About Us

Drakes Academy (Pty) Ltd is an “all boys” Sports Academy, and we are one of only a few gyms dedicated to boys specifically in South Africa.

We have Gymnastics Classes, Parkour Classes & Circus Arts Classes.

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We are driven for High Performance Gymnastics training, producing talented gymnastics athletes. We have the following programs available, our Drakes Academy MAG Level 1-7 Program, Gymnastics SA Levels Program, or the FIG Pre-Junior Olympic/Age Group Program.

Our Drakes Academy MAG Level 1-7 Program is available to all skill levels from beginners, and we select our talent athletes from this program.

Our main discipline at Drakes Academy is Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG). We do have a Trampoline only option, but is limited to certain training days/times and after a successful application and trial class.

Gymnastics Disciplines

The Gymnastics disciplines we offer are Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and Double-Mini Trampoline (DMT)

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) has 6 main Apparatus.

Gymnastics Classes

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Pre Squad

Tuesdays 14:30 – 15:15 (Closed)

Junior Squad

Tuesdays/Thursdays & Fridays 15:30 – 17:15, Saturdays 12:00 – 14:00

Senior Squad / Elite Squad

Tuesdays & Fridays 17:00 – 19:00, Thursdays 15:30 – 18:00,
Saturdays 12:00 – 15:00

Double-Mini Trampoline

Junior Squad

Thursdays 15:30 – 16:30

Senior Squad

Thursdays 16:30 – 18:00


Parkour is an urban art/discipline which involves traceurs overcoming obstacles (both physical and mental) and obstacles typically found in an urban or rural enrionment. The aim is to get from one point to another with as much efficiency as possible, and sometimes as fast as possible, using an array of skills such as running, jumping, vaulting, leaps, catches, precision jumps etc.

“Parkour is freely using your environment in a creative way to climb, jump, run with the most efficiency possible.”

Parkour Levels

At Drakes Academy Parkour your athlete will learn all the fundamentals of Parkour that will allow them to perform parkour skills and practice parkour safely. We have a 6 level program that will progress them to participate in Parkour safely.

Parkour Classes

Indoor Parkour Sessions

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00


Ball hockey is a team sport and a variation of the sport of ice hockey and a specific variation of the game of street hockey. Ball hockey is the same sport as floor hockey.

Ball hockey is patterned after and closely related to ice hockey, except the game is played on foot on a non-ice surface, player equipment is different, and an orange ball is used instead of a hockey puck. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball into the opposing team’s net.


Come have some fun with Drakes Academy and join our Ball Hockey Team. No experience is required. Some safety equipment will be needed.

Ball Hockey Classes

Indoor Ball Hockey Sessions

Saturdays 15:15 – 16:30 (Arrive 10 minutes early to put on gear)

Circus Arts

Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Circus classes at Drakes Academy Circus Arts focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while having fun!

At Drakes Academy we have a Circus Arts program where your child could learn various aspects of circus skills, from basics to advanced acts.


Circus Arts Disciplines

 At Drakes Academy Circus Arts, your performer will learn fundamentals to circus, learning basics to advanced skills that they can take with them into a potential career in circus and entertainment.

Circus Arts Classes

Circus Sessions

Saturdays 15:00 – 17:00 (Closed)


Tyler Drake is the owner and Head Coach at Drakes Academy.

Tyler Drake is a dedicated and passionate coach with the combined experience of over 15 years across the disciplines offered at Drakes Academy and is currently Qualified as a FIG 1 Coach.


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What People Say About Us

I highly recommend DRAKES ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS. The most amazing gymnastics club for boys with an incredible and dedicated coach. A place where the coach ALWAYS go the extra mile!

Hannalet Uys


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