Tennis Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

Interestingly, tennis is the second most popular sport in the world when it comes to betting, behind only football. So what are you waiting for?

There are a plethora of tennis betting markets and live in-play betting options for punters to take advantage of.

Betting on tennis really comes to life during the live action. As matches can change very quickly, the odds are often very good, making it very popular with fans of the sport and those who like to bet on it.

Tennis History


The very first lawn tennis tournament took place in 1874 in the USA - which was the start of tennis as we know it today. Before then, 'Real Tennis' was played indoors on wooden courts during the 16th century.

Tennis has changed as a sport over the years with the introduction of different surfaces, bringing an added dimension to the sport. Tennis is now played on grass, clay, and hard court, with different players more adept at playing on some surfaces than others. For example, Roger Federer is seen as the 'King of Grass', while Rafael Nadal excels on clay. Serena Williams is just brilliant everywhere.

Tennis Tournaments


While tennis is played year-round, there are four tournaments which take centre stage on an annual basis. These are the majors. Both men and women take part in these tournaments, with singles, doubles, and mixed doubles the variations of tennis on show.

  • Wimbledon
  • US Open
  • Australian Open
  • French Open

Tennis Players


Tennis has had many superstars over the years. In the past, Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras, Rod Laver, Stefan Edberg, and Boris Becker have all starred in the men's game, while Tracy Austin, Jana Novotna, Hana Mandlikova, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Kim Clijsters, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Margaret Smith Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Steffi Graf have all raised the profile of the women's game.

In modern times, the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Simona Halep, and Naomi Osaka have all left fans in awe of their skill on the tennis court.

Betting on Tennis


While there are many options when it comes to placing bets on tennis, there are four which are extremely popular:

  • Winner
  • Games Handicap
  • Set Betting
  • Total Games

We suggest you look at what your online bookmaker of choice offers when it comes to tennis and the various tournaments, as they will more than likely run specials, promotions, and boosted odds leading up to big tennis events.

Tennis Social Media


ATP Tour Twitter - twitter.com/atptour
ATP Tour Facebook - facebook.com/ATPTour
ATP Tour Instagram - instagram.com/atptour
WTA Tour Twitter - twitter.com/WTA
WTA Tour Facebook - facebook.com/WTA
WTA Tour Instagram - instagram.com/wta

Tennis FAQ

How can I bet on tennis?

All major online bookmakers cover tennis, so you simply need to register an account and start betting.

What are the major tennis championships?

Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open, and French Open are the four majors played on an annual basis.

What are the professional tennis tours?

The ATP and WTA tours are the main tennis tours.

When is tennis played?

Tennis is played year-round, so there is almost always some form of tennis for punters to bet on.

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