The sport of tennis has been around for ages and its popularity seems to grow every year. These major tennis tournaments are some of the hottest tickets in sport, and offer fans the opportunity to see the world’s best tennis players live on the biggest stages. Along with the tennis action, there’s also a lot of history and tradition, unique to each tournament. If you’re wondering what are the best tennis tournaments to attend, we’ve compiled a list below.
The Major Tennis Tournaments are:
- US Open
- Australian Open
- French Open
- Summer Games Tennis Tournament
- BNP Paribas Open
- WTP Finals
- ATP Finals
Four Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments are:
Wimbledon is considered the pinnacle of tennis by many fans and players; as the oldest tennis tournament in the world, it’s layered with history and tradition that sets it apart from the rest. It is the only major which still plays on grass.
It is a hard cohort tennis tournament which is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. US Open consists of five primary championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. It also includes events for senior, junior and wheelchair players.
The Australian Open, the opening grand slam of the year, is played on the hard courts of Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from mid-January. The first Australian Open was first held in 1905, and, in a lesser-known piece of trivia gold, was originally held on grass. The tournament was not designated a grand slam until 1924, and was held in five Australian cities and two New Zealand cities (so much for the ‘Australian’ Open…) before it settled in Melbourne in 1972. Prize money isn’t in short supply at the Australian Open either.
Founded in 1981, the French Open has been played at Roland Garros since as early as 1928, lending the event an extra layer of historical charm. In May and early June of each year, the tennis roadshow heads to Paris, France for the Championess Internationaux de France de tennis, known to us commoners as the ‘French Open’ or simply ‘Roland Garros’.
So, step up to the baseline, raise your racket and let your success in tennis betting begin.