Author Archives: johncotey

About johncotey

John was a sportswriter and columnist for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times for 25 years, before being pushed from the Titantic, and hopes all of you non-subscribers are happy reading your free news on the internets while his journalism brethren suffer. Not that he's not bitter or anything. His real true joys, however, are his wife, kids and tennis, though not necessarily in that order. Unless his wife is reading this. Then DEFINITELY in that order.

Best weekend ever and other stuff

There are good weekends. And then there are gooood weekends. The past weekend, as far as the Hunter’s Green USTA league teams went, couldn’t be any gooder. (Note to self, look up gooder, make sure it’s a word). Check this … Continue reading

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The Happiest of Birthdays

I wanted to thank everyone, especially my wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL wife, for the fantabulous 37th birthday party y’all threw me last month. Seriously, it was the best birthday party I’ve ever had since that one year decades ago I got … Continue reading

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Notebook: What’s Goin’ On

Hunter’s Green Tennis happenings: 1:  I wrote about it in a separate and long post, but the 7.0 mixed squad came as close as you can come to advancing to the finals as you can, and if they had, they … Continue reading

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Great Run Comes To A Bitter End

I have witnessed, live and in person, a football player continuing to play after breaking his wrist, a boxer getting knocked out of the ring but finishing the fight despite getting knocked down three more times, a triathlon competitor crawling … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Sunday Funday At Hunter’s Green

6.0 mixed doubles. 8.0 mixed doubles. Ultimate Tennis. Fun had by all.

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Green Machine Goodies!

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Farnsworth, Hann, Cotey, Romero all champs!

With the exception of the 4.0 men’s singles and 4.5 women’s singles, which will conclude play at a later date, the 2017 version of the Hunter’s Green Club Tennis Championships has concluded. What happened? Who won? What was everybody saying? … Continue reading

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