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.
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.
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.
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.
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.