Andrew Minnelli is a highly respected leader within the tennis and private club industry. In his 18-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 about keeping tennis alive, specifically through empowering tomorrow’s leaders in the racquet sports industry.

As a Principal 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 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
  • Wilson Racquet Sports Advisory Staff and New Balance Tennis Ambassador
  • USPTA Elite Professional, Accredited Professional Coach
  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Adult Development Specialist, Professional