How to Win at Darts – Tips from Pros
Because learning everything on our own is often hard and requires more effort to be put into research than into the process of learning, people often result to finding good teachers. Today, that is as simple as opening YouTube and looking up what you want to find. Unless there is absolutely nothing on the topic you are interested in, you have to actually dig deeper and find professionals.
For some sports, like darts, professionals can easily teach others how to get better at throwing and playing darts, because of the game’s nature. It is easy enough to practice if you have a dartboard and if you have darts. The only thing required are the tips and some good will. The latter, you will have to find on your own, for we will provide you with the tips.
Learn the Rules
Professionals do not get there by breaking the rules, even though it happens from time to time, but those rules are often about behavior, rather than how to play a certain game, Whichever darts you want to play, you should get familiar with the rules, otherwise, you will miss out on how to win. Not all darts games are played the same and they definitely do not have the same win conditions. So without knowing the rules, you might go for some throws which are not the correct ones, and even if you hit the targets you were aiming at, you might not win. Rules are important, and professionals know them, though they do sometimes (intentionally) break them.
This is the most obvious tip of them all, and without anything which should be added, other than consistency. People often look for magic pill solutions, and consistency seems to go over their head as a tip. Practicing for four hours a day instead of doing 3 hours of research and 1 hour of practice will have different results. Let’s say the the former should net you better results. Sure, asking someone for advice, like whether your throws are good enough, is encouraged. Wasting time on research is time gone which you could have spent throwing darts and working on your posture.
Find the Right Posture
This does not mean search until you find the magical posture which will get you wins. This means that you should find the posture which is the most comfortable one for you. Like with any sport, one can get injured playing darts. A couple of bad throws and you might injure your arm or wrist. In order to avoid that, a posture which doesn’t hurt you at all is encouraged. Some people stand a bit to the side, some completely while others face the target head on. You choose the posture which suits you the best, but please remember to practice throwing whichever one you choose.
No matter how you decide to approach darts, you should remember the essentials: the rules and to practice throwing. The rest will come into its own if you are consistent enough.