Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Every year millions of people watch the various tournaments such as Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian open. However, it is not always and everywhere possible to watch tennis. For example, if you are abroad and you don’t have access to a TV, you can’t just watch tennis. Even if you have a laptop with you, you will notice that many streams are not available, unless you are in the country where the stream is also offered on TV.
Watch or stream tennis abroad or in your own country, why is that not allowed?
Tennis may not just be broadcast everywhere because of broadcasting rights. If you are in America, for example, you can watch tennis via the FOX or ESPN. In another country, such as Turkey, for example, the tennis broadcasting rights are elsewhere. You can’t just watch tennis here via American providers.
This also works the other way around, if you are in many foreign countries you cannot just watch foreign broadcasts of tennis. Very unfortunate if broadcasts are better elsewhere or if you want to hear the British commentary for example. Fortunately, you can get around these types of geographical blocks by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). That way you can watch tennis everywhere and you don’t have to miss anything.
When is a VPN needed to watch tennis
There are several situations where it can be useful to watch tennis with a VPN:
- You are abroad and get an error message when you try to watch a tennis stream in your home country.
- You are in your own country but want to see a foreign tennis broadcast.
- You are in a country where tennis is not broadcast or where most sports sites are blocked due to censorship.
What does a VPN do?
VPNs provide extra security online. By means of data encryption and a secure connection, they ensure that you are better protected online against malicious parties and hackers. Your connection to the internet is established by means of a connection to an external VPN server. This will give you the IP address of that server. This is also why you can watch tennis from anywhere with a VPN. You can get around geographical blockages by changing your IP address. For more information about VPNs, please visit our extensive article: VPN explained, what is a VPN and what do you use it for?
The best VPN’s for tennis
If you want to unblock a website from another country then it is important that the VPN provider you choose has a server in that country. The Netherlands and the USA are fairly popular locations for VPN providers to have servers, therefore it will often not be a problem if you want to watch tennis on a Dutch channel from abroad. In addition, it is important that the VPN provider is fast, otherwise you will have the problem that your stream will stutter or even crash. Partly because of this, it is not convenient to choose a free VPN.
GOOSE VPN for tennis
GOOSE VPN is an excellent VPN for watching tennis. Not only is this VPN provider very fast, it also has many servers and is fully available in several languages. Since it is a Dutch VPN provider, GOOSE’s customer service is also in Dutch and English. Moreover, the software of GOOSE VPN is very user-friendly.
ExpressVPN for tennis
ExpressVPN is according to most VPN users the best VPN at the moment. This premium VPN provider has many servers, is secure and also extremely fast. This makes ExpressVPN ééone of the best VPN’s for any purpose. ExpressVPN has great customer service and is free to try for 30 days because of their 30 day money back guarantee on all subscriptions.
CyberGhost for tennis
CyberGhost is a good VPN with high speeds, many servers and an extremely high level of convenience. This makes CyberGhost an excellent choice if you have little technical knowledge and are looking for a VPN that you can get up and running quickly. In particular, CyberGhost’s low price is a big reason why many people choose this VPN. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all their subscriptions.
How can you watch tennis online with a VPN?
Watching tennis online with a VPN is quite simple. All you need is a tennis streaming site (which can be paid or free, it doesn’t matter) and a VPN. You then only have to turn on the VPN on the correct server and you can watch tennis immediately, wherever you are. For a more in-depth explanation of how to set up a VPN on different devices, please visit our “Set up VPN” page.
- There is a list of links to VPN setup guides for different devices and operating systems. Always pay attention to whether you have a legal tennis stream. There are also sites that directly copy and stream a broadcast from a pay channel. For the time being, no fines have been issued to people who watch online tennis streams, but this could change in the future.
Tennis channels and events
In order to watch tennis it is important that you choose the right channel or website to watch it on. In addition, tennis is of course especially popular during the various tournaments. Below you will find a brief overview of possible (suitable) channels/websites and tennis tournaments with dates.
- NOS/NPO (Netherlands)
- ESPN (Other countries also have their own ESPN)
- BBC (England)
- BC (America)
- Canal+ et FranceTV (France)
- ARD et ZDF (Allemagne)
- Channel One Russia (Russia)
- CCTV (Chine)
- Rede Globo (Brésil)
- Rai Sport (Italy)
- RTVE (Spain)