Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 2000-2019

Bib No. 351 – PING PONG DIPLOMACY

Bib No. 351 – PING PONG DIPLOMACY

Author : Nicholas Griffin
Comments : The story behind the historic meeting in 1871 of Chairman Mao and President Nixon. Poliyical intrigues and how the game became manipulated at the highest levels.

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Bib No. 360 – GREATEST TT PLAYERS TO EVER PLAY THE GAME

Bib No. 360 – GREATEST TT PLAYERS TO EVER PLAY THE GAME

Author : Alex Trost & Vadim Kravetsky
Comments : What a load of rubbish! Avoid this junk. The authors know little of Table Tennis and the list is complete nonsense – the best ever at No3 is Fukuhara Ai, – Ma Lin is at 91, and Lin Ma is at 11???

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Bib No. 361 – LEARN TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 361 – LEARN TABLE TENNIS

Author : Lisa Regan
Comments : Basic book for beginners. Not at all bad. But some silly errors – Ping Pong Diplomacy was not because political leaders played TT with each other.

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Bib No. 362 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 1X

Bib No. 362 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 1X

Author : ITTF
Comments : The latest of the long running series. The quality of the photos are, as always excellent.

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Bib No. 363 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION X

Bib No. 363 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION X

Author : ITTF
Comments : I am fed up with saying wonderful photographs! How about marvellous?

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Bib No. 364 – REVELATIONS OF A PING PONG CHAMPION

Bib No. 364 – REVELATIONS OF A PING PONG CHAMPION

Author : Danny Seemiller
Comments : Very readable story of the rogue player who went on to be a US Champion and then became USTTA President.

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Bib No. 365 – TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Bib No. 365 – TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Author : Klaus Geske & Jens Mueller
Comments : New edition of the 2009 German original. Now contains advice on service returns and Doubles play. Good book.

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Bib No. 366 – MORE TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Bib No. 366 – MORE TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : Tips from three years of Laryy Hodges on line Web Site. Some good stuff here.

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Bib No. 368 – TABLE TENNIS WITH TIMO BOLL

Bib No. 368 – TABLE TENNIS WITH TIMO BOLL

Author : Bernd Ulrich Gross & Timo Boll
Comments : Once in a while a superb book emerges. And this is such a book! Author’s text – Brilliant; Photos. – Brilliant; Analysis and instruction – Brilliant; How else can I describe this book – Brilliant.

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Bib No. 372 – THE HISTORY OF TABLE TENNIS IN CARDIFF

Bib No. 372 – THE HISTORY OF TABLE TENNIS IN CARDIFF

Author : Chris Richards
Comments : A thoroughly enjoyable history with just the right balance between records, anecdotes, venues, and personalities. Having played in various events in Cardiff I can vouch for the warm welcome and the friendships made. Nicely produced and colour photographs too. Well done to the production team.

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