Betfair Tennis Trading is the BEST tennis trading service Suitable for beginners
Betfair is a sports trading platform. You are probably thinking that when it comes to trading, the first thing everyone does is to research which sports are best to trade, right? Of course not! People start off trying to trade on sports they know something about. That is why football is the biggest sport that is bet on or traded on Betfair. Football offers a great variety of markets and anyone with an interest in the sport is likely to find a market they feel comfortable with whether it matches odds, over 2.5 goals or any of the many other options.
It is really tough to research a match if you don’t have at least some interest in the sport. At the very least you need to know the basics of how the games are scored and some simple rules of the sport.
If you do not know anything about tennis here are some pointers to get you started. It can seem a little complicated but you soon get the hang of it.
Scores progress from “love” to “fifteen” to “thirty” to “forty” to “game” rather than 0.1.2.3.4. However a player needs to win by 2 clear points. If the score reaches 40 for both players it is called as “deuce”. The player winning the next point is said to have advantage. For example if Murray is playing and wins a point at Deuce the score is called as “Advantage Murray”.
The umpire will call the serving player’s score first.
In each game only 1 player will serve and they serve in alternate games until 1 player reaches 6 games to win the set. They must win by 2 clear games though so if the games score reaches 5-5 if a player wins the next 2 games they win the set 7-5.
If the game score hits 6-6 then they play a tie break game. The player who received in the last game will serve first for 1 point. After that they each serve 2 points in a row. The winner is the player who gets to 7 points first but, again, they must win by 2 clear points. The tie break continues from 5-5 until 1 player has a 2 point lead. Note in a tie break the leading player’s score is given first followed by their name. For example, “4-2, Murray”.
Matches are the best of 3 sets. There are exceptions! Mens matches in Grand Slams are the best of 5 sets. They also play the best of 5 in Davis Cup ties and the final of the Olympics tournament. In the 5th set in Grand Slams they do not play a tie break but will continue from 5-5 until a player has a 2 game lead. Note that at the US Open a tie break IS played in the 5th set. I guess Americans like matches to be over quicker.
The above rules are for singles matches. Doubles matches can be different with no “advantage” point after deuce. The doubles pair winning the point at “deuce” win the game. Also deciding sets are sometimes played as a single tie break type game, called a “Super Tie Break”with the winner being the first to 10 points. They have to win by 2 clear points so from 8-8 they continue until one pair have a 2 point lead.
After the first game of the set the players take a short rest and change ends. During this change of ends the players are not permitted to sit down though may have a drink. From then on they will change ends every 2 games. This change of ends lasts 90 seconds and they are permitted to sit.