Rope skipping is also part of rhythmic gymnastics. The rope is made of tshirt material or a synthetic material which retains the qualities of lightness and suppleness. Its length is in proportion to the size of the gymnast. The rope should, when held down by the feet, reach both of the gymnasts’ armpits. One or two knots at each end are for keeping hold of the rope while doing the routine. The rope handles are an anti-slip material, either coloured or neutral. The rope must be coloured, either all or partially. It may be either of a uniform diameter or be progressively thicker in the center provided that this thickening is of the same material as the rope.
The fundamental requirements of a rope routine include leaps and skipping. Other elements include swings, throws, circles, rotations and figures of eight.
“Rope skipping is done by twirling and jumping over the rope. The length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it. A cardiopulmonary exercise is given in which the skipper jumps over, through or around the swinging rope.”
Rope Skipping is mostly given in the Western Cape. See the link below on more information.