The opportunities within the tennis betting market have been greatly enhanced by the introduction of a variety of online betting outlets and platforms.
Tennis is one of the most globally recognisable sports with the ATP (Men’s Tour) and the WTA (Women’s Tour) both governing over 70 tournaments each, per year, all over the world. As a result tennis betting is rather an extensive exercise but very rewarding if you know what you’re doing.
In years gone by there were 2 main markets to attract tennis punters: individual match winners – which most of the time, were rather predictable. The more courageous souls could lump on the outright tournament winner and barring some remarkable performances – winners of the big tennis tournaments and grand slams tended to come from the same 5/6 competitors.
Online tennis betting and more specifically, in-play tennis betting has allowed punters to back their player based on the way the match is shaping up and cater for momentum shifts within the ever changing landscape of professional tennis.
Betting on tennis is more accessible than ever before and as a result bookmakers are doing all they can to get new customers with enticing bonuses, promotions and offers – particularly when the Grand Slams are taking place.
Whenever there is a Masters Series event on the horizon or a Grand Slam approaching (Wimbledon/US Open/French Open & Australian Open) bookmakers tend to turn their attention towards tennis by offering special offers, free bets and enhanced odds which the punters can hopefully cash in on. Ultimately tennis is no different to any other sporting event on the calendar and bookmakers are always looking to stay on trend by offering special deals that encourage people to bet on tennis.
Keep Your Options Open
As with most sports, efficient punters should have active accounts with several different bookmakers, to ensure they have the best chance of getting the best odds. The competitive market between bookmakers mean that provided you’ve already got an account, in most cases the special offers/promotions will find you – which allows you the punter to be getting the best odds you possibly can.
Markets and Odds
Tennis odds will vary from bookie to bookie, often quite dramatically. If you are in the market for Grand Slam odds, odds comparison websites (such as Oddschecker) can help you find the very best odds for your tennis selections. Away from the glitz and glamour of the big events, most bookmakers do offer competitive odds on ATP and WTA tour events – ranging from outright winners of each event to how many games/sets each match will contain.
Tennis has never been so affluent in its array of tennis markets available. Most tennis matches have over 60 different permutations that punters can look to exploit. Ranging from set/game betting (how many sets/games a player will win), how many games there will be in a particular match (over and under market) and whether the match will contain a tie-break or not.
In-Play Tennis Betting
While it will never replace betting on the overall outcome of matches or tournaments, in-play betting provides shrewd tennis bettors with another avenue for generating profits as betting tennis live can be highly profitable. Some bookmakers such as bet365 offer an incredible array of in play tennis betting options. But the truth is, most bookmakers now offer a great range of markets for betting on tennis in play.