Created by Paul Hale and provided under the Bet Kudos umbrella, PH Tennis Betting Club is a tipster service that focuses on betting on Tennis.
What is the product?
PH Tennis Betting Club has actually been operational for a few years now however Paul Hale has kept it as a strictly summer affair. For 2015 however it is being launched as a season long service. Selections are sporadic due to the nature of Tennis (there simply aren’t that many games played outside of major tournaments). In terms of the selection process, Paul Hale doesn’t really offer any insight however as he points out, in tennis there are only two possible outcomes so it’s hardly the end of the world. PH Tennis Betting Club does however say that Paul Hale worked closely with online bookies for 5 years so it is rather heavily implied that he has some knowledge from this. In terms of the bets that you will be playing, they are rather varied ranging from picking a winner to doubles, triples and there is even the potential for accumulators in the future. PH Tennis Betting Club uses a staking system in which Paul Hale will advise you how much to bet which can be anywhere from 2-5 points per bet. Unfortunately there are no details of a strike rate however looking at the results for the last two summers it should be around the 50% mark although how this will carry over for a full season remains to be seen.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
Your first period of subscription to PH Tennis Betting Club (28 or 90 days) is actually half price which means that you would pay £17 or 37.50 for your first month or quarter after which the costs would go up to £34 and £75 respectively. There isn’t really any money back guarantee in place as such. Bet Kudos is a part of the Betfan group who state that whilst they review all refund requests they don’t typically give them out. In terms of how much you can expect to make with PH Tennis Betting Club, there are two ways of looking at it. The first is that over 6 months (the 2 summers), the service made 138.11 points which would work out at about 23 points per month. Alternatively you can look at the results for January so far which have seen 4 bets losing 10 points.
Does the product provide value for money?
It is difficult to make a call on PH Tennis Betting Club because it is the first year providing a full season of selections. Personally I am wary at this time and would say probably not based off the evidence.
Whilst it is very early days for PH Tennis Betting Club, Paul Hale simply hasn’t got off to the best start. Historically PH Tennis Betting Club has performed and that may be enough for some people, after all the service isn’t prohibitively expensive (I have seen some Betfan services that are almost £60 per month). The thing is it is much more difficult for a tipster to perform year round than over a few months. Personally I’d put PH Tennis Betting Club on my watch list and see how things play out, but I don’t believe that it is worth buying at this time.