Dart is a sport in which darts are thrown at a circular board, called the dart board.
It is a game with a set of rules and is recognised world over. The game was traditionally played in the United Kingdom. It is a famous sport in the Netherlands, Ireland, Scandinavian countries, United States and Canada.
With the increasing popularity of the sport, the numbers of dart players around the world have increased. Dart players from various countries represent the sport at a world level.
The main aim of the sport of darts is to hit at the target. The following skills are required by dart players:
- Knowledge of the rules of the game.
- Enthusiasm to learn and improve.
- Ability to play under stress.
- Passionate about the game.
- Calculative skills.
In addition to the above, dart players must be open to the idea of training so that they can improve their abilities in the sport.
Who are good dart players?
Professional and good dart players are those who:
- Practice the sport regularly.
- Deliver darts smoothly and at the exact position.
- Can play comfortably and in form for most of the times.
- Can retain their posture and balance while throwing darts.
- Can confidently focus on the game.
- Can maintain sensitive and constant grip.
- Know the equipment of the game well enough.
- Have enough knowledge about the rules of the game.
- Have enough stamina to play for long hours.
- Can continuously concentrate on the game.
- Can counter attack pressure.
- Can build muscle memory.
Dart players must always be physically and mentally fit. They must not reinforce bad habits. Alcohol and caffeine can adversely affect the game and so dart players must stay away from these. Dart players must not play more as it is a cause for fatigue and can affect the mental balance and results in a bad throw. Dart players must periodically review their performance to improve it if necessary.
While playing, dart players must keep in mind that they represent a recognised sport and need to keep up the respect and popularity of the game. In addition they must strive for attaining high acclaim for the game.