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Bibliography:  No. 285
Title: KNOW THE GAME - TABLE TENNIS
Author: Gail McCulloch                                              Publisher: A & C Black
Year of Publication:  2000                                         
Edition: 2nd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  48                                                                    
Other Editions:
Source:
BH No. 232                                                           1951 1952 1953 1954 1958(5)
                                                                                             1967(3) 1973(2) 1974 1976 1977
                                                                                             1978 1979 1981 1984 1986 1987
                                                                                             1991 1995 2000 2002 2006
Comment: The latest of the line.


 

 

 


  

Bibliography:  No. 286
Title: TABLE TENNIS 2000
Author: Radivoj Hudetz                                              Publisher: Huno Sport ZagrebA & C Black
Year of Publication:  2000                                         
Edition: 2nd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  264                                                                    
Source: BH No. 247                                                                 
Comment: Sub Titled 'Technique with Vladimir Samsunov' and a book that is worthy
                     of the world'sNo. 1 player. In my opinion this is the best TT manual
                    written up to this time. But if it's anecdotes, TT yarns, and action photos
                    you're interested in, then best try elsewhere.





Bibliography:  No. 287
Title: 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
Author: Colin Clemmett                                              Publisher: ETTA
Year of Publication:  2000                                         
Edition: 2nd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  86                                                                    
Source: BH No. 231                                                                  
Comment: A Publication to mark the 50th anniversary of the ETTA County
                    Umpires Scheme from which the present National and Referees 
                    Committee developed.
                                  

 



Bibliography:  No. 288
Title: HISTORY OF US TABLE TENNIS VOL 1
Author: Tim Boggan                                              Publisher: Tim Boggan
Year of Publication:  2000                                    
Edition: 2nd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                             Printing: Switzerland
Pages:  48
Source: BH No. 243                                                                  
Comment: WOW! A monumental work. Brilliantly fahioned with anecdotes,
                    memorabilia, photos, and all manner of goodies. What more could you
                    want. A good read, even for a limey. I believe the 'History' is now up to
                   Volume 10 ( and still more to come) but at a high price. My finances will 
                    not run to buying every volume.
                      



Bibliography:  No. 289
Title: SIZZLING CHOPS AND DEVILISH SPINS
Author: Jerome Charyn                                 Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows
Year of Publication:  2001                              Printing : US

Cover: Hard Cover with DJ
Pages:  160                                                                    
Source:
BH No. 245                                                                  
Comment: The author chronicles his long love affair with TT, and some of it's
                     legendary players. A great read for the older afficicionado, but my
                    17 year old TT nut, found it all a drag. Personally I can't wait for the
                    next one.



Bibliography:  No. 290
Title: ITTF 1926-2001 TABLE TENNIS LEGENDS
Author: Zdenko Uzorinac                                           Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2001                                         
Edition: 2nd Edition
Cover: Hardback Laminated Cover                        Printing: Skaner Studios,Zagreb, Croatia
Pages:  492
Source: BH No.268 
Comments:Anecdotes,superb photographs, and captivating TT stories of the game
                      and its' best ever players. What a book. Well worth the expensive price
                      of about ?35.
                                                              



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Bibliography:  No. 291
Title: TEACHING AND COACHING TABLE TENNIS- KSK SPORTS SERIES
Author: Deepak Jain                                              Publisher: Khel Sahitya Kendra, Delhi
Year of Publication:  2001                                     

Cover: Hard Back
Pages:  196                                                                     
Source:
BH No. 252                                                                 
Comment: A good basic content, well suited to the beginner but short on the
                    techniques required for the advancing champion. Spoilt by the absence
                    of photographs. This book is identical to Bibliography no. 297 except
                   for the change in Cover and Title.



 



Bibliography:  No. 292
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION 1999 -  2001
Author: ITTF                                                            Publisher: Kazuyaki Takahashi
Year of Publication:  2001                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                             Other Editions: 2003 2005 2008
Pages:  178                                                                    
Source: BH No. 269                                                                  
Comment: 
A photographic record of World and Olympic Championships between
                     1999 and 2001. Some superbly exciting action shots to capture all the 
                     tension and dramas of these events,



Bibliography:  No. 293
Title: SEVENTY FIVE NOT OUT
Author: A J Harris                                              Publisher: Liverpool & District TTA
Year of Publication:  2001                                 

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  41                                                                    
Source: BH No. 270                                                                 
Comment: A history of the Liverpool and District TT League for the period
                    1926-2001. A labour of love by their Secretary Tony Harris that is full
                    of anecdotes, tales, records and a good read even if you are not a
                    Scouse. Well researched and illustrated in Black and White.


Bibliography:  No. 349
Title: PING PONG
Author: H C Kim                                               Publisher: Writers Club Press
Year of Publication:  2001                                 

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  147                                                                    
Source: BH No. 318                                                                 
Comment:  A play about American College Life. Occasional references to the
                     college Ping Pong Club and one scene takes place during a social
                     match. Not to be considered for the serious Table Tennis afficionado.

 


Bibliography:  No. 360
Title: COMMONWEALTH TABLE TENNIS HISTORY
Author: Commonwealth TT Committee              Publisher: Commonwealth TT Committee
Year of Publication:  2001                                 

Cover: Soft Paper Cover with protective plastic sheet
Pages:  282                                                                    
Source: BH No. 330                                                                 
Comment:  A very detailed record of the work performed to make the Commonwealth Table Tennis
                     Federation and in particular the Coomonwealth TT Championships such a success.
                     However, it must be pointed out that this is a history of the administration of the 
                    Federation and not a history of some of the very exciting matches and spectacular
                    Table Tennis seen along the way. Kindly donated by Jose Ransome.

 


 

Bibliography:  No. 294
Title: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS
Author: John Bromhead                                            Publisher: Bromsgrove, Redditch & DTTA
Year of Publication:  2002                                         

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  135                                                                    
Source: BH No. 267                                                                 
Comment: A potted history of the first 50 years of the Bromsgrove,Redditch and
                    District TTA. There are lots of tales and yarns of this minor Worcestershire
                    League. Not especially suuccessful in terms of great players produced or
                    trophies won, but it seems to be a great deal of friendly fun. How many
                    thousands of other Leagues must be like the BRDTTA.



Bibliography:  No. 295
Title: KNOW THE GAME - TABLE TENNIS
Author: Peter Hirst                                                      Publisher: A & C Black
Year of Publication:  2002                                         
Edition: 3rd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  48                                                                     
Other Editions:
Source:
BH No. 249                                                              1951 1952 1953 1954 1958(5)
                                                                                                  1967(3) 1973(2) 1974 1976 1977
                                                                                                  1978 1979 1981 1984 1986 1987
                                                                                                  1991 1995 2000 2002 2006
Comment: The latest of the line.



Bibliography:  No. 296
Title: COULD A TYRANNOSAURUS PLAY TABLE TENNIS
Author: Andrew Plant                                                 Publisher: Kane / Miller
Year of Publication:  2002                                         
Edition: 3rd Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  32                                                                      

Source:
BH No. 259                                                                  
Comment: When I ordered this book I expected to receive a treatise on the ability
                     and agility of dinosaurs, to discover if they had the mental and
                    physical attitudes necessary to indulge in a form of sport. What I got
                   was a childrens cartoon book of dinosaurs showing them taking part
                   in fishing, cricket, dancing, etc.  Not really what I had in mind.



Bibliography:  No. 297
Title:  TABLE TENNIS - SKILLS AND RULES
Author: Deepak Jain                                                   Publisher: Khel Sahitya Kendra, Delhi
Year of Publication:  2003                                         

Cover: Hard Back and DJ
Pages:  196                                                                     
Source: BH No. 253                                                                  
Comment: See notes on No. 291.



Bibliography:  No. 298
Title: PLAY AND LEARN  TABLE TENNIS
Author: P Narang                                                      Publisher: Khel Sahitya Kendra, Delhi
Year of Publication:  2003                                          

Cover: Hard Back and DJ
Pages:  108                                                                     

Source:
BH No. 254                                                                  
Comment: Basic techniques well presented with some sketched diagrams to aid the
                    learning process. Most of theadvice offered is very dated and the
                    references are to players like Barna, Bergman and Tereba. Some more
                    modern advice from Waldner, Boll, Samsonov etc. would be better
                    received. No photographs.



Bibliography:  No. 299
Title: TEACHING TABLE TENNIS
Author: Gail McCulloch                                                      Publisher: Sportbreak, Cheshire
Year of Publication:  2003                                          

Cover: Laminated Soft Cover
Pages:  77                                                                     
Source:
BH No. 255                                                                  
Comment: A good book for introducing the game to schoolchildren, and full of tips
                     and hints for the aspiring coach. Endorsed by the English Schools TTA.



Bibliography:  No. 300
Title: WHEN THE FEELING DECIDES
Author: Jens Felke                                                      Publisher: Sportforlaget, Sweden
Year of Publication:  2003                                          

Cover: Laminated Soft Cover
Pages:  237                                                                     
Source:
BH No. 256                                                                  
Comment: A biography of Jan Ove Waldner, the most successful player of
                    modern times. There is no doubting the Swede's credentials to being
                    amongst the all time greats, but I have a problem with 'The greatest
                   player in TT History'. Nevertheless the biography is interesting and
                   informative and well worth the read.


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Bibliography:  No. 301
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION ll
Author: ITTF                                                            Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2003                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                             Other Editions: 2001 2005 2008
Pages:  178                                                                    
Source: BH No. 260                                                                  
Comment: 
A follow up to the highly successful TT fascination of 2001. This time it
                     covers 2001-2003, but it is equally as vibrant and exciting as it's
                     predecessor.



Bibliography:  No. 302
Title: ITTF-IPTTC LEVEL 1 COACHING MANUAL
Author: Glenn Tepper                                               Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2004                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  414                                                                    
Source: BH No. 277                                                                  
Comment: 
A new coaching manual  with 304 pages for the able bodied player and a
                      further 110 pages for the players with disabilities. A massive work here
                     and well presented bu very, very basic. The first edition in English was
                     produced in 2004 and it was then revised in the same year, French
                     language versions followed, and then a Spanish one.  2006 saw a revised
                     English one and in 2007 a Sixth revised edition was published in English.
                     I have chosen to list just the sixth edition.



Bibliography:  No. 303
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION lll
Author: ITTF                                                            Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2005                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  186                                                                    
Source: BH No. 275                                                                  
Comment: 
Another in the series of what now seems to be apublication every
                      two years of some of the best TT photos you are ever likely to see.
                     It seems to be heavily biased towards the Asian players, but they do
                     win most of the major events. Great stuff! Evocative of the passions
                     surrounding the major championships.



Bibliography:  No. 304
Title: HANK ZIPZER- MY SECRET LIFE AS A PING PONG WIZARD
Author: Henry Winkler and Liz Oliver                    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York
Year of Publication:  2005                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  158                                                                    
Source: BH No. 271                                                                  
Comment: 
A schoolboy story-in the Hank Zipzer series- of the sef-styled Worlds
                     Greatest Underachiever and his new found love of Ping Pong. An
                      entertaining tale subsequently pulished in the UK in 2008.

 



 



Bibliography:  No. 305
Title: HOW TO COACH TABLE TENNIS
Author: Dr. A. K. Srivastava                    Publisher: Sports Publications, Delhi
Year of Publication:  2006                                    

Cover: Laminated Hard Cover
Pages:  72                                                                    
Source: BH No. 266                                                                  
Comment: 
When I saw the cover photo of Jill Hammersley c.1978 I thought this
                      was a book from the 1970's which I had missed. I am afraid not. The text
                      is equally dated and consists of some not very sound advice and a not
                     very well organised rules summary.



 


Bibliography:  No. 356
Title: COMPLETE BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS
Author: Vipin Gulati                    Publisher: Anmol Publications PVT, New Delhi
Year of Publication:  2006                                    

Cover: Laminated Hard Cover
Pages:  260                                                                   
Source: BH No. 326                                                                  
Comment: 
Some of the information on Chinese training methods are very informative
                     and interesting, as are some  of the pen portraits on Great Players. However
                     I have to say that much of the 260 pages is devoted to long lists of world rankings
                     and TT Governing bodies. More careful editing would have improved the book,
                     for example one of the original names of our sport is described as Cossima.



 


Bibliography:  No. 306
Title: KNOW THE GAME - TABLE TENNIS
Author: ETTA                                                               Publisher: A & C Black
Year of Publication:  2006                                         
Edition: 4th Edition
Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  48                                                                     
Other Editions:
Source:
BH No. 279                                                              1951 1952 1953 1954 1958(5)
                                                                                                  1967(3) 1973(2) 1974 1976 1977
                                                                                                  1978 1979 1981 1984 1986 1987
                                                                                                  1991 1995 2000 2002 2006
Comment: For the first time ever (the series started in1951 and has gone through
                     at least 28 editions and reprints) - the format changes from landscape to
                    portrait format. As you would expect the latest is the best so far, the
                    teachings are succinct and simple, and the photos are good. I enjoyed it.






Bibliography:  No. 307
Title: TABLE TENNIS-AN OVERVIEW
Author: Chris Andrews                                          Publisher: Chris Andrews
Year of Publication:  2007                                    

Cover: Laminated Soft Cover
Pages:  159                                                                    
Source: BH No. 261                                                                  
Comment: 
An overview is probably an erroneous title as there is no attention paid to
                     associations other than the ETTA. The book is scant on playing advice,
                     but could be useful for it's extensive lists of playing records,club listings,
                     league listings and websites. 



Bibliography:  No. 308
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION lV
Author: ITTF                                                            Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2008                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                             Other Editions: 2001 2003 2005
Pages:  194                                                                    
Source: BH No. 276                                                                  
Comment: 
More of the same, wonderful photographs.




Bibliography:  No. 309
Title: ITTF ADVANCED COACHING MANUAL
Author: Plilippe Molodzoff                                            Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication:  2008                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  353                                                                    
Source: BH No. 280                                                                  
Comment: 
I have never met Mr Molodzoff who is a French National Coach. If I ever
                     do meet him I must congratulate him on an excellent job. There should
                     be some very good players coming along shortly.



Bibliography:  No. 350
Title: THE MINI  BOOK OF PING PONG
Author: Chris Stone                                      Publisher:The Running Press of Philadelphia
Year of Publication:  2008                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  32                                                                    
Source: BH No. 319                                                                  
Comment:  The smallest book in my collection measuring only 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches.
                      This little booklet is included in the Desktop Ping Pong playing set. It has a
                       surprisingly accurate version of the history of the game.






Bibliography:  No. 310
Title: TABLE TENNIS - CROWOOD SPORTS GUIDE
Author: Jenny Heaton                                                       Publisher: The Crowood Press
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  95                                                                    
Source: BH No. 262                                                                  
Comment: 
A well written, well illustated handbook with lots of up to the minute
                      advice from the former England Junior Jenny Cornock, a fellow Brummy.
                      But there again I may be biased.


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Bibliography:  No. 311
Title: TABLE TENNIS - STEPS TO SUCCESS
Author: Richard McAfee                                             Publisher: Human Kinetics
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  203                                                                    
Source: BH No. 263                                                                  
Comment: 
An impressive well written coaching book. Good explanations and
                     good techniques. I would have enjoyed seeing some action photos
                    of the top players, which I find help to enthuse and excite the beginners.


Bibliography:  No. 312
Title: OGI - THE LIFE OF ICHIRO OGIMURA
Author: Mitsuru Jojima                                                   Publisher: Kodansha, Japan
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft  Cover with DJ
Pages:  372                                                                    
Source: BH No. 264                                                                  
Comment: 
A translation from the Japanese original of 2007 to commemorate the life
                     of one of the all time greats of Table Tennis. The book is full of stories
                    and yarns and is a very good read. I don't know if the original book had any 
                    photos, this one certainly doesn't and I can't help feeling that there are
                    so many excellent shots of this Superstar which would have taken this 
                    book to a new and better dimension.




Bibliography:  No. 313
Title: TABLE TENNIS TALES AND TECHNIQUES
Author: Larry Hodges                                                      Publisher: R J Communications
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  274                                                                    
Source: BH No. 265                                                                  
Comment: 
A compilation of various yarns, stories, tips and quotes from the pen of one
                     of the top US coaches. An interesting read and some sound advice.
                     Why have I got  this phobia about books with photos that are absent or
                     inadequate? Surely in 2009 you could justifiably expect to see colour photos?



Bibliography:  No. 314
Title: HANK ZIPZER- MY SECRET LIFE AS A PING PONG WIZARD
Author: Henry Winkler and Liz Oliver                    Publisher: Walker Books, London
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  158                                                                    
Source: BH No. 278                                                                  
Comment: 
The UK edition of the book first published in the USA in 2005. Good fun.


 


Bibliography:  No. 315
Title: TABLE TENNIS FROM A TO Z
Author: Dimosthenis Messinis                    Publisher: Dimosthenis Messinis, Athens
Year of Publication:  2000                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  165                                                                    
Source: BH No. 282                                                                  
Comment: 
The English Language version of the Greek book by the National Coach of
                     Greece. Some good stuff here, a good technical book. However I found
                     some of the practise exercises very hard to understand. I suspect something
                     got lost in translation - they didn't seem to do Kalinikos Creanga too
                    much damage.


 


Bibliography:  No. 316
Title: HUNGARIAN TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS
Author: LLC Books                                                                    Publisher: LLC Books, USA
Year of Publication:  2010                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  34                                                                    
Source: BH No. 283                                                                  
Comment: 
This is one of several books to be used as a reference book on some of
                     the best players of that country. Not of any interest whatsoever. Leave well alone.
                     How can you have a book of the best Hungarian players that misses out Jonyer,
                    Klampar and Gergely. Junk!


 


Bibliography:  No. 317
Title: THE MIGHTY WALTZER
Author: Howard Jacobson                                                      Publisher: Vintage Books,UK
Year of Publication:  2000                                    

Cover: Paperback Format                                                       Other Edition: See H/back 1999
Pages:  387                                                                    
Source: BH No. 284                                                                  
Comment:  
A paperback version of Mr Jacobson's 1999 novel. A different cover picture
                     doesn't make it any less funny.


 


Bibliography:  No. 318
Title: A PRINCIPLES APPROACH TO TABLE TENNIS
Author: Dann Olsen with Kyongsook Kim                        Publisher: The PATT Institute, USA
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Laminated Soft Cover
Pages:  525                                                                    
Source: BH No. 286                                                                  
Comment:  
A new approach most certainly. Some good well thought out theories here
                     and as you might assume from the Title a systematic strategy that would
                     benefit most players. You would think that with this 525 page monster book,
                     there might be room for a few photographs. The book mentions
                     visualisation as a powerful tool, I agree, so where are the photos?

 


 


 


Bibliography:  No. 319
Title: PATT NOTES
Author: Dann Olsen with Kyongsook Kim                 Publisher: The PATT Institute, USA
Year of Publication:  2010                                    

Cover: Laminated Soft Cover
Pages:  251                                                                    
Source: BH No. 287                                                                  
Comment:  
A selection of essays on Table Tennis as published on the PATT
                     website. Some great thoughts and plenty of room for discussion and debate.
                    A highly entertaining read.


 


Bibliography:  No. 320
Title: HUNGARIAN WORLD TT CHAMPIONS
Author: Robert Szentgyorgyi                        Publisher:Author 
Year of Publication:  2009                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  88                                                                    
Source: BH No.  288                                                                 
Comment:  
Interesting short biographies of all the great Hungarian World Champions. 
                      It isn't until I saw them all listed out, that I quite appreciated what a large
                      part Hungary played in the development of our sport.
                     


 


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Bibliography:  No. 321
Title: IN MEMORIAM
Author: Robert Szentgyorgyi                        Publisher:Author
Year of Publication:  2010                                   

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  130                                                                    
Source: BH No. 289
Comment:  I enjoyed the book but I am not convinced with the idea of writing
                    simply about Jewish players. Were there not any non Jewish players
                    in this period?


 

 


Bibliography:  No. 322
Title: TABLE TENNIS TACTICS
Author: Klaus-M. Geske & Jens Mueller  
                      Publisher: Meyer & Meyer, Germany
Year of Publication: 2010                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  118                                                                    
Source: BH No. 290
Comment:  All the Table Tennis books I have read, cover every aspect of the game,
                     from stroke production  through to tactics, anecdotes, biographies,
                     rules, etc. How refreshing then to come across a book which deals only
                     with the tactical side of our sport. An original and nicely presented book
                     with good advice and excellent photographs.


 


Bibliography: No. 323
Title: THE SMALLEST COMPETITOR
Author: Lois Pagliaro  
                      Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, USA
Year of Publication: 2010                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  104                                                                    
Source: BH No. 291
Comment: A biography of 4 times USA Champion Louis Pagliaro. Lots of
                  biographical notes from the pen of his daughter Lois. The interesting
                  part for me, is the stories of Pagliaro and his US team mates from the
                  time when the US had a number of the best players in the world; Schiff,
                  Miles, Cartland, McClure, Reisman, Aarons, and of course Louis Pagliaro.


 



Bibliography:  No. 324
Title: KILLER PING-PONG - SURVIVING LIFE AT HOME
Author: David Lawrence  
                      Publisher: Scripture Union
Year of Publication: 2001
                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  111                                                                    
Source: BH No. 292
Comment:  A One of those infuriating little books that you buy hoping to find a 
                   content largely 
devoted to Table Tennis, only to find a teenage humour
                                    of questions and answers batted to and fro between parents and their
                                    offsprings. Only a passing reference to our game.


 

 


Bibliography:  No. 325
Title: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS PONG
Author: Roger Bennett / Eli Horowitz  
                      Publisher: it Books
Year of Publication: 2010
                                    

Cover: Hard Laminated Cover
Pages:  258                                                                    
Source: BH N0.293
Comment:  A treasure trove of table tennis miscellany. A must-have for all T.T.
                     enthusiasts. Lots of yarns, anecdotes, potted histories, photographs,
                     cuttings, even T.T. 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. 


 



Bibliography: No. 326
Title: SIZZLING CHOPS AND DEVILISH SPINS
Author: Jerome Charyn 
                      Publisher: Four walls Eight Windows, New York
Year of Publication: 2002
                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  200                                                                    
Source : BH No. 294
Comment:  A Paper back version of the popular 2001 original.


 


Bibliography:  No. 327
Title: THE MIGHTY WALTZER
Author: Howard Jacobson                Publisher: Bloomsbury USA, New York                                                    
Year of Publication: 2011                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  388                                                                    
Source : BH No. 295
Comment:  A first USA Paper back version of the popular 1999 original..



Bibliography:  No. 328
Title: TABLE TENNIS TIPS FROM A WORLD CHAMPION
Author: Bernd Ulrich Gross & Werner Schlager           Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd
Year of Publication: 2011                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  171                                                                    
Source: BH No. 296
Comment:  A  really good coaching book. It gives some wonderful photographs
                                     and some sound coaching advice. The question and answer text can 
                                   
sometimes make a prolonged reading session difficult, but overall 
this
                  book is the definitive book of modern Table Tennis. 
          


 


 

Bibliography: No. 329
Title: WE'RE SHIT AND WE KNOW WE ARE
Author: David Buonaguidi                       Publisher: Karmarama
Year of Publication: 2005
                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  57                                                                    
Source: BH No. 297
Comment:
 am not sure how to categorise this one. All good fun from the
                           exploits of Karmarama 2 in it's first season in the London Central
                                  
Table Tennis League. 
                                   All good fun from one of the top London advertising agencies, and
                 the book is penned by the advertising guru and TT fanatic David
                 Buonaguidi.  
                              
      
           

 



Bibliography: No. 330
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION V
Author: ITTF                                                    Publisher:  ITTF                                                                                                           
Year of Publication: 2010                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  186                                                                    
Source: BH No. 298
Comment: The latest of the line of splendid photographs of major world finals
                   this time covering 2006 and 2008.


 



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Bibliography: No.331
Title: RACKET CONTROL
Author: ITTF                                 
                      Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication: 2010
                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  15                                                                    
Source: BH No. 299
Comment:  A  short booklet published to cope with the recent ruling removing
                     'speed' glues from our sport and the new rules of governance
                     concerning the fixing of rubbers and the control of harmful
                     substances. Very important but intensely boring. 




 


Bibliography:  No. 333
Title: POINT OF NO RETURN
Author: Jens Felke                       Publisher: ESN Elastomer
Year of Publication: 2009                                    

Cover: Soft Cover
Pages:  188                                                                    
Source: BH No. 294
Comment:  An illuminating book by the Swedish journalist who is also the PR Man for
                     ESN Elastomer, the German TT Rubber manufacturer. The book details the
                     history of our sport over the 'speed glue' era and how ESN was developed.
                     Also a fascinating biography of Jurgen Persson, the Peter Pan of modern
                     Table Tennis. Very absorbing. 


 


Bibliography:  No. 334
Title: TABLE TENNIS AMONG JEWS IN POLAND
Author: Wieslaw Pieta  
                      Publisher: Drukarnia Garmond, Poland,
Year of Publication: 2009                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  173                                                                    
Source: BH No. 302
Comment:  A Polish book translated into English. My views regarding the Hungarian-
                    Jewish book no 321 and this one still appertain. However, it remains a
                    mystery why the Jewish minority in both Poland and Hungary managed
                    to produce a statistically high number of Champions. I particularly
                    enjoyed the story of Alojzy Ehrlich whom I had the honour of meeting
                    in 1977.


 



Bibliography:  No. 335
Title: BREAKING 2000
Author: Alex Polyakov  
              Publisher: Table Tennis Achievements Publishing
Year of Publication: 2011                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover
Pages:  140                                                                    
Source: BH No. 304
Comment:  All books should be as enjoyable as this one. A highly readable
                    account of a beginners rise up the ladder to a very respectable standard
                   of play. Full of tips and homilies. The US rating system has many
                   advantages, but in the UK their system of Ranking points is scored
                   differently and I have no doubt that other countries have their own systems.
                   I wonder if the concept of targetting 2000 ponts as achievements might
                   restrict the book's attraction to the US only. 


 

 

 

 


Bibliography:  No. 336
Title: PING PONG FEVER
Author: Steve Grant  
                                            Publisher: Steve Grant
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Printed: Amazon UK
Pages:  260                                                                    
Source: BH No. 305
Comment:  Wow!! What a fabulous book. One of the world's best TT historians
                    has completed a monumental feat of research in producing this
                    definitive history on the birth of our sport. I have to say that other
                    early histories are dwarfed by comparison. Richly illustrated, and
                    full of anecdotal and factual evidence, I suspect that this work
                    cannot ever be surpassed. If you are intrigued by our sport, or even
                    just enjoy a good yarn - get one.


Bibliography:  No. 337
Title: ADVENTURES OF THE PING PONG DIPLOMATS (Volume 1)
Author: Fred Danner                                    Publisher: Exlibris Corporation
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Printed: Amazon UK
Pages:  214                                                                    
Source: BH No. 306
Comment:  An interesting account of the Ping Pong Diplomacy and the
                    negotiations and subsequent visits to China by the British and US
                   TT teams and diplomats. I found this fascinating but whether or not
                    I will be quite so excited about the planned future volumes I am
                    not so sure.


Bibliography:  No. 338
Title: FROM LONDON TO LONDON - TABLE TENNIS COMES HOME
Author: Colin Clemmett                                    Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Printed: Amazon UK
Pages:  249                                                                    
Source: BH No. 307
Comment:  A well produced commemorative book celebrating the 2012 London
                   Olympics. I can't see any previously undiscovered data but the
                   history sections and in particular, the sections on TT in the Olympics
                   are nevertheless superbly presented with some dynamic
                   action photographs.


Bibliography:  No. 339
Title: THE BEST EVER BOOK OF TABLE TENNIS JOKES
Au
thor: Mark Geoffrey Young                      Publisher: Dolyttle & Seamore, New York
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Pages:  105                                                                    
Source: BH No. 308
Comment:  Pick any joke you have ever heard and substitute the Englishman,
                    Scotsman, or Irishman and insert 'a Table Tennis player' instead.
                    For example, ' a Table Tennis player walked into a bar...............' or,
                    'there was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Table Tennis Player......'
                    Lots of jokes with the above treatment and not a mention of a bat
                    or ball. There are endless possibilities of using the same jokes
                    for different sports, nationalities, professions etc.
                    Good fun but it's just not cricket!
                    P.S. Note the name of the Publisher.
 


Bibliography:  No. 340
Title: KUNG FU TABLE TENNIS
Au
thor: Allen J Chinn                      Publisher: Author
Year of Publication: 2010                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Pages:  126                                                                    
Source: BH No. 309
Comment:  Now I really have seen everything!
                    I concede that sometimes TT is seen as a fitness exercise and that
                    perhaps at higher levels of play, it ought to be cosidered as a form of
                    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 plans and moves. However I think some of the TT techniques
                   are dubious and poorly explained.
                   It is still an interesting read (but only the once).  
 


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Bibliography:  No. 341
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION VI
Au
thor: ITTF                                                             Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication: 2011                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Pages:  192                                                                    
Source: BH No. 310
Comment:  More of the same wonderful photographs.   



Bibliography:  No. 342
Title: TABLE TENNIS FASCINATION VII
Au
thor: ITTF                                                             Publisher: ITTF
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Laminated Cover                           Pages:  154                                                                    
Source: BH No. 311
Comment:  More of the same wonderful photographs BUT even photos as well
                    presented as these start to look a little tired after seven volumes.
                    I think there is a need for a new format.  
 



Bibliography:  No. 343
Title: PING PONG
Au
thor: Ziggy Hanaor                                                Publisher: Cicada Books Ltd
Year of Publication: 2012                                    

Cover: Soft Card Cover                           Pages:  64                                                                    
Source: BH No. 312
Comment:  Diane Webb of the ETTA told me to have a look at this one. I agree
                    with her description of 'quirky'. Might be suitable for the new
                    Ping Pong bars and coffee hoses but not really suitable for the
                    serious enthusiast.   
 



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