Tennis is a sport that enjoys huge popularity worldwide and that stands as one of the favourite sports with punters and tipsters around the globe as well.
Sitting second to soccer in terms of betting popularity, tennis commands billions of bet annually. Online betting has made it possible for tennis lovers to bet on this beautiful sport basically 24 hours a day through a multitude of markets and betting methods available.
Major betting sites such as Betfair, in example, would cover all the major ATP and WTA Tour events – including the most illustrious of competitions such as Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open – but also the less prominent competitions which include Challenger Tour and ITF Futures.
Making money betting on tennis is awfully lot different from betting – and winning for that matter – on football, which is why tennis needs to be approached on a completely different betting model.
In order to win money and achieve this most basic and elementary goal, punters need to be able to understand the game in order to be able to recognize true betting value. Additionally, a sound money management strategy needs to be applied, whereas it all goes to waste without self-discipline.
The three basic principles need to be achieved if a punter wants to win betting on tennis.
The first condition can be achieved through dedicated following of the game, through watching as many games as possible – preferably the low ranked matches not everybody follows – which would allow you to develop an edge over competition punters in terms of finding the true value in tennis.
The emergence of online betting sites has pushed the tennis betting industry higher up in terms of customer service and the majority of operators will try to go that extra length to help punters with betting.
Betfair has done its share through their Betfair Live Video section which offers matches on most days throughout the tennis year – from January to November. The Live Video service at Betfair will allow to you watch the tennis matches and at the same time acquire important knowledge about different tournaments and different players, that you can later on put to a good use.
Betfair’s In-Play betting facility will allow punters to polish the edges and improve their skills. Tennis is a high-paced sport played by some of the fittest athletes in world sport and tennis rallies will usually yield plenty of excitement and sudden changes, which makes In-Play tennis betting particularly exciting.
You need to be careful not to get carried away though as extensive betting can lead to extensive losses, most of all when it comes to live betting. Punters can easily lose track of previous bets or get easily drawn into chasing losses which is arguably the worst thing you can do in betting.
Maintaining self-discipline is crucial in betting on tennis as you need to know when to take a break, make a pause and come back with a clear mind and a calm heart.