If you are interested in starting to get into hooping, I really recommend taking a look at hooping.org. It’s an excellent starting point, and is a great tool and resource for ALL hoopers of every level.
I like this site so much, that I volunteer there as a photo editor, and have written articles for the site in the past, too. There’s also an excellent Hooping.org Facebook group that was just started. It’s worth taking a look at, too.
Anything you every wanted to know about hooping is over on hooping.org. It was the first site I found when I searched “hooping” way back in 2013. I found a positive community and lots of tools to learn. It’s a great place to start!