How Professional Players Play Darts|9 Actionable Tips

how professional player play darts

Most of the fans are mainly concerned with their high scores and technical movements. This is really natural, so let’s analyze the technical actions that professional dart players follow when they play darts.

How Professional Players Play Darts? Pro Player Playing Rules:

#1. Standing Posture

The position of most professional players is very stable, and the station is fixed. The reason is very simple. Is it easy to hit a target on the move, or is it easy to hit a target from a fixed position? The answer is undoubtedly the latter.

#2. With the Wave

Although the world players have different standing postures, darts, and swings, they are very similar and stable after the darts are shot. The arms are straight, and the fingers are naturally extended to the target. And keep it for a while.

#3. Station Movement

Do they often adjust their positions when playing different zones? The answer is no; most of the players just adjust the orientation and pitch angles with the waist as the axis. Unless the previous dart on the dartboard blocks the flight path, and then a specific target must be cast (such as when doubled and adjusted), the position will be moved.

#4. Psychological Problem

I think it is more technical than what we need to learn from professional players. These things are the most lacking of our domestic players. Mastering them is the most helpful to improve their overall level.

If you only look at their appearance, can you tell if they are leading or falling behind in the game? You may not be able to do it. Professional players are qualified for their professionalism because they have a high level of professionalism.

They can maintain a calm mind during the game and maintain a high level of concentration for a long time. They don’t look complacent; they don’t look downcast and angry (Alan Warriner didn’t shake hands with Phil Taylor after the game is a rare exception).

Have you seen them swearing? Have you seen them throwing darts on the plate after the darts? They have been deeply embedded in long-term training and competition. That is, never let you. Your opponent sees your emotions, especially when you are depressed, always acting like a winner.

They know that if you behave like a winner, you will often become a winner. World-class athletes in many sports recognize this view. Under the same conditions, 95% of the competition is a test of the willpower of the person, and the outcome is between the line of strong willpower.

Your calm, confident expression and your smile are more deterrents than revealing your anger and frustration. Iceman Alan Warriner has had a situation of demeanor, but he is still very good at keeping calm. When he throws a dissatisfied dart, he just gently licks his mouth.

The opponent behind him is invisible. We can also cite tennis player Sampras, table tennis player Waldner, and Indonesian badminton star Wang Shixian who always smiles.

#5. Etiquette

Professional athletes pay attention to their demeanor and public image. They will warmly shake hands with their opponents and referees before and after the game. The winner of the game will say something to comfort and praise, and the losing party will also congratulate the other party.

When the player pulls the dart from the dartboard and walks back, he usually retreats from the side to the rear, instead of going to the opponent who is aiming. When one side throws a dart, the other side will retreat 60 cm away from the other side, stand quietly, and never make a sound or observe the score of the other side.

#6. Customary Action

Many players have their own unique habits. Most players will sort out the darts in their hands when they are pulling out the darts or going to the throwing line. They will arrange them neatly and feel the looseness of the darts and the darts.

Professional players also know how to use habitual movements to relax and reduce stress actively. When the darts are not well voted or at the crucial moment of the game, they will encourage themselves to speak to themselves.

Judging from the mouth, they most often recite “Come on!”, Chinese means to cheer. Some players will try to motivate themselves when they go to the dartboard. Some players also have the habit of looking down at the darts in their hands or drinking saliva.

Peter Manley will also do chest expansion exercises during the game. Psychology’s interpretation of habitual movements is: “Habitual work is a fixed practice that you deliberately take in order to clear the distracting thoughts in your mind.”

The best way for professional players to understand the negative attitudes in their minds in the game is to replace them with self-confidence and positive attitudes. Everyone must learn to abandon such things as, “I can’t do it?” “I lost today,” “I can’t beat it,” “What if I don’t hit it,” and so on. Negative thoughts.

Instead, use the following positive thoughts to occupy your mind, such as “I will win,” “I can hit,” “This double is tempered.” These positive thoughts will enter your subconscious mind and help to overcome negative thoughts.

In the game, if you are afraid of losing, you will lose most of them. If you believe that you will win, you will always win. I noticed that at the 2nd National Darts Open, some players have consciously used some habitual actions to ease their nervousness and concentration, such as deep breathing (this is undoubtedly the easiest and most economical practice).

Expand your chest and do squats. What we should note is that we can completely imitate some of the habitual actions of others or use our own habits in the game. Still, more importantly, the habits should not be used only in important games but should be integrated into your — going in the usual training.

#7. Equipment Uses

Professional darts are not all expensive darts; they use the darts that suit them. According to the Best Product Review, the weight of the darts they use is light, generally between 18 grams and 22 grams, because they need responsive darts.

However, for most darts’ enthusiasts, very light darts are not suitable because they are more difficult to control. Professional players mostly use drop-shaped or small pear-shaped tails because their darts are concentrated, and the small tails reduce mutual interference.

#8. Rhythm and Strategy

Professional players can always maintain a steady rhythm between the 3 darts in the game, whether he is trying to use the 3 darts to cast 180, or a dart and a partition to collect 141 points.

Of course, they occasionally have some pauses, which is often when they feel bad, they stop the bad feelings by a pause, and actively adjust.

The dart’s movement is very particular about the consistency and consistency of technical movements, which is guaranteed by a good rhythm. A common problem for amateurs is that after entering the range of 170 points, each dart must stop and count the score.

Even players with certain scoring ability often need to stop and recalculate the score because they have not invested in the triple-zone or single division that they want. As a result, their rhythm is completely disrupted, and the sense of dart is destroyed. At the end of the game, there are many low scores.

Therefore, we say that the ability to count is also a very important strategy. A good strategy will bring a good rhythm to the game. With a good rhythm, the accuracy will increase, and your self-confidence will be enhanced. Therefore, we say that the ability to count cannot be ignored; it is related to accuracy and psychological factors and is called the three major elements of darts.

How does the professional player’s scoring ability improve? The calculation of the score is not exact for the professional player. Phil Taylor said that his high score is not calculated, but a natural conditional reflection.

For example, 125 points, the conditioned reflex for professional players, is SB, T20, D20, or DB, T15, D20. They face high scores during the game, not a dart and a dart, but a combination of partitions. The main training method they usually use is the training of 3 darts. It is to use 3 darts to end a specific score.

If you complete a score, you will receive a score. Taylor is from 61 to 131, and Peter Iverson is from 2 to 100. Of course, they are not the triple-zone that can always hit that hope. They also have to hit the single or partial to other divisions. If the first dart hits T4 in 86 points, they will face the problem of 2 points and 74 points. Through years of training, they are familiar with the combination of various scores.

If you can’t reach the level of professional scores at the moment, we can take a step back and ask everyone to calculate the combination of scores (determine your strategy) before going to the throw line, instead of holding a look at it.

#9. Game

What is the concept of the first time? This is not only asking you to play in the triple-zone but also how to hit the single zone, even how to play in the adjacent zone. If you have 102 points left, there are 3 darts in hand, you first decide to play T20, 42 points left, hit S10, receive D16 (bias to S6, play D18); also think about it, if you only hit S20, left 82 To play T14, receive D20 (or DB, receive D16); if the first dart is biased to S5, the remaining 97, hit T19, receive D20 (the second dart hits S19, then hit T18, for the next round of 24 If you are biased to S1, hit T17 and close the DB (the second dart hits S17, then hit T20 or T16, leaving 24 or 36 points for the next round).

The importance of the strategy is reflected in the retention of the final stage of the game and the double. Professional players will start paying attention to the score within 300 minutes, and they will make sure that they leave a score for the next round that can end with 3 darts. You rarely see them moving their own very annoying scores like 168, 163, 159, and so on.

If such a score appears, it is often because the previous round score is more than 300 points, they scored 180 points. At the end of the high score, they always choose the most reasonable, smoothest, and safest way to play. The most typical score is 126 points. They don’t want to play T20 because it is an even number. Instead, they want to choose T19.

The reason is that even if the first dart only hits S19 and has 107 left, they still use the rest. 2 darts to end the game (T19, DB). And playing T20, if not, this round has no chance of victory. In the remaining 60 points, they will definitely choose a single safe zone, leaving 50 points, and then rushed to the DB.

Because the game between the masters, the outcome is only between a few miles, you do not receive 126 points left, and the opponent may receive his 136 points. The principle of winning is that if you have the chance to end, you must give yourself a chance and then go to it.

Final Word

Watch the game as much as possible, observe carefully, don’t imagine that you can quickly reach the level of 3 darts above 100 or the end of 501 with 9 darts like a professional player, but you can learn and master their way of thinking. Imitate their posture and do the pie.

They used to be amateurs like you. Then, how professional players play darts? They just practiced for a longer time and had more experience. In your next game, let yourself behave like Phil Taylor, with the conviction of victory, as cool as Alan Warriner, like the prince Rod Harrington, like Smith. Brown is as easy and natural as I know, you can do it!


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