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Preparing to Trade Tennis with Ryan Carruthers

Preparing to Trade Tennis with Ryan Carruthers

Martin Futter's picture
May 18, 2017

How do you prepare for trading tennis?

I like to go to the gym firstly, this lets me get any anger from the day or night before away so that I start each trading day clear. I then grab a coffee and start researching my chosen sport, the games that are on that day, the news around the teams, players… finding stats which stick out to me.

 

Can you give a brief explanation of your daily routine before you actually place your first trade?

Yes, it is actually a lot different to how people think, so my daily routine is that I get up, feed the cat then I go to the gym, I try to totally zone out in the gym and think only about what I am doing there, I try to not let my eyes be drawn to sky sports news!

I have an office which I trade from or sometimes I decide to do my morning routine in my favourite coffee shop. This now consists of me checking out the BTC stats and my saved filters for that day, I then have a list of potential trades which I narrow down by checking the team news. I then look through the tennis card and do the same, I look for players that I know a lot about (which these days is a fair few!) but I look at the prices and see if any look tasty, the way I trade tennis is in the first set so I am looking for players I know can start fast against players who sometimes struggle early doors.

I research the top 5 potential trades that stick out to me, then I have a plan saved on a document on my computer with the time of the trade and the notes I have made and my potential angle on that particular event.

It's now time to look through and see what time I need to be around to trade, I then spend some time reading around tennis and football and the NFL so I am up to date with the sports I trade, I spend some time taking on the community.

 

How do you choose when to trade? Is it a set time each day or does it depend on what is on?

It all depends on whether I feel I have found an angle on it, which comes from my research. I then watch the trades unfold from the start and see if it fits my criteria for entry I then get involved, its almost a robotic way of trading.

 

What sources or reference material do you refer to before placing a trade?

Betfair Trading Community Stats, Ratings and News - most of my info is now all in here!

Twitter

Tennis insight

My own notes on players

 

Do you have snacks and refreshments? If so what works best for you?

Coffee & Water

I drink a lot of water through out the day and always start the day with a coffee when doing my morning research.

 

Do you have a time limit on a session?

I don’t limit the session as such, I stick to my plan. I will stop trading though if for example I had 5 on my plan for that day and 3 took longer than usual I will stop then, I will only trade things that are on my plan.

 

What advice would you give anyone preparing to trade your sport?

Trading is fast and I know you think you’ve got to be involved but don't rush, I always get asked why I let both players have a serve each, simple if they both hold their serve then the SP hasn't really moved much and I get to see how both players have started, their body language etc… imagine if I backed a player and they dropped their serve and then couldn't break their opponent? I am now looking at a red straight into a trade and that could affect my mentality.

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