Wimbledon stars dip into Co Down spa firm's healing pool
WHEN tennis stars like Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Serina Williams take a dip in a hydrotherapy pool at Wimbledon this week, chances are it'll have been made in Co Down.
Dromore based CET CryoSpas, which makes spas for targeted recovery among athletes from a range of sports, have installed eight spas at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club in its biggest contract to date.
Wimbledon, the world's longest-running and most prestigious tennis tournament attracting 500,000 spectators, has spent £20m on refurbishments this year, including adding a new medical, warm-up and recovery facility in Centre Court and a new players' lounge and recovery facility.
Players will now be able to enjoy the convenience of no less than eight CryoSpas, making the installation CET’s largest to date.
Well known clubs such as Manchester City and AC Milan, as well as the English National Ballet, the German Olympic Association & Team GB, have all previously used the Dromore firm's facilities.
CET managing director Colin Edgar said: "Incorporating ground-breaking engineering with advanced cold hydrotherapy treatment, the CET CryoSpa benefits athletes performance by optimising post-exercise recovery strategies, lowering the risk of injury & minimising post-match fatigue.
"We're delighted to be part of the Wimbledon set-up this week and next."