More young, old learn to skateboard

IT’S cool, fun and a great way to exercise so it’s easy to understand why millions around the world are now taking up skateboarding as a hobby or sport.

However, skateboarding can be a tough sport to conquer and private lessons are the safest and quickest way for adults and children to breeze through the beginner’s stage when spills are more likely.
Skate Now coach and Panania resident Timothy Higgins learnt to skate as a six-year-old and says he loves the sense of freedom that comes with skateboarding.
“All you need is a board (plus a helmet and pads for the youngsters) and you’re ready to roll,” he said.
“Whether you’re at a skatepark or in the streets, it’s completely up to you to decide what tricks you want to learn and what features you want to hit.
“Skateboard long enough and you’ll have your own style that is completely individual to you.”
He said skateboarding was one of the best sports for young people to learn as it helped other pursuits.
“The balance involved with skateboarding will transfer to almost any other sport you can think of and the courage and perseverance that’s required when learning new tricks and taking slams, will stick with you for the rest of your life; it’s also extremely fun and rewarding whether you’re a beginner or a pro.”
Now offering private lessons at the new Skatepark at Olds Park, Penshurst, Timothy said he hoped to get many local children and youth “shredding” soon.
You’ll enjoy free hire of the boards and protective gear during each session, with Active Kids Vouchers also accepted.
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