Tennis Bets Explained

Tennis Bets Explained

The internet has turned the world into a global village.  Not only does it serve to create a better understanding among people from different cultures, but it also has a distinct impact on the development of those cultures.  Cultural sharing on a global level was never possible before the birth of the internet.  We are now able to share music, cuisine, language, medical technology, beliefs and more  with our fellow earthlings in an effortless way.

Gambling too, has greatly benefited from the instant electronic accessibility to all major events.  Online betting NZ enthusiasts living in New Zealand are now able to bet and win on an event taking place in France, as if they were court or field side.

This is a dream come true for New Zealand tennis fans.  Major events like the Australian Open and Wimbledon are covered extensively be the media, and results are streamed non-stop on the internet during tennis season.


Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and a high favourite among tennis bettors.  Wimbledon is also the most prestige tournament to win, attracting the high rollers of the betting world.

The Australian Open

The Australian Open is held in Melbourne, Australia, every January.  January being in the middle of summer in Australia, the event is well-known for surprising outcomes as far as tennis bets results are concerned.  The stakes are high, and bookmakers really go to town on this one.

Bet Types

Tennis bets make provision for a variety of betting types, including Match Winners, Set Bets, Futures Bets and Prop Bets.

Predicting the winner of the match is the most simple of all tennis bets.  The trick is to shop around for the bookmaker offering the best possible odds.

Set betting is slightly more complicated than match winners betting.  Bets are placed on the exact results of the match, right down to the number of sets won by each player.  Set betting is more risky, but also much more rewarding than betting merely on who the winner will be.   A bit of research concerning the head-to-head history between the two players involved will go a long way when wagering a set bet.

Prop bets – you either hate them or love them.  Tennis is very receptive to prop bets, and wagers can be placed on literally everything: pre-determining which player will last the longest in a tournament during a head-to-head skirmish, what the first set game score will be, during which round a player will be eliminated in, the total number of games played in a match, etc.

Parlay bets are also popular tennis bets.  More than one player is selected to win their respective matches.  The selection is combined into a single bet.  The more players involved in a parlay bet, the higher the stakes and the bigger the payout.

Live betting is arguably the most popular form of betting across the board.  Bets are placed on the action seconds before it happens, adding a very exciting element to the game.