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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 | December 27, 2018
Basketball Makes a Fast Break   

By: Peter Francesconi

Most U.S. kids have bounced a basketball and shot for the hoop. Basketball courts are everywhere — at schools, in playgrounds, on driveways and in...more >>


Article | November 19, 2018
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats: Sports Tourism Looks Ahead   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher,Peter Francesconi

“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about everyday hard work and about thriving...more >>


Article | November 14, 2018
The Heart of Sports in America: Accessible, Accommodating, Affordable   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports in the U.S., the Midwest has a lot to offer. The area is easily accessible to most of the country. Its sports facilities,...more >>


Article | November 9, 2018
Pickleball: Catching the Wave   

By: Peter Francesconi

There’s been explosive growth in pickleball and a resulting uptick in the number of venues to host it. Across the country, events are bringing in...more >>


Article | November 9, 2018
Serve It Up!   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of tennis has had some major investments in facilities recently. A few years ago, the U.S. Tennis Association opened its massive USTA...more >>


Case study | September 14, 2018
A Winning Game in Southern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to finding a destination to host sporting events, Irvine, California, needs to be at the top of the list. At the center of Orange...more >>


Article | September 14, 2018
Swinging Into Action   

By: Peter Francesconi

Softball has had some swings and misses lately, having been dropped from the Olympics for 2012 and 2016. Now, though, with the sport reinstated in...more >>


Case study | July 17, 2018
Conway, Arkansas: Sports at Its Heart   

By: Peter Francesconi

More than 125 years ago, business leaders in Conway, Arkansas, wanted to grow the local economy, so they created a strategy to attract institutions...more >>


Article | July 17, 2018
Lacrosse Takes the Offensive   

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse started several centuries ago but it’s making up for lost time. By many measures, it continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in...more >>


Case study | July 17, 2018
Winning With a ‘Very Valdosta’ Sports Culture   

By: Peter Francesconi

Valdosta, Georgia, is a city that has reinvented itself and these days, as a sought-after haven for individual athletes and sports teams alike, its...more >>


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