Trampoline History

Trampoline History

The History of Trampolining

The first modern trampolines were built by a couple of University of Iowa gymnasts in 1936.

Since then, they’ve been used by the US Navy Flight School to train pilots and navigators in spatial orientation, by NASA for astronaut training, and for competitive and recreational purposes.

Early competitions were held mostly in colleges and schools. The first world competition was held in 1964 in London. That was the year a PE instructor at the University of Louisiana, Jeff Hennessey, became the first coach of the US Trampoline Team.

Trampolining became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. There are three divisions of the Olympic sport – synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double mini-trampoline. Each country is allowed to have one man and one woman representative.

On a competitive trampoline, (and by the way ours are NOT this springy) trampolinists can reach heights of 33 feet! Two countries perform side by side on two trampolines. Check out the top trampoline moments of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on NBC Olympics!

Women's 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist: Rosie MacLennan (Canada)
Men's 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist: Uladzislau Hancharou (Belarus)

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NOW OPEN!

Altitude Trampoline Park in Elyria, Ohio is NOW OPEN! Our park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, a rock climbing wall, and much more entertainment for families, groups, and individuals.

Altitude Trampoline Elyria is the 42nd trampoline park in the Altitude family offering high-energy and exciting entertainment activities such as:

  • Kids Court
  • Gymnastics Tumble Tracks
  • Performance Trampolines
  • Rockwall
  • Dodgeball Courts
  • Foam Pits
  • 2 Dunk Lanes
  • Battlebeam

In addition to even more cutting edge, family fun activities. With over 25,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other amentities and a total of nearly 30,000 square feet of total space, this place will be jumping! Altitude is going to be a fresh, new entertainment option for groups and individuals to have active fun.

Our trampoline park equipment is fully manufactured in the USA with safety in mind. All Altitude Trampoline Parks are ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) certified parks. ASTM creates the highest standards for safety in the industry -- which sets Altitude apart from many other parks in the industry.

"Our parks offer state of the art equipment, high energy entertainment at affordable prices for families, groups and more. What truly sets Altitude parks apart is our emphasis on providing a safe, clean, fun and family-friendly environment with great customer service," says Lane Hudson, manager of Altitude Trampoline Park's latest project in San Antonio.

Altitude Trampoline Park Elyria is located in the perfect location for parents since Altitude Elyria allows children (who meet a certain age requirement) to enjoy the fun of the trampoline park while their parents go see a movie, shop, or grab a bite to eat at the neighboring businesses. Altitude Elyria is an exciting addition to the city's entertainment mix and is open all year, rain or shine. It is our hope that parents and children alike will appreciate a new destination for active, family entertainment in a safe and clean environment!