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Peter Francesconi

Ace Media Group


Peter Francesconi

Peter Francesconi has been in publishing for more than 25 years, working with newspapers, a wire service and magazines. He is the editor of Racquet Sports Industry, the world’s largest tennis trade publication, and through his company, Ace Media Group, he works closely with the Tennis Industry Association and other groups in communications, marketing and public relations. He was managing editor of Tennis Magazine from 1990 to 1999 and editorial director of Tennis’s custom publishing division from 1999 to 2009.


Case study | March 19, 2017
An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento...more >>


Article | March 19, 2017
Home Field Advantages   

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s World Cup athletes charging onto the field of play or kids hopping out of the minivan and ambling toward the municipal fields, soccer...more >>


Article | January 30, 2017
Basketball’s Fast Break   

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness (and its brackets, and its spectatorship and, of course, its resounding economic impact, not to mention its visibility) is ready to...more >>


Article | January 11, 2017
By the Numbers: The USTA’s “New Home of American Tennis” in Orlando   

By: Peter Francesconi

With a big first serve, the USTA has opened its new facility in Orlando, Florida, dubbed the ‘home of American tennis, slated to host events at all...more >>


Article | November 18, 2016
2016 Awards Feature: Economic Impact of Sports Tourism   

By: Andrew Zimbalist,Peter Francesconi

In presenting our annual awards, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, we reflect on our approaches to economic impact. To help understand...more >>


Article | November 17, 2016
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on...more >>


Article | November 17, 2016
Serving Up Tennis for Everyone   

By: Peter Francesconi

In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and...more >>


Article | September 27, 2016
Scoring Big With Gymnastics   

By: Peter Francesconi

Aly Raisman’s floor routine in Rio wasn’t the only way gymnastics leaped to new heights. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body,...more >>


Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball   

By: Peter Francesconi

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best...more >>


Case study | September 26, 2016
Lewisville, Texas - A Growing Sports Experience in Lewisville   

By: Peter Francesconi

Great sports tourism is all about a great experience. And for tournaments and events, it’s hard to beat the experience of playing in Lewisville,...more >>


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