Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Tag: 1981

Bib No. 224 – THE CHALLENGE OF TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 224 – THE CHALLENGE OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : George Smith
Comments : A home produced duplicated effort. Some good original ideas on changing the game – but mostly filled with some not so good ideas. It was at this time that TV coverage was dropping, wet glues had been introduced, long pimple rubbers were the subject of much criticism, and as a spectacle the game was at a low point. There was considerable deliberation on the future of the game in general. What’s new?

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Bib No. 225 – ACROBATS AND PING PONG

Bib No. 225 – ACROBATS AND PING PONG

Author : Isobel Wilcox
Comments : Somewhat of a dubious entry, but under the introductory definition I suppose it has to be included. This is a look at the many wide ranging sports and recreational activities undertaken by the youth of China. The book has only a passing reference to the game of Table Tennis.

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Bib No. 226 – SUCCESSFUL TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 226 – SUCCESSFUL TABLE TENNIS

Author : Peter Simpson
Comments : Reprint of the 1980 Edition.

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Bib No. 227 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 227 – KNOW THE GAME – TABLE TENNIS

Author : Jack Carrington
Comments : Yet another reprint of the eighth edition. Only the advertisements alter – previously a reprint seemed a good excuse for a price increase but now these are implemented with small sticky labels

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Bib No. 228 – TECHNIQUES OF CHINESE TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS

Bib No. 228 – TECHNIQUES OF CHINESE TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS

Author : Various Chinese Coaches
Comments : A compilation of coaching articles by several top Chinese coaches. How hard it is to be critical of the top coaches on earth, but some of the doctrines do seem strange.

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Bib No. 229 – THE CHINESE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 229 – THE CHINESE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS

Author : Various Chinese Coaches
Comments : A good technical book spoilt by a complete absence of photographs.

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Bib No. 230 – HOW TO PLAY TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 230 – HOW TO PLAY TABLE TENNIS

Author : Peter Simpson
Comments : Modern thoughts but not much depth.

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Bib No. 231 – ETTA COACHING MANUAL

Bib No. 231 – ETTA COACHING MANUAL

Author : ETTA COACHING MANUAL
Comments : Each edition was considerably different to the others. This one was the latest attempt to explain every detail before the 1987 abbreviated version was introduced.

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Bib No. 383 – FROM SARAJEVO TO NOVI SAD

Bib No. 383 – FROM SARAJEVO TO NOVI SAD

Author : Zdenko Uzorinac
Comments : A History of World Championships between 1973 (Sarajevo and 1979 (Novi Sad). A bi-lingual book of Serbo-Croat and English,which is packed with dynamic action photos and an informed text. A terrifically entertaining book.

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Bib No. 232 – HOW TO START A TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Author : USTTA
Comments : No other information available.

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