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Who We Are

Teamturf (formerly known as Team Sports Surfaces) offers high quality Australian and European manufactured products to the New Zealand sports, playground and home markets. Our sports surfaces cater for school multi-use, 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 design meeting the latest NZ safety standards. The home market is a developing area of the industry and teamturf offer an extensive range of landscaping surfaces for both residential and commercial applications.

The Team Turf Crew

Company History

Teamturf was established in 2006 by Phil Lewis from Auckland and John Curtis from Sydney, each with 50% shareholdings. 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 the local tennis, school multi-use, cricket, playground and home markets that provide immediate response and ongoing maintenance services.

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

We are well connected in the international sports surfacing industry and source only the best products and machinery to provide our customers with the highest quality finish.

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

Teamturf have experienced installation technicians and all distributors 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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Lara Campbell

Lara Campbell

Administration & Marketing
Lara started with the company in 2014, her role and responsibilities continued to grow she quickly mastered everything that was given to her.
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Bev Aynsley

Bev Aynsley

Bev joined Teamturf earlier in the year to help provide some much needed admin and account relief to the rest of the team. Due to her ability to quickly comprehend data and the back end of programmes and software, Bev is currently helping finetune processes throughout the business...
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Dave Casey

David Casey

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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John Morrin
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