Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: All Books

Bib No. 385 – THE MEANING OF SUCCESS

Author : Jon Kaufman
Comments : A very interesting book about the formation of Progress Table Tennis Club in North London who went on to be one of the most successful Table Tennis Clubs in the UK..

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Bib No. 384 – SONGS OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

Author : Hikosuke Tamasu
Comments : Biographical account of Mr Tamasu, who is TT equipment manufacturer and administrator. There is a lot of information on the history of World Table Tennis. .

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Bib No. 1 – RULES AND DIRECTIONS FOR PING PONG OR GOSSIMA

Bib No. 1 – RULES AND DIRECTIONS FOR PING PONG OR GOSSIMA

Author : John Jaques & Son Ltd
Comments : Standard Edition. Short Booklet – one of the first general guides to the game

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Bib No. 2 – RULES AND DIRECTIONS FOR PING PONG OR GOSSIMA

Author : John Jaques & Son Ltd
Comments : Same as Book No 1 but in a slightly different format and an illustrated soft cover

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Bib No. 3 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Bib No. 3 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Author : MJG Ritchie & Walter Harrison
Comments : Of some historical interest the book represents the state of the art in 1902, published simultaneously in Philadelphia, USA

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Bib No. 370 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Bib No. 370 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Author : MJG Ritchie & Walter Harrison
Comments : This second edition appears to be identical to the first, including the advertisements. The only difference I can see, is in the labelling of the sketch on Page 49.

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Bib No. 4 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Bib No. 4 – TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Author : MJG Ritchie & Walter Harrison
Comments : Of some historical interest the book represents the state of the art in 1902, published simultaneously in London, England

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Bib No. 5 – PING PONG RULES AND HISTORY OF THE GAME

Author : Frank Hammett Norton
Comments : Contains an interesting but untrue story of how the game originated in Japan.

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Bib No. 6 – PING PONG OR TABLE TENNIS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Author : M G Ritchie & Arnold Parker
Comments : Also sub-titled ‘The New Table Game as Played in America’. Basic sound advice in a booklet for inclusion in a boxed set.

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Bib No. 7 – PING PONG AND HOW TO PLAY IT

Author : M G Ritchie & Arnold Parker
Comments : UK Edition of above US Edition

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