In this singular post on darts, I want to give my opinion on whether darts is a sport or just a game. From my 5-part guide series on darts for beginners, it is pretty obvious that I regard darts as a sport. But I can understand why some people are still sceptical about this. Professional … Continue reading Sport or game: Where does darts fit in?
In this 5th and final part of my beginner's guide to playing darts, I will address a big issue that many players wonder about: How do I get better? The 2 parts to address in this matter are mechanical skill and passion. The drive to become a better player has kept me interested in darts … Continue reading Darts: Becoming a better player
If you are like me and play in inter-society leagues and competitions, you will quickly realise that your mindset is the most important key to success. I am currently playing for University of Manchester in the NUDL West league and have participated in 2 UDUK (University Darts UK) Big Weekenders, which is the biggest annual … Continue reading Darts: Psychology
501 is the standard format used in darts tournaments. You will be playing this dart game most of the time, whether for leisure or in competition. For players that are just starting out in 501, these are some general tips that you will want to consider: 1) Focus on hitting your favourite treble Most people … Continue reading Darts: 501 strategy
The throwing technique is the most important aspect of darts. Everyone will eventually develop their own throwing style with time, but some basic fundamentals of a good throwing technique remain the same. I will suggest a very basic technique for beginner players, which I still use to this day and have great success with. The … Continue reading Darts: Throwing technique
Welcome to my beginner’s guide on darts! I have been playing darts for 7 years and am currently part of the University of Manchester Darts society. Although I will not consider myself to be anywhere near a semi-pro level, I believe I have enough knowledge to impart to beginner players and get you interested in … Continue reading Darts: Beginner’s guide to getting started