About Us

Rope Skipping Tournament

About us

The Indian Rope Skipping Federation is a member of the International Rope Skipping Organization, the Asia Rope Skipping Association, and the World Inter-School Rope Skipping Organization.

Mr. Harpal Singh Flora, President of the Indian Rope Skipping Federation, leads the organisation.

About the President (The real person behind the Rope Skipping sport in India)

The president was involved in the Rope Skipping sport for nearly two decades and held various ranks in a national association. He has been the person that takes the sport from zero to ninety by incorporating it into SGFI, CBSE, and other departments/organizations. 

He was the person to lead the Indian team to the Asian Championship in Malaysia in 2005 and made the decision to host the Asian Championship in India so that Indian skippers could gain international presence.

He was the person to lead the Indian team to the Asian Championship in Malaysia in 2005 and made the decision to host the Asian Championship in India so that Indian skippers could gain an international presence. 

He also serves as President of the World Inter-School Rope Skipping Organization (WIRSO). Year after year, from 2015 in Dubai to 2019 in Belgium, the organization hosts the World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championship.

The IRSF Tournaments

Every year, the Indian Rope Skipping Federation (IRSF) hosts the National Championship. In 2017, we hosted the India Inter-School Rope Skipping Championship at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Three National Tournaments will be held in 2019, 2020, and 2021 in Nashik, Maharashtra, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Who is the originator of Rope Skipping?

Rope Skipping / Jump Rope is a traditional pastime. There is no precise historical evidence, but some believe it began in Egypt around 1600 B.C.

Who invented rope skipping is a question that everyone wants to know the answer to. Mr. Richard Cendali, a sports coach from Colorado, USA, transformed this pastime game into a competitive sport in 1973. This sport is now popular on all five continents, and training and tournaments are held in more than 60 countries around the world. 

This organisation is an International Federation (IF) established to govern the sport in accordance with the principles outlined in the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Charter (IOC).

The Organization is made up of one affiliated National Federation (NF) from each of the participating nations where this sport is practised, who have voluntarily assembled to freely and democratically form an International Federation with the goal of organising, developing, and guaranteeing the future of this sport and international sport competition within their respective country.

The purpose of the Organization

a) promote international competitions, International Coaches Training, International Judges and Officials Coaching, and Drug cheats Education for Athletes and Coaches using WADA’s most recent materials; 

b) assist and support National Federations with advancements and training courses as required; and 

c) encourage rope skipping as a Sports-for-All for health and fitness.

Goals that are specific

This organisation will undertake the following activities in order to develop this sport and achieve its stated mission.

a) Put in place development programs in all areas where they are needed.

b) Make it easier to obtain equipment and facilities.

c) Plan courses to educate and train athletes, coaches, and officials.

d) Understand the true significance of regional and national competition.

e) Aim for the greatest possible variety within this sport in order to cater to the requirements, desires, and propensities of the vast majority of athletes.

f) Encourage this sport in general, such as the different styles and variations practiced all around the world, and assist in the international spread of this sport.


This organisation is a trustee of the Sport tradition, with the mission of maintaining and promoting the conditions that encourage the practise and development of the sport of Rope Skipping/Jump Rope at all competition and recreational levels. 

The organisation shall seek to advance the teachings of fair play and the enjoyment of the game in accordance with the principles outlined in the General Association of International Sports Federations Declaration. This organisation abides to both the overall goals of the Olympic movement and the goals particular to this sport.