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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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Jessie Burbridge

PRESIDENT

Who's our tennis cult leader? Look no further, this enthusiastic tennis head will persuade you to drop everything else in life and play tennis. Jess is the super glue that sticks the team together. And, she can get you out of any sticky situation. Wait... that doesn't add up. Anyway, Jess loves tennis, Jess loves people, Jess loves life, and most importantly, absolutely all of those things love her back.

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Tony Dang

VICE PRESIDENT

Tony is that techie that seems to know how to use every piece of electronics ever made, we're stressing on the "seems". Be careful mentioning anything philosophical to this lad, he'll take you to another dimension and you might not come back. Ol' Tones occasionally freezes, but just give him a minute, he's still loading. After that minute though, beware of extreme outgoing friendliness disorder.

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Mia Costanzo

SECRETARY

Mamma Mia!!!! Literally. This Italian 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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Gabriel Thomas

TREASURER

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, which is why we don't put him in the same room as Tony. Unfortunately, Gabby's understanding of scientific knowledge also disqualifies him as a businessman, or whatever they call it.

 

People & Culture Department

WE MAKE SURE EVERYBODY FEELS INCLUDED IN THE CLUB.

Keeping diversity and inclusion principles at the very top of the list, the People & Culture department ensures that everybody has a positive experience with the club, whether that be committee members or club members. We strive to build a culture that is unique and welcoming, and always have the people at the centre of our focus. People in this department are usually good at human interaction, know how to manage human resources, and have a deep understanding of cultural diversity.

 
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Christopher Rigopoulos

PEOPLE & CULTURE COORDINATOR

Chris is a man of his words, and boy are his words really deep. No really, when Chris talks, you feel the bass vibrating the ground (and your heart). We’re not sure what’s deeper, his voice, or his love for people, or people’s love for him, or MUTC’s love for tennis. We’ll let you decide that.

 

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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John Amato

COMPETITIONS OFFICER

John is... John. Come on, you really don't know Johny boy? He's sweet, he's cool, he's caring, he's everything tennis is. John is a champ on and off the court.... well, especially on the court. Some say you gotta work hard to become a John. We say you gotta be more realistic.

 

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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Christopher Wang

SOCIALS OFFICER

You haven't met wild until you've met Chris, he's the ultimate hype man. If you party with him, your family may have to report you missing. However, if fun is what you're looking for, last we heard, Chris was writing the definition of fun.

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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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Tom Nguyen

SOCIALS OFFICER

With his incredible people skills, Tom will make your significant-other worry, no matter what gender you belong to. One does not simply go around not knowing Tommy Nguyen. Tom will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Just go ahead and look at that smile. But don't look for too long. Hey, stop it... STOP!... Ah... here we go again.

 

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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Radinka Erriad

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Bad graphics is simply not in Radinka's dictionary. If she draws a painting of you, you will never look in the mirror again. If you need to get something advertised, Radinka will reliably make sure that it happens. That is... expect a knock on your door at any time of the day.

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Jenny Liu

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Without needing to say a word, Jenny will handle all the tasks that you haven't even given to her yet. With her on the team, you sometimes have to question whether you're even working. Jenny somehow finds out exactly what needs to be done ahead of other people every time, she might have cracked the code to the matrix.

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Zhe Guo

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Zhe is the nicest person you will meet. If you ask her to get a slice of bread, she will get you two. Just make sure you don't ask for two slices. Zhe is super caring towards her closest people, so much that you wish you were part of that circle. No really... we wish too...

 

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