En tout cas, a family business, was established by the late Ron Evans in 1964 when he obtained the rights to use the name “ En tout cas” from the original UK company. En tout cas, French for “in any case” or “in any weather” originated in England on 1909 and describes well the characteristics of the original En tout cas tennis court.
In Australia, the En tout cas construction division has built thousands of tennis courts for leading tennis institutions, well known public identities and landmark installations such as the old and new Parliament Houses, Canberra, the Victorian Tennis Association courts at Bullen and countless private courts in some of Australia's finest homes.
In 2006 Bernard Evans became sole director and 100% shareholder. With a heritage of thousands of tennis courts behind him the business took a monumental leap into the future.
Drought, quality of synthetic grass and the general acceptance of 3rd generation friendly fibres found the company installing replacement sports fields for the education sector, especially primary schools.
The application of synthetic grass in these schools is extensive, many examples may be found on this website.
With a current full time staff level of approximately 30, and a raft of specialist construction plant and equipment, Grassports is well positioned to carry out major projects such as F.I.F.A approved soccer fields, F.I.H approved hockey fields and AFL approved football fields.
Quite a change from the old “en tout cas”
A new era began in July 2009 with a new trading name, a name that truly reflects the type of works we carry out – Grassports Australia.
42 years building sports facilities throughout Australia and Internationally. Bernard commenced as a labourer in 1973 for Grassports and has seen fabulous change in the construction and provision of world class sporting surfaces.
Darren’s extensive experience spans over a 30 year period.
Darren commenced as a subcontractor for Grassports in 2005, in 2010 he joined the team as Project Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2013.
Darren is responsible for overseeing all projects, OH&S, Quality Management and Human Resources.
Paul joined the Grassports team in 2009 as a site foreman and moved into the Construction Managers role in 2013.
Paul’s role oversees the day to day operations of all the construction crews. His experience in construction and administration ensures projects are delivered to the highest possible standard.
Senior Estimator / Project Administrator
Cameron joined the Grassports team in 2006 as a project estimator.
With the passage of time and experience Cameron’s role is now senior project estimator and contract administrator.
Sales Manager - Construction
Ash joined the Grassports team in 2007 as a labourer in the construction division.
Ash progressed to managing and expanding the maintenance and cricket divisions.
Currently Ash is an integral part of our dynamic business development team.
Sales Manager – Major Projects
Joining the Grassports Team in 2013, Simon’s extensive experience in the sports surface industry positions him well in the business development of our major projects division.
Sales Manager- Maintenance Division
Joining the team in 2015 with a vast sporting industry background, Nigel is responsible for the development of our sporting surfaces maintenance division.
General Manager- Queensland
With 20 years of sports surface construction experience Brenden joined the team in 2015.
Brendan’s role is the Management and Business Development of the QLD office.
Office & Marketing Manager
Maria joined the Grassports team in 2006. With nearly a decade of experience within Grassports she has extensive knowledge across all aspects of the company.
Re-joining the team in 2014, Lindy is our “director of first impressions” and ensures our CRM system and office runs smoothly.
Genna as a qualified accountant is responsible for all the financial matters of Grassports. Genna has recently overseen the implementation of a fully integrated cloud based financial reporting and project management system.