

- 'Paris Olympic Games'

- 'Paralympic Games'

- 2023 'Rugby World Cup'

- 'Cricket World Cup'

- 'FIFA Women's World Cup' (Football)

- 'Tour De France' (Cycling)



or something else?



To get people in the mood, play the opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-WlDZUqV6o



Here are a few tennis idioms to complete together ...


  • Lawn TENNIS

  • Tennis ELBOW

  • Aced IT

  • Game, Set and MATCH

  • Break POINT

  • Straight Down the LINE

  • Unforced ERROR

  • Tie-BREAKER

  • WildCARD

  • Ball BOY

  • Top SEED

  • Call the SHOTS

  • In full SWING

  • New BALLS

  • Mixed DOUBLES

  • Score BOARD

  • The ball is in your COURT

  • Straight SETS

  • Forced ERROR

  • Grand SLAM

  • Rain stopped PLAY




MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ


Round 1. Wimbledon




1. What year was the 'All England Lawn Tennis Club' founded?





2. What are the 6 scores in a game of tennis. Here are the initials ...


L -

F -

T -

F -

A -

D -





3. What is the name given to a tennis court judge?





4. What is a serve that cannot be hit or returned called?





5. Who sang to please the crowds when rain stopped play during 'Wimbledon 1996'?






6. What year was 'Hawk Eye' introduced?





7. What year was the retractable roof installed over 'Centre Court'?





8. Who, until last year, was the main BBC presenter for 'Today At Wimbledon'?



FACTOID. Billy Jean King nicknamed her 'The GOAT', as in 'Greatest Of All Time'.





9. Which Royals present the plate and cup to the winners at Wimbledon?





10. Which 4 major Tennis Championships make up 'The Grand Slam'?





11. SONG. 'The Wombling Song', The Wombles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQMMPFtoG4


What were 'The Wombles' concerned about?





Round 2. Icons



12. Identify the player?

Which year did she win Wimbledon?





13. Identify the player?

What was her nationality?





14. Identify the player?

Which UK tennis player did she marry?





15. Identify the player?

Where did she defect to the USA from?





16. Identify the player?

Complete the phrase ... "You cannot .. .......!"






17. Identify the player?

What nationality was he?





18. Identify the player?

What nationality was he?





19. Identify the player?

What nationality was he?





20. Identify the player?

What nationality was he?


Rather controversially he climbed up to the VIP enclosure to meet his father after winning the Championship in 1987.





21. Identify this married couple?





22. SONG. 'You're Sixteen', Ringo Starr -



What three ingredients are there in a 'Peach Melba'?





Round 3. Modern Champions



23. Identify the player?

What was named after him?





24. Identify the player?

What do you reckon his net worth is?





25. Identify the player?

Is his net worth higher or lower than the chap above?





26. Identify the sisters?





27. Identify the player?

Where was he born and raised?





28. Identify the player?

What is his nationality?





29. Identify the player?

What two years did he win Wimbledon?





30. Which male player last won Wimbledon before that in 1936?





31. He also won 'Olympic Gold', but at which Games?





32. Tickets for the 'Men's Final' are like gold dust, or as they say "as rare as hen's teeth". How much do you reckon they would set you back this year (face value)?





33. SONG. 'Sunshine Of Your Love', Cream -



What has 'Cream' in common with tennis?





34. Name this up and coming British tennis player? (She won the 'US Open' champion in 2021.)





35. Name this current British number 1 player?





36. Name this Wimbledon drink?





37. Which drink maker broke ties with Wimbledon last year, after 86 years (apparently the separation was cordial)?





38. Name this Wimbledon treat?





39. SONG. 'Strawberry Fields Forever', The Beatles -



What is the difference between a 'Cornish' and a 'Devon' cream tea?









40. Which of these was written about Billie Jean King?



'Philadelphia Freedom', by Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhluAjU8Lbs


Or 'Billie Jean King', by Michael Jackson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y




41. And finally, why is there a pineapple on top of the men's trophy?



FACTOID. With 23 Grand Slam wins under this belt Novac Djokovic is the 'G.O.A.T.' ('Greatest Player Of All Time').





BONUS ROUND - SPORTS THEME TUNES


Match the theme tunes to the sporting picture









FINAL SONGS







ANSWERS



1. 23rd July 1868



2. L - LOVE

F - FIFTEEN

T - THIRTY

F - FORTY

A - ADVANTAGE

D - DEUCE



3. Umpire



4. Ace



5. Cliff Richard



6. 2007



7. 2009



8. Sue Barker



9. Prince & Princess Michael, Duke & Duchess Of Kent



10. French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open



11. Recycling



12. Virginia Wade

1977



13. Billy Jean King

American



14. Chris Evert

John Lloyd



15. Martina Navratilova

Czech Republic



16. John McEnroe

"You CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"



17. Jimmy Connors

USA



18. Bjorn Borg

Swedish



19. Boris Becker

German



20. Pat Cash

Australian



21. Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi



22. Peaches, Raspberry Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream (Yum!)



23. Tim Henman

'Henman Hill'



24. Pete Sampras

$150m



25. Roger Federer

Higher - $900m (clothing line)



26. Venus & Serena Williams



27. Raphael Nadal

Majorca



28. Novak Djokovic

Serbian



29. Andy Murray

2013 & 2016



30. Fred Perry



31. London, 2014



32. £13,720 for 2



33. Singles & Doubles (Sorry!)



34. Emma Raducanu



35. Cam Norrie



36. Pimms



37. Robinsons



38. Strawberries & Cream



39. Devon - cream sits on top of the scone, then the jam on top of that

Cornish cream tea - jam as the first ingredient on the scone, followed by the cream (The correct way!)



40. 'Philadephia Freedom' (her tennis club was 'The Philadelphia Freedoms')




41. Because back in the day pineapples were a rare commodity only rich people could afford. To be presented with a pineapple dish was considered a great feast. The fruit did not become commonplace until the 20th century. Hence its value was illustrated on the cup.












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