Signs Up Over 400 Gymnastic
Training Centers as JumpCourt Dealers
SARATOGA, Calif.—December 8, 1997—
JumpSport, LLC announced today it has signed
up over 400 gymnastics training centers across the country
as dealers for JumpSport's JumpCourt line of products.
The JumpCourt is a safety enclosure that fits on round/octagonal
trampolines and helps to dramatically reduce injuries
by protecting jumpers from falling off their trampoline.
Gymnastics training centers have grown in popularity
since the success of the US Gymnastics Team at the 1996
Summer Olympics at Atlanta, GA.
According to JumpSport's
founder, Mark Publicover, "We feel Gymnastic Training
Centers are an excellent place to market our products
because they promote safety by properly training their
members under careful professional supervision. The
Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there are
over 83,000 trampoline related injuries in the U.S.
each year. Adding the JumpCourt safety enclosure to
the home trampoline will have a significant improvement
in these numbers because 80% of trampoline injuries
are incurred by falling off the trampoline."
Publicover further commented,
"During 1998, we will be increasing our marketing efforts
at Gymnastic Training Centers by promoting parents to
send their children to the centers for basic trampoline
safety training. Our Trampoline Safety Kit (available
nationally in spring 1998) contains a coupon for 1 hour
of instruction at participating Gymnastic Training Centers
across the U.S."
According to the national
USA Gymnastics organization, there are currently nearly
100,000 individuals registered at USAG member gymnastic
clubs. Trampolines are frequently used in gymnastics
training because they allow the gymnast to practice
aerial routines with less effort and thus get many more
repetitions before tiring. Home trampolines have also
been increasing in popularity over the past few years.
Industry surveys estimate that over 600,000 trampolines
are sold each year in the U.S. JumpSport research indicates
that a very high percentage of gymnasts currently own
a home trampoline.
The JumpCourt is a safety
net enclosure which surrounds trampolines to prevent
children and adults from falling off. The product brings
safety and peace of mind to the backyard where trampolines
are growing in popularity. The JumpCourt attaches to
standard 10' to 14' trampolines with a system of flexible
padded poles and netting to give 360 degrees of protection
to anyone jumping on a trampoline. The netting extends
for 6 feet above the trampoline bed to prevent an unexpected
ejection from the trampoline. Together, the netting
and poles flex in a manner which can withstand an impact
of over 800 foot pounds of energy.