Shenzhen Lobsters: Meet Shenzhen’s Top Volleyball Team

Shenzhen Lobsters are a group of amateur volleyball players that hail from all over the world and gather twice a week to play in Shenzhen. We are organized into two groups based on ability and experience. We have practice in the QSI gym and sometimes at other courts in Shekou. Those who attend on Wednesday are both men and women and play at an intermediate level. On Sundays, those who attend are mostly men, who play at a higher, more advanced level.

Don’t feel intimidated by the different skill levels. We only split the players to make sure everyone has the most fun possible. What matters most is the team spirit and sense of community. The Lobsters are a cultural melting pot of volleyball players living and working in Shenzhen. We have players from Italy, USA, Russia, Thailand, France, Philippines, Spain, Brazil, Germany, and of course, China. The Lobsters can be summed up by our motto, “Playing sports and making new friends”.

The Lobsters were founded in 2014 by a group of expats and, in particular, Clement Coletto. Clement took care of the intermediate group and he was very supportive and helpful to everyone in the team. Without Clement, the Lobsters would not have existed.

Although there is no amateur volleyball league in Shenzhen as of yet, we have a large network of local teams that we regularly play friendlies with and take part in tournaments in Shenzhen, Foshan, and Guangzhou. We also attend the annual beach volleyball tournament in Dameisha every July. The team like to socialize and hang out too. We usually organize a dinner once a month to Baia restaurant in Seaworld and sometimes go for a quick snack or drink after training on Wednesdays.

For more information, contact us through our Facebook page, where we will be happy to answer any questions and add you to our WeChat group.