About The Skate Club

SKATE CLUB is run by veteran professional skateboarder John Cattle and his team.  John has been skateboarding since an early age, and officially started the skateboard company, Wight Trash in early 2004.

Over the last 8 years he has also developed skate lessons for children. This all started as a bit of fun teaching John’s 4 year old son, then his son’s friends, and then their school got involved, being the first to hold regular lessons and workshops.  This has all developed now into lessons for adults, and sessions for more experienced skaters to learn some new skills too.

Lessons take place every week at West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater, and at St. Marks Church Hall in Wootton, as well as at other venues, after school clubs, and events across the Isle of Wight.  For more information on lesson times and prices please click here,

All ages are welcome, from 5 years old to adults – from complete beginners, to old pros. No equipment necessary as boards and complete safety gear is provided, as well as ramps onsite.

You can also book a Skate Club Party, for Birthdays, team building events, or just to do something different with a group of friends. Whatever the reason, you will be able to skateboard within an hour, guaranteed.


Please do send us a message or give us a call if you would like any more information and also if you would like to get lessons started at your school, college, or youth club etc.

Keep on rolling!

Some Testimonials…

My daughter loves it, she struggled the first couple of lessons as she found it hard to get both feet on board but with the help and time spent from a great teacher including letting her stand on his fingers to get her foot in the right place she now is confident and whizzing all over!! friendly atmosphere with a great teacher definitely worth the money. 🙂

Laura Valvona

Johns lessons are great fun for all ages and abilities. He is an excellent teacher with masses of experience and patience. His passion for what he does creates a safe, fun and friendly environment to learn in.

Matt Hingert

Its an absolute joy seeing the kids at Skate Club improve each session. They have such a huge amount of fun whilst getting some exercise, learning key skills of balance and co-ordination, perseverance and team work. John instills confidence in them which follows on outside of the lessons. The children make it look easy, but the growing number of us adults taking up lessons too shows that you can ‘teach an old dog new tricks’…well John Cattle can any way!

Zoe Thompson

What an awesome party!! None of the boys could skate at the start, all were a little nervous! By the end of the lesson they were doing ramps and feeling like they’d conquered mountains!! The facilities were great to use for doing party food, with plenty of space for the kids to sit and eat, drink and relax! The buzzing continued when John gave them a demo, the boys thought it was the best thing they’d ever seen! (It was pretty exciting for the adults too) with lots of whooping and cheering!! They were all so excited and pumped it was hard to pull them away at the end. John’s a great and patient teacher who made all the kids feel able and included! Thank you so much 🙂

Suzy Pike