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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 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 >>


Article | September 1, 2020
Softball Facilities: Hitting it Out of the Park   

By: Peter Francesconi

As softball prepares to make its triumphant return to the Olympics, organizers are looking forward to resuming their tournaments. The sport remains...more >>


Case study | July 1, 2020
Top Sports Venues Highlight the City of Colleges   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports, Conway, Arkansas has a lot to offer. From youth leagues to college athletics to adult tournaments, this city of 66,000 has...more >>


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 >>


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