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Skateboard Lessons

Skateboarding Lessons

Skates & Ladders Skateboard Lessons

Skates & Ladders, much like Slick Willies, has always been run by skaters, from the managers to the instructors.

Every Skates & Ladders Skateboard instructor is First Aid qualified, DBS certified, and taught through our rigorous Skate & Ladders training program with years of expert knowledge, making them great people to learn from. We have taught everyone from Vickers, military personnel, top business professionals and stockbrokers to stay at home parents and celebrities.

We are available 7 days a week and can travel to a location that best suits you. We offer private lessons, group lessons, regular weekend lessons, birthday parties and much more… We pride ourselves on providing quality tuition with skilled and experienced professionals for all ages and all levels. We work with schools and 6th Form Colleges across London, disability sports coaches, the Royal Parks of London, Airbnb and Virgin Experience Days.

I am Joshua Ward-Brickett, the founder of Skates & Ladders. I qualified as a snowboarding instructor at the age of 16 and, as a passionate skateboarder, when I left school, I knew I wanted to give back to skateboarding and share my passion with others.

From humble beginnings in Hemel Hempstead, my inspiration for Skates & Ladders came from skateboarding at a local skatepark on a Sunday afternoon. I saw a child repeatedly try to skate down a ramp with much determination but no success and decided to help him as it looked like he might hurt himself.

After a short time, with a bit of advice and encouragement, he was successfully skateboarding down every ramp in the skatepark with no falls. The best part was how happy he was that he could now use his new skateboard at the skatepark safely. The boy’s father, seeing this, asked if there was the possibility of making skateboard lessons a regular fixture and Skates & Ladders was born.

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