Barry Hayward's Table Tennis Library

An Illustrated Bibliography of Table Tennis Books in the English Language

Tag: 2010

Bib No. 316 – HUNGARIAN TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS

Bib No. 316 – HUNGARIAN TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS

Author : LLC BOOKS
Comments : This is supposed to be a reference book. Not of any interest whatsoever. Leave well alone. How can a book of the best Hungarian players miss out Jonyer, Klampar and Gergely. JUNK! Maybe LLC Books stands for Lacking Logic & Commonsense?

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Bib No. 319 – THE PATT NOTES

Bib No. 319 – THE PATT NOTES

Author : Dan Olsen with Kyongsook Kim
Comments : A selection of essays on TT as publishrd on the PATT website. Some great thoughts and plenty of room for discussion and debate. A highly entertaining read.

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Bib No. 321 – IN MEMORIAM

Bib No. 321 – IN MEMORIAM

Author : Robert Szentgyorgy
Comments : I enjoyed the book but I am not convinced with the idea of writing simply about Jewish players. Were there not any non-Jewish Hungarian players in this period?

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Bib No. 322 – TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Bib No. 322 – TABLE TENNIS TACTICS

Author : Klaus – M. Geske & Jens Mueller
Comments : All the TT books I have read, cover aspects of the game from tactics, anecdotes, biographies, stroke reproduction, rules etc. How refreshing then to come across a book which deals only with the tactical side. An original and nicely presented book with good advice and excellent photographs.

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Bib No. 323 – THE SMALLEST COMPETITOR

Bib No. 323 – THE SMALLEST COMPETITOR

Author : Lois Pagliaro
Comments : A biography of 4 times US Champion Louis Pagliaro. Lots of notes, anecdotes, photographs, from the pen of his daughter Lois. The interesting part for me is the stories of of Pagliaro and his US teammates from the time of Schiff, Miles, Cartland McClure, Reisman, Aarons and of course Louis Pagliaro.

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Bib No. 325 – EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS PONG

Bib No. 325 – EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS PONG

Author : Roger Bennett/ Eli Horowitz
Comments : A treasure trove of TT miscellany. A must have for all TT enthusiasts. Lots of yarns, anecdotes, potted histories, photographs, cuttings, even TT nudists (I kid you not). What a delight – it may not be to everyone’s taste, but it is a great book for dipping into, for some pleasurable reading.

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Bib No. 330 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION V

Bib No. 330 – TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION V

Author : ITTF
Comments : The latest of the line of splendid photos of major world finals, this time covering 2008 and 2009.

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Bib No. 340 – KUNG FU TABLE TENNIS

Bib No. 340 – KUNG FU TABLE TENNIS

Author : Allen J Chinn
Comments : Now I really have seen everything! I concede that sometimes TT is seen as a fitness exercise, and that at a higher level of play, it ought to be considered as a war-game, and some of the philosophies such as ‘attack what is exposed’ and ‘use fitness, speed and tactics to deliver your strikes’ are good strategies and moves. However I think that some of the TT techniques are dubious, and poorly explained. Still, it’s an interesting read (but only the once).

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Bib No. 331 – RACKET CONTROL

Bib No. 331 – RACKET CONTROL

Author : ITTF
Comments : A short booklet published to cope with the recent ruling removing ‘speed glues’ from our sport, and the new rules of governance concerning the application of rubbers and the control of harmful substances. Very important but intensely boring.

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Bib No. 359 – THE MINI BOOK OF PING PONG

Bib No. 359 – THE MINI BOOK OF PING PONG

Author : Chris Stone
Comments : The smallest book in my collection at 63mm x 75mm. Useful tips are also in short supply.

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