Author : Howard Jacobson
Comments : A stage play adapted from the best selling book by Simon Bent. I have not seen the play but having read the book and found it very funny, I will make a point of visiting any theatre in reach when I see it advertised.
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.
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.
Author : Graham Frankel
Comments : A carefully crafted book with a serious look at the way the Game in the UK has been drifting over the last 50 years. Plenty of food for thought. There is no doubt that the other European Nations have been leaving us behind in the organisation and administration of our game and I suspect that there are many others like Graham who feel there is a need for change. A interesting take on the introduction of synthetic bat coverings over the last 70 years. All of course recognised by Ivor Montagu in his far sighted ‘problems of racket standardisation’ of 1959.
Author : R. Fullen
Comments : I have finally found time to digest all 361 pages of this monumental work. I don’t think I have ever read a book that has made me stop and think so much, and so often. In my opinion it is probably the best ever for the advanced player or the good coach. Such issues as different play with the 40mm ball, different styles with the plastic ball, and different techniques with the women’s game, are all dealt with in detail. A great book – but I certainly would not recommend it for the beginner, (it might put them off for life). The fact that it is a series of articles, lectures, and seminars can make it heavy going in places, and the lack of progressive structure leads to some topics being covered on several occasions. Well done! What more could you ask for? A few action photos would be nice..
Author : Ian Marshall
Comments : Ian Marshall is a Table Tennis Coach of distinction, and the former school teacher changed his career to pursue his Table Tennis interest, and became a writer of great repute with the ITTF. Rozeanu was born in 1921 and this book is published to commemorate the 100 years since her birth and the story of almost certainly the greatest female player the game has ever produced, Rozeanu achieved her successes despite her difficulties with the restrictive Rumanian regime, and the discriminatory treatment she received because of her Jewish heritage. A fascinating read, Was this really happening only 70 years ago?
Author : Danny Seemiller
Comments : The 5times US Champion sets out the Scrapbook of his exciting career. Lots of action photographs, lots of interesting stories, homilies and tales of his travels and tribulations in his global adventures. A worthy addition to my collection.