Trampoline Gymnastics is a relative newcomer to the gymnastic family but has a very rich and proud tradition in the UK. It is a spectacular sport that can see a world-class trampolinist reach heights of 10 metres whilst performing multiple somersaults and twists.
As well as being a sport in its own right, Trampoline Gymnastics is widely recognised as a training tool for many other gymnastic disciplines and sports such as diving and freestyle skiing. Trampoline Gymnastics embodies courage and elegance. The sport requires precise technique and perfect body control, leaving with very little margin for error.
Everyone dreams of flying. Trampoline Gymnastics takes you about as close to flying, without the need for a motor. Seen as a reflection of man's desire to defy gravity, early civilisations devised various methods of sending a person into the air, such as using outstretched animal skins to throw them up and safely catch them on their descent. Circuses have used a number of methods to propel performers into the air for a variety of somersaults but it was not until George Nissen invented the trampoline, that the sport took off.
Trampoline Gymnastics in the UK, encompasses two very distinct categories of competition; Trampoline (individual or synchronised) and Double Mini Trampoline (DMT).