Est 2010


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The aim of Ace of Clubs is to make classes enjoyable, fun, and educational, enabling the performer to get the most out of their sessions with us, and to most of their talents and abilities. We strive to make our students believe in themselves and gain confidence and skill which will benefit them in all aspects of life and not just the sport.


We have gained our ClubMark and GymMark quality assurance status, meaning that your child will be in the safest of hands and be taught to the highest standard.


We work with schools assisting their GCSE students as well as those working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. We have worked with Team GB Aerial skiers, Olympic divers, those working towards the stunt register to name but a few.


Nik Walder - Head Coach

Nik has been coaching trampolining for many years, with his first international performer competing in 1980. He has also been a National Trampolining Judge since 1982, and International Judge since 1992.


Nik has coached performers at all levels, from beginners and recreational bouncers, up to and including World and European Gold Medallists. He's a high performance coach and have also coached numerous international trampolinists from other countries (USA, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa & Sweden).


Nik has a current and enhanced DBS, a Child Protection Certificate, Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate, as well as being First Aid trained. (Please note, all coaches with Ace of Clubs Trampolining are DBS checked before they can commence working with us).


As well as all the above Nik is also a fully qualified teacher, and has spent most of his working career in sports centre management, in both dedicated sports centres and dual use facilities.

Performers Nik has either trained or guest trained:

Andrea Holmes: World, European, European Youth, World Cup, British Age & National Champion

Penny Thomas: European & European Youth Synchro, British Age Group Champion and Synchro medallist at World Championships

Lesley Hagon: British Youth International, Age Group Medallist

Kelly Fowler: British Youth International, National Age Group Medallist

Victoria Allen: British Youth International, National Age Group Medallist

Hannah Smith: British Youth International, National Age Group Medallist

Susan McGowen: World Age Performer

Lucy Digby: World Age Performer

Hayley Allen: Olympic Diving Finalist, European Junior Diving Medallist, - 10m platform, National & Age Champion - all 3 boards, National Trampolining Qualifier - Trampoline

Peter Waterfield: Commonwealth Gold Medallist - 10m platform, Olympic Silver Medallist - 10m Synchro, European Junior Champion - 10m platform, National Age Champion - all 3 boards, National Championship Qualifier - Trampoline

James Mountford: European Junior Champion - 10m platform, National Age Champion - all 3 boards

Luke Porter: National Age Group Champion, Men's National Champion, British International.

Cornelia Ott: Swiss National Champion (Level 5), World Age Medallist

Corina Kohler: Swiss National Champion (Level 5), World Age Medallist

Sabine Theiner: Swiss National Champion (Level 4 & Synchro Level 5)

Thomas Ruger: Swiss National Champion (Level 5)

Ralf Stangel: Swiss National Champion (Level 5)

Didier Rafeilli: Swiss National Champion (Level 5)

Nadine Thurlimann: Swiss National Champion (Level 4)

Catherine Worley: Canadian National Champion, World Championship Finalist, World Cup Medallist, World Age Champion

Nikki van der Walt: South African National Champion Trampoline & Double-Mini, World & World Age Champion Double-Mini

Kylie Walker: Trampoline, Double-Mini & Diving New Zealand National Champion, World Champion Double-Mini

Terry Butler: USA National Champion - Trampoline, World Champion - Double-Mini

Eric Colcea: USA National Champion - Trampoline