How to get better at darts


If you want to be good at darts, you need to know how to throw the dart. To start, make sure your stance is upright and balanced. Bend at the knees, not at the waist; this will give you better control over how far forward or backward you send your target. Follow through with your arm after letting go of the dart so that it maintains its speed and momentum toward its destination on the board. And finally—and most importantly—practice! You can’t expect to hit bullseyes every time if you haven’t spent enough time learning how to throw correctly in the first place

Start with the basics.

One of the most common mistakes players make when they're learning to play darts is trying to do too much at once. You can't expect to get good at any sport overnight, and darts is no exception. The best way to improve your game is by focusing on one thing at a time, such as throwing and aiming separately from each other or even just focusing on one component of throwing like balance and form.

Start with the basics: learning how to grip a dart properly, hold it correctly before release, aim accurately at the target (known as “leads” in professional circles), then finally release smoothly without wasting any energy or movement in unnecessary movements that could throw off your aim and cause you miss even if you shoot perfectly!

It's also important not only practice but also record your progress so that you can see how far you've come along with practice over time as well as set goals for future improvement - especially when you start getting better!

Stand straight, bend at the knees.

You should never lean forward or backward. You should never stand sideways, and you shouldn't bend at the waist.

It's easy to think that leaning forward will help you get better aim with your darts, but it only makes it more difficult for you to throw them straight. By standing straight, you can focus on throwing straight instead of fiddling around with what feels like an awkward stance.

This also applies if you're having trouble hitting targets on one side rather than another (e.g., left vs right). If so, it's probably not due to your stance being wrong; instead it's more likely because your brain hasn't yet figured out how to process where exactly things are in space around yourself so that it can adjust accordingly when aiming at them (a skill called proprioception which takes time to develop).

Follow through

In order to be a successful darts player, you must understand the importance of following through. This is the final part of your throw and it helps you to keep your aim steady throughout. Follow through also helps to prevent wrist strain and is a natural part of throwing a dart.

For example, let's say that we're playing cricket (which I know nothing about). If you try batting without following through, then there's no way that ball will get anywhere near where you want it to go!

Find which type of grip works for you.

This is an important step that's often overlooked. The way you grip the dart will determine how well you can throw it, so finding the right grip for your body is essential if you want to get better at playing darts. There are three main ways of holding a dart:

  • Overhand or underhand (not always used with either hand). This is the most common way of gripping a dart, and probably what comes to mind when people think about how they hold their darts. It involves putting your thumb on top of the shaft and wrapping your fingers around it, then placing one or two additional fingers on top of those and gripping tightly with all four digits (if using just one finger instead of two, it should be placed at least halfway up).
  • Two-handed overhand grip. This type requires both hands to hold onto one set of darts; each hand grips one end of the shafts together like in an overhand hold but closer together so that there's no space between them in order for them not slip out from between your fingers when you throw them toward the board! Be careful though because this method offers less stability than other options so only use it if necessary (e.g., when playing professionally).

Learn how to hit specific sections of the board.

Learning how to hit specific sections of the board can help you win games and become a better player. For example, if you're aiming for double 20, keep in mind that it's not a very hard section of the board. If you aim slightly above center, your dart will fall into its target area with ease.

The same goes for treble 20—if you miss your intended target by a few centimeters after releasing your shot, there's still a good chance that the dart will land somewhere near treble 20 (maybe even closer). This means that if you're able to throw consistently well when aiming for this area, then hitting it will be easier than hitting triple 20 or double 10.


Once you’ve mastered the basics of aiming and throwing, it’s time to move on to more advanced techniques. Try hitting certain sections of the board, like the outer ring or inner bullseye. Mastering these shots will help you gain confidence when starting off with different games. And remember: practice makes perfect!

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