Tennis Cards

Tennis Cards

There are many antique collectors that collect various stuff (sometimes weird stuff). One of the latest trends is to collect old tennis cards, some even believe this is another type of investment that every investor needs to diversify its portfolio in today’s inflationary world.

On the front of the sets of cards detailed below is a color action shot of a player, with personal/ranking information on the reverse. Unless otherwise specified, all are American and measure roughly 3.5″ by 2.5″ in size.

Tennis History

Tennis has become a common and popular sport that is played all over the world. However, some people may be unaware of its origins and etymology.

Tennis originated in Egypt BC, when a group of individuals met to strike a ball. In Egypt, a mural representing the scenario has been left.

However, such actions were not considered sports or entertainment at the time. The deed was thought to have religious significance.

Tennis Cards Pricing

Tennis-like entertainment became popular in the 16th century. The act, known in French as Jeu de Paume (palm competition), has become a favorite of royal elites. Rackets replaced palms after a while, but the name stuck. Most of the Tennis cards that are rare and hence the most expensive are coming from this time. Some rare tennis card can cost up to 1k Euro. Price can go even higher if they are autographed by the tennis athlete.

Some online databases include checklists and pricing for sets ranging from Ace Authentic to Net Pro, as well as all of the prominent players from Agassi to Zvereva.

Tennis Betting

As any other sport, betting on tennis is not an uncommon thing. Many tennis enthusiasts try their luck by betting on tennis especially during international events like the French Open. Tennis betting at スポーツベット is one of the most popular sites on the internet where players from Asia compare odds of various betting operators that specialize in tennis betting.

International Tennis Events

Some of the upcoming international tennis events are:

Tournament Name Category Total Prizes Venue Surface Preliminary Schedule Main Battle Schedule

Asai University International Open Tennis ITF $ 15,000 Tokyo / Asai University Hinode Campus Tennis Court H 3/6, 13 3 / 8-13

Kofu International Open Tennis ITF $ 15,000 Yamanashi / Yamanashi Gakuin Yokone Tennis Court H 3/13, 14 3 / 15-20
Waseda University International Tennis Open ITF $ 15,000 Tokyo Waseda University Higashifushimi Mikami Memorial Court H 3 / 21-23 3/23 27

Tsukuba University MEIKEI Open Tennis ITF $ 15,000 Ibaraki / Tsukuba University Physical Tennis Court H 3/27 29 3/29

4/3 * Category is ITF = ITF World Tennis Tour


If you want to start looking into rare tennis cards, there are some rare one’s for sale on eBay or Amazon. If you are not a fan of cards but a fan of tennis and want to travel to experience a tennis tournament, it is suggested you go to the Rakuten Japan Open which is usually around September or October.

Photo by Moises Alex on Unsplash

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