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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 | September 9, 2013
Softball: The Game America Plays   

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball is hitting it out of the park, with more than 7.63 million people ages 6 and up participating.

Article | June 24, 2013
Fast Break: Lacrosse, America’s First Sport, is Enjoying Unprecedented Growth   

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse is the oldest sport in the U.S., played centuries ago by Native Americans. Now, America’s first sport is one of this country’s...more >>

Case study | April 30, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colorado: Bringing Your Game to the Sports Mecca   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports, no other area of the country can say it has as much to offer as Colorado Springs. The region not only is home to 45 national...more >>

Article | April 28, 2013
Soccer: Popular Culture   

By: Peter Francesconi

How popular is soccer in the U.S.? Here’s an interesting stat: An ESPN Sports Poll says there’s at least one soccer player in 30 percent of all...more >>

Article | April 26, 2013
Mid-Atlantic: The ‘Typically American’ Playground   

By: Peter Francesconi

Historian Frederick Jackson Turner, in 1893, said the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. “was [the] least sectional, not only because it lay between...more >>

Article | March 4, 2013
Sand Volleyball: An Interview with Kathleen DeBoer, Executive Director, AVCA   

By: Peter Francesconi

What is the AVCA all about? Our mission is to advance the sport of volleyball and its coaches through leadership, advocacy and professional...more >>

Case study | March 1, 2013
Elizabethtown, Kentucky: Knocking It Out of the Park   

By: Peter Francesconi

In baseball, you hit a home run. In soccer, it’s a hat-trick. In football, you score a touchdown. Whatever sports cliché you may want to use,...more >>

Article | March 1, 2013
Golf: Making the Cut   

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s no secret that golf has been having a challenging time in recent years. From a high of 30 million recreational golfers in 2005, participation,...more >>

Case study | December 31, 2012
Greater Raleigh, North Carolina: Raleigh's Winning Sports Alliance   

By: Peter Francesconi

Just like creating a winning performance on the field or the court, a lot of things need to come together to create a winning sports destination.

Article | December 31, 2012
USA Rugby: An interview with Nigel Melville   

By: Peter Francesconi

What is USA Rugby’s goal? We’re the national governing body in the U.S. and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and International Rugby...more >>


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