This article explains all you'll need to know to pick the right bookies for your tennis betting. You can read about the following here:

Which bookmaker offers the best tennis odds?
Which bookmaker covers the most tennis events?
Which bookmaker offers the most tennis markets?
What are the different bookmaker rules for player retirements?
Which bookmakers offer tennis in play betting?
Which bookmakers offer tennis stats for betting research on their websites?
Which bookmakers offer live tennis streaming?
Which bookmakers offer the biggest tennis payouts?

Which bookmaker offers the best tennis odds?

Tennis odds will always vary from bookmaker to bookmaker and they generally all bet to the same sort of market percentage so out of the traditional bookmakers you'll find the best odds for your selections at different bookmakers most times you bet. If a bookmaker's trader wants to take on a certain outcome and that's the one you want to back that's where you'll find the best odds.

Most of the time the best odds can be found at the Betfair Exchange, where punters such as yourself are laying selections as well as backing them. To make it worth your while they have to offer better odds than the traditional bookmakers. If the odds are fairly short then the increase on the Exchange might only be small but if it's a big priced selection you are after you can often find significantly bigger odds.

If looking for the best tennis odds open an account with the Betfair Exchange and they'll refund your first bet if it loses up to £20 as a free bet.

Which bookmaker covers the most tennis events?

All the traditional bookmakers offer odds on all of the bigger events events. If there is a smaller event that isn't covered by the traditional bookmakers then your best chance of getting a bet on would be the Betfair Exchange - as long as the liquidity in that market is good enough.

In terms of covering an event first, Paddy Power can often be quick to form a market on a future market so if you are struggling to find the betting on a market for an event the best part of a year into the future then Paddy Power is always worth checking out - they priced up the tennis event in the 2016 Rio Olympics months before their competitors!

Which bookmaker offers the most tennis markets?

All of the major bookmakers will offer all of the major markets on tennis events and matches but there do tend to be some markets offered only be a few bookmakers. Paddy Power are normally excellent at pricing up as many markets as possible on tennis. For the 2016 French Open matches they were offering 7 different options for the games handicap market whereas no one else offered any more than 3 different options. For French Open matches Paddy Power were generally offering 37 markets whereas Ladbrokes had 24, Coral had 21, and Bet365 were only offering 13.

When it comes to tennis specials Paddy Power and Bet365 are nearly always ahead of the competition. They offer many specials throughout the tennis season that simply aren't offered anywhere else. Bet365 are great for pricing up markets for number of grand slam wins for individual players for that season.

What are the different bookmaker rules for player retirements?

One of the most important bookmaker settlement rules to note for anyone who bets on tennis matches is what the bookmakers will do in the event a player retires during the match.

You may think the fairest thing to do is to declare the player who progresses to the next round as the winner for betting purposes but that isn't always what happens.

Best bookmakers to use for betting on favourites in tennis matches

If you are betting on favourites you probably don't want the risk of a short priced bet losing because that player picks up an injury during the match. Therefore you'll find these bookmakers the most likely to declare a match void if a player retires during a match:

Bet365 - all bets are void unless a player is disqualified during the match.
BetVictor - all bets are void unless a player is disqualified during the match.
Betway - all bets are void unless a player is disqualified during the match.
Paddy Power - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.
Stan James - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.
William Hill - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.
Winner - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.
Boylesports - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.
10Bet - all bets are void if the match isn't completed.

Best bookmakers to use for betting on outsiders in tennis matches

If you are betting on outsiders you most likely want bets to be settled in the favour of the player who progresses so that you don't miss out on a big priced winner due to a technicality. Therefore these bookmakers, who are less likely to declare a match void if a player retires during the match, should be considered:

BetBright - Bets stand once the match has begun.
Betfair - If the first set is completed bets stand.
888sport - If the first set is completed bets stand.
Ladbrokes - If the first set is completed bets stand.
Coral - If the first set is completed bets stand.
Betfred - If the first set is completed bets stand.

Which bookmakers offer tennis in play betting?

As tennis is such a popular sport all of the major bookmakers offer in running betting on tennis. Tennis can move pretty quickly compared to other sports resulting in some fairly swift market changes so always be sure that the action you are watching is not on any sort of delay.

The following bookmakers all offer in play betting for tennis:

Bet365
William Hill
Betway
Betfair
Paddy Power
Ladbrokes
888sport
Coral
BetBright
Boylesports

OLBG member 'Inside Man' is someone who rates Betway's in play betting very highly, having this to say in his review of the bookmaker:

"Another thing I thought was good was when I decided to have an in-play tennis bet, the player in question ended up being injured and the game was stopped but I never expected to be refunded on my bet but that is exactly what Betway did and I was surprised at that."

Which bookmakers offer tennis stats for betting research on their websites?

There are many excellent sites out there to research your tennis bets and amongst those are some of the bookmaker websites. They offer some in depth stats for tennis and the transition from research to placing your bet often couldn't be any easier.

The following bookmakers have tennis stats on their websites:

Bet365
Coral

Which bookmakers offer live tennis streaming?

Tennis is one of the best covered sports after football as far as live streaming is concerned with many top bookmakers making it available to customers who have had a small bet.

The following bookmakers offer live streaming on their sites for tennis events:

Bet365
Betfred
William Hill
Paddy Power
Betfair
Coral

Which bookmakers offer the biggest tennis payouts?

All bookies have payout limits and these will usually vary between different sports. You must be aware of these tennis payout limits as you could include selections in your bets that take you over the maximum payout - increasing the risk of your bet losing for no extra reward.

These are the top bookies and their maximum payouts for tennis:

Bet365 - £500,000 for full ATP tour outright tournament winner and match winner, £250,000 for full WTA tour outright tournament winner and match winner, £25,000 for all other Tennis markets/Tournaments (this includes all ITF, ATP Challenger, WTA Challenger and ATP Qualifying events).

Ladbrokes - £500,000 for all markets.

Betway - ATP/WTA Full Tour - Match Winner and Tournament Winner markets £250,000, ATP/WTA Full Tour - all other markets £100,000. Any other tournament - Match Winner and Tournament Winner markets £100,000, Any other tournament - any other markets £25,000.

Paddy Power - Singles events only, Grand Slam Events Post Qualification, ATP Masters Series, WTA Tour Championship , ATP or WTA events post qualification with prize fund over £200,000 - match betting and set betting - £200,000, all other markets £50,000. All other tennis event types - match betting £25,000, all other markets £1,000.

BetVictor - £100,000 for all markets except on Indian Premier League Tennis which has a £25,000 limit.

Betfair - ATP/WTA Tennis 3rd Round Onwards - match odds, game x betting, set x winner £100,000, ATP/WTA Tennis 3rd Round Onwards - all other markets £50,000. WTA/ATP Qualifying 1st or 2nd Round Matches, All Challenger Tennis - match odds, game x betting, set x winner £25,000. WTA/ATP Qualifying 1st or 2nd Round Matches, All Challenger Tennis - all other markets £15,000. ITF Tennis - match odds, game x betting, set x winner £25,000, ITF Tennis - all other markets £15,000.

Coral - £100,000 for all markets.

BetBright - £50,000 for all markets.