Be the Master of Your Grip: A video demonstrating different tips and how grip changes your dart game


When you're just beginning to play darts, it's important to work on your grip. It will affect where the dart lands and how comfortable you are as you throw. A good grip makes all the difference in the world between feeling like you're throwing aimlessly at a wall versus feeling like you can conquer the world with your dart-throwing skills. So, how do you find that perfect grip?


Here are some things to think about when creating your own personal grip:

  • Hold your dart with three fingers for now (you can add less/more later). They should be positioned towards the back of the barrel. The pressure of these fingers should be firm, but not so firm that they're crushing the barrel of your dart.

  • Be sure to maintain a loose wrist while throwing; let your arm move freely instead of tightening up and restricting yourself. Your shoulder and elbow should remain fairly still as well—if they're moving forward or backward too much, it means that your hand is compensating by trying to overcompensate for those movements, which is what changes where your dart's going to land on the board!

There are many types of grip techniques. Some people think that the way in which you hold the dart is a matter of preference and comfort. However, there are some things you should know about how to grip your dart if you want to improve your game and score more points.


One of the most common grips is known as the "pencil grip." This requires that you use three fingers (or two fingers and a thumb) to control your darts while they're still attached to a flight or on their shafts. Sometimes, this means holding them below the barrel, but at other times it means holding them by their flights. Many people find that this works well because it allows for flexibility when throwing these precision-based weapons.


While "pencil grip" is commonly used, it's also essential to keep in mind that every person is different. Some people have longer or shorter fingers than others and some may have stiffer joints. Do not worry about trying to imitate other's techniques exactly; do what feels good for you and lets you throw comfortably.


You can watch the video for more information! If you think this is helpful to you, do help to share around with your friends who might be starting out playing darts recently!