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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 | August 25, 2014
Home-Field Advantage   

By: Peter Francesconi

The sport is played across the United States, but some cities leap to mind among travel softball teams looking for a home plate.

Case study | July 1, 2014
Adding Up the Score in Greenville, South Carolina   

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s fairly easy for a location to build a great sports venue—a phenomenal softball complex, a well-maintained soccer facility or a...more >>

Case study | June 30, 2014
Lawton Fort Sill, Oklahoma - Discover Your Sport in Southwest Oklahoma   

By: Peter Francesconi

Tournament organizers look for a number of characteristics when seeking a place to hold their events. Among other things, they want convenience: a...more >>

Article | June 30, 2014
Breaking Away From the Field   

By: Peter Francesconi

Here's a visual on the growth of lacrosse: an 70,000-spectator football stadium devoted to the finals of the NCAA Men’s Championships.

Case study | May 15, 2014
Conway, Arkansas - Sports Continue to Grow in the “City of Colleges”   

By: Peter Francesconi

Travel about 30 miles north of Little Rock, Ark., on I-40 and you’ll come to the city of Conway, one of the fastest growing areas in the state, and...more >>

Article | May 8, 2014
Fancy Footwork   

By: Peter Francesconi

Why is soccer growing beyond all expectations and how can your event tap into that? Find out in the pages ahead.

Case study | March 14, 2014
Catching All the Action with WatchmeSports   

By: Peter Francesconi

WatchmeSports provides a front-row seat to parents and fans of athletes who can't be present for the games.

Case study | March 12, 2014
Louisville, Kentucky: Playing to Win in “Championship City”   

By: Peter Francesconi

For Louisville, Kentucky, winning comes easy, and often—especially when it comes to hosting successful sports events

Article | March 6, 2014
Fields of Dreams   

By: Peter Francesconi

In the U.S., no sport has a more unique and storied history than baseball and no nation has better facilities.

Case study | January 10, 2014
Greensboro, North Carolina: Playing The Game in ‘Tournament Town’   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to sports travel, some locations may do one or two things well. But Greensboro, North Carolina, covers all the bases.


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