Welcome to Tekne Gymnastics

 

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At Tekne Gymnastics we understand how early physical training has a proven impact on children’s development. It is our aim to teach in a fun, safe and nurturing environment that promotes confident, happy, young athletes. We take our craft very seriously as we know this is a really important time for our pupils.

 All our coaches are British gymnastics qualified and DBS checked. Our head coach Des Aspill, has taught for over twenty years and is committed to providing a quality course of gymnastics encompassing general gymnastics. We are currently teaching in many schools in the Hampstead and Camden area. Every year we come together to participate in our Tekne Festival, held at South Hampstead High School, giving our gymnasts the opportunity to develop an insight into a gymnastics competition.

British Gymnastics membership number: 80552

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Who We Are

Our team is made up of professional tumblers,choreographers as well as trampoline and gymnastics experts. Through fun, children are encouraged to go through a series of foundational levels as they learn to strengthen their skills and sharpen their talents. We have trampolines, an inflatable tumble track, various soft play gymnastics floors to practice key skills like cartwheels, round-offs, handstands, back walkovers, back handsprings, vaulting, bars, beam and more!

Summer Camp

Tekne Summer Camp

We will be running our Summer camp from July 30th - August 3rd and August 28th - 31st, 2018 at Haverstock School

Our team is made up of professional tumblers, choreographers as well as trampoline and gymnastics experts. The sessions are well structured and the children will learn a large amount in this comprehensive week.  Through fun, children are encouraged to go through a series of foundational levels as they learn to strengthen their skills and sharpen their talents.

 We have trampolines, an inflatable tumble track, various soft play gymnastics floors to practice key skills like cartwheels, round-offs, handstands, back walkovers, back handsprings, vaulting, bars, beam and more!

 If you have a budding gymnast stuck on a move, this is a great way to get them to advance or if you have a bouncing monkey at home who has never done gymnastics before this is a really fun introduction to the sport.

 With games and challenges for all abilities, this holiday camp welcomes children at all levels from 3yrs to 16yrs old.

 Contact Susi on 07972 591077 or susi@teknegymnastics.com for more information.

Summer Term 2018

We have classified our classes as follows: Tumblies, Springers, Bouncers (Beginners), Bouncers (Intermediate), Bouncers (Advanced), Jumpers, Jumpers and Twisters, all classes are based more on ability than age, so please contact Susi for more information. All our gymnasts are assessed at regular intervals and as their abilities develop, they will have the opportunity to move on to the next class.

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Tumblies (Age 3 & 4)

These are our infant beginner classes where we teach through stories, songs, and games and is a really fun lesson where we start the structure of training. 

Springers (Age 4 & 5)

Our Tumblies progress to our Springers class once they have started mastering the basic gymnastics moves, again turn taking and fun interaction feature strongly in this class as do mastering progressions for gymnastics moves.

 
Bouncers (Beginners) (Age 6+) 

The stretches and progressions for moves are more obvious. Experience with apparatus has a strong part to play. These kind of exercises at this age are crucial in building body awareness, control and thus confidence.

Bouncers (Intermediate) (Age 6+)

This class focuses on further building on the core aspects of gymnastics, such as strength, shape, and flexibility in order to develop more complex acrobatic skills.


Bouncers (Advanced) (Age 6+) 

There is more emphasis on progressions in this class; gymnasts are growing in confidence through strength conditioning, which assists in mastering the more technical gymnastic elements. 

Jumpers (Age 9+)

In this class, the gymnasts are working with shapes progressions for moves like cartwheels and tick-tocks. The children are getting a real grounding for the sport.

 
Twisters (Age 10+) 

This class is all about consolidating progressions into skills. The classes are more structured, designed to increase skill, strength, flexibility, and stamina.

Junior and Senior Squad classes

These classes are invite only. Gymnasts should be able to complete different elements in order to be invited to join these classes which are directed on a more challenging route. 

British Gymnastics Membership

Tekne Gymnastics is registered with British Gymnastics, the governing body for gymnastics in the UK; this means that all our gymnasts must become BG members also. All members receive a monthly letter from British Gymnastics keeping them up to date with events in the world of Gymnastics.

Due to data protection laws, parents must now register their child's membership with British Gymnastics themselves. Payment, however, is included in the Tekne membership fee and once you have registered your child, Susi will then vaildate their insurance with British Gymnastics. You can contact Susi either on 07972 591077 by email to susi@teknegymnastics.com for more information.

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This gym is about positive attitudes. From the "can do" approach toward all athletes to seeing the staff enthusiastically praise a gymnast when they get a new tumbling skill.

From the beginning, the message has been, "You are capable, and you are welcome here!"

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Three locations for your convenience! 

 

The Village School

2 Parkhill Road, London, NW3 2YN

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Haverstock School

24 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 2BQ

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South Hampstead High School

3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SS

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