A group of Chinese grandpas have been taking social media by storm with their games of diabolo volleyball, as seen on Saturday in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
The game was invented by a group of local diabolo lovers, who had become tired of practising only diabolo tricks. It is played on a volleyball field and has very similar rules as badminton, but it requires many years of practice in order to be able to play it.
Chen Yingchun, a 74-year-old diabolo volleyball lover, said that he has been playing for about 18 years already. «It helps me with full-body exercise, even I am over 70 now but I can still jump around,» he explained.
Park-goers have also organised diabolo volleyball tournaments and competitions.
«We have men's doubles and women's doubles and mixed doubles when playing in the competitions. And we would often participate in different diabolo competitions,» said Huang Yanjun, a 68-year-old player.