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Our Committee

 

The Melbourne University Tennis Club operates on a volunteer basis. Committee members donate their spare time to maintain and improve the club for the benefit of the wonderful community at and around the university. We pick the most amazing people to be a part of our passionate team.


Interested to join?

Fill out the application form at the bottom of this page and we'll reach out to you to have a chat. Our doors are always open to welcome new people into the committee. You don't have to play tennis in order to be a part of the crew! You just have to know how tennis works. 🎾

 

Executive Team

WE TAKE CARE OF THE TOP LEVEL BUSINESS.

If you are looking for inspiration, you have come to the right place! The executive team manages roles around the club and makes sure that all departments are running smoothly. We encourage individualism as well as teamwork, and we push team members to be the best version of themselves. We make sure that our members are at the centre of every decision that the club makes.

 
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Gabriel Thomas

CO-PRESIDENT

If you give Gabriel money, he'll give you back a million-dollar investment... or he'll comfort you for an hour. Either way, it's safe to say that you won't be a bit short for money, you'll be completely broke or you'll be buying Bill Gates dinner. Having said that, Gabby really enjoys talking about science but unfortunately, Gabby's understanding of scientific knowledge also disqualifies him as a businessman, or whatever they call it.

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Mia Costanzo

CO-PRESIDENT

Mamma Mia!!!! Literally. This powerhouse is the combination of smart, friendly and reliable. If you need something done, Mia will knock it out faster than Mike Tyson can knock you out (meaning she can also knock Mike Tyson out). If organizational skills is a thing, then Mia is many many many things. How many? We're not sure but good question.

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Wendy Phung

SECRETARY

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Competitions Department

WE GET THE COMPETITIVENESS OUT OF YOU.

Dedicated to excellence, the Competitions department will make sure to get the best out of you. We carefully curate our competitions and events so that you can push your limits and be challenged to the best of your abilities. However, we also make sure that you have fun when you need to. The events that we overlook are the internal and external competitions that the club engages in. People in this department are usually good event organizers, understand the game of tennis really well, and good at planning ahead.

 
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Junaid Hossain

COMPETITIONS COORDINATOR

When you look at Junaid's muscles, you think about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, although that match-up might be a little unfair towards The Rock. Junaid handles our competitions like a boss... partly because that's his responsibility.

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Byron McCaughey

COMPETITIONS OFFICER

Byron... what can we say about Byron?  No, what can we not say about Byron? And that's saying a lot. Byron is a champ on and off the court who will conquer anything you throw at him.

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Armin Naghdi

COMPETITIONS OFFICER

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Socials Department

WE TAKE CARE OF THE FUN STUFF.

The Socials department makes sure you have a fun experience at the club. We aim to provide an environment where you are comfortable to be yourself and at ease to interact with the people around you. The activities we overlook include the club hitting sessions, barbecues, pub nights, and all other social events. People in this department are usually good at managing crowd activities, have good people skills, and are good event organizers.

 
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Nathan Jayawardene

SOCIALS OFFICER

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James Yuan

SOCIALS OFFICER

James has a huge passion for tennis… wait that might be all of us here. But anyway, James has a huge passion for tennis. When we say the grind doesn't stop, we really mean the James Yuan doesn't stop. When you ask James why he's playing tennis at 4am, he asks you why you're not.

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Nicole Nga

SOCIALS OFFICER

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Communications Department

WE MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED.

As the internet grows, our methods of communication are constantly evolving, and that's where the Communications department comes in. We make sure that you have all the most up-to-date information about what's going on in the club by constantly striving to make the most engaging, attractive, and informative content. The platforms that this department overlooks include our website, emails, social media (Facebook and Instagram), and any other form of communication. People in this department are usually good with technology, know a bit about marketing and advertising, active on the internet, and have great writing, photo editing or video editing skills.

 
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Yunah Ough

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Yunah loves travelling, food and tennis. So much so that she's travelled to play in tennis competitions in Korea, Japan, China & the U.S. then gone straight to eat some delicious local food after her match. Now she's here to tackle Australia - catch her feasting on a classic Aussie BBQ after a game!

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Joyee Lau

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

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Erja Mohd Suhaimy

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

A player of tennis for 13 years, Erja has a deep love for the game and all sports in general. She goes by many names: Erja, area, perimeter, volume and occasionally, Arya Stark. She's pretty well versed in the world of social media, and loves to grunt like Azarenka. How are those two things related? We actually have no idea.

 

Want to Join the Team?

 

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