Volume I, World Class American Table Tennis Players of the Classic Age, is the first of a series authored by Dean Johnson and Tim Boggan; it covers the players, officials and contributors of the period 1931-1966, the greatest period in the history of American Table Tennis.

Volume I devotes 182 pages and 170 Photos to the amazing career highlights and complete records of two of our earliest and greatest Legends – Ruth Aarons and Jimmy McClure. Much of the material is from Ruth Aarons personal album.

Ruth Aarons is the only American player to win two world singles titles – 1936/37, and four consecutive U.S. National Championships – 1934/37. Jimmy McClure is holder of three World doubles titles – 1936, 1937 and 1938 – and U.S. National Championships in 1934 and 1939.


Meet the Author

Dean Johnson is a 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.