How to bet and win on Tennis

How to bet and win on Tennis

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Tennis betting has never been more popular. Due to the fact that In-Play betting and live streaming have become so prominent, it has led to an increasing number of betting customers placing pre-match and live wagers on tennis.

Tennis betting has never been more popular. Due to the fact that In-Play betting and live streaming have become so prominent, it has led to an increasing number of betting customers placing pre-match and live wagers on tennis.

When is tennis played?

All the year round! The yearly tour calendar means that players get a small break around Christmas and then they are training again ahead of the Australian Open, which typically starts towards the end of January. While the top players typically pick and choose which tournaments to enter, most of the higher-ranked will participate in the lion’s share of ATP events to try and win plenty of prize money and also get precious ranking points.

The tennis year can be broadly split into a hard court season in the early months which includes the Australian Open. Then as spring arrives, there will be a clay court season which includes the French Open at Roland Garros. There is then a short grass court season which is seen as a more specialist surface and Wimbledon is the pinnacle here. Following Wimbledon, the surface returns to hard courts and it can be a mixture of indoor and outdoor which builds up towards the US Open.

The four men Grand Slam tournaments offer double ranking points compared to Masters 1000 Series events. The Grand Slams are also the only tournaments where the match format is best-of-five sets rather than best-of-three. There are nine Masters titles and there is also the World Tour Finals between the top eight players at the end of a year.

Beside the Masters and Grand Slam events, you have the ATP 500 and ATP 250 events that take place all around the world. Lesser male players will participate in Challenger Tour tournaments, with Davis Cup matches also allowing players to collect ranking points.

How do customers bet on tennis?

Like any other sport, they register or log into their betting account and deposit money online. They then choose a tournament, with a bookmaker like bet365 , Unibet , 888sport , Paddy Power or William Hill covering a host of men and women’s’ events on a weekly basis.

You can choose to bet singles, eg Andy Murray to beat Novak Djokovic, or alternatively you can place a multiple bet such as an accumulator. This might involve selecting a list of players for a particular round of a tournament and the potential pay-out is a lot bigger than just betting singles.

Some customers choose to bet on a particular tennis match but avoid the win market. So rather than predicting the winner, they will instead bet on Set Correct Score, Handicap or Total Games (Under/Over). There are lots of markets available for each match and it’s a question of using your judgement to best effect.

How to bet In-Play on tennis

In-Play betting was tailor-made for the sport of tennis. Even the shortest of matches last for half an hour, while some of the Grand Slam matches can take several hours to complete. There are pauses in play every two games, which gives customers the chance to regularly reflect on the latest odds.

It’s important to understand the In-Play markets and watch the odds updating in real time by visiting the live tennis section of your favourite bookmaker. Most customers will only bet In-Play if they have access to live streaming or if they are watching a particular match on TV. Otherwise, you have less judgement for your live bets.

You should also bear in mind that the bookies offer many In-Play markets and it’s not always wise to bet on which player will win the next point. As you know, this is a very random market and can also be a quick way to lose a lot of money.

However, betting on the match winner In-Play can often be a profitable exercise, especially if the players are evenly-matched and you think that Player B can beat Player A from a losing position. It’s worth noting that the bookies will often over-react when a male or female tennis player goes a break up in their game and the In-Play betting is often where the biggest prices can be had.

Can I watch live tennis with my online betting account?

Yes you can! Many bookmakers like bet365 , Unibet , 888sport , Paddy Power and William Hill offer a fantastic live streaming service and tennis is pretty much their number one sport in terms of coverage. This includes Grand Slam events such as Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open.

When you visit the tennis section of a bookmaker site like bet365 , you will see a little TV icon next to the games which are going to be live streamed. You simply have to make sure you have a funded account or place a bet on that particular day and you will automatically get access to the live streaming.

Bookmakers don’t just cover the Grand Slam tournaments with their live streaming service. You can expect to watch ATP and WTA matches on a daily basis, with bet365  and several other operators having acquired the rights to show these events on their website and apps.

Live streaming goes hand-in-hand with In-Play betting. Naturally, there will be live betting markets for any tennis match that is being covered on a live stream service so you have access to the same high quality live streaming that a trader is watching at the same time.

Consider factors like surface and motivation when betting

Regular tennis betting customers will develop knowledge about the sport and knowledge gives you power when it comes to choosing the right type of bets.

One of the first ports of call is understanding the preferred surface for each player. Spanish players such as Rafael Nadal generally perform to their optimum levels when they’re operating on a clay court service, while the big servers are often a lot more comfortable on a hard court.

Playing on grass is a novel situation for many players and it often takes young players a few years to adjust to the grass court season that comes along every summer. Some players seem to perform equally as well whatever the surface although it’s worth having the information to hand.

It’s also worth considering the head-to-head record when two players meet each other. Player A might have a fantastic record against Player B because they have a style, which suits playing against them. However, against Player C they might struggle even though all three play to a similar standard.

Another big factor is motivation. While players are trying to win every time they step on to the court, some might be treating a tournament as a dress rehearsal for a bigger event. It’s especially the case at the start of a particular season.

Therefore, when betting on tennis, ask yourself whether each player is really motivated to win a match. For the Grand Slam tournaments, the question should be easy but some of the smaller tournaments will often see a match winner be the person who wants to win the most badly.

Injuries are commonplace in tennis and many players compete while carrying minor injuries. Or they might have recently recovered from an injury, which means they haven’t been able to train much. So there’s fitness to consider and obviously form which can be affected by a player’s injuries.

Also, the bookmakers have different rules for tennis betting, especially in the event of a player withdrawing from a match through injury. Therefore, make sure you’re aware of the rules before placing a bet.

Betting on the outright tennis markets

Outright or antepost tennis betting is the most considered way of wagering on this or any other sport. So rather than betting on the outcome of a match or getting involved with the fast-paced In-Play markets, you are simply having a bet on which player might win a particular tournament.

There is often the option to back a player each-way to win which means them reaching the final is good enough for a payout, while outright betting isn’t just restricted to the actual winner of each competition.

For example, you might bet on the winner of a particular quarter, especially if you think that the top seed in that section is vulnerable and there’s a good outside pick available at a big price.

Indeed, bigger-priced winners of tennis tournaments occur frequently and it often pays to oppose some of the favourites. If you have a player trading at 2.00 (even money) or 2.50 (6/4) on the outright market and they are knocked out, then you will find all the other outright prices will go a lot shorter.

When is tennis played?

All the year round! The yearly tour calendar means that players get a small break around Christmas and then they are training again ahead of the Australian Open, which typically starts towards the end of January. While the top players typically pick and choose which tournaments to enter, most of the higher-ranked will participate in the lion’s share of ATP events to try and win plenty of prize money and also get precious ranking points.

The tennis year can be broadly split into a hard court season in the early months which includes the Australian Open. Then as spring arrives, there will be a clay court season which includes the French Open at Roland Garros. There is then a short grass court season which is seen as a more specialist surface and Wimbledon is the pinnacle here. Following Wimbledon, the surface returns to hard courts and it can be a mixture of indoor and outdoor which builds up towards the US Open.

The four men Grand Slam tournaments offer double ranking points compared to Masters 1000 Series events. The Grand Slams are also the only tournaments where the match format is best-of-five sets rather than best-of-three. There are nine Masters titles and there is also the World Tour Finals between the top eight players at the end of a year.

Beside the Masters and Grand Slam events, you have the ATP 500 and ATP 250 events that take place all around the world. Lesser male players will participate in Challenger Tour tournaments, with Davis Cup matches also allowing players to collect ranking points.

How do customers bet on tennis?

Like any other sport, they register or log into their betting account and deposit money online. They then choose a tournament, with a bookmaker like bet365 , Unibet , 888sport , Paddy Power or William Hill covering a host of men and women’s’ events on a weekly basis.

You can choose to bet singles, eg Andy Murray to beat Novak Djokovic, or alternatively you can place a multiple bet such as an accumulator. This might involve selecting a list of players for a particular round of a tournament and the potential pay-out is a lot bigger than just betting singles.

Some customers choose to bet on a particular tennis match but avoid the win market. So rather than predicting the winner, they will instead bet on Set Correct Score, Handicap or Total Games (Under/Over). There are lots of markets available for each match and it’s a question of using your judgement to best effect.

How to bet In-Play on tennis

In-Play betting was tailor-made for the sport of tennis. Even the shortest of matches last for half an hour, while some of the Grand Slam matches can take several hours to complete. There are pauses in play every two games, which gives customers the chance to regularly reflect on the latest odds.

It’s important to understand the In-Play markets and watch the odds updating in real time by visiting the live tennis section of your favourite bookmaker. Most customers will only bet In-Play if they have access to live streaming or if they are watching a particular match on TV. Otherwise, you have less judgement for your live bets.

You should also bear in mind that the bookies offer many In-Play markets and it’s not always wise to bet on which player will win the next point. As you know, this is a very random market and can also be a quick way to lose a lot of money.

However, betting on the match winner In-Play can often be a profitable exercise, especially if the players are evenly-matched and you think that Player B can beat Player A from a losing position. It’s worth noting that the bookies will often over-react when a male or female tennis player goes a break up in their game and the In-Play betting is often where the biggest prices can be had.

Can I watch live tennis with my online betting account?

Yes you can! Many bookmakers like bet365 , Unibet , 888sport , Paddy Power and William Hill offer a fantastic live streaming service and tennis is pretty much their number one sport in terms of coverage. This includes Grand Slam events such as Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open.

When you visit the tennis section of a bookmaker site like bet365 , you will see a little TV icon next to the games which are going to be live streamed. You simply have to make sure you have a funded account or place a bet on that particular day and you will automatically get access to the live streaming.

Bookmakers don’t just cover the Grand Slam tournaments with their live streaming service. You can expect to watch ATP and WTA matches on a daily basis, with bet365  and several other operators having acquired the rights to show these events on their website and apps.

Live streaming goes hand-in-hand with In-Play betting. Naturally, there will be live betting markets for any tennis match that is being covered on a live stream service so you have access to the same high quality live streaming that a trader is watching at the same time.

Consider factors like surface and motivation when betting

Regular tennis betting customers will develop knowledge about the sport and knowledge gives you power when it comes to choosing the right type of bets.

One of the first ports of call is understanding the preferred surface for each player. Spanish players such as Rafael Nadal generally perform to their optimum levels when they’re operating on a clay court service, while the big servers are often a lot more comfortable on a hard court.

Playing on grass is a novel situation for many players and it often takes young players a few years to adjust to the grass court season that comes along every summer. Some players seem to perform equally as well whatever the surface although it’s worth having the information to hand.

It’s also worth considering the head-to-head record when two players meet each other. Player A might have a fantastic record against Player B because they have a style, which suits playing against them. However, against Player C they might struggle even though all three play to a similar standard.

Another big factor is motivation. While players are trying to win every time they step on to the court, some might be treating a tournament as a dress rehearsal for a bigger event. It’s especially the case at the start of a particular season.

Therefore, when betting on tennis, ask yourself whether each player is really motivated to win a match. For the Grand Slam tournaments, the question should be easy but some of the smaller tournaments will often see a match winner be the person who wants to win the most badly.

Injuries are commonplace in tennis and many players compete while carrying minor injuries. Or they might have recently recovered from an injury, which means they haven’t been able to train much. So there’s fitness to consider and obviously form which can be affected by a player’s injuries.

Also, the bookmakers have different rules for tennis betting, especially in the event of a player withdrawing from a match through injury. Therefore, make sure you’re aware of the rules before placing a bet.

Betting on the outright tennis markets

Outright or antepost tennis betting is the most considered way of wagering on this or any other sport. So rather than betting on the outcome of a match or getting involved with the fast-paced In-Play markets, you are simply having a bet on which player might win a particular tournament.

There is often the option to back a player each-way to win which means them reaching the final is good enough for a payout, while outright betting isn’t just restricted to the actual winner of each competition.

For example, you might bet on the winner of a particular quarter, especially if you think that the top seed in that section is vulnerable and there’s a good outside pick available at a big price.

Indeed, bigger-priced winners of tennis tournaments occur frequently and it often pays to oppose some of the favourites. If you have a player trading at 2.00 (even money) or 2.50 (6/4) on the outright market and they are knocked out, then you will find all the other outright prices will go a lot shorter.