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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 -

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


  • 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


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 -

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 -

Or 'Billie Jean King', by Michael Jackson -

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').


Match the theme tunes to the sporting picture



1. 23rd July 1868

2. L - LOVE






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


13. Billy Jean King


14. Chris Evert

John Lloyd

15. Martina Navratilova

Czech Republic

16. John McEnroe


17. Jimmy Connors


18. Bjorn Borg


19. Boris Becker


20. Pat Cash


21. Steffi Graf & Andre Agassi

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

23. Tim Henman

'Henman Hill'

24. Pete Sampras


25. Roger Federer

Higher - $900m (clothing line)

26. Venus & Serena Williams

27. Raphael Nadal


28. Novak Djokovic


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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