Tennis betting with Luxbet can be enjoyed all year round by Australian sports fans, with events and competitions taking place pretty much at any given time. Of course, the four grand slams remain the most prestigious events, with betting activity increasing hugely whenever one of these is played out.

At present, tennis betting is of huge interest to Australian punters. In the women’s game we have Samantha Stosur, whose 2011 US Open triumph cemented her place among the tennis elite. She certainly has a close following from the nation’s bettors. In the men’s game, we have watched the rise of young Bernard Tomic in recent times, another player who has developed into a player to watch for tennis betting fans.

In the wider men’s game, betting is at a peak of popularity thanks to the sheer amount of talent on the scene. Novak Djokovic enjoyed an extraordinary 2011, joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the very top of the sport. The likes of Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer and Thomas Berdych are all worthy challengers to those three, making men’s tennis betting extremely entertaining at the moment.

As well as the three grand slams – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – there are many other tournaments (ATP and otherwise) all year round to bet on. And let’s not forget the Davis Cup or ATP Finals in London. Truly there is something for everyone when it comes to tennis betting.

TENNIS BETTING – THE ESSENTIALS

Betting options

Tennis offers an extensive array of options for bettors, making it a sport that is thrilling for both the betting newcomer and the established punter alike.

One can bet on a single match, such as who will win, what the score will be, margins, length and so forth. It is also possible to bet on the statistics that come out of any match – aces, double faults, winners, unforced errors and so forth.

Of course, futures are vital to tennis betting. At any time of year, a bettor can bet on who will win any of the grand slams, and indeed any tournament, well in advance. This can offer some very interesting odds and allows the punter to maintain an interest in the event over long periods of time.

The more imaginative bettor can intensify their tennis betting experience by working with combination bets, multiples and more.

Form

It goes without saying that anyone looking to get involved with tennis betting needs to keep a firm handle on form. How a player is travelling going into a given tournament is vital to how you will bet, as is his or her previous performances at that event. The studious bettor will be able to identify a potential ‘dark horse’ as well.

Live betting

A tennis match can last for hours, with lots of changes in momentum. This makes tennis one of the most fascinating of sports to bet on for anyone interested in live betting. In live tennis betting, the odds can change quickly and dramatically within the context of a single contest. Betting whilst a match is taking place in front of you can be very exciting, and can yield good dividends through generous odds.