Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Tag: 1972

Bib No. 163 – ADVANCED TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 163 – ADVANCED TABLE TENNIS

Author : Jack Carr
Comments : As per 1969 Edition with an extra chapter on a recent US team tour to China

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Bib No. 164 – BETTER TABLE TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Bib No. 164 – BETTER TABLE TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Author : Geo Sullivan
Comments : Very basic book as you might expect from the title

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Bib No. 165 – BETTER TABLE TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Bib No. 165 – BETTER TABLE TENNIS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Author : Geo Sullivan
Comments : Identical to No. 164 above, except for the embossed cover. I wonder if this cover originally had a DJ.

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Bib No. 166 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 166 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Jack Carrington
Comments : This edition has the legend ‘242,000 printed’.

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Bib No. 167 – MODERN TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Bib No. 167 – MODERN TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Author : Chester Barnes
Comments : Despite the title not all that many tactical tips, but still interesting. Sound on technique and some good action photographs.

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Bib No. 168 – TABLE TENNIS 1972

Author : USTTA
Comments : No other information available

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Bib No. 169 – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 169 – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Si Wasserman
Comments : See notes on 1963 Edition.

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Bib No. 170 – THE WILL TO WIN

Bib No. 170 – THE WILL TO WIN

Author : Dragutin Surbek
Comments : My Hero! Fascinating story of one of the greatest European players. Grit, determination and huge effort were the trademark for this man – and what an apt title for his book. Not so much a How to do it’ more of a ‘How I did it’.

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Bib No. 171 – THE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 171 – THE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : Glen Cowan
Comments : Published simultaneously in Canada. Reprinted in 1975. Basic coaching book, well photographed but not much text.

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Bib No. 172 – IN MEMORIAM – VICTOR BARNA

Bib No. 172 – IN MEMORIAM – VICTOR BARNA

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Comments : When I did not have a copy, I included this on the grounds that it was included in Ron Crayden’s lists. When I was given a copy I was surprised that it was only an Order of Service for the great man’s funeral. So, do I include funeral plans for all the famous players as they pass on.? I think not. However I leave this one in, after all he was Victor Barna, the best player the world has ever seen.

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