We offer a range of artificial turf surfaces covering sports, playgrounds and landscaping turfs all with an 8-year guarantee

Team Sports Surfaces is now Teamturf!

Team Sports Surfaces Ltd was formed in 2006 by Phil Lewis and John Curtis. The company initially focussed on the installation of sports turf products, predominantly school courts, tennis,  rugby and soccer field installations.  Over the years, the company grew and diversified to include a large range of playground and landscaping installations, which is now a large part of our business operations.

In 2018 we made the decision to rebrand to Teamturf to better reflect our product range and company values. 

Teamturf have agents NZ wide. Please click here to go through to our Teamturf website or to contact us.


Sports Turf

We offer a large and comprehensive range of sports turf products made for NZ’s climate.

Playground Turf

Teamturf offer the largest range of artificial turf and wetpour playground surfaces in New Zealand.

Landscaping Turf

We have a range of landscaping turf suitable for residential or commercial use.


About us

TEAM Sports Surfaces Ltd was established to offer the quality range of products available in the Australian market from TEAM Sports, Sydney. TEAM Sports is a leading Australian manufacturer of synthetic sports surfaces for tennis, hockey, school multi-use, lawn bowls, cricket, soccer, rugby, golf and childcare. Regarded as one of the largest suppliers of synthetic soccer fields to South East Asia, TEAM Sports have manufactured, supplied and installed over 120 soccer fields into South East Asia alone.

The TEAM Sports Surfaces head office is located in Auckland with a large warehousing facility for storage of all surfaces. TEAM Sports Surfaces Ltd has a network of established agents throughout New Zealand with a focus on the local tennis and school multi-use market that provide immediate response and ongoing maintenance services.

The TEAM Sports Surfaces staff based in Auckland provide support for local agents and focus on large one-off projects throughout New Zealand. These projects include installation of FIH approved hockey surfaces, FIFA certified synthetic soccer fields and more recently IRB approved rugby surfaces.

TEAM has the financial capability and experience to undertake the design, construction, installation and maintenance of major field projects. TEAM has held contracts and been contracted under works for public sector organizations: Ministry of Education, Local Councils, Sporting Trusts and Associations.

TEAM are confident that we have the products and infrastructure available to deliver a first-class playing surface anywhere in New Zealand.


“Once again thank you and your team for everything. We will definitely recommend your company to any other kōhanga and ECE providers.” Na, Julie, Te Awamutu Kohanga Reo

“TEAM Sports Surfaces recently installed a new All Weather Surface Running Track at our Porritt Stadium in Hamilton. Both Phil Lewis and Dave Casey were the project managers, and were a pleasure to deal with. The project was carried out within the tight time frames to a really high standard. Dave was on site the entire time during the project and his communication skills were impeccable with keeping the key stake hold informed on progress. Phil’s track construction knowledge and attention to detail was great. I would not hesitate to recommend TEAM Sports for future works.” – Carl Johnstone, Sports,Parks and Recreation, Hamilton City Council

“I just wanted to let you know how pleased Nikki and I are with our new lawn. The guys you had working on the project brought all of the materials through the house and did not leave any mess, we could not tell they had been there. The team were all very helpful and careful through the whole 3 days of installation. Many thanks for a job well done” – Ian & Nikki Draper, Meadowbank, Auckland

“The guys at Team Sport Surfaces have been extremely helpful in taking us through the process of converting our existing lawn to the new artificial turf. We continue to receive comments from our neighbours and friends on how good the property now looks and the ease of maintenance that comes with this change. We have been impressed with the speed and service in completing the installation and the end product looks and feels so close to real lawn. Thanks to Phil, John and the team for a job well done” – Mathew Tolhurst, Residential Landscaping Project

“Hi Phil, Thank you very much for the fantastic job done. You guys are tops. Thank you also for the old matting I could use. It is going to make a world of a difference.” – Dave Mitchell, Property Manager, Elim Christian School

“A new court is a very exciting project. From the very beginning our experience with Phil and his team was great…on time and efficient trades people who were a pleasure to deal with. The result is a fantastic court which we are enjoying immensely” – Mack Storey, Residential Tennis Court, Taupaki

“Dear Phil, I wish to thank you for the outstanding job you have done for King’s School with the recent addition to our sports surface. Throughout the process I valued your professional approach to the project. Your understanding of the product and the way in which schools work could not be faulted. At all times you were able to give us the up to date research and the variety of options available for the school to consider.

You personally took an active interest from the very start and throughout the process you have also followed up. The professional service you and TEAM Sports provided, along with the final product, exceeded my expectations. The surface and drainage following the recent downpours has performed as if we had not had any rain at all.

I would gladly speak with any other school, council or sporting organisation in recommending your product” – Tony Sissons, Headmaster at King’s School, Remuera, Auckland

“TEAM Sports Surfaces recently constructed a new Turf at our school which is a fantastic new facility for our students. Phil Lewis was the project manager, we valued his technical knowledge and expertise. We were happy to deal with TEAM Sports and Auckland Civil as they were a ‘one stop shop’ and were able to deal with our whole project without having to deal with outside people. TEAM Sports Surfaces kept the school informed and involved on any matters that needed to be considered, we had great after sales service. The work was completed on time (despite the Auckland weather) and within budget. I would not hesitate to recommend TEAM Sports/Auckland Civil for any future sports turf project.” – Diane Parkinson, Principal at Bucklands Beach Intermediate

“We recently engaged TEAM Sports Surfaces to resurface four of our tennis courts at Belmont Park Racquets Club. The courts look fabulous and feedback from our members and visitors to the club has been very positive.

Our dealings with TEAM Sports Surfaces were excellent with good communication right throughout the project. All aspects of the job were handled in a timely and professional manner.

I would thoroughly recommend anyone considering synthetic grass for their club to contact TEAM Sports Surfaces. You will find them to be reliable and very good people to deal with.” – Graeme Norman, President at Belmont Park Racquets Club Inc

“TEAM Sports Surfaces have recently completed our clubs largest project ever. Full replacement of 5 Astro-turf courts including a new concrete foundation, umpire stands and net posts.

All contractors on site worked professionally and were considerate of surrounding businesses. They were precise in their processes ensuring we got the best quality product and results.

Phil lewis was courteous and professional and always kept me up to date with the progress of the project and was willing to answer any queries I had.

I would not hesitate to recommend TEAM Sports Surfaces. We hope to use them for future projects we have planned.” – Suzanne Florian, President of Te Atatu Tennis Club Inc.


What is the benefit of synthetic grass over a hard court surface?

  • Synthetic grass is a  better looking surface that fits the natural surroundings.  
  • It is an all weather surface that allows play straight after rain.  
  • Grass is much easier on players’ ankle, knee and hip joints.
  • Longer lasting – up to 20 years in a private residence.
  • Low maintenance (clean surface of leaves and spray once a year).

What base do I need for a synthetic grass court?  Either concrete or asphalt are the preferred base options.  Depending on the stability of the sub base and depth of the basecourse, we recommend a minimum 100mm reinforced slab with a 1% fall across the surface.  The concrete can be fibre reinforced or include 668 mesh in 20mpa concrete. 

What tennis court dimensions do you recommend?  In a private residence 34m x 16m, up to a maximum of 36m x 18m. Inner city sites can be smaller depending on the space available.  Actual playing area is 23.78m x 10.97m.

What is the best orientation for my court? North to slightly North-East.

What surface should I choose?  Our standard private residence surface is Satellite.  This 19mm surface offers a good economical option that will not be exposed to high intensive use.  Satellite Plus and Protour both offer a higher density per sqm, this provides a longer lasting surface but performance will be very similar. The higher density of yarn will also provide a slightly better looking surface with the appearance of less sand.

What is the “Protour” surface?  This is our top of the line club surface manufactured at 15mm pile height.  This surface is manufactured on a different machine from the 19mm surfaces and has an additional 20% more yarn.  The additional yarn provides a “carpet” like surface with 20% less sand and therefore a better looking finished court.

What colours are available? Buffalo Green, Olive, Terracotta and Blue.

Where does the product come from?  The grass is manufactured in Sydney and the raw materials come from Holland and Scotland.

Do you provide a warranty? Yes, 7 years against any premature breakdown of the yarn due to UV rays and 24 months on installation workmanship on-site.  

Do you glue the court to the concrete or asphalt base?  No, the court surface is loose laid over the base with all seams taped and glued.  The sand infill holds the court in place – there is approximately 10-12 tonne of sand per court.  In areas where the court is exposed to high winds, the edge of the court should be glued to the base. 

How long does the turf last – what is the warranty?  The actual life expectancy is 15-25 years with a limited 7-year factory warranty.

Does the turf drain like regular turf or soil?  The drainage is very similar to natural turf.  The turf backing has plenty of perforated holes allowing for water to drain vertically.  The infill acts as a filter also.

What maintenance is required for the turf?  Spraying for moss and algae needs to be completed every 6 months plus specialist cleaning and grooming of the sand to keep it clean, loose and free draining.

Will the turf fade?  No, the fibres have a UV protection coating and can withstand the effects of sun, heat, wind, snow, and ice

Is the turf safe for our children to play on?  Research shows children have fewer injuries when playing on artificial turf compared to other ground covers. We have turf installed at numerous schools and childcare centers. Our turf meets all requirements for safety…

Is the proplay system for playgrounds an economical option?  The proplay pad and turf provides one of the most cost effective solutions on the market, in particular for the higher fall height areas of a playground.

Will our pet damage the turf?  No your pet will not damage your synthetic turf, the turf fibres are very strong and can withstand play and use from cats and dogs. 

Can weeds grow through the turf?  Periodically a weed will try to come up, most commonly on the edges near concrete. It is possible to see one come up in a drain hole. If that happens pull up the weed and spray the area with a little weed killer, it will stop the weed from coming up again and won’t harm the turf.

Does the turf need to be re-sanded?  No, the turf is installed with the correct volume of sand.

What happens if the turf is damaged (fireworks etc)?  The affected area can be cut out and replaced very easily.

Tennis Court Surfaces

At TEAM Sports Surfaces we understand that a new tennis court surface adds value to your home or club. Our aim is to provide a range of high quality surfaces that you “want” to play on resulting in years of personal enjoyment for all players from the novice to interclub players. We offer a comprehensive product range for all standards of play, from the popular 19mm polypropylene surface through to a 12mm polyethylene surface, we have a product to meet your needs.

TEAM Sports Surfaces tennis courts are made-to-order with integrated line marking in kit format to reduce seaming and are designed to allow play on the fibre tips, not the sand infill. Our tennis court surfaces require a settling in period during which the sand should compact below the top of the yarn blade and should be maintained at that level for the life of the court.

TEAM Sports offers a start to finish project management service including base construction, court surfacing, fencing, tennis net/posts and lighting. In all cases it is essential to ensure that the sub-base on which the synthetic grass is to be laid is of good standard, this is usually concrete but can be asphalt or a crushed rock alternative.

Being a flexible product synthetic grass will reflect any deficiencies in the sub-base, therefore it’s essential to get our specialists to construct a suitable base or repair an old base prior to installation of your new artificial turf surface. The sub-base should be properly compacted and adequately drained. For tennis courts the sub-base should have a slope of 1% in any one single plain, preferably from side to side.

TEAM Sports also offer:

  • Tennis court fencing- either galvanised, black or green
  • Tennis net posts- Steel or aluminum, galvanised or black, fixed or mobile
  • Tennis Net- ¾ drop or full drop, standard or championship quality
  • Lighting- custom designed to meet your site requirements, inner city or rural
  • Leaf sweeper- to keep your surface clean and free of organic matter
  • Maintenance service- ongoing service to keep your court in great condition

Tennis Club References:
West Harbour Tennis Club, St Peters Tennis Club, Nelson Park Tennis Club, Cambridge Tennis Club, Sunnyside Tennis Club, St Heliers Tennis Club, Glendowie Tennis Club, Albany Tennis Park, Wanganui Tennis Club, Hastings Tennis Club, Orewa Tennis Club, Hibiscus Coast Vets Tennis Club

School Playground Multi-use

At TEAM Sports Surfaces we know it is every Principal’s responsibility to cater for the development and promotion of school sport in New Zealand; not only for the sporting benefits, but also for the educational, cultural and social benefits sport provides. This can be achieved with the help of TEAM Sports Surfaces playing fields and sports courts which eliminate wet and muddy winter sports fields or old and worn asphalt/concrete surfaces, and provide an all-weather first-class playing surfaces ready for play all-year round.

TEAM Sports Surfaces can provide a range of innovative product solutions for all sports and playground surfacing. From sand filled multi-use surfaces for tennis, netball and hockey to recycled foam underlay for safety fall height surfacing under playgorunds, we have a solution for every school requirement. With a range of different coloured yarns available, we can custom make a surface to create a colourful and vibrant environment for the kids play areas.

The opportunities are endless…

Applications for Schools include:

  • Sporting Courts – tennis, netball and hockey. Other options include basketball, volleyball, running tracks and cricket wickets.
  • Playing fields – soccer, rugby, touch rugby and general PE use.
  • Playgrounds – soft fall, landscaping, hop scotch and four square

TEAM Sports Surfaces has a comprehensive range of surfaces and systems designed for specific sporting applications that also fit the category of multi-use. With our help we can discuss your needs and preferred sporting application, before we suggest which of our many artificial turf surfaces is best for school.

We will consider your requirements from both an economic and performance criteria perspective; if needed we have the flexibility to design and custom manufacture a product just for your project application.

TEAM Sports Surfaces also offer:

  • Perimeter fencing- either galvanised, black or green
  • Nets and hoops- Steel or aluminum, fixed or mobile units for all sports
  • Lighting- custom designed to meet your school’s site requirements
  • Maintenance service- ongoing service to keep your surface in great condition

School References:
Coley St School, Waikowhai Intermediate, Awakeri School, Upper Atiamuri School, Kakaramea School, Te Mata School, Taihape Area School, Allandale School, Weymouth Intermediate, Rhode St School, Huntly College, Massey High School, Henderson High School, Glenview Primary, Paparimu School, Meadowbank School, Te Rapa Primary, Gordonton School, Tainui Full Primary, Elim College Junior School, Bucklands Beach Intermediate.

Hockey Surfaces

TEAM Sports is proud to be considered a leading supplier of hockey fields in Australia and has now extended our offering to the New Zealand hockey community. Due to long term relationships with our raw material suppliers, we continue to work on product development that allows us to ensure long-term success for our hockey customers.

We have an innovative range of FIH approved hockey surfaces to suit the requirements of our clients, varying from ‘wet’ fields to sand dressed surfaces with in-situ laid shock absorbance pads. Our sand, water and waterless/dry based systems have been tested and receive accreditation by the FIH (Federation International Hockey).

TEAM Sports FIH approved synthetic hockey surfaces:


  1. TEAM Aquaturf – GLOBAL (WET & DRY)
  2. Aquaturf Evolution – GLOBAL (WET & DRY)
  3. Aquaturf SL – GLOBAL (WET/DRY)
  4. Aquaturf XL – GLOBAL (WET)

TEAM Sports performance objectives include the highest levels of player enjoyment, safety, comfort, durability and extended use in adverse weather conditions. Hockey fields demand the most in terms of absolute perfection in installation, and it is our commitment to excellence in this area that allows us to maintain our premier status amongst the Hockey fraternity.


Aquaturf Evolution – pile height 12mm

Evolution is the latest synthetic hockey surface developed by TEAM Sports to achieve Class One, Global pitch rating when either WET or DRY. Evolving from our successful Aquaturf SL (sand dressed) synthetic hockey surface.

Launched in 2005, Aquaturf Evolution is designed using a polyethelene yarn with it’s own unique polymer formulation and fibrillation pattern to improve playability and increase durability whilst offering improved ball roll, friction and turf abrasion when played on in a dry state.

Aquaturf SL – pile height 20mm 

Aquaturf Sl was first developed in 2005 when FIH began its’ investigations into the possibility of a water-free synthetic turf for top level hockey.

Research and development in yarn construction lead to the manufacture of polyethylene  ‘springlock’ technology; which combines to provide a cost effective, environmentally friendly surface solution suitable for play in WET or DRY conditions.

Aquaturf SL is ‘the’ versatile product; ideal for multi-sport applications for those clubs looking to increase their revenue.

Playground Safety Surfacing

TEAM Sports Surfaces has an innovative and environmentally friendly solution for your safety fall height requirements in council playgrounds, schools and childcare centres. The underlying ‘Proplay’ pad is constructed from tiny pieces of recycled foam bonded together to form a soft but free draining porous pad. This pad combined with a surfacing layer of TEAM synthetic grass provides a safe, soft, clean and dry playing surface all year round.

Re-tested in October 2011, our safety fall height systems for playgrounds meet the NZS5828:2004 for free heights of fall up to a critical fall height of 3.3m

ProPlay normally consists of one, but sometimes two layers, depending on the degree of impact absorption required. The Proplay pad is then covered by a synthetic grass carpet of your choice allowing a combination of different colours and textures to suit your environment. ProPlay can be laid onto most types of bases and will follow the contours of that base without cracking or damage.

The use of ProPlay increases the drainage capability of any installation allowing children to continue to play in light rain, and even after heavy rain showers as no water remains in the playground. The open cell construction of the mat allows water to pass easily and readily between the closed cell flakes, giving the ProPlay mat super drainage performance without absorbing any water. No more slippery surfaces or areas holding water, just a dry and safe surface for all kids.

Benefits of Proplay and TEAM synthetic grass:

  • Optimum impact absorption
  • Durable
  • Highly permeable
  • Easy and quick installation
  • Range of colours available
  • Environment friendly
  • Improved surface feel under foot
  • No freezing or icing over of surface
  • Consistent performance all year round
  • Quality controlled factory production
  • Low maintenance

Our range of landscape/playground products cater for endless applications:

Esteem artificial turf      

35mm tri coloured polyethylene fibres designed for the ultimate lawn. The fine bladed fibre combined with a brown ‘thatch yarn” gives a finished product that looks very natural, this a great looking grass surface that will compliment any landscaped area. 


40mm tri-coloured polyethylene fibres designed for prestige landscaping areas. The Nouveau product has a longer pile length designed with a dense thatch using three shades of green yarn, this gives an exceptionally realistic looking finished grass surface.

Ivory Spine  

35mm landscaping surface exclusive to TEAM Sports Surfaces and designed for landscaping and playground areas subject to very high wear. The dark green and wider main fibre has a similar look to ‘Tall Fescue’ offering a different alternative to other products on the market.  

Soccer Pitch Surfaces

TEAM Sports Surfaces has an association with FIFA and world football that reaches the highest levels. As a fully endorsed “FIFA Preferred Producer” we are the premier choice for the discerning customer.

Since becoming a FIFA Licensee in February 2004, TEAM Sports has successfully designed and lab tested a comprehensive range of football products manufactured with fibrillated and monofilament yarn constructions to both FIFA 1-Star and FIFA 2-Star standard.

As a business we have the desire to be at the forefront of development and innovative solutions for the New Zealand soccer community. The construction of a suitable porous sub-base is critical to the success of new 3rd generation soccer pitches in the New Zealand market. TEAM Sports has long term relationships with experienced consultants and civil contractors to provide the necessary design, products and services to build a free draining base suitable for your site and new playing surface.

Rugby Pitch Surfaces

New Zealander’s have a real passion for rugby starting at junior club games on cold and wet Saturday mornings to watching the All Blacks. TEAM Sports IRB approved artificial turf surfaces can play a major role in the growth of rugby in New Zealand. No more ‘fields closed’ signs, no more cancelled trainings and games, just dry and consistent surfaces all year round making for entertaining running rugby. Synthetic turf surfaces allow for around 4 times the use of a natural grass field providing clubs and associations with facilities to cater for a greater number of teams and players.

After installing the world’s first dedicated rugby field in 2000 at the Runaway Bay Super Sports in Australia, TEAM Sports has continued the development of this 3rd Generation grass technology in accordance with the IRB regulation 22. In 2007 TEAM Sports Surfaces installed the first New Zealand synthetic rugby surface to IRB standard at Auckland’s College Rifles Rugby Club. This new surface has gained acceptance from the players and now provides unlimited use for the increasing number of teams at the club.

“Our synthetic rugby fields are extremely hard wearing and provide a consistent playing surface in all weather conditions. Our rugby pitch with synthetic turf is one of the best things that we have at the centre. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from people who have used the pitch. At first people don’t realize that it is synthetic, they just think that we keep the grass really healthy. Everything revolves around the field, it is the focal point to what we do”

Nick Pye, Managing director – Sports Super Center – Runaway Bay, Queensland, Australia.

The International Rugby Board’s One Turf programme has moved to the next phase with the selection of five Preferred Turf Producers who will oversee the production, installation and maintenance of artificial surfaces around the world to the Governing Body’s strict technical, performance and player welfare criteria.

Leading Turf specialists Limonta Sport (Italy), Greenfields B.V (Netherlands), Mondo S.P.A (Italy), FieldTurf Tarkett (USA) and SIS/TEAM (UK/Ireland/Australia/NZ) have been appointed after a rigorous selection process that will ensure the highest possible player welfare and performance standards are achieved.

Running Tracks

TEAM Sports Surfaces is proud to partner CONICA as suppliers of world class and IAAF certified running tracks. Being active in sports flooring business for 30 years, CONICA knows the requirements of the worldwide market. Our vast experience and our know-how are the best guarantee for our partners to have the most modern, reliable and environmentally friendly sports surfacing systems for outdoor use.

Chasing records, athletes reach the top of their capabilities, and for this reason it is necessary to minimise all risks of injury and at the same time to establish and ensure optimal circumstances for a safe and successful event. CONICA continues with the research and development of comfortable, weather and temperature resistant, hard and soft surfaces. The continually growing technical requirements, tougher regulations and new problems motivate our team daily.

TEAM Sports Surfaces can offer you not only first class products but complete system solutions and incomparable technical support. Please note our IAAF certified systems and the numerous IAAF Class 1 and Class 2 certificates.

Cricket Wickets

At TEAM Sports Surfaces we have a range of synthetic cricket wickets to suit players of all levels, are extremely durable and will withstand New Zealand’s variable weather conditions. Our range of wickets are designed for councils, clubs and schools offering an even bounce and pace for both batters and bowlers.

TEAM Sports Surfaces cricket wickets are supplied in standard widths of 2.75m & 1.83m and standard lengths of 25m & 30m. With installations ranging from 1.83m wide practice strips in primary schools through to regional indoor training centres, we have a surface to suit your needs. All wickets are available supply only or installed by our experienced installation technicians.

We are only happy to assist in providing recommended designs and layouts for cricket nets and full size wickets, call us now for more information- 0508 836647.


With TEAM landscaping grass you can add value to your home by turning wet or dry areas into natural looking designer lawns without the hassle. TEAM landscaping grass is soft under foot making it ideal for children and pets whilst remaining green all-year round. 

  • No watering
  • No pesticides
  • No fertiliser
  • No mowing
  • No allergies caused by grass seeds and cuttings
  • No grass stains

Our range of landscape products cater for endless applications:

Esteem artificial turf      

35mm tri coloured polyethylene fibres designed for the ultimate lawn. The fine bladed fibre combined with a brown ‘thatch yarn” gives a finished product that looks very natural, this a great looking grass surface that will compliment any landscaped area. 


40mm tri-coloured polyethylene fibres designed for prestige landscaping areas. The Nouveau product has a longer pile length designed with a dense thatch using three shades of green yarn, this gives an exceptionally realistic looking finished grass surface.

Ivory Spine  

35mm landscaping surface exclusive to TEAM Sports Surfaces and designed for landscaping and playground areas subject to very high wear. The dark green and wider main fibre has a similar look to ‘Tall Fescue’ offering a different alternative to other products on the market.  This is a great looking grass surface that will last the distance, even if you have a few budding all blacks or silverferns in the house!