Simon Whitlock chilled as ever and ticking along nicely
With the darts world moving so fast we took time out to have a coffee with Simon, to talk darts, life and what he does to relax.
The Premier League was tough this year what were your thoughts?
It’s an amazing event as the weeks roll on thick and fast.I got off to a poor start and never really pulled it back. Looking back I need to work on getting more consistency as the standard is so high out there. I don’t dwell on it, just working towards getting myself in for next year.
How have you settled in the UK?
I love it here and have always felt at home in the UK, the darts people are amazing and so passionate about it. I get too meet so many in all the exhibitions that I play.
Do you play to win in exhibitions?
(BIG SMILE) Yeah why not? I figure people want to feel what is like to at our level so I don’t hold back.
Where’s your favourite place in the UK?
Anywhere close to sea for me I guess as I love to have a fish when I can, as I find that very relaxing. It’s been a while since I’ve been out fishing, but I do love it.
How else do you relax?
Bit of TV, and the odd visit to the Casino
Are you a big stakes player??
Er nah not really I just use a nice little system that I’ve worked on and that’s great fun seeing if I can win from it.
What is the system and does it work?
It’s too long to explain, but I’ve had a few winds and few loses so on balance not bad I guess.
What about practice how are you fitting that in?
It all depends where we are and for what events, if I’ve got a few days at home then I’ll definitely practice. If Arron Monks about we have some good sessions, as he’s really keen which I like. Other than that I’ve got my routines that I mix up and use depending on what I feel needs the work.
What’s the plan for the rest of the year?
No real plan, but I just try to improve at every event and do my best to win.
Red Dragon’s thanks to Simon for taking time out of his busy schedule to have a chat.