Top 5 Places To Play Basketball In Shenzhen

Before we begin, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Patrick Regulier, known as 帕克教练 in China and I am the creator of the Basketball for kids academy. I’m originally from Paris, France and I have been working as a basketball coach in China for the past 10 years. I’ve also been hosting basketball camps and running kids academies for over five years and playing on courts all over Shenzhen for more than a decade.

There are thousands of courts all over this city, but I will do my best to narrow down my favorites to just five. I have had to leave out a few places I love, but here are my absolute top 5 places to play basketball in Shenzhen.

  1. Nanshan Lianhua Basketball Court

Lianhua is an American streetball-style court. The venue is covered in cool street art and hip-hop music blasts out the speakers. It offers 8 full courts and boasts a VIP court with a wooden floor, and it’s just an 8 minute walk from Nanshan subway station, so there’s no excuse to not check it out if you are in the area.

Address:  Shenzhen Ave, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 广东省深圳市南山区南山大

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 24:00

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB25 (Unlimited Time)
  • Half court: RMB200 (Per Hour)
  • Full court: RMB400 (Per Hour)
  • VIP half court: RMB250 (Per Hour)
  • VIP full court: RMB500 (Per Hour)
  1. Sweet Lake Resort

Sweet Lake Resort is one of my personal favorite spots in the city. The place has three basketball parks, so if you get bored with one you can always just switch to another. It’s perfect for the kind of player who really likes to compete and test himself and it’s just a 3 minute work from Xiangmi subway station too.

Address: Futian Sports Park, 3030 Fuqiang Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen  广东省深圳市福田区福强路3030号福田体育公园  

Sweet Lake Resort Park 1: PW (国际篮球场)

The atmosphere is always buzzing here with music playing and NBA games live or replayed on the big screen and it has three full courts and one half court.

Address: Sweet Lake Resort Park, Xiangmihu Food City, Xiangmi South 1st St, Futian District, Shenzhen 百灵鸟香蜜湖篮球福田区香蜜湖美食广车驾照

Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB10 (Unlimited Time)
  • Full court: RMB300 (Per Hour)

Sweet Lake Resort Park 2: Xiangmihu Basketball Park (百灵鸟香蜜湖篮球公园)

It has 6 full courts, but what makes these courts special is that they are surrounded by trees. The foliage offers a lot of cover, making those hot and sunny Shenzhen days easier to bear.

Address: Sweet Lake Resort Park, Xiangmihu Food City, Xiangmi South 1st St, Futian District, Shenzhen百灵鸟香蜜湖篮球福田区香蜜湖美食广车驾照

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Weekends), 16:00 – 22:00 (Weekdays)

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB15 (Unlimited Time)
  • Half court: RMB150 (Per Hour)
  • Full court: RMB300 (Per Hour)

Sweet Lake Resort Park 3: Q Park (香蜜湖篮球场)

This is the court where I always get pushed to play the best I can. The players here are really competitive and they play as though their lives depend on it. I love that attitude and competitiveness.

Address: 5th Floor, Outlets Car Square, No. 8, Minkang Rd, Baoan District, Shenzhen龙华新区民治8仓奥特莱斯汽车广场5楼楼

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB10 (Unlimited Time)
  • Half court: RMB140 (Per Hour)
  • Full court: RMB250 (Per Hour
  1. Shenzhen Bay Basketball Court

The Shenzhen Bay basketball complex is one of the most beautiful set of courts to play in the city. Located near the Olympiad stadium in Nanshan, this place has 8 courts and is within walking distance of Exit H at Houhai subway station.

Address: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Stadium, 3001 Binhai Ave, Futian, Shenzhen 深圳湾篮球场南山区深圳湾体育场外部天行达

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Weekends), 16:00 – 22:00 (Weekdays)

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB10 (Unlimited Time)
  • Full court: RMB300 (Per Hour)


4. Chegongmiao Basketball Court 

Chegongmiao Basketball Court has a very nice collection of eight courts where you are more likely to find foreigners hanging out and playing. Go down at the right time and you might be able to join in with a 1 vs 1 tournament. Head out from Chegongmiao subway station at Exit C to find this gem.

Address: 20 meters to the left of Crown Sports Center, Tairan 9th Road, Futian District (福田区泰然九路皇冠体育中心左 20)

Opening Hours: Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Weekends), 16:00 – 22:00 (Weekdays)

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB10 (Unlimited Time)
  • Full court: RMB300 (Per Hour)
  1. Upper Merlin V5 Basketball Court  (上梅林V5篮球场)

While Shenzhen has no shortage of outdoor basketball courts, it’s a lot harder to come by indoor places to play. I’ve included Upper Merlin V5 because it boasts two awesome indoor full courts. What’s even better is that you are able to get an individual ticket too, so you can find a pickup game if it’s raining one day. That being said, it’s not particularly close to any subway station, so bear that in mind.

Address: Meilin V5 basketball court, Shangmeilin subway station, the top floor of the 3rd floor of Tongda Automobile Plaza, Futian District, Shenzhen 梅林V5篮球场 福田区上梅林地铁站通大汽车广场3楼楼

Opening Hours: Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Weekends), 16:00 – 22:00 (Weekdays)

Prices:

  • Individual ticket: RMB10 (Unlimited Time)
  • Full court: RMB200 (Per Hour)