Welcome to Tekne Gymnastics

 ‘Teaching and motivating gymnasts to achieve their personal best’

 

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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 Haverstock School, giving our gymnasts the opportunity to show their skills in a gymnastics competition.

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.

British Gymnastics membership number: 80552

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Who We Are

Our team is made up of highly professional coaches with back grounds in elite gymnastics, tumbling, contortion and performance choreography. Our classes are highly structured and designed to be exciting and challenging as well as great fun. We believe in positive instruction and have a strong anti bullying policy. At Tekne we have a policy of having 8 gymnasts or less per coach, providing more one to one coaching than any other recreational gymnastics club in London. We have strong ties with squads schools and national level, and we are often used as a route to elite squads. We have trampolines, an inflatable tumble track, soft play, gymnastics floors, bars, beam vault to practice key skills like cartwheels, round-offs, handstands, back walkovers, back handsprings, We also have 2 choreography studios at our Haverstock gym. 

Autumn Term 2019

We are restructuring our classes next term and have classified our classes as follows: Tumblies, Bouncers Beginners, Bouncers Juniors, Bouncers Intermediate, Bouncers Advanced and Aerials, 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)
Thursdays & Saturdays

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. 

Bouncers Beginners (Age 5+ )
Tuesdays & Saturdays

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 (Juniors) (Age 5+)
Saturdays

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 5+)
Tuesdays & Saturdays

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 5+)
Saturdays

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. 

Aerials (Age 9+)
Tuesdays & Saturdays

In this class, the gymnasts are working with shapes progressions for moves like cartwheels and tick-tocks and consolidating progressions into skills. The classes are more structured, designed to increase skill, strength, flexibility, and stamina. The children are getting a real grounding for the sport.

Junior Squad(Tuesdays & Saturdays) 
Senior Squad (Thursdays & Saturdays) 

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. 

 



Summer Camp 2019

 

Our next camp will be running during the Summer holidays over 2 weeks from July 29th - August 2nd and August 19th - 23rd at Haverstock School. 

We will be providing morning sessions for pre-school children of 3 years of age and an all day camp for children in Reception year and above, offering our usual fun based holiday camp but with activities in the afternoon designed for little ones. The camp for Reception aged children is either the morning gymnastics session, or the full day session consisting of gymnastics in the morning and play camp in the afternoon. We have afternoon sessions for children in Year 1 and above for those gymnasts who are looking really develop their skills.

Camp is always fun and a great way of meeting new friends from other classes and sharing ideas.

 

All our coaches are passionate and highly skilled, British Gymnastics Association Qualified and fully insured. Our team is made up of highly professional coaches with back grounds in elite gymnastics, tumbling, contortion and performance choreography. 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, 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.

For insurance purposes, we are unable to take children under the age of 3 years old. Please also note that all children who attend our camps must be fully toilet trained.

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

Future Dates

Our summer camp will run from July 29th - August 2nd and also from August 19th - 23rd. Further details will be available from Susi after our May half term camp.

Susi - susi@teknegymnastics.com 07972 591077

New Classes Available

Do you have a lively child at home that might want to try something new? Our courses focus on coordination, strength, stamina and flexibility in a safe and fun environment.

All our coaches are DBS checked and British Gymnastics qualified with back rounds in elite gymnastics.

We have recently expanded and are now in venues where we have much more space and fantastic new equipment such as Trampolines, competition size floor, bars, beam and tumble track

Age  3 to 16 years 

Classes are filling up fast please contact susi@teknegymnastics.com for more information.

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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Two 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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