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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.


The only equipment required is a skipping rope

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