Author : Howard Jacobson
Comments : A first USA paperback version of the popular 1999 original
Author : Bernd Ulrich Gross & Werner Schlager
Comments : A really good coaching book. It gives some wonderful photographs and some sound coaching advice. The Question and Answer format can sometimes make for a prolonged reading session, but overall the book is the definitive book of modern Table Tennis.
Author : Alex Polyakov
Comments : All books should be as enjoyable as this one. A highly readable account of a beginner’s rise up the ladder to a very respectable standard of play. Full of useful tips and homilies. The US Rating System has many advantages, but the UK Rating System is calculated differently and I have no doubt that other countries have their own systems. I wonder if the concept of targeting 2000 points as achievements, might restrict the books attraction to the US market only.