Tennis is one of the less popular sports when it comes to betting market share, but that doesn’t mean there’s no opportunity to have a gamble on either ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tennis or WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) matches.
After all, tennis has a large fan base. It’s believed that almost 10% of Americans are likely to watch Wimbledon alone each year, and many people also play tennis themselves recreationally. The next logical step, then, is for bookmakers to cater to this fan group with a range of betting options.
Although WeCompareOdds has seen that there’s a more restricted range of odds available at some betting sites, that’s in some ways a blessing as it means a bettor can gain fast and clear insights into how to wager.
Most tennis betting opportunities focus on choosing a winner of a specific match, which is unsurprising given the nature of tennis as a binary game with two clear participants. However, there are also other bet choices available – including outright winners of tournaments, the winner of the first set in a particular match and so on. A further popular option is betting on the stage of elimination of a particular player.
The main source of choice in tennis betting, though, comes from the range of both domestic and international leagues and championships on offer. Here in the US, tennis bets tend to be clustered around major meets such as ATP Cincinnati, WTA New Haven and more.
Looking abroad, the obvious tennis tournament choice to bet on is Wimbledon, though other international contests are also available to bet on. These include the ITF games in countries across the globe, such as Belarus, Germany and Korea. Of course, major televised international games like the French Open, the Australian Open and more are also available to bet on.