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Mini-Quiz: Tennis Gamesmanship by Bobby Riggs

by Ron Kurtus (revised 21 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why would other male tennis players bet they could beat Bobby Riggs?

He didn't look like he could play well, so they thought he would be a pushover

They thought he might be a stepping-stone to greatness

Most would bet he could beat them

2. What lesson did Margaret Court learn from the match with Riggs?

Don't play little men who wear thick glasses

His backhand was weak

Be prepared for every match and don't let an opponent charm you

3. Why did Billy Jean King negotiate such a tough deal?

She was a lawyer when not playing tennis

She wanted to make sure she won for the sake of all women

She was secretly in love with Riggs

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Winning Competitions. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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