Petersen gives thoughts on Coronavirus lockdown in relation to improved form: "I think the stop came at the right time because I was at such a high"

Devon Petersen is one player who has been on form in 2020 with 'The African Warrior' impressing many with his brilliance especially on the ProTour (Players Championship) events earlier on this year.

As a result for Petersen, stopping darts suddenly due to the Coronavirus lockdown has it's good and bad parts but for the South African. He discussed in a recent interview, that while he remains ready, having the break away from the sport for a while, due to his upturn in form, is a help and not a hindrance.

"It's not the best situation obviously, but we make the best of a bad situation. I've been practising a lot, putting enough hours in on a daily basis. The online darts is taking off so we get a lot of online requests to play, and you can actually play anyone and everyone at different levels." said Petersen to Darts Around the Globe Podcast.

"In the beginning, it was like that because it was so uncertain. Everyone was saying September is when we're going to return. I went through a few weeks of not putting in solid practice, but now I'm practising and think I'm playing next week. So just staying mentally focused all the time and just making sure I'm mentally prepared."

Changing equipment and thoughts on the break

Like alluded to for the South African, he is pleased of sorts with the break but spoke about his improved form and said it is down to another factor: a change in equipment.

"The consistency of form has started in 2020 and also playing ton averages are getting noticed by many people. I know that this has been in the works for the past two years. I've been practising well, but not putting it into the game.

Fortunately for me, with my new sponsorship with Trinidad and Condor, the equipment has elevated my ability. It is now coming to show my form basically. I think the stop came at the right time because I was at such a high and I had to comprehend what was happening, and make sure my level of consistency was maintained.

I can kind of hone my skills and get used to playing at that level consistently."

Petersen gives thoughts on Coronavirus lockdown in relation to improved form:
Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

0 Comments

Most read

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

Full ITV 4 TV Guide for the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Petersen dumps out Van Gerwen with brilliant whitewash win in PDC Autumn Series Day Four

Devon Petersen is the first player through to the Last 16 at PDC Autumn Series Day Four at the expense of yesterday's champio...

Challenge Tour leader Mitchell takes aim at PDC World Championship debut: "I want to be one of those guys who has played at both"

Scott Mitchell will head into a busy period when darts restarts again with the PDC Autumn Series followed by the conclusion o...

Read more

Just in

Lewis decides to "step away" from darts temporarily after PDC Autumn Series withdrawals

Jamie Lewis has decided to step away from darts temporarily after he withdrew from the last few days of the PDC Autumn Series...

UKDA CEO Colin Savage on new era of county darts: "As each team moved and more and more declared for UKDA, there was always going to be a tipping point"

The United Kingdom Darts Association took over the running of the county system after all former BDO counties were announced...

Price targeting World Number One spot: "If I play my best game then I am the best player in the world"

Gerwyn Price heads into the World Series of Darts Finals full of confidence after a brilliant five days at the PDC Autumn Ser...

Top ten highest averages during PDC Autumn Series: Clayton and Cullen lead the way

During the PDC Autumn Series, three averages of 110+ were thrown showing the insane standard as of late. The highest went to...

Fantasy World Series of Darts Finals: At least 277 GBP in prizes

The calendar for Autumn in the PDC is jam-packed with big TV tournaments. This includes the Grand Slam of Darts, the Premier...

Read more