This is an all-time classic ball game that many have played at school.

It is played on a square court further divided into four smaller squares. There is a King, Queen, Jack and Dunce square.

One player stands in each of the squares, with the highest-ranked player in King square, lowest in Dunce square.

You bounce a ball among the players, bouncing once in the other person’s square before that person handballs it back to you. You can play 4 squares, 2 squares or even up to 6 squares if you want to get creative.

Equipment: A four-square court or sidewalk chalk and tennis or bouncy ball.


•    If you are out you go to the end of the line.
•    The King serves and the serve must be fair.
•    The King can serve to anyone.
•    The King should only serve when all the players are ready.
•    Each player moves up to the next square when someone is out.
•    If the ball lands on the line replay the point.
•    You must be in your own square.
•    Only one person per square.
•    Play fairly and be a good sport.

You are out if:

•    The ball bounces twice in your court before or after you hit the ball.
•    You hit the ball into another court on the full.
•    You miss the ball.
•    The ball hits your body as you attempt to play the ball.
•    You roll the ball.
•    You grab the ball.
•    You go into another persons square.

4 Player Handball

•    If you get out you go to dunce and all other players move up one square.