News & Special Events

Tennis (Age 5-18)

Where: Westburn Tennis Centre, Westburn Park, Aberdeen

When: Next block begins 8th September

Chrysalis Tennis is a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with the DS Scotland & Scottish Disability Sport, to provide a continuous program of tennis coaching with our goal to deliver as many opportunities as possible for people with Down’s Syndrome to play tennis. We offer expert training by LTA accredited Coaches, run festivals to celebrate the achievements of our tennis players and support people with Down’s Syndrome to achieve their goals.

Our tennis sessions provide lots of different activities for players to take part in, including balance and co-ordination drills and exciting matches; as the sessions offer a wide range of activities, players find there is always something to enjoy and focus on. The lessons are run in 6 week blocks for the children with the appropriate equipment & most importantly the sessions are free.

All rackets, balls, nets & court time are provided for a six week period during & are held at the Westburn Tennis Centre at Westburn Park on Sunday morning from 10:30am for 1 hour. Block 2 sessions start at 10:30am on the 8th September & we would welcome you & your child to join us for an introductory session.  If your child is interested to try this sport please email

** If there is a member with DS who is over 18 and would be interested in attending the tennis sessions please contact Mark on the above email**


Halloween Party – All Ages
Date: Sunday 3rd November 2019
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm **Please note this is a drop in event, no fixed time schedule**
Venue: Airyhall Community Centre

A fun afternoon for all ages, from babies to the young at heart is planned with all things spooky & fun! Dookin for apples, toilet paper mummies & donut eating race are just some of the things that can be enjoyed. A quiet room with Halloween crafts will be in the conservatory. Fancy dress is optional, but would it be Halloween without an appearance from a witch or two?! Bring your pumpkin/neep lantern to decorate the hall (no candles please).
If you would like to help organise this event please get in touch and your details will be passed to the organiser for the party. 


Race Night at The Ashvale (Over 18’s)

Where: Ashvale Fish Restaurant, Great Western Road, Aberdeen

When: Friday 15th November 2019, 7pm

Cost: £15 (includes supper)

Contact: 07980618988 or

A good evening will be guaranteed at The Ashvale for race night.  It will begin with everyone enjoying supper before we invite you to place your bets on the horses! As well as betting on the horses there will opportunities to sponsor the races (£50) or own a horse (£5 per horse). With a raffle on the night too, hopefully everyone will win something as well as raising great money for the branch! Contact details are above if you wish to purchase tickets, sponsor a race or buy a horse, this will all help to support current or future events & activities that the branch organise throughout the year.  **Tickets must be purchased before the night**


Family Christmas Disco – All Ages

Where: Aberdeen Altens Hotel

When: Sunday 8th December 2019

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Save the date for this years Christmas party, with a disco, face painting, glitter tattoos & the most important man of the year paying us a visit at the end with great presents for all the children.  More details to follow.