What started as a hobby to keep children active during a pandemic has since evolved into a sport that emphasizes the art of Double Dutch.
Twice a week, girls meet at Tree Park on the south side to maintain their physical and mental health by skipping rope.
This was an activity that began in New York in the 1940s and has since evolved into a sport that crosses the sidewalk. Here in Chicago, Double Dutch Group Jumping Junior says it’s more than just a rope.
Thirty girls participated in the program, 11 of whom are preparing for the first Double Dutch competition in Washington, DC.
For more information on the program jumpingjuniors.org..
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