The Idaho Tennis Association spring banquet will feature an induction ceremony for Steve Appleton, the former Micron CEO and Boise State player who died in a plane accident in 2012. The ITA will honor 16 additional individuals and organizations: Nancy Sommerwerk, Donnelly, Community Service; Dennis Gibbens, Pocatello, Steve Appleton "Extraordinary Service to Tennis;"; Neville family, Idaho Falls, Family of the Year; Caden Moortgat, Boise, Barbara Chandler "Junior Sportsmanship & Service;" Crane Creek Country Club, Boise, Organization of the Year; Sean Timoney, Twin Falls, Coach of the Year (10 and under); Randy Corbett, Boise, Diversity & Inclusion; Bill Fritz, Boise, Male Adult Player of the Year; Marilyn Parker, Boise, Female Adult Player of the Year; Reuben Mulhern, Boise/Borah High, Male Junior Player of the Year; Bianca Mok, Boise/Boise High, Female Junior Player of the Year; Gary Miller, Boise, Male League Captain of the Year; Marnie Newton, Boise, Female League Captain of the Year; Lyle Pearson Labor Day Championship, Sun Valley, Tournament of the Year; Hunter Elementary, Meridian, Elementary School of the Year; and Shelley Lane, Boise, Instructor of the Year. The banquet is May 31 at the Stueckle Sky Center at Boise State. The event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at idtennis.com.
Steve Bickham, executive director of the Boise-based Idaho Tennis Association, has been named the Professional Tennis Registry Member of the Year for Idaho.