Tennis player Harris takes inspiration from Van Gerwen at UK Pro Classic

Billy Harris is having success currently at the UK Pro Classic tennis tournament but is taking inspiration from an unlikely source - Michael van Gerwen.

Harris took out one of Britain’s best Liam Broady in straight sets and the British No.41 described his darting talents which he gained during lockdown.

"I've got a dartboard in my house so I've been playing a lot of darts - I'm on about 45 180s since lockdown!" the 25-year-old said.

"I played a little bit before lockdown but I put in many hours on the board - it was a solid couple of hours, if not a few, a day.

"I watched the World Matchplay competition - I'm keen on the darts! Michael van Gerwen's probably my favourite player.

"Concentration is definitely a lesson we, as tennis players, can learn from darts players - getting that last treble is like match point for us! My quickest leg is a 12-darter, so I was happy with that.

"My tennis went downhill a bit but my darts level is sky high!"

Tennis player Harris takes inspiration from Van Gerwen at UK Pro Classic
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