The « Saive » name is undoubtedly linked to sport and specifically to table tennis. Born in a sport lovers family, they contributed, from an early age, to make this sport a respected sporting discipline which became very popular and appreciated all over the country
Today, Philippe has reoriented his career trough his management company and his passion for golf while he still plays in the table tennis league of Luxembourg. As regard Jean-Mi, after his 7 participations in the Olympic Games, he still plays for in the Belgian competition with the club of Le Logis (Auderghem, Brussels)
Born : 02/07/1971
Club : TT Reckange (Luxembourg)
National caps: 253
Best world ranking: 26th
20 years in the world top 100
Second Belgian player from 1992 to 2009.
But also :
23 wins against those players when they were nr 1 in the World ( Waldner : 7x, Persoson 1x, Jiang Jialang : 1x, Boll : 3x, Samsonov : 3x, Kong Linghui : 2x, Schlager : 2x, Gatien : 3x et Wang Liqin : 1x)
World Champion 40+ in 2012.
World vice champion in the National team event in 2001;
Belgian champion (single) 1993 & 2003 ;
Winner with the Belgian team of the European superleague 94 & 95
Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the European Champion league 97 & 98 ;
Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the German Cup 97 ;
Winner (with Dusseldorf) of the German championship 98 ;
Runner up (with the Belgian team) of the European superleague 93 ;
Runner up (with the Belgian team) of the Europeande Nation’s Cup 97 ;
Bronze medalist (Team event) World Championship 91 & European Championship 96 ;
Quarter finalist (single) European Championship 94 & 2000
Participant in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96 and Sidney 2000
Belgian Champion (doubles) 88, 92 and 93
Belgian Champion (interclubs) 87, 90 and 91 ;
Winner of the Belgian Cup 91 & 92
« Palette d’or » (golden racket) 90
Golf is Philippe SAIVE’s other passion
Belgian Champion (division 2) with the club of Sart-Tilman.
Winner of the Mid-amateur of Liège 2012.