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What is a Tennis Betting Market?

Tennis Betting Markets

Tennis betting markets are the bets on offer by a tennis betting agent relating to a specific tennis match or tournament being played. For example, match winner is one market, and sets for/against is another market. Bettors will choose to wager their money in the betting markets they feel confident in, and avoid ones where they don’t.

Some tennis betting markets discussed in this article:

·   Outright betting

·   Match betting

·   Set betting

·   Handicap betting

·   Over/under betting

·   In-play betting

·   Tennis accumulators

What is a betting market?

A betting market comprises the individual bets and associated odds that tennis bettors consult when placing bets on competitive events like tennis matches.

Tennis betting markets explained

There are many tennis tournaments taking place each year. Some tennis betting markets are match specific, while other are accumulative bets involving tournament or season outcomes. Tennis betting markets are divided into match markets, set markets, and special markets. Special tennis betting markets include over/under total aces, over/under total double faults, and others.

What does betting market mean in betting?

A betting market is a collection of bets relating to a specific aspect of a fixture. For example, tennis match markets are bets placed on match outcomes. Set markets are different, and focus only on outcomes of each set.

Types of Tennis betting markets

There are many tennis betting markets you can pursue, each giving South African tennis fans multiple chances to win big by making correct predictions. Let’s take a look at a few popular tennis betting markets:

Outright Betting

This tennis betting market involves taking a risk at the start of a tournament. Outright betting is when you place a bet on who you think will win the tournament and raise the trophy at the end.

Match Betting

A tournament is made up of individual tennis matches, which will each have their own outcomes. Match betting involves betting on who you think will win a specific match.

Set Betting

Making predictions regarding who will win which sets is another tennis betting marketing, focused specifically on the sets being played within a match.

Handicap Betting

Handicap betting in tennis can pay out handsomely. This involves making fixtures more interesting where there is a clear underdog and a dominant favourite.

Tennis Over and Under Betting

This tennis betting market involves making predictions about the total number of games or sets that will be played (over or under) in a fixture.

In-Play Betting

These betting markets only open once a match kicks off, and involves in-play markets like next to score, first to default, and others.

How do you play?

Tennis is played on a grass, clay, or concrete court between two or four players (singles or doubles) using rackets, rubber balls, and a net that divides the court in half.

Tennis Accumulators

Accumulator bets involve betting on the accumulative totals of tennis match-specific outcomes like faults, aces, games won, games lost, sets won, and others. 

What Tennis tournaments offer the most markets?

The longer a tournament goes on for, and the more players take part, the more opportunities you have to bet on tennis. There are four main tennis tournaments punters focus their tennis betting attention on. These are The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

What are the best markets for sports betting?

For the most excitement while you’re participating in tennis betting, try playing in-game markets where the odds are shifting and exciting new betting opportunities open up as the match unfolds.

The Australian Open

Each tennis season kicks off in January with The Australian Open taking place in Melbourne. It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; junior’s championships; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events.

French Open

Also called Roland-Garros, the French Open takes place between May and June after the Australian Open. All fixtures are played on clay courts, and over 250 ball boys and girls are hired for the two-week long tournament. The Main French Open Court is also the smallest of all the Grand Slam courts.


Played on grass and taking place in London, Wimbledon is arguably the world’s most popular and best supported tennis tournaments. Wimbledon takes place at the end of June each year, and there is a strict rule against sponsored advertising at the event.

US Open

Finishing off the tennis season in September each year is the much-anticipated US Open. This tournament is played on concrete, and takes place in New York City. The first-ever US Open was held in 1881.

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