Playing fantasy tennis is different than football or basketball. That’s because tennis is not a team sport and thus you can’t assemble a fantasy team the traditional way. Although it works differently, it’s nevertheless fun to play. Below we’ll explain more about how it works.

The game

Fantasy tennis is a game where participants pick a line up of players that compete based on performance. For most leagues, you get to pick both women and men. How many players your line-up consists of varies. DraftKings, for example, lets you pick 6 players. They will score points based on their performance in a tournament or league.

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The draft

You get a certain salary, for example, $50.000, to purchase players. There is a list indicating what points you get for winning a set or a game. There are different categories to score points in. The amount of set won, aces, and double faults can result in + or – points. A fantasy sports site often lists these stats and categories in an overview.

Tennis leagues

The highlight revolves around the year’s grand slam tournament like the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Other leagues are The Association of Tennis Players (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Regardless of the league or tournament, the purpose is the same. That is to collect more points than your opponents. Each fantasy sports site offers its own prizes, which can be a money prize and sometimes even tickets to an event like Wimbledon.

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Difference between fantasy tennis and fantasy football

The lack of leagues makes fantasy tennis less dynamic than fantasy football. That for example makes it hard to host daily fantasy tennis as you have in football. However, one great thing about fantasy tennis is that you to get to use your player expertise. After all, correctly predicting which player will win or lose a set requires expert knowledge. You don’t have that same individual player involvement in football. That’s because the success of your fantasy football team depends on the interaction of your team instead of the performance of a single player.