Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 2000-2019

Bib No. 293 – SEVENTY FIVE NOT OUT

Bib No. 293 – SEVENTY FIVE NOT OUT

Author : A J Harris
Comments : A history of the L&DTTA League for the period 1926 – 2001. A labour of love by their secretary Tony Harris that is full of anecdotes, tales, records and a good read even if you’re not a Scouse. Well researched and illustrated in Black and White.

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Bib No. 352 – PING PONG

Bib No. 352 – PING PONG

Author : H C Kim
Comments : A play about American college life. Not much about the sport we love.

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Bib No. 357 – COMMONWEALTH TT HISTORY

Bib No. 357 – COMMONWEALTH TT HISTORY

Author : Commonwealth TT Federation
Comments : A useful history of the British CTTF. Not easy reading, but a full record from 1971. Kindly donated by Jose Ransome.

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Bib No. 324 – KILLER PING – PONG – SURVIVING LIFE AT HOME

Bib No. 324 – KILLER PING – PONG – SURVIVING LIFE AT HOME

Author : David Lawrence
Comments : One of those infuriating little books that you buy anticipating a content largely about Table Tennis. This one is a teenage humour of questions and answers batted to and fro between parents and their offsprings. Only a passing reference to our game.

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Bib No. 326 – SIZZLING CHOPS AND DEVILISH SPINS

Bib No. 326 – SIZZLING CHOPS AND DEVILISH SPINS

Author : Jerome Charyn
Comments : A paperback verson of the popular 2001 original.

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Bib No. 294 – THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS

Bib No. 294 – THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS

Author : John Bromhead
Comments : A potted history of the first 50 years of the Bromsgrove, Redditch & District TTA. There are lots of tales and yarns of this minor Worcestershire League. Not especially successful in terms of great players produced or trophies won, but it seems like a lot of friendly fun. How many hundreds of other leagues must be like the BRDTTA.

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Bib No. 295 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 295 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Peter Hirst
Comments : The latest of the line.

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Bib No. 296 – COULD A TYRANNOSAURUS PLAY TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 296 – COULD A TYRANNOSAURUS PLAY TABLE TENNIS

Author : Andrew Plant
Comments : When I ordered this book I expected to receive a treatise on the mental or physical agility of dinosaurs, to discover if they had some sort of ability to indulge in a form of sport. What I got was a children’s book of dinosaurs showing them taking part in fishing, cricket, dancing etc. Nor really what I had in mind.

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Bib No. 297 – TABLE TENNIS – SKILLS AND RULES

Bib No. 297 – TABLE TENNIS – SKILLS AND RULES

Author : Deepak Jain
Comments : See Notes on No 291

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Bib No. 298 – PLAY AND LEARN TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 298 – PLAY AND LEARN TABLE TENNIS

Author : P Narang
Comments : Basic techniques well presented with some sketched diagrams to aid the learning process. Most of the advice offered is very dated and the references are to players like Barna, Bergman, and Tereba. I feel the advice might be better received had it come from Boll, Samsonov or Waldner. No photographs.

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