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Baby tennis racket

Product code: 22002

We designed the tennis racket to help parent introduce their babies to tennis from day one.

Scroll down to read the story behind this unique baby tennis racket.



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<p>We designed this baby tennis racket to help other parents play tennis together with their baby.</p>

<p>Let me emphasise that this is a soft toy for babies which is fun and stimulating. I started designing this baby tennis racket when my own daughter, Nina, was born. She was my first child and was definitely the inspiration for Little Sport Star. If Nina was my inspiration, my second child, Lucas, soon the chief tester. Fortunately, he loved it. </p>

<p>The baby tennis racket has gone on to become one of our best-selling toys. I am always amazed how many parents tell me that the baby tennis racket is their child's favourite toy.</p>

<p>We gave the racket a lot of thought. it is about 25cm long, longer when you stretch out the ball. It looks like a tennis racket but it has been adapted for babies. The handle is brightly coloured, red, black and white; colours young babies love for their contrast.</p>

<p>The ball contains a rattle so when your baby swings it, they can actually hear the sound. The sound encourages them to play more as babies are learning the basics of cause and effect.</p>

<p>The strings aren't real. They are printed on but they do crinkle when you press down on them. I am not sure Serena Williams would settle for such soft strings, but her baby probably prefers them.</p>

<p>The ball is attached by an elasticated strap to the racket, so there is no chance that your baby will lose the ball. It is just possible to hit the ball on the racket, but that takes a bit of practice - something your child prodigy will have to get used to if they want to win the US Open.</p>

<p>The tennis racket comes with a clip. You can clip it to your buggy, to the car seat and we have seen some people fasten it to their high chair. Whatever you fancy.</p>

<p>We started making the tennis racket in 2012 and we have sold over 10,000 worldwide. Our biggest market is currently the USA. The LTA have bought tennis rackets for their staff when pregnant. With Andy Murray retiring, we are looking for a future tennis star in the UK and we would like to think they will start off their career with a Little Sport Star tennis racket.</p>

<p>This racket is most popular during major tennis tournaments, so our advice is to order it now to avoid disappointment later.</p>

Why we created Little Sport Star

Nick and his wife had an amazing baby shower idea, to start a unique range of sports themed toys. They called the brand Little Sport Star. They wanted other parents to enjoy their favourite sports with their babies. Their baby shower idea caught on. By 2016 Little Sport Star was available in iconic stores such as Toys R Us and in 2018 were delighted when Serena Williams gave the baby tennis racket to her daughter, Olympia.