Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: All Books

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

Read more

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

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

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

Read more

Bib No. 8 – HOW TO WIN AT TABLE TENNIS

Author : William Colley & Leslie C Maitland
Comments : More useful advice packed into this little volume than most of the early books together. Profusely illustrated and full of interest, and all for 6 old pence.

Read more

Bib No. 9 – ABC OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : C G Eames
Comments : A rather lengthy diatribe into the merits of the game with precious little of instructional help. I have never seen an original, but I do remember a distraught Ron Crayden, after his his copy had been stolen from his Stand at the ’77 World Championships.

Read more