National Age Group Championships 2009

2009 Age Group Competition - On CourtThe Grand Masters of Civil Service Squash gathered with their vast experience recently to attend the very first stand-alone Civil Service Age Group Championship. The Tournament held at one of the country's leading Squash Clubs in The Park, Nottingham attracted over a cumulative 1000 years of squash knowledge and craft.

The senior members of this gathering - Men's Over 55 saw the almost youthful face of Phill Crane enter the event for the first time having recently qualified (got old!!). The former Over 45 Champion looked unstoppable sweeping aside opposition from David Stratford and last year's Over 55 winner Paul Taylor. His main opposition, however, lay in the opposite side of the draw in the form of Tony Claydon - but Claydon was giving Crane nearly ten years - a daunting task! Claydon, however, despite his years was never short in the competitive department confidently sweeping aside both Bob Shepherd and Chris Johnstone to reach his expected meeting with Crane in the Final. Claydon showed all his courage and best effort in this match but the young pretender Crane edged through to victory with a fine 3-0 win!

CSSC Squash Team Championships 2009

Team Winners 2009The Transport Team succeed while giant snowflakes wipe out Defence's hopes of yet another title!

Arctic conditions could not stop the annual CSSC Squash Team tournament, held in the Birmingham University Murray Sports Centre, from taking place. Only two competitors out of nine teams failed to battle their way through the snow-covered roads to reach the venue on time.

The nine teams formed up on day one into three groups of three to battle through a Round Robin style competition. Winning teams from these three groups would play each other on day two to decide who would win the coveted Title. Second place and third place teams would do similarly to decide the winners of the two Plate events.

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.