Managing Director, Chris Lewis, has worked in the sports turf industry for 32 years at a variety of venues in New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe. He has been a consultant for New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Sports’ Turf Institute, and is currently Canterbury Metro Cricket’s Turf Advisor. Chris has experience in the design, construction, and maintenance of stadiums, council grounds, school grounds, cricket wickets, and golf courses. A pioneer in the industry, he was the first groundsman in New Zealand to construct portable wickets for use in international, one-day, and test cricket. As an experienced Stadium Manager, his company was awarded the Grounds Maintenance Contract of AMI Stadium in 2009. Following the earthquakes in 2011, Terrafirma Turf played an integral role in the design and build of the temporary AMI Stadium in Addington, which it continues to maintain.
Specialists in all turf surfaces, Terrafirma Turf uses innovative techniques and industry best practices to prepare, install and maintain natural and artificial sports turf to international standards. Current clients include stadia, golf clubs, schools, council facilities and executive home lawns.
Terrafirma Turf are specialists in natural, portable and artificial cricket wickets having constructed and maintained wickets at grass roots through to international venues. The skillset and breadth of knowledge within Terrafirma Turf makes them the obvious choice for your facility. A market leader in the turf industry, some of the major projects Terrafirma Turf have recently completed include: the design and installation of drainage (73,000m sand slits and 5,000m lateral drains) at Riccarton Park; redevelopment of playing fields at Christchurch Boys High School and Medbury School; design, build and maintenance of AMI Stadium; and the installation of artificial turf at Yaldhurst Football Academy.