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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 | May 30, 2018
Playing the Field   

By: Peter Francesconi

Baseball is one of the USA’s oldest organized sports, and it remains one of the most popular. Much of its recent growth is fueled by Gen Z, kids...more >>


Case study | May 30, 2018
A Winning Experience in the Smokies   

By: Peter Francesconi

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sevierville, Tennessee, area is one of America’s favorite places to visit. In fact,...more >>


Article | March 28, 2018
Soccer: Kicking it Up   

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s probably safe to say that most kids today won’t get out of elementary or middle school without having played soccer at some point —...more >>


Case study | February 2, 2018
Welcome to America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital®   

By: Peter Francesconi

A sports planner’s wish list might include excellent venues, from green fields to fishing lakes to state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Then, of...more >>


Article | February 1, 2018
Hoop Dreams   

By: Peter Francesconi

As we edge ever closer to March Madness and its brackets, bets and berths, interest in basketball is outpacing that in every other sport. If you’re...more >>


Article | November 20, 2017
Moving the Needle in the Sports Tourism Marketplace   

By: Peter Francesconi

Say the word, “champion,” to an athlete or fan, and they immediately think about the competitor on the field, the victor in a tournament, the...more >>


Article | November 20, 2017
Tennis Facilities that Ace the Competition   

By: Peter Francesconi

U.S. tennis participation continues to grow, although not by the leaps and bounds the sport experienced during the boom times of the 1970s and ’80s...more >>


Case study | November 20, 2017
Going Big in ‘Tournament Town’   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the 1800s, Greensboro built a reputation as a central hub for the textile industry. Today, Greensboro is better known as “Tournament Town” for...more >>


Case study | September 25, 2017
Growing Sports Events, Inside and Out   

By: Peter Francesconi

What do you do with nearly 500 acres in Los Angeles County? You create a venue that allows entertainment and sports to thrive. That’s what was...more >>


Case study | September 25, 2017
Everything We Look for in a Destination   

By: Peter Francesconi

Wicomico County, Maryland, recently served as the home plate for hundreds of United States Specialty Sports Association Eastern World Series players...more >>


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