top of page

How to play: 9-Square


  • The player in the center square serves the ball to any other square. The player receiving the ball must hit the ball out the top of their square and into another square. Each player is allowed to hit the ball only once per turn. Play continues in this manner until someone is eliminated.

  • The eliminated player will exit the game, get in line, and wait to reenter the game. The remaining players will advance forward in a clockwise manner to fill the empty square, and a new player will enter square one. Once the 9 squares are filled, the center player serves the ball to start the next play.

  • A player is out if:

  • They fail to return the ball to another player’s square

  • They hit the ball outside the entire game structure.

  • They double-hit the ball.

  • They touch the game structure during play. 

bottom of page