About Us

Little Sport Star was founded in 2012 by tennis fan Nick Farnsworth, a loving dad, and his wife (a medical doctor) who decided to make a toy tennis racket for their baby daughter when they couldn’t find anything suitable to buy.

Frustrated with the lack of sporty toys for babies, Nick collaborated with Caroline, a top toy designer with children of a similar age. The rest is history!

Little Sport Star toys are fun, bright and colorful, and packed with sensory features that provide babies the stimulation they crave.

All products are subject to extensive safety testing to ensure that they meet the highest European and US standards.


Little Sport Star toys have featured in major publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Times.

They have won awards with Mums.TV, The Dad Network and the annual Nursery Industry.

The collection has sold across the world, including purchases by several Grand Slam tennis champions for their own babies, and even English royalty (we can't tell you which little prince or princess received these - but we bet you can guess!).

Sports fans love it when the youngsters in their lives share their passion. As well as the obvious health benefits of growing up fit and active, college sports scholarships offer valuable opportunities for further education and potentially lucrative sporting careers.

These fun toys can help foster a love of sport in your children at a young age, steering them in the right direction from day one.

Has this philosophy worked in Nick's family? Indeed it has; his daughter swims four times a
week, plays soccer twice weekly, and is a member of the local athletics club. Meanwhile,
Nick’s son plays soccer and rugby, swims weekly and loves the Premier League.

As well as working hard at school, the children share Nick’s love of sport, which is a central bond that runs strong in the family.