CSSC Squash Singles Championships 2008

Tim Burrell - Winner!The eighth Civil Service National Singles Squash Championship was once again held at Nottingham’s famous Squash Club in the Park Estate. Despite the dismal and damp conditions outside, the event attracted over 40 squash players of all standards from all parts of the country.

Racketlon: Experience triumphs over youth!

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The first ever CSSC Racketlon tournament took place on a Saturday in May 2008 at Redbridge Sports Centre in Essex.

With over 40 competitors coming from all over the country and all over the Civil Service participating in both a Men's and Ladies tournament there was plenty of games to be played.

Dstl Climb to the Top Spot - 2007/08 Team event

Team Winners - DstlThis year's Squash team event took place in January at the popular Nottingham Squash Club. A few organisational hic-cups and uncertainties resulted in a reduced entry of 6 teams and for some teams less strength than last year. However the composite Dstl team (The Defence Science & Technology Laboratories) pipped into second place last year by Revenue and Customs (RCSL) were not to be denied and came back with full strength and all guns blazing to take the top prize.

Tim Topples the Top Two & Heather Hammers Home a Third

2007 Singles - WinnersNottingham Squash Club set in the prestigious ‘Park’ area of Nottingham and close to the famous Castle hosted the seventh Civil Service Squash Singles Championship over two days on 2nd and 3rd November 2007.

Over 40 players of all standards varying from beginners to international duly arrived for a weekend’s bonanza of squash – they were not to be disappointed!

Crown Services Tournament 2007 - Men's Team Report

CSSC Men's TeamThe Civil Service Men’s Squash Team arrived at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club with something to prove. After winning the tournament the previous year for the first time in 25 years, we were determined to show that it wasn’t just a one off. Again we managed to field a very strong squad but when we arrived it was apparent that the other teams were also much stronger with several players making their debuts.

Crown Services Tournament 2007 Ladies report

CSSC Ladies TeamOnce again the Ladies were invited to the Crown Services Tournament. It was to be played at Nottingham Squash Club a top class venue.

Traditionally this tournament was set up for the men from the Crown Services.

This was the Civil Service, Police and Fire Services and an Armed Forces Combined team. In the Ladies Event teams from Police and Combined Services were represented, clearly not enough women fire-fighters as they were unable to produce a team!

The only ladies team managing to field five players the Civil Services Ladies were resplendent in their new orange and black kit. This was the first outing with new strip...........was it to be our lucky kit??

Revenue & Customs Combine to 'Squash' the Opposition - Team event at 2007 CSSC Games

CSSC Games - On CourtThis year's Squash team event took place in Loughborough as part of the third CSSC Games. The No. 1 seeds and defending champions DSRA (Defence) had arrived looking to make it 'three in a row' having won the previous two national squash team events. They were, however, about to be extremely disappointed going out of the main competition in their first match against the Revenue and Customs second team RCSL B. The RCSL B players Andy Robinson, Chris Roberts, Rakesh Bhandari, Kay Dalton and Hilary Craven were rightly elated at the shock result! Alongside them in the draw the composite team of Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory) crossed swords with DEFRA but were never seriously threatened running out 4-1 winners.