How to watch

Details on events are subject to change as the tennis calendar for 2021 is yet to be confirmed.

US Open coverage on Amazon Prime Video.

How to watch tennis on telly in 2021

There are no significant changes in how you'll watch tennis on telly this year, but here's a summary of where to find all the coverage.

Grand Slams

The first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, is exclusively live on Eurosport including qualifying, with some highlights in the second week on the BBC. Eurosport also have the French Open in full from qualifying week; there is single-court-coverage on ITV.

Wimbledon is shown free on the BBC with all courts streamed online. Selected qualifying matched will be available.

The US Open is on Amazon Prime Video where it has been for the past three years, with qualifying and all-court coverage available.

ATP Tour

You will still have a choice between Amazon Prime Video and Tennis TV for men's tour tennis. Tennis TV will have coverage from every ATP event while Amazon Prime Video's deal includes all of the Masters 1000 and 500 tournaments plus approximately thirteen 250 events.

If they take place, the ATP Cup, will be included in Amazon Prime Video's coverage, while the ATP tournament in Adelaide will come under Eurosport's deal with Tennis Australia. Eurosport also had coverage from Geneva in 2019.

The tournament at the Queen's Club in London will be on the BBC.

The ATP only make doubles matches available to broadcasters at Masters 1000 tournaments.

WTA Tour

The only place to watch the majority of the WTA Tour will continue to be on Amazon Prime Video as WTA TV is not available in the United Kingdom.

Amazon Prime Video will have all singles and doubles matches at the WTA tournaments it covers.

Notable exceptions to Amazon Prime Video's WTA coverage are expected to include Nuremberg and Linz, plus British events in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne where rights are sold separately and these are expected to continue on Eurosport.

Other events

The Olympic Games will be broadcast for free by the BBC and September's Laver Cup in Boston will be shown by Amazon Prime Video.

Great Britain's tie with Mexico in the Billie Jean King Cup - the new name for the Fed Cup - will be on the BBC, but there is no information on other ties and the finals which were postponed from 2020.

Eurosport secured a 2-year deal for the Davis Cup Finals in 2019 and, with 2020's event postponed, this is expected to continue into 2021.

ATP Challenger tournaments and many ITF-level events are streamed for free online. The higher levels of these events in the UK are expected to be available on the BBC's online channels, and almost all domestic competitions are streamed on the LTA's social media channels.

What to subscribe to

By far the cheapest way to watch most tour tennis is to take a subscription to Amazon Prime for the year at £79. If you aren't interested in all the perks of Amazon Prime and just have the Video option that's £5.99 per month and works out slightly cheaper over the year.

If you are interested in watching more ATP 250 tournaments than are offered by Amazon Prime Video, you will also need a Tennis TV subscription on top of this but for most people, Amazon Prime Video's ATP coverage will be sufficient.

For the Australian Open and French Open, you'll need a subscription to Eurosport Player for full coverage. This currently costs £39.99 for a year's pass or £6.99 per month. If Eurosport retain the rights to the British grass court WTA events and Linz, you'll need this subscription for four full months. For the Davis Cup finals you'll need a fifth. If you keep Eurosport for six months, for example if you are interested in other sports shown on their channels, then the year's pass becomes cheaper (unless there are other offers available). Eurosport Player is available standalone or as an add-on channel in Amazon Prime Video.

Our calculations put the cost of watching tennis in 2021 at £100.84 (11 months Amazon Prime Video + 5 months Eurosport Player), no change from 2020.

Remember you’ll need a TV licence to watch Eurosport, the BBC and ITV in the UK, even online.