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Tennis Betting in New Zealand

The genesis of the original game of “hand palm” can be followed all the way back to 12th century France.  Known as jeu de paume, a game of hand palm strongly resembled the game that we have come to know as tennis.  As the name suggests, a ball was struck using the palm of the hand, and later by using a leather glove.  Even later still, an adaptive handle came into play when serving the ball – the humble beginnings of the tennis racquet.

Tennis balls too, developed over time, the first balls having been made entirely of wood.  The bouncing tennis ball was only introduced at a much later stage.

Traditionally a game for men only, tennis only became accessible to women on an international level in 1884, when Wimbledon hosted its first male/female doubles championships.  The game has exploded since then, with male and female players from New Zealand participating in all major events, including the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, to name but a few.

Tennis betting too, has become a favourite pastime among punters in New Zealand.  Punters are drawn to the fast-paced and social nature of the game, as well as the simplicity of the rules.  The various categories (singles, doubles, men, woman, etc.) lend themselves to sport betting in a big way due to the scope of variety that it offers.

A Matter Of Equality

Many female punters adore tennis betting because of the support enjoyed by female players.  Tennis is one of the few sports where female players are as successful and recognisable as their male counterparts.  The fact that tennis is a non-contact sport also appeals to the female punters in a big way.

Understanding The Basics

With tennis betting, as with any form of sports betting, it is crucial to understand the basic rules and ranks.  Players are ranked according the total number of points accrued in the preceding twelve month period.  This means that points scored at any tennis event are retained for a period of 1 year.  Players who do well as far as rankings are concerned are those who consistently do well at all events.

Betting on major events is the way to go, mainly due to the wide coverage that these events enjoy.  Major tennis events popular in the world of tennis betting include the grand slam events, the Masters Series 1000 events, the ATP 500 Series, the ATP 250 Series and the ATP Finals (world tour finals played in London, England).  Punters from New Zealand are able to participate in placing bets on all of these events, despite the fact that none of the events take place in New Zealand.  Online betting has brought tennis betting to the world.

Tennis Betting Odds

Betting odds represent the probability of a particular outcome of a match or event.  Understanding betting odds is key when participating in tennis betting.  Simple explanations regarding the calculation of probable winnings or losses are freely available on the internet.

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