12 year old Lewis Mayes has been playing darts since the age of 2. He became involved as his grandad and dad both play for a local club. Lewis is currently playing within his local area, Durham County, Super League and under 18 England Squad. Lewis spends most nights training and competing on weekends. This has been successful for Lewis as he is currently ranked 8th in England for the under 18 category.
Lewis has a short term goal to win the Youth Darts World Cup by the age of 18 years old and his long term goal is to be the World Champion by the age of 25 years old. He believes this can be done by having a supportive family and continuing to compete at a high level. His inspirations are Phil Taylor and Leighton Bennett; one day he would like to be as successful as both professional dart players.
Lewis said: “I am really happy that I am able to play darts. I really want to achieve good things in my career. The teachers are always asking how I am doing and support me. We have even set up a darts club.”
Teacher Miss Coulson added: “Lewis has a very good attitude towards PE and is always informing me about his darts successes. So we both decided to start an after-school darts club. We have a large number of students who attend and are really engaging in the sport. This is a massive contribution to Lewis’ passion towards darts. I’m sure Lewis will make massive progress in his darts career.”