Most Tennis-Loving States: Does Massachusetts Rank?

Most Tennis-Loving States: Does Massachusetts Rank?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Today marks the start of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in England, and we are just coming off the conclusion of National Tennis Week (June 25-July 1).

Seems like a ripe time for a tennis report here at, your source for everything related to sports betting in Massachusetts.

So, we decided to look at which states are the most interested in the game of tennis.

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

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States Most Interested in Tennis

Here's what the data showed on states and tennis interest.

Rank & State Search Interest of "Tennis" Search Interest of "Tennis Courts Near Me" Bonus Points For Top 25 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

Massachusetts ranked in the top 10, placing eighth with 93 total points. As expected, Florida was No. 1 with 147 points, followed by California (134), Texas (121), Georgia (105) and New Jersey (102).

The state’s biggest city — Boston — recorded a spot in the top 20, placing 18th (461) in the top 25 cities of players.

New York (Manhattan) topped that list with 1,924, with Naples, Fla. (1,465), Austin, Texas (1,098), Los Angeles (1,064) and San Diego (889) rounding out the top five, respectively.

Boston did not rank in the top 25 cities for courts.

Hailing from Massachusetts: Tim Mayotte

Mayotte, from Springfield, won the NCAA singles title in 1981 and played in a number of Grand Slam tournaments, highlighted by semifinal appearances in the Australian Open (1983) and Wimbledon (1982) and a U.S. Open quarterfinal (1989). He also won the men’s singles silver medal at the Olympics (1988).

Wimbeldon Odds Roundup

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

BetMGM Massachusetts has Novak Djokovic a solid favorite at -175 to win men’s singles with Carlos Alcaraz of Spain (+350) his closest competitor.

On the women’s side, BetMGM has Poland’s Iga Swiatek as a +220 favorite, followed by Elena Rybakina (+450) of Kazakhstan.

FanDuel Massachusetts has the same men’s 1-2 with -190 on Djokovic and +380 for Alcaraz.

Swiatek is a +230 favorite with Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus next at +500.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( 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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