Top UK Tennis Betting Sites
Newly updated for October 2017
Tennis betting is rapidly gaining in popularity and is now widely accepted as the third biggest sport to wager on in the UK. The reasons for this are obvious: there are betting opportunities every day; it’s a ‘volatile’ sport which means in-play betting value is standard; and lots of bookmakers offer lucrative tennis-specific promotions to take advantage of. Here at TopRatedBetting we’ve rated each bookmaker based on their quality; from the generosity of their odds to available features and bonuses. We’re your one-stop shop for everything tennis betting related!
Beginner’s Guide to Tennis Betting
There are plenty of magnificent markets to enjoy with tennis betting that simply aren’t available in any other sport, so have a read of our FAQ section below to learn more. The basic markets include match winner, first set winner, handicaps (games and sets), total games/sets and lots more. Add into the mix in-play betting and a land of opportunity awaits you.
Watch and Bet
Tennis also happens to be one of the most widely streamed by bookmakers, and all you need to do to watch is make sure you have some funds in your account. You can watch and bet on the ATP and WTA tours, as well as the Grand Slam events like the Australian, French and US Opens.
Live and Kicking
The real beauty of tennis betting comes in-play, and taking advantage of those moments in matches where we can tell that the tide is turning and one player is beginning to dominate the other. We’ve compiled a list of the best live betting bookmakers in our review section of the site.
Game, Set and Match
Because you can’t draw a tennis match, the opportunities available to tennis punters to make a profit are greater than for football bettors; you can only win or lose here. That means that tennis accumulator bets are much-loved by the betting community; especially with some great tennis acca-focused promotions around.
With so many different options when analysing the best bets for each tennis match, it makes sense to ensure you know the ins and outs of every market before diving in headfirst. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to get you started:
What is Tennis Handicap Betting?
Here the bookmakers have basically put a handicap on one of the players, and we need our selection to overcome it. So if we are betting on Novak Djokovic against a player ranked 200 in the world, then we can bet on Djokovic with a -5 game handicap as we are confident he can overcome that. This is a great strategy for increasing your betting value in one-sided matches.
What Should I Look For When Placing a Tennis Bet?
There are so many factors to consider in tennis betting, but as an individual sport it is current form that we would rank as most important. A player who is low on confidence will tend to struggle against somebody who has a bit of a buzz about them, especially if they are playing on their weakest surface. Always look out for the head-to-head records of the two players; this can reveal some interesting stats.
How Do I Place a Tennis Accumulator Bet?
That’s easy enough: just add your selections individually to the betslip on your chosen bookmakers’ site, and they will automatically count them as an accumulator. Just add your stake and away you go! Remember as well that some bookmakers offer bonuses relating to tennis accumulators, so be sure to check those out.
What is ‘Acca Insurance’?
This is a cool feature offered by many bookies these days, and while the actual details vary the basic premise is that you will be refunded your stake if one leg of your accumulator bet lets you down! Excellent for those tennis accas…
Which Tennis Betting Markets are Available?
The most popular type of tennis wager is match betting; quite simply, picking a winner between the two players. But there are ‘sub’ markets that are worth taking a look at, including the handicaps outlined above (games and/or sets), correct score (set or match) and total games. The latter is great where we have two big servers playing on a fast court, as generally their matches will see a lot of holds of serve. In these matches we can also bet on there to be a tiebreak in the match; you’d be amazed how regularly this happens!