Table Tennis may not be able to claim the large viewing figures associated with certain other sports but it retains a loyal following access the globe. It’s certainly taken seriously by many of our customers who enjoy a wager on games while watching the best of the live action from Unibet TV. If you’ve yet to consider table tennis as part of your own betting portfolio, please read on and we will endeavour to show you just how enjoyable this sport can be.
On top of the World
Like most sports, Table Tennis has a World Championships and this is one of the main targets for all professional players. The very first tournament was held back in 1926 and the Table Tennis World Championships are now held bi-annually in odd numbered years.
There’s lots to look forward to for both fans and the betting community with five different events taking place. Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles are involved so there is something of a comparison to Grand Slam events in tennis.
Awards are also presented to the best performing teams within the men’s and women’s competitions so, in total, there are seven items of silverware up for grabs. Chinese players have dominated the tournament in recent years and, at the last World Championships in Budapest in 2019, China completed a clean sweep in all five competitions.
The result betting might continue to favour Chinese players but table tennis is a game that can provide plenty of prop bets away from the straight result. Unibet will have an extensive set of markets and, when the World Championships appear, Unibet TV is here with live streams of the best action.
Many viewers only tune in to table tennis when it features at the summer Olympics. We think that the sport deserves wider interest but it’s still OK to tune in every four years if you prefer. Table tennis is a relatively recent introduction to the games and has been included as a full medal sport since the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
In the years that followed, China have dominated and, at the conclusion of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Chinese athletes had won no fewer than 28 of the 32 gold medals ever contested. From the 2021 games in Japan, there will be an extension to table tennis with the inclusion of a mixed doubles competition so we now have the same format as the World Championships.
Moving forward, Unibet TV will look to cover the best of the table tennis action for the summer Olympics and there will be comprehensive betting markets available too.
The Big Leagues
The international stage is the pinnacle of the sport but shrewd bettors know that the best value can often lie in the minor competitions. Table tennis offers leagues and cups right across the world and the big events are always included on the Unibet sportsbook.
China may dominate the sport in the present day but the game is played widely across Russia where the Moscow Liga Pro features the best players from around the country. The TT Star Series is another focal point, as is the Challenger Series. This particular competition showcases the rising stars of the sport who are looking to break through into the circuit’s top tier.
While the attention will naturally fall on the bigger tournaments, the Summer Olympics and the World Championships will only fill up a relatively small spot on the table tennis calendar. The schedule will also mean that one year in four won’t feature a major competition. Don’t worry as table tennis is a year-round sport and there should always be markets available for domestic leagues all around the globe.
Tuning in to Table Tennis
Whether you’re a regular table tennis bettor or someone who is new to the sport, it’s worth taking a look at the markets offered by Unibet. Interest will peak whenever the World Championships or the summer Olympics appear but this is a sport where betting opportunities are in place all year round.
Outright tournament betting and match result betting remain popular and there are some prop bets to consider too. Total Games and Total Points form part of those props while there is interest in handicap markets for those who want to give one player a notional head start.
To support that extensive set of betting markets, Unibet TV is on hand to broadcast top class table tennis action. Once again, the focus is on the big tournaments and, as this is a sport that doesn’t always enjoy good coverage from the TV and Satellite companies, our live streaming service can be invaluable for those who want to follow their stake as it develops.
Unibet TV can also prove to be a vital ally for anyone betting in the live markets. During the course of the stream, in play odds will be updated in real time so informed decisions can be made as those prices move up and down.
The live stream is available on all devices so customers can get involved via desktop, laptop or mobile. As long as there is WiFi, Unibet TV will be close at hand. Just make sure that there are funds in your account or that you have placed a cash bet within the previous 24 hours, and you can discover why table tennis has such a devout following.