The vaulting table can be altered in height. The gymnasts run and jump on the springboard to vault over the table.
In basic gymnastics the run and jump on the board are focused upon. This helps gymnasts with speed and rebound strength. Once they are confident with this the vaulting table can be added and the gymnasts learn to jump on and over the table in various shapes.
In competitive gymnastics the table is raised high and gymnasts must handspring, turn and somersault over it.