Graphic Design at the Jump Rope Academy

Needing a club logo or promotional materials? We have the expertise at hand and would love to hear from you!

Here at the Jump Rope Academy we are lucky enough to have professional Graphic Designer and Artist, Tommy Smith. Tommy is responsible for all of our training resources and promo activities that you'll find online and in print. On top of this he's our resident social media guru and designs and sources all of our fantastic clothing range for club, competition, display and casual wear!


He has a wealth of experience in designing a wide range of web and printed media so if your sports club or business needs a new logo, letterhead, business cards, promotional flyers, brochures, illustration or any other creative masterpiece, please get in touch!


Click here for more info and examples of Tommy's work...


Skipping In The USA

3 girls from the Motherwell Jump Rope Academy flew to Orlando, Florida this summer to compete in the 2014 World Jump Rope Championships and returned with an astonishing 8 medals.

Kiera, Tammy & Claire with WJR Founding member, Mike Simpson Kiera, Tammy & Claire with WJR Founding member, Mike Simpson

Tammy Smith (14) from Motherwell, Claire Murray (15) from New Stevenson and Kiera McGuffie (11) from Kilmarnock, who are all current British Medalists, were the first ever Scottish competitors at the sport’s top event. Over 500 athletes took part from 15 different countries and thousands of people from across the world tuned into the live streams to see the girls in action.


The trio took Silver in the 30sec Double Dutch Speed event and Bronze in Double Dutch Fusion, where skipping is combined with gymnastics and dance. Claire won Bronze in the +17 30sec Pairs Double Unders competing along side a member from Jump Rope UK and British Gold Medalist Kiera took Bronze in the U11 Freestyle event. Tammy & Kiera were further awarded 4th Place Rosettes for their efforts in the 12-14 Chinese Wheel.


Head Coach Tracy Bannatyne said “I’m extremely pleased for the girls. They have been training 15hrs per week for the last 10wks and all produced personal bests on the World stage. They’ve done themselves and Scotland proud. On behalf of the girls and the club I’d like to thank everyone at Braidhurst and Brannock High School for their generous contributions as well as all our families and friends from The Cherry Tree Bar who helped make it all possible.”


The club is based in Dalziel High 3 days per week for 5-7’s, 8-18’s & Adults. To get involved contact or visit


British Speed Championships & JRUK Festival 2014 Provides Exciting Stage For Academy Girls

Display Team nails it again with two top performances!

This years busy weekend at the British Speed Championships saw the team from Motherwell earn an amasing 84 medals...5 up on their tally from last year! Many personal bests were smashed yet again as they continue to show the competition they are up for the task.


The JRUK festival the following day gave the girls the chance to mingle with fellow skippers from across the country, and of course put on a show packed full of the new tricks and moves they've learned since last year. As expected Head Coach Tracy Banntyne pulled it off again with two fantastic and well correographed routines from both the advanced team and the beginners.


Check out their display team here:

Check out the beginners in action here:

As their display work grows year on year it truly is exciting times ahead for this talented group of youngsters. Well done to all involved!


Motherwell Jump Rope Academy Display Team Rocks The JRUK Festival

14 Girls from the Motherwell club show off their amazing talents at Lilleshall National Sports Centre

After winning a massive 79 medals at the British Speed Chapionships in Henley-in-Arden the team focused their attentions the following day on the Jump Rope UK Festival in the beautiful settings of Lillieshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire.


The girls wowed the audience of like minded Jump Rope enthusiasts with a large group routine to music which turned out to be one of their finest performances to date.

Head Coach Tracy Bannatyne said, "These girls have given everything over the last few months, training up to 4 times per week, continually surpassing personal bests. The group routine was spectacular and went very well on the day and I couldnt ask for anything more. I'm really proud of each and every one of them and can only thank everyone who has offered their support. Without them trips like this wouldn't be possible. I'm over the moon for the girls!"


We couldn't agree more. Well done to Tracy and all the team!


Jump Rope Academy School Promo Tour

Display team speeds around town to promote the sport of Jump Rope to local school kids!

Head Coach Tracy with starlets Tammy, Claire, Nicola & Hayley

On Friday 8th February the Jump Rope Academy Team will embark on an 8 school whistle stop tour around Motherwell performing to over 1,000 teachers & youngsters! They aim to promote the sport of Jump Rope by outlining the following:

• An Introduction to the sport
• Speed & Double Under demo
• Coaching Examples of Various Skill Level Tricks
• Description of the Sport & Health Benefits
• Outline of our Coaching Program & Annual Events
• 5min Freestyle & Double Dutch Demo to Music

On show will be 5 British Medal Winning Participants including Hayley, Nicola, Claire, Tammy & Head Coach Tracy Bannatyne from the Motherwell club! Fantastic girls, break a leg!!

Motherwell JRA Annual Fundraiser

Race Night - Including auction, raffels, games and a Jump Rope Academy display!

Free on Friday 30th November? Come along to Jack Daniels, Motherwell and support the Motherwell Jump Rope Academy at their annual fundraising Race Night!

As well as the horse racing sponsored by local people and businesses there will be lots going on including raffels, auctions and mens favorite; closest pound coin to the bottle for a 40 ouncer of Whiskey! The evening will also be topped off with a display by European Championship contestants who represented the UK this year!!

Money raised will go towards their New Team Kit and trips to National Competitions next year!! ALL WELCOME!! Contact Tracy on or see the flyer for more details...


European Rope Skipping Championships 2012

Lanarkshires Finest - Local girls head to Protugal to represent the UK in competition

Good luck to Motherwell Jump Rope Academy's Head Coach Tracy Bannatyne and girls Hayley Brown & Nicola Rennie who will be representing the UK in this years European Rope Skipping Championships 2012 in Porto, Portugal!!


Its a first for one of our member clubs to be competing in such as prestigious competition and we wish them all the best!! GO TEAM UK!!


More news, pics & videos on this will be uploaded as we get them. Watch this space!!


Jump Rope UK - Display @ British Masters 2012

World class display team dazzle crouds at the British Masters event in North Lanarkshire

Watch advanced team members and coaches from Jump Rope UK showing us their latest display routine at the British Masters 2012! This years tournament was held in the Sir Matt Busby Sports Center in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.


To see more from Jump Rope UK visit their website here. Amazing stuff!!

NL Leisure 10K Featuring Jump Rope Display

Jump Rope Academy show alternative fitness activities with display at Broadwood Stadium

Well done to all the participants from the Motherwell Jump Rope Academy Display Team who performed at North Lanarkshire Leisures 10K running event on Sunday the 9th September!


The event took place at Broadwood Stadium where the Jump Rope Academy gave performances on throughout the day as well as workshops to get the public involved.


For more amazing pics of the big event visit our GALLERY and share on fb & twitter...thanks!

Motherwell Jump Rope Academy Display Team Jump Rope Academy Display Team performing their Double Dutch routine

Inspire A Generation - Get Tricky London 2012

Worlds finest Jump Rope sports men and women amaze crouds at the Olypic Games

The Jump Rope Academy would like to congratulate the great work and outstanding performances by the International Jump Rope Team 'Get Tricky' at the London 2012 Olympics!


They went down a storm, entertaining crowds while acting as ambassadors for the sport we love. A special congratulations goes out to those representing the UK, Sue Dale from the BRSA and the team from Jump Rope UK!! You are a shining example to us all as to what can be acheived through hard work and dedecation. YOU GUYS ROCKED!!


You have truly inspired a generation. Like & share if you agree!

Here's what they had to say...


"After successfully completing 30 shows in 16 days at the Olympic Games, we would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support throughout this incredible journey. We have all been honored to officially represent the global rope skipping/jump rope community here at the Games for the first time.

Despite differences in jumping styles, cultures and backgrounds, our international group was able to work together to produce a demonstration that left crowds, the media and even members of the IOC asking questions and wanting to see more. We have come away with a renewed and genuine belief that rope skipping can and will become an Olympic sport in the near future.

Having grown up inspired by the jumpers and coaches who came before us, we now challenge the next generation to elevate the sport to even greater heights.

Farewell from Get Tricky – London 2012"

For more pics and vids from Get Tricky visit their fb page here.



Another great image from our graphic design team! If you would like any graphic work from logo's to flyer campaigns for your team or club please get in touch with Tommy by clicking here!


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North Lanakshire Leisure's Festival of Fun 2012

Members of the Motherwell branch of the Jump Rope Academy performing some individual routines to crowds at North Lanarkshire Leisures, Festival of Fun at Dalziel High School on the 9th July.


To find out more about the Motherwell team click here.


Keep up the good work...!!

Club News

JJSC, 2006-2012

As of August 2012 Jumping Jacks Skipping Club will become the Motherwell Jump Rope Academy in a move that aims to give the club the urban proffessional image they have earned through hard work and dedication in the local community.


JJSC began in 2006 as a small Active Schools project on a tight budget. This fun based community club grew over 6 years into a highly competitive sports club competing at the highest level in local and natitioal competition. They have continually progressed year after year through the relentless endevours of Head Coach Tracy Bannatyne and have now won countless national medals and performed some amazing displays at local and national events.


None of the fun has been lost as the team has grown and evolved, teaching thousands of kids throughout Scotland the basics and helping participants reach internatioanal standards.


Good luck to all the team and long may your success continue!


Get Tricky!

Video footage is just in from the international Jump Rope team Get Tricky who will be dazzling spectators during the London 2012 Olympics! Their routines combine the finest performers from around the world (including several members from Jump Rope UK) with first class choreography.


We wish them all the best and applaud them for helping to premote the sport of Jump Rope on the World Stage! Check them out at the London Prepares event here:

For more information about Get Tricky and their involvement in London 2012 visit the Jump Rope UK website here.


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The countdown is on for the British Masters 2012

With around 20wks to go participants taking part in this years British Masters are already working on their routines. The pressure is mounting with the prospect of winners qualifying for the European Championships in Portugal!


See Caitlin Watson below who hopes to replicate her amazing medal winning performance from last year.

Introducing Our Partners

The Jump Rope Academy is proud to introduce our partners, Jump Rope Scotland! JRS is dedecated to expanding Jump Rope throughout Scotland and has teamed up with the Jump Rope Academy to offer our Introduction To Jump Rope Program FREE* to all teachers and schools in several local authourity areas throughout the country! For more info click here.

There’s lots of fun to be had with Jump Rope Academy!

Jump Rope is more popular than ever before! Whether it be children in the playground or competitive club, fitness classes for beginners to sports proffessionals, the Jump Rope Academy offers an extremely varied programme for all ages and abilities.


Our extensive range of programs give young and old alike the chance to enjoy the sort of individual or team experience that only sport can provide.

In training for the British Team Championships...

More info to follow....

News Bites


British Masters 2011 results:


The official results are in!

An enthralling competition that kept spectators on the edge of their seats right up to the last minute.