May 2023 Sport Preview

30 April 2023 |

May 2023 is packed with so many sport events that there is surely something for everyone. From the HSBC’s 7’s, Kentucky Derby, French Open and lets not forget about all the football and rugby happening out there. In the April 2023 Sport Preview we covered the Women’s TikTok Six Nations, The Masters, 2 Oceans and Snooker World Champs.

Therefore, we cover every major sporting event for the month as well as some important details about ongoing events in our May 2023 Sport Preview. So, let’s take a look at what is upcoming.

Ongoing Sport Events

  • May sees the final rounds of the HSBC 7’s in Toulouse on 12-14 May 2023 for the Men & Women Teams. And lastly in London on 20-21 May 2023 for Men’s Teams only. For more details have a look at our HSBC 7’s 2023 article.
  • The F1 will see racing in Miami, Italy and Monaco respectively in May. Therefore have a look at our F1 Racing Calendar 2023. Here you will see the racing dates and bookies with the best promos on offer.

IC South Africa – Legends Trophy 2023

The International Tennis Federation of South Africa is honouring South African tennis heroes with “The Legends Trophy”. This is as part of its 70th anniversary celebration event. South Africa will now hold this event in Sun City from May 1–5, 2023, instead of in 2020. Having to reschedule this twice will surely have been worth the wait and the arranging committee’s effort. and PalaceBet have some great Tennis promos so be sure have a look at these two bookies.

Kentucky Derby

The 2023 Kentucky Derby will take place May 6 in Louisville, Kentucky. The female horses race takes place on 5 May, the Kentucky Oaks. Furthermore it’s a 2 week long festival of races.

Giro d’italia

The 2023 Giro will start in Ortona and end in Rome from 6 to 28 May. There will be three Individual time trial stages and 6 stages longer than 200km. So have a look at our Giro d’italia 2021 article to see what to expect and some history on this great cycle event.

Womens FA cup Final 2023

At the iconic Wembley Stadium, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final promises to be another another spectacular and can’t-miss event in the women’s domestic calendar. This season’s Women’s FA Cup final will be on Sunday 14 May 2023.

British Basketball play offs

The famous British Basketball Play-off Finals, one of the biggest events in British Basketball, will once again take place at The O2, London, on Sunday, May 14, 2023. One of the most prestigious and unique trophies offered by the sport will be awarded in the Play-off Finals, where the two best teams from the elite men’s and women’s British Basketball League will compete for the final piece of silverware offered throughout the 2022–23 BBL & WBBL seasons.

US PGA champs

The PGA Championship returns to historic Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York in 2023. Tournament is from 18 May – 21 May. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka each are looking for their third wins in golf’s second major.

Heineken Championship Cup Final

The two championship games, which are the pinnacle of top-tier European club rugby, will be played in the Irish capital on May 19 and 20, 2023. Dublin will host Europe’s best club rugby competition for the fourth time, following  1999, 2003, and 2013. For the best Rugby Betting sites have a look at Gbets, 10bet, betcoza or Supabets.

Also have a look at our 2023 Rugby Wrap article to see how the International Rugby Teams have performed so far this season.

UK Open Pool Champs

2023 UK Open Pool Championship will be held from May 30-June 4 at the Copper Box Arena, London. Joshua Filler won the 2022 UK Open Pool Championship at the Copper Box Arena. This was after beating Francisco Sanchez Ruiz in the final last year.

ISA World surfing games

The 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games will be taking place from May 30 to June 7, 2023 in El Sunzal/La Bocana. This will also be the Key Stop on Qualification For the Paris 2024 Olympics. The four top ranked surfers by continent for each gender will qualify 1 place each by name.

Indy 500

The 107th Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on Sunday, May 28, 2023. The Indianapolis 500, formally the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, is a yearly auto race. Which is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States.

Table Tennis Champs

The 57th edition of the world championships in table tennis will take place in Durban, South Africa on 20 May 2023. In 1939 the Championship took place in Egypt. Therefore this will be the first similar event to be hosted in Africa.

French Open

The 2023 French Open is from 28 May to 11 June 2023 in Paris, France. This year you will see in the Men’s the likes of Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas to just name a few. As for the Women competing there will be Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina, Jessica Pegula. And last but not least Maria Sakkari. Have a look at our detailed article on who to watch out for in the 2023 French Open.

EUFA Europa League Final

The final match of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League, the 52nd season of UEFA’s secondary club football tournament in Europe, will be the 2023 UEFA Europa League Final. Also this will take place on 31 May 2023 at Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Into the 5th month of the year, be sure to add our May 2023 Sport Preview to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of May for the June 2023 Sport Preview!

The best South African betting sites provide a huge selection of live betting options and betting markets. As a result, we hope that this May 2023 Sport Preview will help you plan your favourite sports. So check out our comprehensive reviews of the best sportsbooks in South Africa. There are numerous betting promotions and incentives available.

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