Four Square was introduced to Sherborne Prep School by Di Franklin, the wife of former Headmaster Nick Folland (2015-2021). Australian-born Di played the game whilst living in Malaysia and on arrival at Sherborne Prep, Di instructed the painting of Four-Square courts and taught a few pupils and since its introduction Four Square is played every breaktime with pupils of all age groups, with various rules. The game is self-officiated, usually played with a netball or football and is played with varying degrees of competition. Pupils at Sherborne Prep love it!
The rules of Four Square have derived from the national Malaysian game of Sepaktakraw which uses 6 squares (one court) and a grapefruit-sized ball is used which can reach ferocious speeds of over 75 miles per hour! The rules of Sepaktakraw are similar to the rules of volleyball however the main difference is that participants can use any part of their body, except their hands and arms.