Jean Michel Saive vs Anthony Tran (Belgium Open, September 2015)

Jean Michel Saive vs Anthony Tran (Belgium Open, September 2015)

I enjoyed watching this match – not for the drama (Anthony Tran won 4-1) – but for the athleticism of Jean Michel Saive. The Belgian legend is now 45-years-old, but he’s still playing like a 25-year-old. His footwork is still great and he still tries (and succeeds) to play forehand topspins from every position of the table. It just shows that if you look after your body you can carry on playing a high energy, athletic style of table tennis for many, many years. Keep reading