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Who We Are

Teamturf offers a range of high quality Australian, European and Asian manufactured artificial turf products to the New Zealand sports, playground and home markets. Our synthetic turf sports surfaces cater for school multi-use courts, tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby and cricket. Teamturf offer an exclusive and unique recycled shockpad underlay for playgrounds, providing a safety surface for every possible playground or sports design meeting the latest NZ safety standards. Teamturf offer an extensive range of landscaping artificial grass surfaces for both residential and commercial applications.

Team Turf Artificial Turf Installation Team

Company History

Teamturf was established in 2006 by Phil Lewis from Auckland and John Curtis from Sydney, each with 50% shareholdings. At that stage we were trading as Team Sports Surfaces Ltd, and in 2018 we re-branded the company to Teamturf to better reflect the diversity of our products.  Prior to the formation of the business in 2006, Phil had been working in the NZ and Asian markets for the previous four years covering all areas of the synthetic turf industry, while John had worked in the Australian and Asian synthetic turf industry since 1992 and manufacturing in Sydney since 1997.

The Teamturf head office is located in Parnell, Auckland with a large warehousing facility in Onehunga. Teamturf has a network of established agents throughout New Zealand with a focus on supplying and installing artificial grass to the tennis, school multi-use court, playground,  cricket,  home and commercial landscaping markets.  We have worked with many of our agents for a number of years and their geographical location means we can service the majority of New Zealand.

The early years for teamturf were focused on getting the business established and competing in the tennis, school and cricket markets. Within a few years it was clear the soccer/rugby market was beginning to grow in NZ and teamturf was successful in building 9 soccer or rugby facilities from 2013 to 2015 and was leading the market over this strong period of construction. In 2013 teamturf installed over 70,000sqm of synthetic turf all over the country. With the downturn in soccer/rugby projects teamturf has strengthened its position in the school and tennis markets while growing our ‘PLAY’ and ‘HOME’ markets.

Teamturf sources a full range of artificial turf surfaces from our manufacturing plant in Melbourne which is an AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Assured Manufacturer. Teamturf has an extensive stable of industry partners which enables us to develop innovative products experimenting with yarn and textile evolution, sports surface impact backing and the world’s best practice installation techniques. This is a core factor to our continued success in all areas of the artificial sports surfacing industry.

Our Philosophy

Teamturf is focused on quality at the right price, we finish every job to the highest quality standards and aim to exceed our customers’ expectations on every project.. Our philosopy is ‘do it once and do it right’, from the initial design to the final installation …  quality from start to finish.

“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten”

Our Skills & Expertise

Teamturf are well connected in the international sports surfacing industry and source only the best artificial turf products and machinery to ensure our customers are. provided with the highest quality finish.

We offer quality at every step, using the best adhesives for each surface, secure edging details on all playgrounds turf installations and custom designed sand spreaders for the final finishing touch.

Teamturf have experienced installation technicians and all of our distributors throughout New Zealand are trained to follow our approved installation techniques.

About Team Turf Synthetic Turf

Meet The Team

Phil Lewis

Phil Lewis

Managing Director
Phil Lewis is the managing director of the teamturf head office in Auckland and has extensive industry knowledge having been in the artificial turf industry since 2002. Phil has been involved in small local projects through to large sports facility construction throughout Asia and the South Pacific.
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John Curtis

John Curtis

Director
John has been involved the synthetic sport surfaces industry for over 30 years. His experience encompasses the design, manufacture, construction and installation of synthetic turf ranging from tennis courts to major field projects.
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Keith Ratcliffe

Keith Ratcliffe

Business Development Manager
Keith has previously worked in the school sector and as General Manager of a sports club. This uniquely positions Keith to understand the challenges that customers face when undertaking a synthetic turf project…
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Charlie Lambert

Sales Account Manager
Originally from the UK, Charlie has 3-years overseas experience in artificial turf covering large rugby/soccer installations around Southeast Asia before joining Teamturf in 2021. He spent 7 years in Singapore within the sports sector; from managing global mass
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Lara Campbell

Lara Campbell

Brand Manager
Lara started with the company in 2014 and her role and responsibilities continued to grow as she quickly mastered everything that was given to her. Lara is responsible for all of our marketing and the recent rebranding to teamturf.
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Christine Smylie

Christine Smylie

Office and Sales Support Administrator
You will be greeted by Christine’s friendly and personable nature when calling or visiting our Parnell office. Christine joined the business in January 2021 after previously working at College Rifles for a number of years. Christine is enjoying working hours that allow
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Bev Aynsley

Bev Aynsley

Administration and Systems Processes
Bev joined Teamturf in early 2018 to provide admin and account support to the rest of the team.  Bev is a whiz with data and software and now works for us on a part-time part basis helping fine-tune processes and systems throughout the business.
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Dave Casey

David Casey

Installer
David started with teamturf in 2014 and has developed his skills in all areas of turf and shockpad installations. David has a real eye for detail and will take the time prior to the start of any job to develop a plan on the most efficient way to tackle any project...
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John Phillips

John Phillips

Installer
John has worked for the company since 2006 – two months after the company was initially founded! John’s experience is second to none having working in the NZ sports surfacing industry for the past 30 years.
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Marcel Oles

Installer
Marcel joined teamturf in 2012 and quickly showed a real passion for our products and the sports surfacing industry. Working through one of the busiest periods in teamturf history, Marcel was heavily involved in the completion of 9 new soccer/rugby turfs all over the country.
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Mike

Mike Smith

Installer
Mike spent most of his woking career working at Hamilton City Council, most recently looking after the three major events centres in Hamilton being Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park and Claudelands Events Centre ensuring the grounds were in immaculate condition.  That experience
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Josh

Josh Finn

Installer
Josh has come from a technical background in injection moulding and made the switch to our turf installation team in March 2021.  He loves spending time outdoors and meeting new people...
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Charlie Ratcliffe

Charlie Ratcliffe

Installer
Having worked under guidance of John Phillips since 2020, Charlie has quickly picked up the skills of the trade, and has experience working with all types of turf.
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