JEANETTE TAN

COACHING SINCE 2006 - 9 years coaching experience

RECREATIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL TRAMPOLINE & GYMNASTICS COACH

GWM PROGRAM - TANGLIN TRUST SCHOOL & DULWICH COLLEGE

  • FIG Level 2 Trampoline Coaching

  • FIG Level 1 Trampoline Coaching

  • British Gymnastics MAG Level 1

  • NCAP Gymnastics Theory and Technical Level 1

  • General Gymnastics Level 1

  • Kinder Gym Level 1

  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise & Sports Science

How did you first get involved in gymnastics?
When I picked up a book in my primary school library and decided to only select schools with gymnastics as a co-curriculum activity for my secondary school choices during PSLE. Unfortunately, the school I was posted to decided to close gymnastics, but kept trampoline open, and I excelled in it. I represented my school for all four years of secondary school.

Why do you love coaching?
My students are my biggest motivation. Seeing my gymnast progress, improve and ultimately breaking through their barriers makes me proud.

What’s your proudest moment as a coach?
When two of my students became individual champions for their categories - C division boys' individual first and C division girls' individual first in the National School Trampoline Competition in 2011.

Why do you think children should join gymnastics?
The movements and skills learned doing gymnastics are functional and beneficial as a foundation for most sports. Even if the child chooses another sport later in life, what they have learned will be incredibly beneficial to improving strength in their daily life.