Girls’ Tennis Clothing Comes Of Age

A Girl’s Tennis Clothing Is Fashioned By Her Mother’s Desires

The styles and scope of girls’ tennis clothing has recently blossomed to match the rapid growth of fashionable women’s tennis clothing, and seems to gain momentum year on year.

There’s a twin conflicting desire for women to both model their tennis outfits on the most successful and stylish players in the game, and yet at the same time look different, exclusive and unique.

There’s yet another desire to wear state-of-the-art apparel that maximizes protection and cooling on court, to gain a competitive advantage as the tennis match ‘heats up’. Most women’s tennis apparel now contains technology to protect against the sun’s rays, to ward off odor-causing bacteria growth, to cool the skin by efficiently channeling away moisture, and even to cushion and support muscles for optimum performance.

Naturally, mothers want their fledgling tennis stars to benefit from all these tennis clothing attributes, in style and textile technology. Tennis clothes manufacturers have catered to this demand with dresses. skirts, skorts, tops and shoes for girls that sport many or all of the features of their adult counterpart.

This is good business sense on the part of tennis apparel manufacturers like Adidas, Nike, Fila, Prince, Babolat etc. Once a young lady gets to liking a particular tennis brand, she’ll likely stay loyal throughout her tennis years.

The Tennis Apparel Dark Ages

Way back in the early 1970s, at about the time that Chris Evert was emerging as a world class tennis player, a woman called Marilyn Kosten was getting very frustrated at the lack of pretty tennis clothing available to buy for her two daughters, who were about to compete in junior tennis competitions. She channeled that frustration into forming her own tennis apparel business, designing the girls’ clothing herself.

Her business really took off in 1977, when a young rising star called Tracy Austin wore one of Marilyn’s dresses during her passage to victory at the US Open. Tracy also wore the dress at Wimbledon, and so introduced this innovative and stylish girl’s tennis clothing to a much wider audience.

Three and a half decades later, tennis apparel has changed out of all recognition. Fashion is even more to the fore, vying with sports clothing fabric technology to yield a fusion of style and function that shapes every new garment. 100% cotton is now a rarity, with subtle combinations of man-made fibres best able to offer the comfort and mobility demanded by today’s athletes.

Mary Kosten’s ‘Little Miss tennis’ business is still flourishing, and now caters to young boy’s tennis clothing needs as well, with the LMT range. Now, all the major tennis gear manufacturers have girl’s, boy’s or unisex kids tennis apparel lines alongside their adult clothing, so lack of choice is no longer an issue.

Girl’s And Women’s Tennis Fashion Merge

Women who look to the high-fashion, cutting-edge tennis apparel worn by the leading players for inspiration, can now encourage their daughters to do the same. For example, the identical Adidas adilibria tennis dress recently co-designed and worn by Ana Ivanovic was available in girls’ sizes with all the ‘Climacool’ technology and comfort meshing of the adult dress. Other familiar Adidas tennis lines like ‘Barricade’, ‘Edge’ and ‘Competition’ also have their girl-sized counterparts, so mother and daughter can wear complementary apparel at the tennis club.

Nike, as you might expect, have their own girls tennis clothing lines such as ‘Athlete’, that mirror the apparel worn by the women. Like Adidas, there’s plenty of variety in dresses, skirts, skorts, shirts, tennis shoes and accessories, with comfort features like Dri-FIT, to give the same cooling and moisture management as the adult version.

Fila, with two of the game’s big hitters, Kim Clijsters and Svetlana Kuznetsova on their books, is hot on the heels of the two largest tennis apparel manufacturers, Adidas and Nike, with it’s own girls’ selection. They produce junior varieties of familiar women’s tennis favorites like the ‘Essenza’ tennis dress. These dresses are made with sun protective material, to reduce UV damage to young ladies’ skins. This can be an important consideration in warmer climes where tennis is an outdoor activity.

Tennis Apparel For Those Rebellious Years

There will come a time when your young lady would rather wear distinctive (tennis) clothing than try to copy her mother as she moves into adulthood. There’s a tennis apparel manufacturer keen to cater to these more rebellious instincts – DUC. They’re happy that their clothing isn’t designed for people too far into their 20s or beyond. They draw a little from the history of women’s tennis dress with subtle pleating, but make it asymmetrical to keep abreast of the times.

Much of the clothing is labeled with assertive, slightly racy tags like ‘Dominate’ (dress), ‘Compete’ (skirt), ‘Rush’ (racer-back top) and 2-Timer (reversible top), and accentuates feminine contours. The 2-Timer top actually refers to it’s reversible two-tops-in-one feature, which when combined with the large choice of colors and reversible skirt, creates a wide range of styles – great for emphasizing your unique style. Reversing your apparel and changing your look during a match might also have beneficial unsettling effects on your opponent. Though cutting edge in design, DUC tennis clothing lacks none of the comfort features prerequisite in modern tennis clothing.

So, from youngster to young women, varied, vibrant, in vogue girl’s tennis clothing is in plentiful supply. Thanks to determined women like Marilyn Kosten, the ‘dark ages’ are over, and girls can revel in the choice of cutting-edge tennis apparel that was until recently the sole preserve of their parents.

How To Land Disney Channel Auditions For Free

For many kids, the dream of working on a Disney Channel show or movie may seem like a fantasy too good to ever come true. But the reality is that if someone is determined enough and willing to work hard, anything is possible – even acting on a Disney show! Every person who ever worked one of the networks shows had to start somewhere, from the big famous stars right down to the bit role players and background extras.

The network still conducts talent searches in various cities each year, and most are open calls where anyone within a specified age range can attend. And it does not matter if they are signed with a talent agent, or if they have had previous acting experience – although taking acting classes and doing plays can help tremendously.

In addition to the annual general talent searches, DC shoots various shows and movies in cities outside of Los Angeles, and the casting directors sometimes hold open casting calls for specific roles in those cities. Examples are the High School Musical movies which were all filmed in the Salt Lake City area, and the Camp Rock movies which were all filmed in the Toronto area.

As far as any fees or costs associated with DC talent searches, open casting calls, and auditions – there are none! Auditions are always completely free of charge to attend. The only exception is for extras. Disney Channel always contracts out to extras casting companies to hire the extras for their productions. The individual extras casting companies often charge a small fee that may cover photo imaging, administrative costs, etc. This fee is commonly about $15 – $30.

Be aware that there are several unscrupulous websites operating that “scrape” or steal free Disney auditions and casting information from legit websites and use that information to lure people into signing up for a pay-subscription website. They NEVER uses pay-subscription websites for their casting needs, speaking roles or otherwise. Disney Channel auditions, talent searches, and casting calls are always available completely free of charge.

Some of the shows and movies for 2013 include the pilot episodes of “Girl Meets World,” “I Didn’t Do It”; the series “Austin & Ally,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “Jessie,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Dog with a Blog,” “Shake It Up!”; and the Disney Channel Original Movies “Cloud 9,” “Adventure Quest,” “The Little Leftover Witch,” and “Toy Story of Terror” which is a TV special slated to debut on or around All Hallow’s Eve 2013 on Disney Channel.

Emily Booth of The Horror Channel

Emily Booth is more popularly known as the glamorous, dark-haired TV presenter of The Horror Channel.

Emily was born in Chester, England in 1976 but grew up in Hastings, East Sussex. Her paternal great grandfather built one of the first cinemas in the UK in Cornwall. It is now a garage, but still has a plaque on the wall marking its significance. Emily studied for 3 A levels and a BA in media and film degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While she was a student she earned money busking in the street playing the violin and sang on Eurotrash. She once worked in PR for the London based Salvation Films. She used to be an avid animal rights campaigner and keeps pet rats.

In 2011 she gave birth to her first child, Betty Seren Booth-Walters.

Emily is known for her roles in such cult films as Pervirella, Cradle of Fear, Evil Aliens, and BAFTA nominated short film Inferno. She also appeared in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez’s double header Grindhouse (2007) in the mock trailer “Don’t”, by Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead).

Emily was also the host of several Channel 4 and satellite television shows. She co-presented and co-wrote video game review show BITS for two years. She was a segment presenter on Channel 4 flagship morning show The Big Breakfast, and also presented on the gameshow Banzai for E4. Other shows she worked on include L!VE TV’s Blue Review, paintball challenge show Mission: Paintball, Threesome and Demolition.

Emily has presented several television programmes related to cult films, including OUT There on five and Shock Movie Massacre on Bravo. Emily is a presenter on Eat Cinema, interviewing A-list Hollywood stars on The Buzz and hosting her own show First Night Bites. She also hosted the now defunct Quiz Night Live, a premium rate call-in quiz show, shown on satellite/Freeview channel Ftn. She is presents The Match on the on XLeague.tvchannel. In 2007 she joined Zone Horror where she works as a presenter and continuity announcer.

She was among the guests at the 2009 Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester and announced the results of the Delta Film Award. She also hosted GoreZone Magazine’s Weekend of Horror and is the official poster girl for the magazine. GoreZone Magazine will launch a DVD cover mount starring Emily Booth each month from December 2009.

Emily introduces film premieres on her very own Horror Booth most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays on The Horror Channel. This is a fun and often naughty film prelude to get the audience in the mood for the film premiere, and Emily will often find interesting information on the film to give you additional insider knowledge. Tune in to The Horror Booth most Wednesday and weekends before the10.55 movie on Horror Sky 319 Virgin 170 and Freesat 138!