Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: 2000-2019

Bib No. 348 – THE METAPHYSICS OF PING PONG

Bib No. 348 – THE METAPHYSICS OF PING PONG

Author : Guidp Mina Di Sospiro
Comments : From the title you might expect a scientific lecture on the coefficient of restitution and the principles of aerodynamics. You would be wrong. It certainly could not be described as a coaching book. A very amusing story of Mr Sospiro’s belated entry into the world of competitive TT. Super story.

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Bib No. 349 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION V111

Bib No. 349 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION V111

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. 350 – TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Bib No. 350 – TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : A compilation of Larry Hodges ‘on-line’ tips for a 3 year period. Sound Advice.

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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. 378 – 100 DAYS OF TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 378 – 100 DAYS OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : Samson Dubina
Comments : A good read and thoughtfully planned. It has a few tips on topics I have never seen in print before, such as, ‘Slump Busting’, You are a loser’, ‘Sleep Positioning’, ‘Beat the Wheelchair Player’, and not forgetting ‘The Table Tennis Breakfast’ menu. And there are several more not often found in coaching manuals.

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Bib No. 377 – EXPERT IN A YEAR

Bib No. 377 – EXPERT IN A YEAR

Author : Sam Priestley & Ben Larcombe
Comments : I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There is a lot of good advice to be gleaned, from the experiences of Sam in the story of his attempt to become an expert in only a year of practise and tuition.

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