A positive experience betting on tennis begins with and hinges upon finding a safe, high-quality bookmaker. There are literally hundreds of tennis betting sites out there that would love to have you as a customer, so finding any old bookmaker is easy. Finding the best betting site for your individual needs is another matter altogether.
The good news is that’s where we come into play. In fact, helping you find a worthy betting site is one of our main jobs here at TennisBetting.com. We can talk about tennis betting and discuss strategy all day long, but it’s all moot if you don’t have a reliable place to bet on tennis and get paid when you win.
Let’s begin with a quick look at the sites we recommend first for tennis betting. We’ll discuss more about what all goes into finding a reputable bookmaker below.
Best Tennis Betting Sites
Experience has shown us that the most efficient way to narrow down your options and find a site that will treat you well is, to begin with, a set of “must-have” traits that are vital whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned handicapper. This drastically narrows down the list of options and cuts through the noise you encounter when hunting for a safe betting site.
Must-have traits that we believe punters of all types should look for include:
- It is an established business that we can research (didn’t just pop up one day under mysterious ownership)
- Licensed by a legitimate regulatory body
- A successful, financially stable business
- Pays winners quickly
- Wide variety of tennis betting options
- Markets for big and small tennis tournaments alike
- Has a positive reputation among current and former customers
This list is just a starting point, but it works very well as a filter. At least 90% of the tennis betting sites you send through this filter will be eliminated, which leaves us with a much more manageable number of options.
The filter method has always served us well because it is so demanding. The fact is the vast majority of tennis betting sites never make it through the filter to even meet our minimum required standards. Fortunately for all of us, there are so many bookmakers out there that some do ultimately make it through the filter.
Betting sites that do not make it through the filter are discarded and put out of mind. What this means is we do not review, rank, or recommend betting sites that cannot. If we even review a site, you can know that it has already made it through the filter and is – at a minimum – a safe place to bet online.
Choosing a Tennis Betting Site
Once we have whittled down the number of options to a manageable number, we can begin looking at more specific traits such as the types of bets on offer, the number of markets offered each day, and how the odds compare across various bookmakers.
This helps us further refine our list of recommended betting sites by looking at them with a critical eye from the point of view of a tennis punter. Does the site cover tennis in great depth? Are the live events run on time so that you can watch tennis on TV and still bet in real-time? Does the site offer frequent promotions? Is the interface easy to use?
Our list of additional questions goes on and on. In short, we want to be as demanding and as thorough as possible when reviewing betting sites. The sites that ultimately make the top of the list make it through the entire process with the highest marks.
Admittedly, there is a degree of subjectivity once we get past the initial filter. Every betting site has its strong points, weak points, and unique quirks. Your favorite tennis bookmaker isn’t always going to be the same pick as our favorite. That is to be expected. We do our best to make our lists as objective as possible, but there will always be some room for personal preference.
From our point of view, the most important thing is to first point you only to betting sites that tennis bettors can trust. That way, the worst-case scenario is you decide you’re not a fan and have no problems withdrawing your money to try a different site. We are confident in our picks, but we also understand that personal preferences are bound to vary.
Here are some of the other things we look at when ranking tennis betting sites.