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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 | 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 >>


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 >>


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