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Skipping is an activity where a person jumps over a skipping rope that they swing over themselves

An Overview of Skipping

A skipping rope is a tool used in the sport of skipping rope where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. There are multiple subsets of skipping/jump rope, including single freestyle, single speed, pairs, three-person speed (Double Dutch), and three-person freestyle (Double Dutch freestyle).


  • Improves heart health.
  • Increases concentration.
  • Improves coordination.
  • Increases stamina.
  • Increases body flexibility.
  • Boost mental health.
  • Strengthening your bones.


Skipping ropes can be purchased from around £2/3


To get involved in skipping, you just need to acquire a skipping rope.

Adaptations and Equipment

The only equipment required is a skipping rope

Find Skipping Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people
Andrew Hill Personal Training

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Personalised fitness coaching service specialising in nutrition and weight management. 


Kings Olympic Wrestling Club

Freestyle wrestling classes 7 days a week. From beginners to intermediate to elite wrestlers. Coached by BWA Level 2 Coaches who are also British, English, Irish and European Champions. We focus on individual development.

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports is a sports company with over 15 years experience in primary schools, coaching a variety of sports. We have an approachable and punctual manner and are able to adapt to any environment.

Rings Boxing Club

Rings Boxing Club

Rings Boxing Club is affiliated with England Boxing Ltd