About Ace of Clubs Trampolining
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 is a high performance coach and has 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; World 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, National Men's 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
Andrea has been a competitor since 2011, and bounces in the National League. She is the National League 2 champion 2017, and has been the London Ladies Advanced champion for 2 years. Andrea has also competed in the Univiersity National BUCS competitions at advanced level, coming 3rd (2016) and 2nd (2017). Andrea now competes in National League 1.
She is also a qualified County Trampolining Judge and British Gymnastics Trampolining Coach.
Andrea is a qualified Secondary School PE Teacher in London as her full time day job!
Elisee has been with us since the very start of Ace of Clubs. Having started with us as an after school participant, Elisee has remained an integral and passionate member of our team. We love her!
Elisee has been a performer at Regional level for many years, and has won many individual and synchronised medals with Andrea as her partner.
Following an injury, Elisee retired from competitive trampolining but remains an exceptional coach both competitive and recreational.
Elisee is also a qualified County Trampolining Judge and British Gymnastics Trampolining Coach.
Currently studying to be a Paediatric Nurse, Elisee continues to inspire and motivate the team as an active member of our coaching staff!
Having attended Royal Holloway University of London as a student, Vinni started the University's Trampolining Club in 1999. Vinni returned to be the head coach in 2017, where she continues to coach today. In 2020, she was awarded Coach of the Year at the University.
She is also a qualified County Trampolining Judge and Trampolining Coach.
Other than this, Vinni is a full time mum and a businesswoman, owning various training establishments in the South England area. She coaches in her available time.