A Long Tradition: Christy of England and Wimbledon

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Christy of England, the maker of the official Wimbledon towel, congratulates John Isner and Nicolas Mahut on their history making match, as well as all of this year's players.

On Thursday, the longest tennis match in history concluded after the Wimbledon competitors battled it out for 11 hours over the course of three days. During that match, there were others sticking with the players – from trainers, umpires and ball boys and girls to the equipment the players used. Including the collectable Christy Wimbledon towel.

Christy of England’s long history fits perfectly with the tradition of Wimbledon and Thursday’s record breaking match. Founded in 1851, Christy created the first manufactured terrycloth towel as we know it today. When the founding Christy brothers showed the towel at the Great Exhibition almost 160 years ago, Queen Victoria immediately ordered more for her personal use. It is only fitting that the venerable British brand now manufacturers the official players towel for the Wimbledon championship.

Christy would like to congratulate John Isner, Nicolas Mahut and all of the incredible athletes who are competing in this year’s tournament. For information about the official Christy Wimbledon towels, please visit Christy of England's web site: http://www.christy-towels.com

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