Gymnast returns home to train local kids
Tahnee Hart has returned home to do what she loves, having recently taken over as the head coach at the Deniliquin Gymnastics Club.
Tahnee has spent the past five years managing gymnastics programs in Sydney where she gained a wide range of program and coaching experience, from beginners to advanced.
Her career in gymnastics started in Deni, where she was trained by Lisa Barnes and Melanie Dodd as a teenager.
Now 26 years old she returned after receiving a call from Deniliquin Sports & Entertainment Stadium manager John Arthur.
‘‘It’s quite surreal to be coaching where it all began,’’ Tahnee said.
‘‘I started here with Lisa and Mel before I became team leader of a Kindergym program at the Sydney Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre, which is the largest state-of-the-art gymnastics facility in Australia.
‘‘I worked with high level coaches to gain knowledge to use when I coach and now I’ve brought that back to Deni.’’
Tahnee is aiming to put in place a competitive program for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in Deniliquin.
This will give local gymnasts the opportunity to progress through the Australian Levels Program and compete in disciplines like vault, balance beam, uneven bars and floor routines.
‘‘I want to help kids reach their gymnastics goals,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s all about building self confidence and making sure that everyone enjoys themselves.’’
For more information or to book your child in for an assessment contact Tahnee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 5881 4100.