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Alexander Nielsen

Tennis: Men's 4th Captain

Hi everyone! I've been Men's 4th Team Captain for the past three years, and I would be honoured if you re-elect me to serve for a fourth and final year.

Over the past three years I have learnt how to manage the team fairly and efficiently. Every match has logistics to sort out – I always arrange travel and/or match balls and my organisation in finding players to play at the last minute has meant that we have never defaulted a match over three years, despite facing the challenge of our players regularly being called to play for higher teams. I also try to run trials and rerankings as fairly as possible to make sure everyone gets an equal chance to demonstrate their ability.

I represent the views of my team and the reserves on committee: in the past, I have pressured for improvement in court conditions at our home courts in Heston. If re-elected, I want to try to reduce team members' travel costs to away matches: this year some team members have had to pay unfairly high costs for travel, considering they volunteered to play and had already paid the team membership fee.

Thanks for reading, and I hope I've earned your vote!