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KIDS ASK

Sports Illustrated for Kids Weekly

November 11, 1998

When was the word ace first used in tennis, and where did it come from?

2& George D., 12, Erie, Pennsylvania

The term ace was used in tennis as early as 1890. An ace is a well-placed serve that the opposing player can't touch with his ,, racket. An ace is usually hit very hard.

Some tennis historians believe the term ace came from the card game poker. In poker the four aces have the highest value.

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kiss 'n' cry (figure skating): the area in which skaters wait for their scores

The Story: Skaters often become emotional after they hear their scores.

4 They may cry, scream, sob or kiss their coaches.

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Pub Date: 11/11/98

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