The young Dutch darter feels that his debut into this year’s Whyte & Mackay Premier Darts League has improved his dart game, despite some inconsistencies he suffered during the league’s progress.
“Even though I missed a lot of doubles in the Premier League I’ve been hitting them better in the other tournaments and I think I’m a better player now.”
“I enjoyed it very much. It’s hard with all the travelling but it has been a great experience and hopefully I’ll be back next year,” Klaasen remarked.
Although he missed out on the play-offs, the quick-fire ace feels his game has improved as a result of three months playing against the likes of Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld every week.
“I’m playing a lot better now,” said Klaasen. “In the Pro Tour events I’m a lot more consistent.
“I’ve qualified for the UK Open and now I’m concentrating on qualifying for the World Matchplay. I’ll be practising a lot and working hard to do that.
“For me, the Premier League was hard because I always practice a lot and with the travelling I can’t practice as much as before.
“Now the Premier League’s finished, I can practice every day and I think my darts will be better in the next few months.”
Klaasen finished seventh in the final Premier League table, but ended the season on a high with a 7-5 win over Mark Webster in their Challenge Match in Cardiff last week.
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