Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 1980-1999

Bib No. 239 – TABLE TENNIS IN GUILDFORD

Bib No. 239 – TABLE TENNIS IN GUILDFORD

Author : Ted Simpkin
Comments : A potted history of the Guildford Association in their 50th year.

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Bib No. 240 – TACKLE TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 240 – TACKLE TABLE TENNIS

Author : John Hilton
Comments : Generally a good book by the former European Champion, but the flicker photos take up a lot of space, so that the text is limited.

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Bib No. 241 – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 241 – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Jill Hammersley Parker
Comments : How to pack a lot into a small book. Simple and well presented by England’s most successful female player.

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Bib No. 242 – THE POCKET GUIDE TO TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Bib No. 242 – THE POCKET GUIDE TO TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Author : David Fairholm
Comments : A sound text and excellent demonstration photographs.

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Bib No. 243 – ROBBINS SPORTS GUIDE TO ADVANCED TABLE TENNIS EQUIPMENT

Bib No. 243 – ROBBINS SPORTS GUIDE TO ADVANCED TABLE TENNIS EQUIPMENT

Author : Dan Robbins
Comments : Brief explanation of the complex world of Table Tennis equipment as described by a former US Champion.

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Bib No. 244 – ROBBINS SPORTS GUIDE TO COMPETITIVE TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 244 – ROBBINS SPORTS GUIDE TO COMPETITIVE TABLE TENNIS

Author : Dan Robbins
Comments : More thoughts on how to play and improve your game.

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Bib No. 245 – CHARLIE NOT-SO-GOOD PLAYS TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 245 – CHARLIE NOT-SO-GOOD PLAYS TABLE TENNIS

Author : Geoff Wright
Comments : Small booklet designed to give youg children an idea f the basics, and encourage participation through stories of a boy, who like most of us, is not especially talented, but nevertheless keeps trying. Good fun.

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Bib No. 246 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 246 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : ETTA
Comments : Despite being called a reprint, there are a few minor changes in the photographs and the contents page.

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Bib No. 247 – THE SKILLS OF THE GAME

Bib No. 247 – THE SKILLS OF THE GAME

Author : Gordon Steggall
Comments : A good basic book but lacking the clarity and depth of the Fairholm/Hammersley books of the period.

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Bib No. 248 – LENTEC TABLE TENNIS MANUAL

Bib No. 248 – LENTEC TABLE TENNIS MANUAL

Author : Malcolm Brown and Lentec
Comments : Published by a TT rubber manufacture as an intended guide to the properties and performances of branded bat rubbers.. Stan Lenton was a Coventry businessman and a TT enthusiast who devoted much time and money to the game. The Lentec rubbers were produced for a few years but quality consistency was a major problem, and eventually production was stopped.

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