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 10th October 2020

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My old Website was a little outdated, and when I changed to a more modern computer I had a few months of deliberating on a replacement Site and with the offer of guidance and help from Richard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?

There is a flurry of activity as I try to update my lists. The list will thin out shortly. I think this is caused by the number of potential authors who have discovered the ease of publishing their own book through the Amazon publishing facility. Almost all of the recent TT books have used Amazon. When these authors uncover the secret of publishing and how to include pictures and photographs I suspect the number and quality will improve again.