Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

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Bib No. 388 – TABLE TENNIS BOOK FOR ANY LEVEL TABLE TENNIS PLAYER

Bib No. 388 – TABLE TENNIS BOOK FOR ANY LEVEL TABLE TENNIS PLAYER

Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : The Amazon website was a little vague as to who was the author of this book and having acquired a copy, I can see why. It is because the author’s name does not appear on front or rear covers, nor in the frontispiece. Neither does the date of publication appear anywhere. However by scouring the pages it is a simple enough matter to deduce that the author is Larry Hodges. The content of the book is helpful, thorough and interesting. Photographs are plentiful and useful, but perhaps a more modern cover photo could have been used, rather than the Gatien one of 25 years ago. I would have preferred the pages to have been numbered and although the ‘Table of Contents’ list shows a section ‘About the Author’, mine is missing. I enjoyed the book, but the lack of some of the finishing detail was a disappointment.

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Bib No. 389 – doubles

Bib No. 389 – doubles

Author : Anne Borrowdale
Comments : A Table Tennis rarity. A full length novel with romance, family intrigues and Table Tennis. I received this enthralling book as a present from my son, who lives near Oxford and used to play in the same Club as this Author. Knowing that I collect TT Books and have a web site you would have thought I might have received a copy a little earlier. Nevertheless thank you Gareth, I still love you, I enjoyed the book and belated congratulations to your club-mate.

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Bib No. 390 – THE SPIRIT OF PONG

Bib No. 390 – THE SPIRIT OF PONG

Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : Mildly amusing fiction from one of the top US Coaches. There are a few interesting and thought provoking passages but I paricularly liked the term ‘launch’ to describe what we would call the service. I appreciate that Sci – Fi is a world-wide success,, but it doesn’t really appeal to me.

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Bib No. 391 – THE LIFE OF ANGELICA ROZEANU

Bib No. 391 – THE LIFE OF ANGELICA ROZEANU

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?

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Bib No. 392 – SMASH! MOMENTS, MEMORIES, and TIPS

Bib No. 392 – SMASH! MOMENTS, MEMORIES, and TIPS

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.

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