Which States Are Most Interested in Tennis?

Which States Are Most Interested in Tennis?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The Buckeye State is an annual stop on both the ATP and WTA Professional Tennis Tours.  The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati will be played in less than two months (August 14-20) and is always a highlight on both calendars.

In fact, it is the oldest tennis tournament in the U.S. played in the original city.

So, BetOhio.com – your source for Ohio sports betting – tried to get a handle on which states are most interested in the game of tennis.

BetOhio.com utilized four combined data points to develop the ranking of the 50 U.S. states, from most into tennis to least into tennis. We utilized Google Trend’s 5-year search interest of the term “Tennis” and “Tennis Courts Near Me” and then awarded 5 bonus points for the states that have a Top 25 city for players or courts listed on Global Tennis Network.

Here is what we found out: 

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States Most Interested in Tennis

Rank & State Search Interest of "Tennis" Search Interest of "Tennis Courts Near Me" Bonus Points For Top 15 Cities Total
1. Florida 47 5050  147
2. California 44 4545 134
3. Texas 32 4445 121
4. Georgia 46 4910 105
5. New Jersey 49 485 102
6. North Carolina 38 4320 101
7. New York 503410 94
8.Massachusetts41 47 593
9. Connecticut  48 40 0 88
10. Maryland 45410 86
28. OHIO 251710 52


Ohio  was not in the top 10. The Buckeye State, surprisingly, placed deep down on the list at No. 28 with 52 total points.  
But two Ohio cities did finish in the top 25 for courts as Columbus placed 17th with 90 and Dayton rounded out the list at No. 25 with 71.

Tennis Pride of Ohio: Tony Trabert

A standout at the University of Cincinnati, Trabert won the 1951 NCAA Singles Championship.

During his professional career, he captured 10 Grand Slam titles (5 singles, 5 doubles), highlighted by two French Open singles titles, two U.S. Open crowns and   one Wimbledon gentlemen's singles championship in 1955.

Trabert enjoyed a 33-year broadcasting career (1971–2004) as a tennis and golf analyst for CBS, covering events such as the U.S. Open at Forest Hills, New York, with Pat Summerall.

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Odds for Wimbledon

This is the first season for wagering on tennis on Ohio sports betting apps.

Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the season, started Monday and runs through Sunday, July 16.

At Tipico, for Wimbledon matches, you can bet moneyline, 1st set winner, correct set score, game spread and more. Look for a Tipico Ohio promo code to do so.

Entering play on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic was a clear -195 favorite at FanDuel Ohio to win men’s singles  with Carlos Alcaraz of Spain (+300) his closest competitor.

FanDuel Ohio has Poland’s Iga Swiatek as a +230 favorite in women’s singles, followed by Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus (+430) and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan (+490).

In you do consider a wager on tennis or any of the Ohio pro sports teams, make sure to look for the best Ohio sports betting promo codes.



Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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