Tennis is not exactly widely recognized as being one of the world’s most exciting or high-action sports, but you can enjoy tennis in a whole new light when you are betting on it whilst the games are in-play. In fact, in-play tennis betting is a hugely popular past-time and is a way by which many people from all over the world get into the sport itself.
When it is tennis season, many television channels cover major games live and this can be a great opportunity to participate in the in-play tennis betting hype. Because of the way tennis is played – with lots of natural breaks – it is one of the best sports to gamble on whist it is in-play. After every two games and after each set there is a short break, providing an ideal chance for you to re-assess your betting tactics and make informed decisions.
If you are new to tennis betting, it is natural to feel a little overwhelmed; the tennis scoring system is quite unique and it does not always tell you what is going on in the match in the simplest of terms. For example, a set could be level despite one player having a great many more points than the other. It is definitely recommended that you take some time to watch and learn about tennis before you jump into tennis betting – it is by far one of the hardest sports, if not the hardest, to bet on and if you are not careful, you could be at risk of losing out on a lot of money because of silly mistakes.
Nerves can cause players a lot of problems in tennis. A losing player can get frustrated and agitated which, due to the personal and individual nature of the game, can cause them to lose; there is no team backing in tennis and if you are off-form, you are likely to lose.
Consider which player ‘needs’ a win the most and back that person. The chances are that the player which does not ‘need’ this win will be a lot more relaxed and take comfort in the knowledge that their opponent is going to be in panic mode. Assessing the mentality of the players can go a long way to helping you place some sound bets on a game. When you only have yourself to rely on, your mental state can be the difference between winning and losing.
When it comes to tennis betting, keep an eye on the weather. It is not like football or rugby where the players can power through all weather conditions. In tennis, adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or wind can massively change the dynamic of a game. A tennis ball is a light piece of equipment; high gusts of wind can drastically change how the ball moves across the court and heavy rain can be a massive distraction in a game which requires a high level of concentration. There is a reason why professional tennis competitions are pretty much only ever played in the summer!