So you’re thinking about taking up darts as a new hobby, or perhaps you know someone who is. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find out everything you need to get started and be able to get it all from one place? Thanks to our passion for the sport and our extensive catalogue of darts equipment, we can provide you with everything you need for a beginners darts set. Whether you’re buying as a gift, or treating yourself, please read on for our expert advice on the essentials you’ll need to get started as a darts player.
When choosing darts as a beginner, it's important to consider the weight and style of the dart. The weight of the dart should be comfortable for you to hold and throw, with heavier darts being more stable but requiring more force to throw. For beginners, a weight between 22-26 grams is generally recommended. The style of the dart can also impact your throwing technique, with straight darts usually being easier for beginners to control.
You will also have to consider the type of board you are going to use, so you know whether to choose steel tip or soft tip darts.
Finally, it's important to consider the quality of the dart, as cheaper options may not be as durable or accurate. By taking these factors into account, you can select the perfect darts set to start your journey into the game.
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When choosing a dartboard, there are a few important factors to consider. First and foremost, it's important to choose a board made from high-quality materials that can withstand regular use. A bristle board is a popular choice for beginners, as it is durable and offers a traditional feel, but remember, you will need steel tip darts if you play with a traditional bristle board and soft tip darts if you choose an electronic board.
Additionally, it's important to choose a dartboard with clear markings and a visible bullseye to help you improve your accuracy.
Finally, it's a good idea to choose a board that is regulation size and a standard design, as this will help you get used to the standard dimensions of the game and positioning of the numbers. There are many regional variations of dartboard available, but these might be confusing to a beginner as they have different numbering systems.
Once you have bought your board, follow our tips for the perfect dartboard set up!
If you’re new to the game of darts you might be mesmerised by the sheer volume of darts accessories that are available. From practice plans to help you improve your game to tools to replace your points and flights in every shape, size and colour, there certainly are a lot of things to consider! Rather than getting too bogged down with all the possibilities, it’s best to just invest in the most essential darts equipment to begin with and then you can add to this as you go along and get a better understanding of your game.
We’d recommend adding the following accessories to your beginners darts set:
- Flights - the shape of the flights you choose can impact the flight of the dart, with larger flights providing more stability but potentially sacrificing speed. It may be best to start with standard shaped flights and then experiment with different types of flights to find what works best for your throwing style and preferences.
- Darts case - this is really important if you’ll be taking your darts out and about with you to play elsewhere, as it helps to protect them from damage. A case or wallet is a good idea even if you're only going to be practising darts at home as it keeps your darts sets safe in one place.
- Darts scorer - unless you enjoy mental maths or have invested in a dartboard cabinet with chalkboards to keep score, you might find an electronic scorer the easiest option. Electronic darts scorers make it easy to keep score for each set and leg as well as enabling you to look back on previous scores and work out your average. Click here to find out more about choosing an electronic darts scorer.
- Dartboard surround - if you don’t want holes in your walls a dartboard surround is a prudent purchase. A surround provides a wider area around the board to deflect stray darts, preventing both them and your walls from damage. Click here to find out whether you need a dartboard surround.
Darts clothing might sound like something only the pros wear, but you’d be surprised by how many people feel more confident and comfortable when playing in a darts shirt. Opting for a shirt that is flexible, breathable and has pockets for your darts and flights can help you to play at your best. You can even opt to customise your shirt with your name or nickname.
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Start assembling your beginners darts set
By now, you should have everything you need for the perfect beginners darts set. From the darts you’ll practise throwing with, to the accessories you’ll need to improve your game and the clothing you’ll wear to give you the confidence and movement to play at your best.
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