Dear Homeowners and Residents,

At a special meeting Tuesday, June 30th, the Raspberry Falls Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward on a much needed amenity upgrade and contracted Bishops Tennis Inc. to resurface our outdated, cracked and damaged tennis courts.

To determine the best playing surface for our specific needs, numerous discussions were held with industry leaders in manufacturing, opinions solicited from certified USTA and ITF installation experts, personal on site interviews were conducted with several contractors and travel throughout the region was done to visit multi surfaced recreational and tournament facilities. In addition, conversation with numerous playing and teaching professionals, testimonials from other HOA's and tennis complex managers as well as input and suggestions from our own Raspberry Falls tennis playing residents aided us in determining that the best and most cost effective resurfacing remedy for our cracked asphalt courts was the high performance all weather hard court synthetic overlay surface – Pro Cushion.

The decision to install Pro Cushion was made based on the weighing and comparing a number of factors including, but not limited to, installation consistency, superior play ability, guaranteed absence of further visual cracking, superior planarity, weather tolerance, longevity, durability, force reduction component, safety, manufacturer’s warranty, aesthetics and cost.

After receiving proposals from 7 vendors, our decision for selecting Bishops Tennis Inc. as the preferred contractor was based on a number of factors. Bishops is a fully licensed and insured Class A contractor, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, certified by the American Sports Builders Association and a National Award Winner for Excellence in Indoor and Outdoor Facilities. They are extremely well respected as a leader in the industry and certified with a personal endorsement from the manufacturer and designer of Pro Cushion.
Bishops Tennis Inc. is a local company based in Sterling, VA. They have a firsthand knowledge of our needs regarding climate conditions and geology with a long history (since 1988) of excellence with dependability and customer service. Bishops price point was competitive and it was unanimously felt that their total body of work, experience and staff expertise was superior. The testimonials received on their behalf were exemplary.

Contractual agreements are in the process of being finalized and, as a contractor in demand and a recognized leader in the industry, previous commitments may dictate a projected completion date for our project sometime around mid-August.

As your Board of Directors, we are very excited about this announcement and the opportunity for our residents to experience and enjoy a first class tennis facility for players of all ages and abilities for many years to come. Thank you for your encouragement to move forward with this project and your assistance and support for what will be a tremendous asset to our great community.

Sincerely,
Raspberry Falls HOA Board of Directors