Playing Four Square

The great people at the Lakes Environmental Association in snowy Bridgton, ME, will host the annual 2018 Four Square World Championships, on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018, at 5:00PM at Bridgton Academy* (directions | map). Lakes Environmental Association collects a $10 registration fee to directly support their local environmental work. There is no advance registration but please email an RSVP to... more
Here's a message from one of our friends down under about how they play fours square on the opposite end of the earth. Enjoy! Hi guys, In Australia there are a few common rules that seem to differ from those you posted here. I am a primary school teacher who grew up playing this wonderful game and has seen it played at many schools around Australia You are correct, we often play with a standard... more
Dear Sean, I have looked and looked online to find somewhere where it clearly defines what the rules are about a ball hitting a player before hitting the ground in their square. For example one player hits the ball from his square into another person's square and instead of it hitting the ground it hits the player's foot! What is the call? Out on the person who hit the ball or out on the... more
Dear Sean, My students are organizing a charity four squares tournament at our school for the local food pantry, and we want to make sure we've got all the rules right. I'm a former Ragin' Narwhal and think I have most of them down pat, but we came up with one question. If someone legally hits the ball into your square, but the ball immediately starts to roll OR the ball stops cold (i.e. it's... more
I am a student of Fort Mill Middle School, SC and I would like to inform you that we have some four square courts at our school. We even have our own four square club of about 30 kids.
The kind folks over at 3D Tulsa put together a very fine video based on our official four square rules. They used great graphics and cool visuals to really illustrate the game in a way that plain text does not. Enjoy, it's only about two minutes!