The biggest tournaments in tennis
In tennis, there are both major competitions with concepts such as the Grand Slam as well as competitions that are part of the ATP tour or the WTA tour.
The biggest competitions known as Grand Slam tournaments are the following:
Winning a Grand Slam means that during the current playing season you are the winner in all these competitions. There are several variants of this award, such as a consecutive Grand Slam which is that you hold all the titles but not during the same playing season. A career Grand Slam means winning them, but not in succession. Regardless, it is a great achievement to win any of these international competitions at all.
Team competitions in Tennis
There are several different team competitions in tennis and you probably recognize the names of them below and we will briefly go through them so you know how they are played and when.
This is the biggest men’s tennis competition. The equivalent on the women’s side is FedCup. The Davis Cup has been played since 1900 and most wins have the United States and Australia. Usually they play between February and November and over 100 nations participate, while only 16 teams play in the highest elite division.
1963 was the first year that FedCup was played, a women’s tennis team. In the beginning they only played for a week but after more nations joined, they have now changed and the 16 teams are divided into two eight teams groups that meet during three weekends.
The Hopman Cup is a competition for gender-mixed national teams and is played internationally. It is organized by the International Tennis Association and is played in Australia in January. You play singles for each of the players and then finish with a mixed doubles match.
Nations Senior Cup
This competition is for senior players over the age of 30 and who has previously played on the ATP Tour and Davis Cup. The schedule is similar to the Davis Cup and the competition is played in the summer in Spain.
Professional tours in tennis
There are two professional tours, one for the men’s ATP and one for the ladies WTA.
ATP stands for Association of Tennis Professionals and the same for the Women’s WTA which stands for Women Tennis Association.
The design of these professional tours is that you play a number of competitions during the year, about 65 and there are mixed competitions. Partly the Grand Slam, and also 250 Series, 500 Series and 1000 Series. There are competitions going on during the year.
At the end of the year, the competition ends with a Champions where the eight highest ranked players and the doubles make up the winnings.
Place bets on tennis competitions
Tennis is a popular sport for just betting and the media coverage is great. Here you have the opportunity to tip the winner directly at the big tournaments and if you are good you have a bet that is long and may even become the winner who wins. The earlier you place your bet, the greater the chance of getting better odds.
Watch tennis directly on the sports betting page
Through the media coverage you will have full control over the game, either by broadcasting the matches as a stream with one of our partners but otherwise on TV or the various channel companies.
On our event lists you can see which channel is broadcasting the match and how you can most easily access it.
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In tennis there are several interesting terms that can be good to keep track of. We’ve included the most common ones so you can easily hang out.
Backhand – a stroke on the opposite side from the one that the player has happened, ie left or right handed. If you are right-handed, a backhand is a stroke from the left side of the body.
Break – When a player wins a game against the player.
Cross – a stroke diagonally across the track
Deuce – when it is equal in points between players
Double fault – if a player misses his two services, you get a double fault
Forehand – a blow you hit from the right side if you are right-handed and vice versa
Advantage – If you have points over 40, it is counted as an advantage for the leader and have the chance to win a game or set
Match ball – when the leader only needs to win another battle to win the match
Serve ace – when a player serves and the opponent fails to receive the ball
Set – each set has six games
Slice – a screw on the ball
Tie break – a crucial game when it stands 6-6 in the game and whoever wins it wins this set.
This is how points are counted in tennis
Points in Tennis do not follow regular points, you use an entirely different system. There is information that one wanted to differentiate the sport from other scoring systems and simply found their own.
Since four balls are required to win a game, it is claimed that they took a clock and divided them into four quarters. It became zero, 15, 30 and 45. Now, the point in tennis is not 45 but 40 and because it was unnecessarily difficult to shout 45 instead of 40, it was quickly and easily decided that it should be 40 instead.
The points you count in tennis are thus 0, 15, 30 and 40. Then you switch to duece, ie “equal” and then advantage as you say when there is only one ball left to win for the player who has the advantage (leads) for to win their game.