How to get started in darts

Darts is a game that is incredibly easy and cheap to take up. If you walk in to almost any pub, there will be a dartboard waiting to be used, and often someone willing to show you how to use it. However, if you want to play darts to a relatively high standard then it may be necessary to get involved with some clubs or organisations, to help put you on the right path. Find out where the nearest darts club to you is located at These organisations will be able to provide you with details of leagues and competitions. It is not common to use a coach when learning to play darts as it is primarily a self taught game, but these clubs may be able to offer some classes or tips on how to play to help your progress.

If you are about to buy your first set of darts, make sure you follow the rules for getting the right weight. Another hint for beginners is to use brass darts, as they are cheaper and easier to handle. Also, ensure that your dartboard and darts are compatible.