Verify that the contractor is knowledgeable in all aspects of building a tennis court. This includes having experience with slope, drainage, surface materials as well as nets, posts, lighting, etc. In this regard, make sure the contractor is familiar with United States Tennis Association recommendations and guides and the specifications of the United States Tennis Court and Track Builder Association.
Request references and a list of recent projects. Contact these references and try to visit them. Inquire from the reference if the contractor completed the court on time and within budget. Check his workmanship and get a feel for the overall quality of the job. You’ll be able to tell quickly if the contractor has satisfied other customers.
The contractor should give a performance guarantee against defective workmanship and materials for at least one year.
Make sure the contractor carries the proper insurance policies. At a minimum, these should include liability insurance and workman’s compensation.
Local contractors are usually more readily available for conferences and repairs when needed. But, don’t choose your contractor only because of his proximity. A contractor must be well qualified in order to be considered.