How do you hit the ball during the game?

  • Posted on: 15 September 2008
  • By: sean

Dear Sean,
My 7 year old son is asking me how to play so I have read over your website (thank you for the information by the way). The only question I couldn't answer was "how do you hit the ball during the game" (not in the serve)? Can you use one hand, two hands, open fist, closed fist, etc... - Nicole, 9/11/2008

Hello, Nicole. Thanks for the note. I think I can give you a pretty good answer about our hitting rules.

Seems pretty legit...

  • Posted on: 10 September 2008
  • By: sean

Dear Sean,
I've been searching for a while now for some serious foursquare enthusiasts and your site seems pretty legit. We've had our feet in it for a couple years now. We have some videos and photos that I need to get over to you that you need to see. Hit me back - Austin, 9/10/08M.

Word. Show me what you got.

Labor Day Weekend 4-Square

  • Posted on: 28 August 2008
  • By: amos

FACT: The first Labor Day was celebrated to honor the efforts of United 4-Square Players Union, Local 407 to improve conditions in 4-Square sweatshops in 1887.

FACT: 4-Square players have been the backbone of organized labor ever since. 74% of all union members in America play 4-Square.

FACT: Labor Day is the last day you can wear white on the court.

THEREFORE: We'll be kicking it up the Saturday, the 30th of August, from 1 to 3, at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville. See you there.



All I hate about linin' track...

  • Posted on: 25 August 2008
  • By: sean

Dear Sean,
I'd like more detailed information on painting lines for a court. How wide are the inside and outside lines, and does the 16' court include the boundary lines or fall within them? Thanks. - John Sisson, 8/25/2008

Thanks for the note, John, this is a great question. It's very timely, as well, since I'm writing the boundaries section of the rule book this week. Here is what I'm writing, you get a sneak peek before it's published.