Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 2000-2019

Bib No. 299 – TEACHING TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 299 – TEACHING TABLE TENNIS

Author : Gail McCulloch
Comments : A good book for introducing the game to schoolchildren, and full of tips and hints for the aspiring coach. Endorsed by the English Schools TTA.

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Bib No. 300 – WHEN THE FEELING DECIDES

Bib No. 300 – WHEN THE FEELING DECIDES

Author : Jens Fellke
Comments : A biography of Jan Ove Waldner, the most successful player of modern times. There is no doubting of the Swede’s credentials to being amongst the all-time greats, but I have a problem with ‘ The greatest player in TT history’. Nevertheless, the book is interesting and informative and well worth the read.

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Bib No. 301 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 11

Bib No. 301 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 11

Author : ITTF
Comments : A follow up to the highly successful TT fascination of 2001. This time it covers 2001-2003, but it is equally as vibrant and exciting as it’s predecessor.

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Bib No. 302 – ITTF-IPTTC LEVEL 1 COACHING MANUAL

Bib No. 302 – ITTF-IPTTC LEVEL 1 COACHING MANUAL

Author : Glen Tepper
Comments : A new coaching manual with 304 pages for the able bodied player and a further 110 pages for the players with disabilities. A massive work here and well presented but very, very basic. The first edition in English was produced in 2004 and then revised in the same year, a French language version followed, and then a Spanish one. 2006 saw a revised English one and in 2007, a sixth revised edition was published in English. I have chosen to list just the Sixth Edition.

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Bib No. 303 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 111

Bib No. 303 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 111

Author : ITTF
Comments : Another in the series of what seems to be a publication every two years of some of the best TT photos you are ever likely to see. It may seem heavily biased towards the Asian players, but they do win most of the major events. Great Stuff! Evocative of the passions surrounding the major championships.

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Bib No. 304 – HANK ZIPZER – MY SECRET LIFE AS A PING PONG WIZARD

Bib No. 304 – HANK ZIPZER – MY SECRET LIFE AS A PING PONG WIZARD

Author : Henry Winkler and Liz Oliver
Comments : Well I never expected to see ‘The Fonz’ of Happy Days listed as a TT Author. A schoolboy story in the Hank Zipser series of the self-styled Worlds Greatest Underachiever and his new found love of Ping Pong. The UK edition was published in 2009. (See Bib No. 314).

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Bib No. 329 – WE’RE SHIT AND WE KNOW WE ARE

Bib No. 329 – WE’RE SHIT AND WE KNOW WE ARE

Author : David Buonaguidi
Comments : I am not sure how to categorise this one. All good fun, from the exploits of Karmarama in it’s first season in the London Central Table Tennis League. Karmarama is one of the top London advertising agencies, and the book is written by advertising guru and TT fanatic Dave Buonaguidi.

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Bib No. 305 – HOW TO COACH TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 305 – HOW TO COACH TABLE TENNIS

Author : Dr. A. K. Srivastava
Comments : When I saw the cover photo of Jill Hammersley c. 1978 I thought this was a book from the ’70s which I had missed. I am afraid not. The text is equally dated and consists of some not very sound advice and a not very well organised Rules Summary.

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Bib No. 306 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 306 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : ETTA
Comments : For the first time ever (the series started in 1951 and has gone through at least 29 editions and reprints) – the format changes to a portrait format. As you would expect, the latest is the best so far, the teachings are succinct and simple, and the photos are good. I enjoyed it.

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Bib No. 358 – COMPLETE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 358 – COMPLETE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : Vipin Gulati
Comments : Not too much on How to Play but a useful compendium of lists of the top players, nations, great players, and statistics. No photos.

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