#WhatDrivesYou: Vasek Pospisil
October 8, 2014
Newly minted as a Wimbledon doubles champion, Vasek Pospisil has paved his way as a notable Canadian professional tennis player on the courts. Off the court, Vasek drives his passion for tennis forward with his involvement as a brand ambassador in National Bank’s On the Ball program. Aimed to minimize classroom noise and enhance student concentration, Vasek helps the program collect used tennis balls to place on the bottom of classroom chairs. FAULHABER had a moment to chat with Vasek about what drives him.
1. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I hope to be in the top ten of the ATP - the international men's professional tennis association. That’s what I’m working towards in my career.
2. What is your proudest career moment or career highlight so far?
It’s definitely got a lot to do with the success I have recently achieved in my career – the Wimbledon doubles title and the Davis Cup semifinals. There’s nothing more liberating than playing for your home country.
3. What are your other passions beside tennis?
Music. I’ve always been really passionate about music, but I started playing guitar this year. I’m also very close with my family.
4. Do you play any other instruments besides the guitar?”
No I don’t. I sing though – or at least I try to. I’m a really good singer in the shower.
5. In your profession, you travel quite a bit. What are some must-have items for you when packing?
My phone, computer and guitar. Oh and tennis rackets!
6. Out of all the places you’ve travelled to, what’s your favourite place and why?
Rome because of its history. There’s so many cities with a wealth of history attached to it but Rome is one that stands out to me and is a travel experience I often look back on.
7. Do you have any advice for young people staying driven on their chosen career?”
Absolutely! My advice is that hard work pays off and that’s all there is to it. Stick to your goals and what you’re trying to accomplish. Even if it seems like the end result is far out of reach, things will happen and you’ll get there with hard work and dedication.