Dartboard Setup – How to Hang a Dartboard

Dartboard Setup

Setting up a Dart Board in the right way can be complicated for beginners. There are many different things that you need to take care of while mounting a dartboard. For example, the distance from the board to the throw line, the height of a board, background, or wall where it will be mounted, and the position or angle of the board. Dartboard setup is easy but it is necessary to take these measurements precisely from a horizontal or diagonal direction.

Believe me; you can only hang a dartboard properly if you know the right height, instructions, and measurements. It will be quick and easier for you if you follow this guideline entirely. This article will make you learn the dimensions of a dartboard, set it uprightly, and some additional darts tips.


DartBoard Setup and Measurements

Before starting the dartboard setup, you need to know some measurements related to it. Please don’t skip this part; it is essential to understand the dimensions. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the wrong format on which you can’t play the game. First, we discuss the height of a dartboard.

Dartboard Height
There are generally two different kinds of dartboards: electronic dart board and steel tip board. For both, the height measurement is the same on international standards. The ideal regulation dartboard height is 5 feet 8 inches/ 1.73 m, from the ground to the center of the bull’s eye. The regulation dartboard refers to the full board, which is almost 17-3/4’’. From my personal experience, I recommend measuring the dartboard’s height first and then move on to the throwline.

Throw Line Distance (Horizontal)
Throwline is defined as a crossline or area where the player stands while throwing the darts or arrows. Throwline Distance is measured horizontally from the face of the board to the throwline face. The throwline distance is different for steel tip dartboard or soft tip dartboard. The steel tip dartboard’s distance is 7 ft 9 ¼ inch or 2.73 m, while the soft tip distance is approximately 8 ft or 2.44 m.

There are different styles of measuring the throw line distance. The most adopted method is to measure it from the dartboard’s face to the throwline front. You can also measure it from the wall and remove the board’s depth from it. It can also be measured by using a string dropped at the floor from the board’s face. Either way, you will get similar results if you perform it precisely.

Throwline Distance (Diagonal)
This is another way to measure throw line distance. The throwline distance measured diagonally also differs with two types of boards. The steel tip dartboard’s distance is 9 ft 7 3/8 inch or 2.93 m, while the soft tip distance is approximately 9 ft 9 ½ inch or 2.98 m.

To measure the distance diagonally, you need a person to hold the tape at the center of the dart’s board (bullseye). Now you can extend the measuring tape in a diagonal axis towards the throwline. In case if there is nobody to hold the tape, then use a Pro-Line tape for measurement. A dart can hold the Pro-Line tape in place.


How to Hang a Dartboard?

Mounting a Dartboard is all about giving good support to the board. The best way is to hang your board on a stud. It will provide maximum support and backing. Otherwise, you can also mount it on drywall, but for that, you need to afford heavy anchors that deliver maximum support.

When you purchase a dartboard, it comes with a U-shaped standard bracket. I found the metal brackets in sisal dart boards are the best, more supportive, and durable. Now, you have to hang it using these brackets. For this purpose, you need some basic tools like a screwdriver, a measuring tape, a marker or pencil, and a drill. Below, you get stepwise instructions to perform this task like a pro.

Step-By-Step Instructions
1. Mark the exact height from the ground on your wall that is 5 ft. 8 inches or 1.73 m. The bottom of the bracket should be at this point for perfect hanging.

2. Apply the mounting feet behind the boards by using stabilizer screws. A screwdriver will do it. Besides, if your boards have plastic spacers, then use a hammer for them. Please make sure the spacing between them is even in a triangle shape.

3 . After that, drive the middle screw into the hole (pre-drilled) and leave space for mounting the board on the bracket. With the use of mounting screws, install the bracket properly on the wall. In the end, place the board on the bracket, making sure that it is tight accurately. If your board is wobbling while mounted, then tighten the screws as required.



What do you put behind a dartboard?
It would be best if you put something behind a dartboard to protect your wall. Usually, wooden pellets, boards, or corks are used to shield the wall. However, you can also use Styrofoam, carpet, cloth pieces, towels, rope, cardboard, and insulation for this purpose.

Where should a dartboard be placed?
It would be best if you placed a dartboard at the height of 1.73 meters from the ground to the bullseye. This is a standard distance that is recognized on an international level. It remains the same for any kind of dartboard.

How much room do you need for a dartboard?
At a minimum, it is suggested to play darts in a 5 ft wide and 11 ft long room. I always suggest a large room for playing darts because there are many regulations like dartboard height. So, a spaced room would be convenient for players.


Final Verdict

Hanging a dartboard is a little tricky, but once you know the tips and measurements, it will become easier for you to set up your dartboard quickly. In this blog, all important points are covered, which help you mount a board in the right way. Before playing darts, make sure the board is not leaning or wobbling!

Happy Darts 🙂