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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 have met lots of recent parents who want their baby to follow in their footsteps when they are older.  They expect in the first few years of their babies life, everything would be put on pause because babies can't play tennis.  When the baby is old enough, they might have plans to teach them tennis but to be honest, it all seems a bit distant.  When you have a newborn, your focus is getting through the day, not what they will be doing in five years time.<p>

<p>My wife and I had the same dilemma.  Before our daughter was born, we played tennis regularly.  We actually met at a tennis club as we would play during the week after work, and most weekends.<p>

<p>Everything changed when our daughter, Nina, was born.  For a start, we found it difficult to play together because one of us had to look after the baby.  Then we realised we could play during her nap time so we would park the pram at the back of the court, whilst we played.  We might be at match point, and then Nina would wake up...  We loved those moments as we got Nina out into the fresh air, and we felt that everyone was having a healthy day. <p>

<p>Those early days of parenthood gave us the idea to create the Little Sport Star.<p>

<p>We have tried to make it simple for parents.<p>

<p>When you order the racket, we will try to deliver it by the next day.  When you receive it, just give it to your baby and you will be surprised what they do with it next.  A lot of babies like to cuddle it - there is something about the shape, that babies just love to cuddle.  As they get older, they will realise that you can hit the ball - and this is, excuse the pun, "a whole new ball game".<p>

  • The ball rattles, the handle squeaks.
  • The colours are bright and stimulating for your child
  • When they start to hit the ball, it is great stimulus - great for their hand-eye.

<p>We have won a lot of awards and we hear from lots of parents whose lives have been transformed by the little baby tennis racket.  We are grateful for the awards and have read all the letters, but one letter stands out.  It came all the way from a neo-natal nurse in Hawaii.<p>

<p>Aloha from Hawaii Nick,<p>

<p>I received "My First Tennis Racket" in the mail the other day, just fine, no problems.<p>

<p>Thank you so much.  I absolutely love it.<p>

<p>I just wanted to let you know who I purchased it for.<p>

<p>I am a Neonatal Nurse here in Hawaii.  I take care of premature and sick babies. Some of our babies have to stay in our unit for months. There is a point in their hospitalisation when they have gotten out of their critical stage and just need to grow and mature before they can go home. It is during this time when they are in their cribs where they can now accept developmental stimulation because frankly, they get bored!  I bought the Little Sport Star tennis racket because the parents of this little baby I care for are tennis players.  They were thrilled when they received the gift and to know that she received her first tennis racket in our NICU!  Ha! <p>

<p>The developmental stimulation this little baby girl now receives from it is absolutely priceless. I couldn't find anything like it on the island of Oahu where I live, but thankfully found your wonderful company on the web.<p>

<p>Mahalo (that's thank you in Hawaii) for this wonderful product!!<p>

<p>With Warmest Aloha,<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.