Baby Steps (ベイビーステップBeibi Suteppu?) is a Japanese manga series by Kachiki Hikaru. It was first serialized in the weekly Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2007. The story is centered around Maruo Eiichirou (E-Chan), a first year honor student who one day decides that he is lacking exercise. He then joins the Southern Tennis Club (STC) where he begins his tennis journey.