Different Styles “The book discusses tactics against different styles, grips, and surfaces, as well as tactical and strategic thinking”, explained Larry Hodges.
"Tactics isn't about finding complex strategies to defeat an opponent. Tactics is about sifting through all the zillions of possible tactics and finding a few simple ones that work”, is the start of the first chapter.
Tactical Toolbox “The book then explores the tactical and strategic development needed to have the specific tactical tools needed in any given match”, added Larry Hodges explaining the necessities as a "tactical toolbox”.
High Praise Furthermore, the book has received high praise from notable names
"Larry Hodges' book on table tennis tactics is the best I have ever seen on this subject. This is the first book that explains how to play against the many styles of the game." - Dan Seemiller, five times United States Men's Singles Champion and United States Men's Team Coach
"Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is a must read for any player serious about winning. This tactical Bible is right on the mark, and is exactly how I was taught to put together game-winning tactics and strategies." - Sean O'Neill, five times United States Men's Singles Champion and twice Olympian
"Larry has done an excellent job in breaking down the skills needed by all players to improve in these areas. This book should be on every table tennis player’s mandatory reading list." - Richard McAfee, United States Table Tennis National Coach, ITTF Trainer, and Chair of United States Table Tennis Association Coaching Committee (2009-2013)
The Book The book includes 21 chapters, named by Larry Hodges as follows: