Vasek Pospisil is a popular player on the men’s tennis tour. He is an outspoken advocate for the causes of his fellow players and is well-liked. Though he has struggled with injuries in recent years, he has big name brands such as Asics, Wilson, and Huawei as his sponsors.
Born to Czech immigrants in Vernon, British Columbia, Pospisil speaks Czech, French, and English. From age 15 to 18, he trained in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
Pospisil won the 2014 doubles title at Wimbledon with American Jack Sock. Though he has had better results in doubles than in singles, he reached a career-high singles ranking of 25 in 2014.
He was a member of the ATP player council from 2018 to 2020. He resigned from his role in August 2020 to start a new men’s tour along with Novak Djokovic. The breakaway group called the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) hopes to co-exist with the ATP Player Council.
Pospisil has an apparel and shoe sponsorship deal with Asics. He has been with Asics for a while. In 2014, Asics renewed its contract with Pospisil.
Pospisil has a racquet deal with Wilson. He currently uses the Wilson Blade 98 v7 racquet.
Huawei is a Chinese technology company based in Shenzhen, China. The company is a leader in 5G wireless technology.
Pospisil is the co-founder of mushroom brand Hekate. Hekate focuses on developing organic mushroom products to improve performance and well being.
Pospisil was introduced to the efficacy of mushrooms when a nutritionist recommended them as he was recovering from surgery. Mushrooms had a big impact on his physical and mental health. He decided to start his own venture to develop organic mushroom products.
KITS is an online eyewear brand that offers eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contract lenses at affordable prices. The company went public in 2021 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.