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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 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 >>


Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism   

By: Mary Helen Sprecher,Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...more >>


Article | November 3, 2015
Tennis - Hitting a Winner   

By: Peter Francesconi

Next year, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “National Campus” in Orlando, Florida, should be open for business, with 102 courts, making it...more >>


Article | August 25, 2015
Softball: A Game for the Ages   

By: Peter Francesconi

With options for almost every age and skill level, softball might just be the up-and-coming great American pastime. From kids to college play, and...more >>


Case study | June 19, 2015
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Facilitating Great Sports   

By: Peter Francesconi

When you add up everything you want in a sports event site —excellent sports facilities, plenty of hotel and restaurant options and amazing...more >>


Article | June 17, 2015
Lacrosse Continues to Score Big   

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse is undergoing a seismic shift. Want proof? The sport just saw a new NCAA champion crowned – from the Rockies.


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