Book Lists of Ping Pong History and Legends

Ping Pong is a street name to mean table tennis. There are several books written to offer content about this brain game. The books take into account of the history of the books, rules of the game, renowned Ping Pong players and milestones the game has undergone to its current international level. Some of the books have a specified theme while others over a wide comprehensive content for all Ping Pong lovers.


Table Tennis for Thinkers

Larry Hodges who provides practical advice on handling table tennis wrote Table Tennis for Thinkers. It includes tactics, learning your opponent’s weakness, ball handling, and ball response. The over 20 chapters contained in the book focuses on being a good player, ideal for the player, coaches, Ping Pong Managers, and individuals who want to build their careers in Ping Pong.


Table Tennis: Steps to Success

The author Richard McAfee uses this book to communicate on physical and mental activities required when playing Ping Pong. He uses the book to focus on the role of each part of the body, how you are supposed to handle yourself whether hitting or receiving the ball; it further emphasizes on some training drills and tactic to use when training players. It is a great book to use when you want to move your Ping Pong career to a professional level. The comprehensive content in the book is accompanied by visual images to allow you have a practical experience in the illustrations. Being successful means that you have experience an intensive Ping Pong game. 


Breaking 2000

Alex Polyakov uses Breaking 2000, to inspire Ping Pong beginners through his real life experience in attaining the USTA rankings. The real life experience book highlights the challenges and achievements to young Table Tennis lovers. If you had started the journey and lost hope along the way Breaking 2000, offers the right advice and solutions to break the ceiling in Table Tennis. He goes ahead to give details of the training , competitions, and tournaments that made him achieve the higher ranks in Table Tennis.


Ping Pong Diplomacy

Nicholas Griffin wrote this book. His content is diverse with history, myths, and politics of the innovation of Table Tennis and why the Chinese are the best in the game at international levels. He bases his writing on an international event, which gave China and USA a leeway for international relations through Table Tennis during the cold war. He also looks at the circumstances surrounding the sport politically and the influence in foreign relations between the two countries. If you love politics, this book provides insights for you to borrow a leaf.



Matthew Syed- the author of Bounce uses this book to use Table Tennis in handling real life experiences. This book communicates various themes which affect the daily life of individual but uses Table Tennis as cases studies for practical illustrations.

Table Tennis is a brain game with numerous life lessons to learn and implement in handling out daily routine. Authors use books as motivation to beginners and Table Tennis professionals.