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The official diameter of a tennis ball according to the International Tennis Federation must be between 2.575 and 2.7 inches. Tennis balls are sold in cylinders containing three per package.

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  • How many Grand Slam tennis tournaments are there?

    Q: How many Grand Slam tennis tournaments are there?

    A: There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. These tournaments are the Australian Open in January at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, the French Open in May and June at the Stade de Roland Garros in Paris, the Wimbledon Championships in June and July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London and the U.S. Open in August and September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
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  • Does Roger Federer have any brothers or sisters?

    Q: Does Roger Federer have any brothers or sisters?

    A: Roger Federer has one sister named Diana Federer but does not have any brothers. Roger Federer is a famous tennis player born in Basel, Switzerland on Aug. 8, 1981.
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  • How many siblings does Serena Williams have?

    Q: How many siblings does Serena Williams have?

    A: Serena Williams has nine siblings, including half-siblings. Her sister, Venus Williams, is her only full-blood sibling, since the two share the same mother and father.
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  • Which seven men have won all four Grand Slam singles titles?

    Q: Which seven men have won all four Grand Slam singles titles?

    A: Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won all four Grand Slam singles titles as of the end of 2014. The four Grand Slam tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
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  • What is the size of a tennis court?

    Q: What is the size of a tennis court?

    A: A tennis court is 71 feet long and 36 feet wide. The inner lines used to mark the boundaries in a singles match are 27 feet wide.
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  • Who are some famous black tennis players?

    Q: Who are some famous black tennis players?

    A: Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, James Blake and Venus and Serena Williams are famous black tennis players. Ashe started playing in 1950 at age 7 and claimed his first junior national title in 1960. He was ranked number one worldwide and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. Ashe was the first African-American male to win U.S. Open and Wimbledon singles competitions in 1968 and 1975, respectively.
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  • How does a tennis ball bounce differently on different surfaces?

    Q: How does a tennis ball bounce differently on different surfaces?

    A: Different surfaces provide varying degrees of friction or sliding force, which may affect the bounce of a tennis ball. The amount of friction that the tennis ball experiences depends largely on the coefficient of friction of the surface that it hits.
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  • What is the diameter of a tennis ball?

    Q: What is the diameter of a tennis ball?

    A: The official diameter of a tennis ball according to the International Tennis Federation must be between 2.575 and 2.7 inches. Tennis balls are sold in cylinders containing three per package.
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  • Q: What is the ATP World Tour Draw Challenge?

    A: The ATP World Tour Draw Challenge is a fantasy tennis game run by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) which is available to people in all countries. Typically a yearly event, the Draw Challenge was suspended for the 2014 season.
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  • Q: What is the current ATP ranking for men's professional tennis?

    A: Novak Djokovic, a winner of three Grand Slam tournaments in 2015, remains the number one rated player in the ATP ranking of men's professional tennis. The Serbian is followed in the rankings by Andy Murray of Great Britain.
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  • Q: How were the rankings for male tennis players determined by the ATP prior to 2008?

    A: Prior to 2008, the ATP used two different systems to rank men's tennis players. Between 1994 and 1999, players were ranked on the basis of their best 14 results in the calendar year. Between 2000 and 2008, players were ranked on the four Grand Slams plus 14 other competitions.
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  • Where can you find the official men's tennis rankings?

    Q: Where can you find the official men's tennis rankings?

    A: Official men's tennis rankings are available on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour's website under the Rankings section, which can be selected from the top navigation bar on the main page. The ATP World Tour is the governing body of the men's (and women's) professional tennis circuit.
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  • Q: What are some highly rated, affordable tennis ball machines?

    A: The Lobster Elite 3, SAM Model P4, Tennis Tower and Wilson Ball Machine are all highly rated, affordable tennis ball machines. The Lobster Elite 3 and Wilson Ball Machine are battery operated, while the Tennis Tower runs on 100 Watts AC. The SAM Model P4 runs on battery or AC.
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  • What does deuce mean in tennis?

    Q: What does deuce mean in tennis?

    A: The International Tennis Federation states that "deuce" is the score when both players have won three points each in a game. The next player to score a point will have "advantage." If the player having advantage wins the next point, then they are awarded the game.
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  • How many Grand Slams has Rafael Nadal won?

    Q: How many Grand Slams has Rafael Nadal won?

    A: As of May 2014, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slams. This total is third all-time, trailing only Roger Federer, who has 17 Grand Slam victories, and Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam wins.
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  • Q: What are some facts about the BNP Paribas Open?

    A: Dating back to 1976, the BNP Paribas Open was originally held in Tucson, Arizona and Palm Springs, California before being relocated to its current home at Indian Wells, California in 1981. Over 10 million in prize money was allocated to the competitors in 2015.
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  • Q: How are male tennis players ranked by the ATP?

    A: The Association of Tennis Professionals publishes weekly rankings of men's singles players and doubles pairs based on a point system that awards points for players' performance in tournaments contested during the previous 52 weeks. Each player receives points for his performance in four Grand Slam events, eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and his six best other ATP-sponsored tournaments during the previous 52 weeks. The ATP ranks over 1,500 singles players and doubles pairs each week.
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  • How do you treat tennis elbow?

    Q: How do you treat tennis elbow?

    A: According to WebMD, the first step to treating tennis elbow is to reduce the pain by using ice packs, 10 to 15 minutes at a time, and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. It is recommended to stop or change any activity that may cause irritation in the tendon. Rehabilitation exercises help with the pain and increase range of motion.
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  • What language does Roger Federer speak?

    Q: What language does Roger Federer speak?

    A: Tennis champion Roger Federer speaks the following languages fluently: English, French, German and Swiss-German. He also speaks Italian, Spanish and Swedish on a beginner to intermediate level.
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  • How do you build a tennis backboard?

    Q: How do you build a tennis backboard?

    A: To build a tennis backboard, build a support frame out of wooden beams. Then, attach sheets of plywood. Install metal fence brackets to the back of the support frame, and hang it on a fence.
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  • Q: What are some tips for playing tennis for beginners?

    A: Beginner tennis players should begin preparing early by positioning their body correctly and exaggerating the follow through. Some other tips for beginners include finding a good foundation and focusing on recovering quickly after a hit.
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