Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Category: All Books

Bib No. 8 – HOW TO WIN AT TABLE TENNIS

Author : William Colley & Leslie C Maitland
Comments : More useful advice packed into this little volume than most of the early books together. Profusely illustrated and full of interest, and all for 6 old pence.

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Bib No. 9 – ABC OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : C G Eames
Comments : A rather lengthy diatribe into the merits of the game with precious little of instructional help. I have never seen an original, but I do remember a distraught Ron Crayden, after his his copy had been stolen from his Stand at the ’77 World Championships.

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Bib No. 369 – STILL MORE TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Bib No. 369 – STILL MORE TABLE TENNIS TIPS

Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : Tips from the last 3 years of Larry Hodges Web Site up to May 2020

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Bib No. 10 – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 10 – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Spalding Athletic Series
Comments : 27 pages of instruction PLUS 36 pages of advertisements for Spalding equipment, line drawings, illustrations and simple text. The advertising material is probably of more interest than the instructional section.

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Bib No. 11 – PING PONG PEOPLE

Author : Arnold Golsworthy
Comments : Illustrated by Hilda Cowham. This book is along the lines as the Louis Wain book of the same year., but the storyline is in the form of a diary, in prose.

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Bib No. 12 – HOW TO PLAY PING PONG

Author : Walter H. Bronson
Comments : The text and diagrams for this booklet appear to be identical to the ones published with the same title, written by ‘the Hon Sec Ping Pong Association’.(As below). Which came first? Who copied who? – surely not the Hon Sec. There were no copyright laws in place at this time. It seems to have been a bit of a ‘free for all’.

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Bib No. 382 – HOW TO PLAY PING PONG

Author : Hon Sec Ping Pong Association
Comments : Originally published and sold at 4d. This is the hard cover version which now sells at 6d.The author has now been identified as Mr Washington Grey. Diagrams, rules, and hints on how to conduct tournaments, clubs, etc. The book was intended for inclusion with boxed sets. Mr Bronson appears to have copied the text for the US version as above.

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Bib No. 13 – HOW TO PLAY PING PONG

Bib No. 13 – HOW TO PLAY PING PONG

Author : Hon Sec Ping Pong Association
Comments : Originally published and sold at 4d. The author has now been identified as Mr Washington Grey. Diagrams, rules, and hints on how to conduct tournaments, clubs, etc. The book was intended for inclusion with boxed sets. Mr Bronson appears to have copied the text for the US version as above.

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Bib No. 14 – A LITTLE BOOK OF PING PONG VERSE

Author : Anon
Comments : 150 Pages of verse from various sources, mostly of a dubious quality, but quite amusing.

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Bib No. 15 – Table Tennis

Author : W Harrison
Comments : Described on the Cover as ‘the best handbook on the game’.

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