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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.


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 >>


Article | July 21, 2016
Lacrosse's Fast Break   

By: Peter Francesconi

There is no question that the sport of lacrosse is hot. Sports tourism execs in many areas around the country say lacrosse is growing fast in their...more >>


Article | May 20, 2016
Baseball Is In the House!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Perhaps the most iconic sport of the summer, baseball has an undeniable nationwide appeal. That has led to an abundance of diamond-bright facilities...more >>


Case study | March 3, 2016
Elizabethtown, Kentucky - (Visitor) Experience Matters!   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to consistently satisfying athletes, families and organizers, it’s hard to beat the on- and off-field experiences offered by...more >>


Article | March 2, 2016
Kick It Up!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Whether it’s the U.S. Women’s National Team charging onto the field to face international competition, regional tournaments for teenagers or kids...more >>


Case study | January 13, 2016
Peoria, Illinois - Will It Play in Peoria? Yes!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Will it play in Peoria? The answer is a big YES. Peoria, together with its sister city across the Illinois River, East Peoria, has not only great...more >>


Article | December 28, 2015
Cold Play   

By: Peter Francesconi

Winter brings sports that play out on the frozen landscape. Whether the venue is a ski resort, a curling arena or a sheet of ice for hockey, the...more >>


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