Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 1940-1959

Bib No. 106 – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 106 – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Leslie Woollard
Comments : See 1952 Edition.

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Bib No. 107 – TABLE TENNIS MY WAY

Author : Johnny Leach
Comments : Paperback version of 1955 original

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Bib No. 108 – HOW TO WIN AT TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 108 – HOW TO WIN AT TABLE TENNIS

Author : Victor Barna
Comments : Instructional manual with useful ‘reminders’ section.

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Bib No. 109 – SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS OF RACKET STANDARDISATION

Bib No. 109 – SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS OF RACKET STANDARDISATION

Author : Ivor Montagu
Comments : Produced in order to help explain the problems with the use of the comparatively new sponge rackets. Many of the problems persist today, and many of the arguments here, are still valid.

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Bib No. 110 – TACKLE TABLE TENNIS THIS WAY

Bib No. 110 – TACKLE TABLE TENNIS THIS WAY

Author : Ann Haydon
Comments : An interesting book on the Ann Jones story. She was the daughter of Adrian Haydon, who was one of England’s best ever TT players, and Ann went on to win the ladies Singles at Wimbledon. Although not published until she was 19,the book was mostly written when Ann was 17 and just before she decided to give up Table Tennis for Lawn Tennis. As a teenager, at TT, Ann was ranked at World No 3, and lost in 3 World Championship Finals. I think that at 17(or 19) she qualifies at being the youngest TT author to have had a book published. I wonder who is the oldest?

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Bib No. 111 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 111 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Jack Carrington
Comments : I have 6 copies of the 4th edition, 5 are priced at 2/6d and the other at 3/6d. The first carries the legend total copies printed 10,000′ and the last one shows 160,000. A similar condition exists with the 5th Edition and I suspect the additional print runs are a means of increasing the selling price when a particular edition lasts for a number of years. Subsequently other totals of 95,000,105,000, 115000,and 155,000 have been uncovered.

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Bib No. 112 – TABLE TENNIS – A NEW APPROACH

Bib No. 112 – TABLE TENNIS – A NEW APPROACH

Author : Ken Stanley
Comments : Sound advice from the man acknowledged to be one of the best coaches of the period.

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Bib No. 113 – HARVARD TABLE TENNIS TEACHER

Bib No. 113 – HARVARD TABLE TENNIS TEACHER

Author : Harvard TT Co
Comments : Basic advice from a TT equipment supplier with some strange poses from the models.

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