Trampoline, an elevated resilient webbed bed or canvas sheet supported by springs in a metal frame and used as a springboard for tumbling. Trampolining, or rebound tumbling, is an individual sport of acrobatic movements performed after rebounding into the air from the trampoline.

Although rebound tumbling has existed for centuries, it did not achieve wide popularity until the 20th century, when it became a featured attraction performed by circus acrobats. The modern sport was born in 1936 with the development of the present-day trampoline by American gymnast George Nissen.

The first unofficial American trampolining competition took place in 1947, followed by the first official American championships in 1954. The sport was included in the Pan-American Games for the first time in 1955. In 1962 the first open international trampolining event took place in West Germany, after which the first world championship was held in England in 1964. Immediately after the 1964 competition, officials from participating countries met to form the International Trampoline Association, the sport's worldwide governing body. Trampoline gymnastics debuted as an Olympic sport in 2000.

A competition consists of one compulsory and one optional routine, with the winners of those events performing another optional routine. Each routine is limited to 10 contacts with the trampoline, with competitors scored on difficulty, execution, and form. But for most of time, trampoline is used as an entertainment for children and family.

Finding ways to keep children occupied during the long days of summer can be a challenge! There is so much daylight and only so many activities you can come up with when your children need some outdoor play encouragement. But, if you have a trampoline (or know someone who does) your options for outdoor family fun are almost endless! And there are many types of trampoline with different shpaes or functions to choose from, such as Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Inground Trampoline, Fitness Trampoline, Big Trampoline, External Trampoline, Internal Trampoline, Luxury Trampoline, Children Trampoline, etc.

Trampoline newbies

Our family got our first trampoline this summer. I was a little nervous about it but I soon realized there is SO much fun be had and so many new trampoline games to play. My boys have already spent many hours on the trampoline this summer. Now that we have it I can’t imagine our yard or a summer evening without it. The trampolines of today, with their padded spring covers and fall-proof nets, are so much safer than the trampolines I grew up on. It's a lot more fun for us parents knowing the kiddos are safe.

Trampoline safety tips

Even though trampolines are designed to be safer than they used to be doesn't mean you still shouldn't take some precautions. Here are a few trampoline safety tips for kids. Go over these rules with your little ones before they play and remind them of the importance of being safe on the trampoline.

Adult supervision on a trampoline is always required.

Always use a safety net around your trampoline.

No gymnastic exercises or stunts, such as somersaults or flips.

Never allow children to bounce off the trampoline.

To prevent young children from getting on without supervision, do not leave a ladder or chair near the trampoline.

Make sure your trampoline is on a clear, flat area free from potential hazards, such as fences, hedges, trees, washing lines or other equipment.

Always carefully review the safety materials included with your trampoline.