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Welcome to the website of Dean Johnson: designer, photographer, table tennis enthusiast, USTTA Hall of Famer, and author of seven books. Dean’s current activities in table tennis focus on promoting the health benefits of the sport to seniors and school students. One of the goals of his upcoming book, A Table for Two, is to carry the message of the many health benefits of table tennis to a wider audience and to keep alive the legacy of the golden age of table tennis and the super talents of the game who contributed to it.
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A Table for Two

How a series of events that span nearly 100 years, many of which the author believes to be divinely inspired, lit his path to: a successful career in advertising, to the sport he loves which he believes has contributed to his 87 years of good health, and to the woman he loves to whom he has been married for 54 years.

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Part I of a series, Dick Miles

Part I of a series, Dick Miles

How the story of “A Table For Two” is part of the history of published books about the sport of table tennis dating back to 1902. Dick Miles June12, 1925 - October 12, 2010 Dick Miles began playing table tennis on his mother’s dining table at the age of 12. He won his...

Louis ‘Lou’ Pagliaro was born on May 5, 1919

Louis ‘Lou’ Pagliaro was born on May 5, 1919

Pagliaro was an American table tennis player who won the United States national championship on four occasions, including three consecutive years in the 1940s. His small stature — he was just over five-feet tall and weighed under 120 pounds in his prime — had an...

Solomon Joseph Schiff was born on June 28, 1917.

Solomon Joseph Schiff was born on June 28, 1917.

Sol Schiff was an American table tennis player from New York. From 1937 to 1947 he won four gold medals in doubles and team events at the World Table Tennis Championships. The four World Championship medals included two gold medals, one in doubles with Jimmy McClure...