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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.