Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

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Bib No. 384 – SONGS OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

Author : Hikosuke Tamasu
Comments : Biographical account of Mr Tamasu, who is TT equipment manufacturer and administrator. There is a lot of information on the history of World Table Tennis. .

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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. 383 – FROM SARAJEVO TO NOVI SAD

Author : Zdenko Uzorinac
Comments : A History of World Championships between 1973 (Sarajevo and 1979 (Novi Sad)

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Bib No. 379 – 60 YEARS ON

Bib No. 379 – 60 YEARS ON

Author : John V Ford
Comments : This book is subtitled ‘The History of the West Wilts Table Tennis League. The League usually runs to 3 Divisions and on rare occasions can stretch to 5, and boasts that among it’s players are former internationals Jimmy Lowe and Kevin Satchell. A well researched book with a smattering of memorabilia and a few photographs. Kindly donated by Secretary Malcolm Phillips.

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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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Bib No. 375 – SPIN

Bib No. 375 – SPIN

Author : Tom Lodziak
Comments : Tom describes himself as a decent amateur player, but there is little doubt that he is a very good coach, and the tactics and tips he teaches will help you to new heights. Some action photographs would be nice.

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Bib No. 376 – TABLE TENNIS FROM THEN TO NOW

Bib No. 376 – TABLE TENNIS FROM THEN TO NOW

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..

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