2019 Guest Blogs Review

…Did you meet Ben? Ben is an incredibly busy 18 year old. He goes to the gym, does gymnastics, plays for the Moorside Rangers DSActive football team and plays tennis. He also spends Thursday night at Team Swag, but I will let him explain all about that. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/meet-ben/   Our colleague Vinay is a very keen cook, and he loves his spices! He often tells us about all the dishes he has been cooking so we asked him what were hi…

Terms & Conditions

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DSActive Tennis comes to Brighton!

…ont of their face. It was then time to put these skills into a game setting, with all the players, coaches and DSActive staff involved in a game of feeding the ball with a specific instruction, and getting it returned over the net to an area of the court. For a complex game, the players adapted quickly, and everyone warmed up quite quickly! Finally it was time for the crowd favourite, a game where the athletes jumped over balls being rolled by the…

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

…ith as many opportunities as possible to be active across England and Wales, with other sports including football, tennis and athletics already supported. All sessions are easily accessible and cater for a range of abilities and ages. In 2015 the WPBSA oversaw the formation of World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS), an organisation which aims to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to play snooker. Previous WDBS events staged…

Sailing

…DSActive first started working with sailing clubs in 2019 to offer Down’s syndrome specific sailing sessions across England. Sailing is a very popular sport, and the Sailability Programme run by the Royal Yachting Association has been particularly popular amongst those with a disability. DSActive and the RYA have joined forces to launch Down’s syndrome specific sailing sessions to help people with Down’s syndrome to get involved in sailing….

A visit to Midlands Down’s syndrome Football Club

…greets each other, the parents share stories from the previous month. Luke, the volunteer coach, is full of enthusiasm and it is clear how popular he is by the welcome he got from all the players. As it was the Christmas special, there were a range of fantastic Christmas jumpers and outfits on show. The players split in to two groups, with the juniors on one side of the hall, and the older players on the other. The juniors, with some help from th…

“Go into your sessions with patience, no expectations and enthusiasm”

…asm. Coaching different types of people allows you to look at problems in a different way to how you normally would, so embrace the challenge. Finally, the most important thing is that everyone is active and that you, and the players, are enjoying themselves! Thank you Immy! If you want to write a guest blog for the DSActive website, please get in touch with the DSActive team by emailing dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk…

Super first session at St. Albans

…p and were absolutely fantastic with everyone. After everyone was warmed up, the players got to practice their forehand, some of whom even showed off some impressive serves over the net. It was a great day of tennis and enjoyed by everyone who came, especially the players. At the end of the session they all got a goodie bag which went down a treat! The players are lucky to have such a fantastic, passionate coach. The sessions will now continue eve…

#Challenge21 arrives in Swindon

…tennis tournaments you play him at your peril. Again for the umpteenth time, he came back with medals, a gold in the singles and a silver in the doubles. Like his idol Roger Federer he continues to play at a higher level and more consistently than his adversaries. His court movement and anticipation skills have improved enormously and he has always given 100% in his work and always strives to do better. A huge well done to Lane and all his friends…