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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 1, 2021
Tennis Rallies Back   

By: Peter Francesconi

Tennis tournaments at all levels of the game continue to come back for players in every single age bracket. The growth that started in 2020 has...more >>


Article | November 1, 2021
You've Been Served!   

By: Peter Francesconi

Tennis, a sport steeped in tradition, and pickleball, the up-and-coming competitor, are favorites with athletes of all levels. Accordingly,...more >>


Article | September 4, 2021
Where the Diamonds Shine   

By: Peter Francesconi

In 2021, there were nearly 6.5 million regular slowpitch softball players and nearly 2 million fastpitch. And there are indications that the sport...more >>


Article | September 4, 2021
Go West!   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to attracting sports events, each area of this country has something unique to offer event owners. One thing is for certain, though:...more >>


Article | June 25, 2021
Fast Break: Lacrosse is on the Attack in the U.S.   

By: Peter Francesconi

Played by both genders at the youth, high school, college and professional levels, lacrosse is on a growth trajectory. It long ago left behind its...more >>


Article | May 12, 2021
Swinging for the Fences   

By: Peter Francesconi

Baseball returns to the Olympics in 2021 but top of mind for travel sports professionals is its return to the diamonds of the U.S. This summer, it...more >>


Article | February 26, 2021
Kick It Up A Notch   

By: Peter Francesconi

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and while it shares the spotlight in the U.S. with football, baseball and basketball, it nonetheless...more >>


Article | January 20, 2021
Basketball’s Full-Court Press   

By: Peter Francesconi

Basketball has always been one of the most popular sports for travel teams and rec play, with activity that spans all ages, both male and female. And...more >>


Article | November 2, 2020
Pickleball Continues Its Rally   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport of pickleball continues to expand throughout the country, and the world. The latest research from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association...more >>


Article | November 2, 2020
Tennis Bounces Back   

By: Peter Francesconi

When sports all but shut down this past spring, tennis bounced back faster than most, as players realized that the physical distancing inherent in...more >>


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