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IdTA Committees

 IdTA committees exist to ensure communication and provide an opportunity for IdTA organization members as well as the general tennis public to be involved in program decision making. All committee members are appointed by the President of the Board of Directors to a two year term. If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Mike Harvey, IdTA Executive Director, at (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203, or mharvey@idtennis.com 

IdTA currently operate the following committees.  Please contact the IdTA Staff liaison listed if you would like to discuss an issue with the committee.
                    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
According to IdTA Bylaws, IdTA "shall have an executive committee consisting of the president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer. The executive committee may act on behalf of the directors as specifically authorized by the board." In practical terms, the executive committee will be used to make decisions on a time-sensitive issue. Any decision made by the executive committee will be voted on by the full board at the next scheduled full board meeting.
IdTA staff liaison: Mike Harvey (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203
Committee members:
Carol Mills (President)
Ron Osborn (Vice-president)
Tollan Whitlock(Secretary/Treasurer)

This committee is responsible for the development of grassroots tennis programs through our Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) and partnerships with community associations. The committee is also responsible for the oversight of our existing community programs, including: Tennis 101, Tennis is Elementary (TiE), and Park and Recreation programs.  

IdTA staff liaison: Bob Ewing (208) 322-5150, Ext. 205
Committee members:
Tsun Mok (Boise)
Lori Griffel (Idaho Falls)
Kristi Edlin (Idaho Falls)
Tony Horton (McCall)
Tamzy House (Mountain Home)

This committee is responsible for developing an awards program for the IdTA and helping to select nominees for ITA Sectional Awards.  Specifically this committee will initiate awards for volunteers, league captains, and other deserving individuals in the Idaho District.  The Awards Committee is also responsible for nominating individuals to the Idaho Tennis Hall of Fame.

IdTA staff liaisons: Richelle Hall (208) 322-5150, Ext. 204 rhall@idtennis.com

Banquet Committee members:
Wendy Nielsen (Boise)            Nan Jacobsen (Boise)
Toni-Shea Sinclair (Boise)        Nancy Gordon (Boise)
Awards Committee members: 
Lori Griffel (Idaho Falls)
obert Sterk (Boise)
                                                         Nan Jacobsen (Boise)
                                                        Tony Horton (McCall)
Mike Sato (Twin Falls)

This committee is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Idaho junior development pathway. This committee will oversee all junior tournaments and scheduling, all junior rankings, and help foster a better communication system between the IdTA, the junior tournament directors, junior coaches, and the parents of competitive junior players. In general terms, this committee oversees all junior development in the USTA Idaho District including:

  1. Sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournament system and events
  2. Implementation of a locally branded junior team tennis format to be used at elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. 
  3. Create and implement the Team Idaho concept if it is to be brought back
  4. Collegiate tennis mentorship program to help Idaho junior players as they look to graduate from junior tennis into collegiate tennis.
  5. Work in concert with the Adult Competition Committee to help bring graduating high school seniors and college players into the USTA league system.
IdTA staff liaison: Justin Hubbard  (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207 jhubbard@idtennis.com
Committee members:

Carl Powell (Boise, co-chair)
Holger Nickel (Idaho Falls, co-chair)
Dennis Gibbens (Pocatello)
George Maurtua (Sun Valley)
Cory Dalos (Boise)
Robert Sterk (Boise)
Kevin Dibelius (Boise)
Matt Locke (Boise)
Steve Schossberger (Boise)
Kristen Loper (Boise)


This committee will oversee all filed grievances within the Idaho District that are not directly related to adult leagues, including, but not limited to, grievances involving officials and tournament play.

IdTA staff liaisons:
 Mike Harvey (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203



Committee members: 
Soo Kang (Chair) (Boise)

Gabrielle Maude (Boise)

Derek Duvall (Boise)


This committee is responsible for all adult leagues, adult tournaments, adult rankings, and all rules and regulations that accompany them. This committee oversees the development and scheduling of leagues and tournaments throughout the USTA Idaho District. Specifically, this committee shall review and revise Idaho District policies, review and rule on NTRP rating appeals, and help with the oversight and management of all District League Championships including the determination of wildcards for the District Championships.

IdTA staff liaison: Lance Martin (208) 322-5150, Ext. 206
Committee members:
Darrell Scott (Pocatello)
Jan Sutter (Boise)


This committee is responsible for handling all filed grievances within Idaho District, including, but not limited to, grievances filed during District events or local league play.

IdTA staff liaison: Lance Martin (208) 322-5150, Ext. 206
Committee members:
Ron Osborn (Pocatello)
Sandy Moore (Boise)
Randy Elsethagen (Idaho Falls)


To ensure due process, this committee is responsible for handling filed appeals of previously ruled on grievances. Specifically, this committee shall either confirm or overturn decisions made by the Grievance Committee.

IdTA staff liaison: Lance Martin (208) 322-5150, Ext. 206
Committee members:
Soo Kang (Boise)
Jackie McRoberts (Sun Valley)
Armand Eckert (Twin Falls)


This committee would work directly with the ITA Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This committee would monitor and evaluate how well the USTA Idaho is living up to its core value of Diversity & Inclusion. Specifically, the committee would monitor how the IdTA is using USTA National Diversity and Inclusion funding and will help in completing the annual USTA Diversity/Inclusion report card.

IdTA staff liaisons:
 Justin Hubbard (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207
Committee members:
Tsun Mok (Boise)
Randy Corbett (Boise) 
Carl Powell (Boise)


The Board of Directors of Idaho Tennis Association will appoint members to the audit committee and has the authority to remove such members at any time. The audit committee will consist of three members, one being the board secretary/treasurer, the others selected by the full Board of Directors. If no other members are specifically assigned, it will be assumed that the Executive Committee will also act as the Audit Committee. Duties of the committee include:
1. Overseeing the integrity of the Association’s financial accounting process and systems of internal controls regarding finance, accounting and use of assets;
2. If it is determined by the Board of Directors to have an external audit, the committee has the responsibility to select and ensure that the outside auditing firm has the skills and experience to carry out the auditing function for the organization.

The Audit Committee has the authority to conduct any investigation appropriate to fulfilling its responsibilities, and has direct access to the independent auditors as well as to anyone in the organization. The Audit Committee has the authority to retain, at the Association’s expense, special legal, accounting, or other consultants or experts it deems necessary in the performance of its duties.

IdTA staff liaison: Mike Harvey (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203 mharvey@idtennis.com

Committee members:
Carol Mills (President)
Ron Osborn (Vice-president)
Tollan Whitlock (Secretary/Treasurer)



According to the IdTA Bylaws, the IdTA president "shall appoint a nominating committee to make nominations for election to the board. No director with an expiring term or person being considered for a board position shall be a member of the Nominating Committee." The charge of this committee is to not only create a slate of board members to be voted on annually. It is a function of all Board Members to be seeking new potential board members for the organization as well as recruiting volunteers for IdTA committees and events.

IdTA staff liaison: Mike Harvey (208) 322-5150, Ext. 203 mharvey@idtennis.com
Committee members:
Todd Miller (Boise)