Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Barry Hayward’s Table Tennis Bibliography

Barry Hayward’s Table Tennis Bibliography

Updated to 26th June 2021

Please enjoy this bibliography and reference work. I would be delighted to hear your comments via my Email address as shown on the ‘Contact‘ page.

You can navigate through the website by clicking from page to page using the ‘hot-spot’ references at the top of each page and if you are interested in the Books section, you can hover over the ‘All Books’ and move down to the particular era that suits you best. If you are on a book that you wish to know more about you can press the ‘read more’ button and access further information. Should you be using a tablet or a desk top computer with a smaller screen, you may find that the hovering technique does not work, but you can get the same effect by pressing the arrow in the grey cell opposite the ‘All Books’ category.

Should you want to know if that Author has written other books you can select their name from the list on the Author/Date section, and their books will appear, Similarly, you can select a year from the list on the right, and a list (and pictures) of all books published in that year will appear.

My old Website was a little outdated, and when I changed to a more modern computer I had a few months of deliberating on a replacement Site and with the offer of guidance and help from Richard Jarvis, then this current site is the result. Richard I owe you lots, for the advice, expertise and enthusiasm you have shown in setting up this Site.

If you want your book to be listed in this bibliography, please send full details to me, or better still, send me a copy of the book.

I cannot guarantee the book will be included, but if the book falls within the criteria specified in the ‘Introduction’, then the likelihood is that it will be shown at the next update.

If you want to contact me you can use the ‘Contact Us‘ button and Email me.

I have been asked many times if I would consider selling the collection, and the answer is ‘Yes I would’, but the offer would have to be fairly substantial.


When I discover new publications, or on the rare occasions I find an additional book not shown in the existing lists, I will detail all newer entries on this page so that you can peruse these recent additions at your leisure.
If you want to access these newer additions quickly, just click on the titles below.

I have included several books on the history of particular local Associations such as Guildford, Burton, Harrogate, Liverpool and Bromsgrove. There must be many others. Can you help?

I am indebted to Graham Trimming who has taken my list and meticulously examined it, and compared it to his own substantial collection. I was astonished to find that Graham has no less than 9 different editions of the 1902 Arnold Parker book ‘Ping Pong and How to Play It’. In addition Graham points out 3 of the Books listed below, of which I was unaware.
Thank you Graham! (Since then I have now managed to get a copy of the Uzorinac book No 383).

You might be aware that Table Tennis Scotland have a fortnightly Zoom Platform whereby David Fairholm interviews TT people and so far in the series the victims have been people like Des Douglas, Jill Hammersley, Colin Wilson, Don Parker Peter Charters and now myself to talk about my Book Collection. If you wish you can access U tube through the Table Tennis Scotland Website to see any of these interviews.

You may be aware of the new publication that I picture below. (No 388) I bought this book in good faith, through Amazon, in January 2021. There is no author’s name shown on the cover, there are no page numbers shown, there is no Title page inside, no frontispiece and although the index shows there is a concluding section on notes ‘About the Author’ but in fact that section does not exist in the book. From the notes in the very first section you might be led to believe the book is by the respected USA coach Larry Hodges. You would be wrong. Larry tells me that the book is ‘plagiarised’ from his original excellent book of 2013 ‘Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers’. Amazon has eventually responded by suspending this book from it’s Titles. If you are inclined to buy this book, I would suggest you reconsider and ensure you purchase the original book by Larry. I am afraid this is the first Table Tennis book to have suffered this fate, but I have no doubt that there are many other Titles about when unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the Amazon self publishing services.