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About Tumbling

Imagine performing breathtaking somersaults, flips and twists – and linking them together, one right after the other. With tumbling gymnastics, you can feel the whole is world rotating around you.

If you already love doing somersaults or cartwheels, you’ll find tumbling really easy to get into – whatever age you are. You’ll start by learning how it feels to perform simple tricks on a sprung runway. Then, as your technique and confidence grows, you’ll learn to perform amazing sequences of flips and twists. If you get a kick out of competing, there are contests for every age group from child to adult. Of course, if you want to tumble just for fun, go for it!

And when you’ve finish thundering down the runway, perhaps after your fifth backflip in a row, that’s when the crowd goes crazy.

If you’ve already got a bit of gymnastics experience, it’s easy to get started with tumbling (not to mention a whole lot of fun). Ready to become a tumbler? Our clubs which offer tumbling provide a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. Gymnastics can be adapted to be inclusive for everyone, regardless of your ability.

The Tumbling Technical Panel are:

Competition Lead: Shelley Pace

Judging Lead:

Discipline Representative: Joy Sumner

National Coach: Rob Owen

Staff Lead: Performance Team Member

Contact the Technical Panel on:

Helpful Information

Competition Handbook

FIG Code of Points

British Gymnastics

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