Andrew Minnelli is a highly respected leader within the racquets and private club industry. In his 20-plus years in the business, Andrew has effectively collaborated with private club boards, committees, members and staff to implement award-winning and innovative racquet programs and tournaments at some of the world’s most historic and iconic clubs.

In addition to his professional experiences, Andrew is a talented recruiter and mentor, challenging colleagues to grow both personally and professionally. He is a proponent of radical candor and believes in direct, honest, yet humble communication. Andrew is passionate in the creation of tomorrow's leaders in the world of tennis and racquet sports.

As an Associate with GSI Executive Search based in Rancho Mirage, California, Andrew focuses on creating nationwide strategic placements between racquet sports professionals and associations, elite private clubs, semi-private clubs, resorts and colleges. He also consults on short-term and long-range planning, management in transition, capital and operational budget management, tournament and charity event management and staff trainings.

Professional experience and roles include:

  • Director of Racquet Sports, BIGHORN Golf Club
  • Director of Tennis, Seattle Tennis Club
  • Director of Tennis Operations, The Riviera Tennis Club
  • Associate Director of Tennis, Atlanta Athletic Club
  • Washington State Open Tournament Director, USTA National 60’s Indoors Championships
  • Host of ITA Women’s and Men’s National Indoors, Women’s All-American Tennis Championships
  • Host for ATP 250 event – Atlanta Tennis Championship
  • International Pop Tennis Association Board of Director Member
  • United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) National Executive Committee; USPTA National Marketing Task Force; USPTA National Membership Committee; USPTA National Budget and Finance Committee; USPTA Southern California Regional Vice President, Treasurer and District Vice President; USPTA Southern Board of Directors Member and Georgia Chapter President
  • Southern California Tennis Association: Red, Orange, Green Dot Junior Development Committee
  • Georgia Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors
  • Yonex Racquet Sports Advisory Staff
  • USPTA Elite Professional
  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Adult Development Specialist, Professional
  • Pickleball Professional Registry Certified