Our Story

We hope to inspire kids to be active and have fun! It's never too early to learn tennis, golf or any youth sports ... it builds confidence, coordination and encourages teamwork and friendship. 

LMT was established in 1973, by a savvy tennis mom, Marilyn Kosten, who had two daughters competing in major junior tournaments. There was a need for fashionable and functional youth tennis apparel (the ball pocket was a must) and Little Miss Tennis was born with an order from Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

Forty-some years later we continue to specialize in the finest junior tennis & sports apparel for girls and boys (Joe Puppy brand) for ages 3 - early teen... our pleated skirts, dresses and soft microfiber boys shorts are always best-sellers. 

Fun fact! We have a tennis dress "the pinafore" displayed in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI, worn by Tracy Austin who won the 1979 US Open against No. 1 Seed Chris Evert. At 16 years old, Austin became the youngest (male or female) champion in US Open history, a distinction that still remains today. Austin went on to make her Wimbledon debut in 1979. How fashion changes! (Tracy's dress lower left). LMT was also the Wimbledon junior sponsor for many years.
Every year we donate clothing to non-profit organizations serving youth, if you have a need please reach out to us and we'll try to help.

 

Teddy, age 10, also known as "Joe Puppy".

Thank you for visiting! We'd love to see your rising stars... please share photographs on facebook or instagram @littlemisstennis; #littlemisstennis